Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Ichor Systems, Inc., a premier global designer and manufacturer of process tools, gas delivery modules, and chemical delivery modules sold to capital equipment manufacturers, today announced the acquisition of Semi Scenic UK Limited. Based in Scotland, Semi Scenic is a leading service provider to global semiconductor equipment and device manufacturers. Ichor Systems is a portfolio company of Francisco Partners.
“We see significant opportunity to leverage Semi Scenic’s extensive knowledge of servicing the semiconductor equipment space and their end user relationships into Ichor’s business infrastructure, OEM relationships, and global footprint to form a leading, OEM-approved aftermarket provider in all of the industry segments we serve,” said David Shimmon, Ichor’s Chief Executive Officer. “While supporting and growing its presence in Europe with leading OEMs, Ichor and Semi Scenic will work diligently to expand Semi Scenic’s services to new customers in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Semi Scenic will also allow Ichor to better serve its growing European customer base,” noted Shimmon.
Don Nicolson, one of the founding partners of Semi Scenic, added, “We are very excited about the opportunity that lies ahead. Being part of Ichor Systems will provide us with further penetration into the market, financial backing, geographic diversity, and turnkey manufacturing expertise to take our business to the next level.”
The acquisition comes just over three months after Ichor Systems was acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. “We are extremely pleased to have had the support, insight and capabilities of Francisco Partners during the acquisition process,” said Shimmon. “Together, we quickly recognized the opportunity Semi Scenic presented and worked collaboratively at all levels to close the purchase expeditiously.”
ABOUT ICHOR SYSTEMS
Ichor Systems is a leading global designer and manufacturer of process tools, gas delivery modules, and chemical delivery modules purchased by original equipment manufacturers for use in the semiconductor, light emitting diode, alternative energy, data storage and flat panel display markets. The company’s products and systems are used to produce light emitting diodes, microelectronic semiconductor chips, solar panels, superconductor wire and thin film magnetic heads by enabling the precise application of numerous specialty gases, liquids and chemicals. The company, headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, was founded in 1999 and maintains global operations. For further information please visit: http://www.ichorsystems.com
ABOUT FRANCISCO PARTNERS
Francisco Partners is a global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology companies. Since its launch over a decade ago, FP has raised approximately $7 billion and invested in more than 100 technology companies, making it one of the most active investors in the industry. The firm invests in transaction values ranging from $50 million to over $2 billion, where the firm's deep sub-sector knowledge and operational expertise can help a company realize its full potential. Learn more at http://www.franciscopartners.com.