ZAP Asia Pte. Ltd. distributor for Southeast Asia
July 2018

On July 1st, 2018 the contract of cooperation between ZAP Asia Pte. Ltd. and SAWATEC AG was signed. The focus is on the sales and after sales service of the SAWATEC products in the Southeast Asian market.

ZAP Asia is an advanced equipment distributor to the fast-growing electronics and semi-conductor manufacturing facilities as well as high-tech R&D centers across Asia. The top management have more than 25 years’ experience in this field of industry. Along with best and reliable products promotion, ZAP Asia also have the commitment to provide excellent technical supports for any single equipment’s purchased through them.

The responsible sales and service team of ZAP Asia will complete a comprehensive product training in Switzerland and will services from now on customers in Southeast Asia directly.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

Cluster System delivered to China
January 2018

Having already customers in Europe and Korea using our cluster systems, a first cluster system of the type CS-200-4 sirius has now been delivered to the Chengdu Science & Technology Development Center (CAEP).

New employee in the purchasing team
December 2017

Since December Mr. Matthias Frey has been adding strength to the SAWATEC purchasing team.

Mr. Frey completed various educations at the Business Academy and the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. He brings therefore sound specialist knowledge and many years of experience for his job as a purchasing manager. In addition to German, he also speaks fluent English and is well prepared for our international procurement.


We warmly welcome Mr. Frey in our team.

Universal Spin Chuck Set
March 2017

Based on commonly used Spin Chuck sizes SAWATEC created a Spin Chuck Set which contains different Spin Chuck sizes starting from specimen 8, 1″, 2″, 4″ and 6″ vacuum chucks.

The chuck holder is an integrated part of the Spin Module SM-150. The Spin Chuck Set is designed for our Spin Module SM-150 but can principally also be used for larger instruments.


  • Universal Spin Chuck Set that fits interchangeable cuck sizes
  • Reduced cost for the capability of handling multiple substrate dimensions
  • Faster switching between substrates of different sizes
  • No tools required for installation
  • Compatible with all SAWATEC Spin Modules
  • Clean room applicable metal storage case for chuck sizes not in use
Cooperation with K1 Solutions in South Korea
June 2016

On April 1, 2016 the contract of cooperation between K1 Solutions Inc. and SAWATEC AG was signed. The focus is on the sales and after sales service of the SAWATEC products in the Korean semiconductor market.

K1 Solutions was founded in 1989 and employs today a team of around 15 employees. As a long-term partner for various leading photoresist manufacturers and manufacturers of analytical instruments, K1 Solutions gained the necessary knowledge and experience with respect to the specific customer requirements in the semiconductor industry. The strategic focus on high quality products and services is consistent with the high standards of SAWATEC AG.

The responsible sales and service team of K1 Solutions completed mid-June a comprehensive product training in Switzerland and services from now on customers in South Korea directly .

We look forward to a successful collaboration.

Market launch Spin Module SM 150
January 2016

The successor to the successful spin modules SM-180 is now called SM-150 and will be introduced in mid of April on the market. We are pleased to demonstrate the advantages of the new SM-150 already today.

The proven design features such as the compact design, easy cleaning or the tool-less replacement of the spin chucks have been retained. Compared to the previous models, however, an even more powerful precise AC servo motor is used to improve the acceleration values. In addition, we now offer an innovative two-piece spin chuck set, which easily covers the entire range of cuck sizes.

New employee in the assembly and service team
August 2015

Since August Mr Erkut Isikli has been adding strength to the SAWATEC assembly and service team.

Mr Isikli graduated from HTL Bregenz (polytechnic); he brings with him a well-founded technical understanding, coupled with craftsmanship. In addition to German, he speaks English and Turkish and is therefore ideally equipped for international service deployments.

We welcome Mr Isikli to our team.

New employee in our R&D team
June 2015

Since June Ms Angelika Fiegl has added strength to the SAWATEC development team.

Ms Fiegl completed an apprenticeship as a design engineer and subsequently undertook further training at the commercial college. She has many years of experience in product development and has previously worked for SAWATEC; therefore, she brings with her a well-founded knowledge of our products and specific customer needs. In addition to her German mother tongue, Ms Fiegl is also able to converse in Italian, French and English.

We look forward to working closely with her again.

Opening of Sales and Service Center Greater China
April 2015

Since early April SAWATEC has been working the Chinese market with its subsidiary, Suzhou SAWATEC Semiconductor Systems Co., Ltd.

In doing so, SAWATEC intends to better develop the growth potential of Greater China and strengthen the local customer focus. The market organisation is headed by an experienced management team. In the medium term, this location is to be expanded in keeping with its size and to develop into a regional centre of excellence for sales and after sales service.

Customer-specific cluster system for MEMS application
January 2015

A special cluster system that processes substrates with a great layer thickness in a hard bake process was developed for a Swiss customer from the watch and clock-making supply industry.

The substrates fabricated by means of a LIGA process remain in the 25 stacked HP-250100 hotplates for up to 100 hours. The individual hotplates are charged via the centrally arranged automatic charging station. The project was implemented within less than 9 months, from the project launch to the acceptance by the customer. Meanwhile the cluster system is in full, failure-free operation in the customer’s premises.