Tosoh SMD announces acquisition of asset of Cabot Thin Film business

February 15, 2006 — /TOSOH SMD/ — Grove City, Ohio — Tosoh SMD, The Global Leader in Target Technology(TM) announces the asset acquisition of the former Cabot Thin Films business located in Etna, Ohio. The Etna facility is involved in the manufacturing of sputtering targets for use in the semiconductor business.

“The acquisition provides Tosoh SMD with an additional state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to compliment our existing installed production base,” commented Dr. Mark Gore, President and CEO of Tosoh SMD, Inc. “The increased capacity provided by this acquisition allows Tosoh SMD to better address the worldwide 300mm target growth. Tosoh SMD is committed to providing our customers with the best service, highest quality products and will continue to make significant investments to address future material and target manufacturing technologies.”

Tosoh SMD, Inc. is ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and QS 9000 registered, specializing in advancing the technology of thin films by partnering arrangements with major sputter tool manufacturers and leading electronic device producers. Tosoh SMD is a global company providing a wide range of high purity PVD materials and accessories for the semiconductor and related markets.

Tosoh, SMD, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tosoh Corporation, a diversified international producer of chemicals and high-purity materials. Established in 1935, Tosoh Corporation has a long and successful history in the production of specialty materials, sputtering targets, silica glass, quartzware products, and scientific and diagnostic instrumentation systems.

For further information, Contact:
Mr. Timothy Wiemels
Business Development Manager
Tosoh SMD, Inc.
3600 Gantz Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Tel #: (614) 875-7912 Fax #: (614) 875-0031
Email: [email protected], Website:


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