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1980-1989 Milestones

  • 1989

    Sales: $501M R&D: $72M Patents: 44
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment maker to offer 200mm wafer capability on its full line of systems
    • Opened first office in Taiwan and established office in Shanghai, China, Boeblingen, Germany and Grenoble, France
    • Announced new applications laboratory in Horsham, England
    • Company exceeded its United Way Pacesetter goal by pledging over $155,000
    • Donated an AME 8100 Etch system, two contact aligners and field service, training and spare parts support to California's San Jose State University’s Center for Electronic Materials and Devices
    • Donated an AME 8100 Etch system with an 8300 chamber to the University of Michigan for student research
  • 1988

    Sales: $362M R&D: $43M Patents: 26
    Key Accomplishments
    • Served as a "Pacesetter Company" for sixth consecutive year in United Way campaign
    • Donated a robotic arm system to the Robotic Aid Program for the disabled at the Palo Alto, California Veterans Administration Hospital to help disabled veterans to pick up everyday items
  • 1987

    Sales: $174M R&D: $31M Patents: 8
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment maker to manufacture complete systems in a cleanroom environment
    • Introduced the Precision 5000, the revolutionary single-wafer, multi-chamber platform
    • Ion implanter named finalist for the UK’s Prince of Wales Award for Industrial Innovation and Production
    • Recognized by the United Way of Santa Clara County, CA for its fundraising campaigns from 1983-1986
  • 1986

    Sales: $149M R&D: $24M Patents: 20
    Key Accomplishments
    • First semiconductor equipment manufacturer to offer particulate performance guarantees
    • Raised approximately $90,000 to support United Way service agencies in Santa Clara County, CA as part of the Trendsetter Campaign
  • 1985

    Sales: $174M R&D: $31M Patents: 5
    Key Accomplishments
    • Opened first office in Korea, opened Pacific Basin Headquarters in Hong Kong and opened sales offices in Livingston, Scotland and Stuttgart, Germany
    • Launched the Precision Implant 9000, the first successfully automated production ion implanter
  • 1984

    Sales: $168M R&D: $31M Patents: 3
    Key Accomplishments
    • First U.S. semiconductor equipment manufacturer to open its own Japanese Technology Center and a service center in China
  • 1983

    Sales: $105M R&D: $16M Patents: 9
    Key Accomplishments
    • Employees donated over $68,000 to United Way in Santa Clara, California
  • 1982

    Sales: $88M R&D: $14M Patents: 2
    Key Accomplishments
    • Formed Customer Support Service Division to provide worldwide customer support for spare parts, field service, customer training, technical support and technical documentation
  • 1981

    Sales: $77M R&D: $11M Patents: 4
    Key Accomplishments
    • Formed Customer Support Service Division to provide worldwide customer support for spare parts, field service, customer training, technical support and technical documentation
    • Launched the AMC 7810/7820 Isomax Reactors, offering improvements in wafer yield, throughput and productivity potential
  • 1980

    Sales: $69M R&D: $8M Patents: 3
    Key Accomplishments
    • Acquired the ion implantation business from Lintott Engineering Ltd. and entered the ion implant market