15 July 2020
MEI Wet Process Systems renamed RENA Technologies North America
RENA Technologies North America LLC (RENA NA) is the new name of the former MEI Wet Process Systems & Services LLC, the US-based wet-chemical specialist for semiconductor equipment headquartered in Albany, Oregon that was acquired in December 2019. RENA NA now becomes a member of Germany-based RENA Group.
The acquisition is part of RENA’s strategy to further diversify its product and service portfolio as a global provider of wet-chemical equipment for surface processing. RENA NA’s specialties include patented solutions for wet-processing applications, including metal lift-off, advanced wafer etching, wafer stripping and wafer cleaning solutions. Process control is provided through proprietary IDX Flexware process control software.
The firm reckons that, with RENA NA, it now has much better access to the US market for the whole product range. RENA can now offer machine and process solutions for wet-chemical processing as MEI adds a complementary product portfolio, while both companies have regional strengths that together form a global player in the semiconductor market. RENA’s main markets are Europe and Asia, while RENA NA is said to be an established market leader in the US semiconductor sector.
Synergistic sales, service and process technology teams have already joined forces to support the global customer base. Together, RENA now covers all wet-chemical process steps, from prime wafer processing to MEMS, silicon carbide (SiC) and semiconductor processing including plating technology, batch immersion, batch spray, and single-wafer applications. RENA NA says that its new Inception single-wafer processing system shows the rapid progress in widening the firm’s product platform.
“The long list of integration items are already complete just six months after closing,” notes RENA’s CEO Peter Schneidewind.
“The first phase of integration is now complete,” says RENA NA’s CEO Ed Jean. “Joining RENA takes us to the next level, where we can offer our customers an improved portfolio plus best-in-class, global support,” he adds.
“Even under these challenging conditions, both RENA and RENA NA are on track to reach our order book plan for first half year, which shows the joint focus on customer needs,” Schneidewind concludes.
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