Uthe Technology, Inc. designs,
develops, manufactures and markets ultrasonic power supplies and
transducers used in semiconductor and medical industry.
The principal markets for the
company's equipment are merchant and captive semiconductor
manufacturers. More than 70 percent of Uthe products are sold to
original equipment manufacturers and distributors, with the remainder
being sold to end-users.
Consist of more than 500 different
end-users of the company's ultrasonic power supplies and transducers.
In addition, 90 percent of the company's OEM sales were made to a
number of bonding machine manufacturers including ASM International;
F & K Delvotec S.A.; Dias Automation Ltd.; Marpet Industries,
Inc.; Hybond, Inc.; SMH (Taiwan); ESEC; Mitsubishi, Hesse and Knipps,
and many other equipment manufacturers.
Other customers include captive semiconductor manufacturers who
produce bonding machines for their own use or for resale, such as
General Motors, Philips, Hitachi,
IBM, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.
As with other pioneering Silicon Valley companies, Uthe started out in a
garage with the founders developing products which were not then available
for the fledgling semiconductor industry. Uthe Technology, Inc., was incorporated in California in 1966. Of the
original members of Uthe Technology, Volkhard Quandt still remains as
the Senior Vice President. Since its inception, the company's principal
business has been the design, manufacture and marketing of ultrasonic
transducers and power supplies used for semiconductor assembly. The
first of these products was introduced in 1966. Uthe was acquired by
Crestek, Inc. in 1982. In 1986, Uthe developed high frequency
ultrasonic systems which are fast becoming today's process of choice.
Currently, Uthe is the world's leading manufacturer of semiconductor
bonding power supplies and transducers controlling about 65 percent
of the world market.
Uthe Technology, Inc. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Crestek, Inc., of Trenton, NJ.
The Crestek Inc family includes Crest Ultrasonics, manufacturers of
state of the art ultrasonic cleaning systems, Piezo Kinetics Inc.,
manufacturers of piezoelectric materials, Rinco Inc., manufacturers
of ultrasonic plastic welding equipment.
The company's sales/marketing,
research and development, and transducer manufacturing headquarters,
is located in Trenton,
NJ. Uthe also operates
regional offices in Singapore
and Japan which
services semiconductor assembly operations based in the Far East and Japan.
Uthe generators are manufactured in Penang Malaysia
under the auspices of Crest Malaysia.