Axus Technology Names New European Distributor for CMP and Wafer Grinding Products

Chandler, AZ - July 21, 2009 – During SEMICON West 2009, Axus Technology, a global leader in leading-edge CMP and wafer thinning solutions, named the S3 Alliance as its new European distributor. With operations based in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, the S3 Alliance will be responsible for representing the full range of Axus Technology products and services throughout Europe. These products and services include; process tools and development services, CMP foundry and development services, capital equipment sales, spare parts support, and service and replacement parts for existing equipment.

“The founders and key managers of S3 Alliance have outstanding experience in supporting CMP and wafer grinding customers in Europe,” stated Barrie VanDevender, VP of Sales and Marketing at Axus Technology.  “They bring the experience and credibility needed to support our European customer base, and extend our support resources in the territory.”

“Adding Axus Technology to our array of suppliers allows us to offer a wide range of process and product solutions,” stated Thomas Riedel, an S3 Alliance founder and the Director for Central Europe. “Axus has already established a strong customer base in Europe, having delivered a number of process tools to significant production and development facilities. We are looking forward to working with these established customers as well as introducing new customers to the solutions available from Axus.”