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Home > Press > HamaTech-APE Introduces Low Risk HMxSquare Photomask Processing System

HamaTech Advanced Process Equipment (APE) GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Singulus Group and an established market leader of semiconductor equipment, today announced the release of the HMxSquare, a new photomask processing system with 20 years of proven results. Responding to the need for a reliable, cost-effective system, the HMxSquare combines the unparalleled track record of HamaTech's HMx-Series platform redesigned to deliver the lowest cost-of-ownership in its class.

HamaTech-APE Introduces Low Risk HMxSquare Photomask Processing System

STERNENFELS, Germany | Posted on December 17th, 2008

"Our customers in mask shops, R&D institutions and semiconductor fabs asked for a system with unquestionable dependability built new for today's processing needs and we listened. Since its introduction in 1990, the HMx-Series has been the workhorse for photomask processing in mask shops around the world." said Wilma Koolen-Hermkens, Chief Executive Officer of HamaTech APE. "The HMxSquare combines the performance of the HMx-Series platform with the latest advancements in design and cleaning techniques to deliver a low risk solution for our customers."

The first HMxSquare system was shipped in December to German-based EPCOS AG, a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems for the automotive electronics, information and communications technology, industrial electronics and consumer electronics industries. EPCOS compared the HMxSquare with conventional systems in its class and confirmed that the HMxSquare delivers the highest reliability and performance for their business requirements.

The versatility of the HMxSquare makes it suitable for small lot processing of special substrates in institutional environments and with the latest environmental and safety requirements, a state-of-art electronic control system, redesigned software and sophisticated cleaning techniques the HMxSquare is a low-risk back-up option for advanced processing. Unrivaled reliability and an extended lifetime, ensures that the HMxSquare has the lowest cost-of-ownership over any other conventional system. The system is built new with advanced manufacturing techniques by the experts in photomask processing equipment.

Over 250 HMx Series systems have been installed and are operating in mask shops around the world today.


About HamaTech Advanced Process Equipment (APE)
HamaTech is the global established leader for Photomask processing equipment. At HamaTech we combine the latest technology with extensive know-how to provide systems that are future-compliant. HamaTech AG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Kahl/Main.


SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is a market leader for Optic Disc production lines and is the only manufacturer globally to offer the complete range of products, mastering, molding and replication lines.

In addition, to the further development of the core activities of Optical Disc, the diversification into new work areas is the most important target.

Through its daughter companies HamaTech APE GmbH & Co. KG and Singulus Nano Deposition Technologies, the Semiconductor and Magnetic Storage Industries are served. For well over 20 years, HamaTech APE is the acknowledged world market leader for Photomask cleaning, bake and develop. Nano Deposition Technologies offers PVD Cluster Tools, which combine the ultimate uniformity for the deposition of ultra-thin (Ångstrom-level) as well as very thick (mm) metallization layers, for Magnetic Storage, MRAM, as well as Metal Gate applications.

With the acquisition of the STANGL Semiconductor Equipment AG, SINGULUS TECHOLOGIES AG successfully entered the solar equipment market. The new business area Solar will be strongly expanded in the next couple of years.

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HamaTech APE GmbH & Co. KG
Tel. +49 (0)7045/41-8
Fax +49 (0)7045/41-239
Bernhard Krause, Corporate Communications
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6181-9828020

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