Altatech Semiconductor Extends Global Network by Signing Singapore Distributor

Partnership with QES Singapore Establishes Supply Chain to Market’s Major Semiconductor Companies

MONTBONNOT, France – April 19, 2011 – Extending its reach into Asia’s growing semiconductor markets, capital equipment supplier Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has signed QES Singapore Pte. Ltd. as its sales, installation and field service partner in Singapore. Part of the QES Group, QES Singapore has begun representing Altatech Semiconductor’s AltaSight® wafer-inspection systems and liquid-precursor AltaCVD® products with prospective and existing customers on the island.

Established in 1991, QES Group is one of the region’s leading manufacturers’ representatives and a provider of engineering solutions. The 250-person company is headquartered in Malaysia, where it also operates a manufacturing facility, and has regional offices in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.

QES Singapore’s staff includes 11 sales and service personnel. Two of the field service engineers are currently being trained on the operation and maintenance of the AltaSight and AltaCVD product lines at Altatech Semiconductor’s headquarters near Grenoble, France. QES Singapore’s field personnel have experience with a wide variety of semiconductor-processing systems as well as equipment for the mass storage, petrochemical and life sciences markets.

“QES’s solid technical background in semiconductor processing, combined with its track record of excellent customer service, make this an ideal partnership,” said Jean-Luc Delcarri, president of Altatech Semiconductor. “Leveraging its established relationships, QES has already begun working to educate local microelectronics companies on the performance and benefits of our technologies.”

“Our marketing work had already begun on Altatech’s exciting product line and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said S.C. Pang, general manager of QES Singapore. “We are working together to address the needs of Altatech’s customers in the semiconductor industry while also exploring opportunities in other applications.”

QES Singapore can be contacted at Blk 994,

Bendemeer Road
#02-05, Singapore 6643. Telephone: (65) 6271 0608. Email: scpang@qesnet.com

About Altatech Semiconductor S.A.

Incorporated in 2004, Altatech Semiconductor manufactures wafer inspection and analysis, liquid-vaporization CVD, and nanoprinting equipment at its headquarters facility near Grenoble, France’s epicenter of microelectronics production. Led by a management team with more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, the company is focused on helping customers to achieve the fastest design-to-market cycle times for products serving the emerging semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology markets. For more information, visit www.altatech-sc.com.

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President
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