Salzburg/Grünwald/Kalispell

July 1, 2014

SEMSYSCO Semiconductor Systems Corporation GmbH, the Salzburg, Austria, based manufacturer of wet process equipment for the semiconductor industry, announces that as of today Grünwald Equity Group, based in Grünwald, Germany, has acquired a controlling interest in the company from The Thompson Group Inc., Kalispell, Montana (USA)

Herbert Ötzlinger, CEO and shareholder of SEMSYSCO GmbH, comments: “The investment by Grünwald Equity secures the company’s access to capital for supporting the growth of the existing portfolio as well as the planned expansion of products in the fields of Advanced Packaging and Automotive Power Semiconductor Applications. This expansion will take place in the spirit of the company’s founder, Mr. Ray Thompson, who enjoys worldwide recognition for developing innovative equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry.”

Max Graf von Moy, Managing Partner of Grünwald Equity, comments: “In the recent months we have been impressed both by the highly customer oriented approach of Semsysco and the responsive time-to-market for the company’s products.”

About SEMSYSCO Salzburg:

Semsysco designs, manufactures and supports highly engineered equipment for single-wafer and batch wet chemical processing used in the fabrication of semiconductor devices. The company’s primary suites of equipment include surface preparation systems for cleaning, stripping and etching, electrochemical and electroless plating for copper, gold, solder and other metals. The company’s equipment is used in semiconductor fabrication front-end and back-end processes, with a heavy focus on advanced wafer-level packaging.

Headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, Semsysco maintains sales and support centers in Europe, Asia and US. For more information, please visit www.semsysco.com

About Grünwald Equity:

Grünwald Equity is a group of long term equity investors with comprehensive experience in actively developing medium sized companies. Grünwald Equity portfolio companies operate from more than 20 locations in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.gruenwaldequity.de