August 11, 2011 – Scott Zafiropoulo, VP of marketing at Ultratech, explains the company’s business and positioning strategies in an interview at SEMICON West 2011. With laser annealing tools (40nm and below), and lithography systems for advanced packaging and LED development (2-in. up to 8in.), the company’s markets are not in the same cyclicality of the industry, noted Zafiropoulo. "We are able to weather the storms a little better," he said, "and being in multiple markets has allowed the company to balance itself better." The company believes its strategy is paying off as evidenced by it revenue growth and acceptance of its technology on the part of leading-edge users.
Going forward, Zafiropoulo expressed confidence in the company’s ability to meet the challenge of 450mm wafer manufacturing — a mechanical task involving the scanning stage of litho equipment.