Global Headquarter in Salzburg, Austria

Establishment of SEMITOOL
by Mr. Ray Thompson, in Kalispell/Montana, USA. The company was active in the semiconductor industry and had two priorities:
1. Plating-Technology: utilized to apply, with different methods, Cupper or Aluminium onto Semiconductor carrier-medias.
2. Wet-Technology: Chemical cleaning- and structural-processes, which are applied inbetween the semiconductor manufacturing steps.
Semitool became a valued and respected part of the semiconductor-world.

Acquisition by Applied Materials

In December 2009 Applied Materials bought the Company from Mr. Thompson focusing on certain competencies of the new acquisition. Other areas however showed the need for a smaller more dynamic, innovative and more customer focused construct.

Founding of Semsysco, spin-off

After the expiration of the non-compete clauses, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Ötzlinger founded the Semsysco GmbH in March 2012 in order to perpetuate business in Salzburg (AT).

Semsysco focuses, with its decades of experience and extensive Know How, on the business areas that were neglected by Applied Materials.


Collaboration of SEMSYSCO and Fraunhofer

SSC and Fraunhofer close a long-term collaboration agreement for various R&D projects like the Semsysco High Pressure Plating System.

Foundation of the SEMSYSCO Ltd Singapore
in order to support the Global Sales and Service Organization better and faster.

Grünwald Equity acquires majority stake
In 2014 the long-term equity investment fund Grünwald Equity took over a major stake of SSC aiming at developing and growing the company further.

Collaboration of SEMSYSCO and IME Singapore
one of the leading institutes worldwide, for the development of cutting etch revolutionary wet processes.

ISO 9001 Certification
Certification of the management system according to ISO 9001 by Quality Austria