SAWATEC AG is a leading Swiss high-tech company founded in 1996. It was created by merging the two companies Sawatzki Engineering and Bruno Sawatzki Konstruktion.

The two founders of the company, Harry and Bruno Sawatzki, merged their profound technical expertise and long-standing experience in order to realise their semiconductor and MEMS products together with SAWATEC AG and put them on the market. This successful co-operation produced numerous patents, which emphasises our great innovative power.

 



This is why SAWATEC is the right partner

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Our mission

The focus of our efforts is always the quest of being able to offer high-quality equipment to customers at attractive prices.

Our vision

It is our aim to achieve a leading market position in selected segments and to set technology standards in the industry we supply.

Quality

SAWATEC products are well-known for their high degree of reliability, excellent quality and ease of operation. All products meet the requirements for use in a clean room and carry the CE label.

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SAWATEC works in partnership with qualified suppliers, who meet the high quality standards and consistently contribute to improving our products.

Coating quality through perfect interaction of various parameters
To ensure that a high level of process reliability can be reached, the interaction of our products with the defined process parameters, the selected substrate and the photoresist must be perfectly co-ordinated.

Furthermore, the process environment exerts a great influence on the process quality, therefore the ambient temperature, the exhaust and supply air (laminar flow) and all technical Connections (N2, compressed air…) must be designed optimally.

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Milestones of our company history

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  • 1996

    1996

    Incorporation of SAWATEC AG in the Principality of Liechtenstein by Harry and Bruno Sawatzki.

     

    The first successful product was a spin coater combined with a hotplate.

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  • 1998

    1998

    Expansion of the product range with dosing pumps and dosing valves for data storage systems.

     

    In addition, a first softbake module (hotplate) was developed.

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  • 2000

    2000

    Entry to the CD industry with specially developed dosing systems, buffer tanks and precision pumps with very low flow rates.

  • 2001

    2001

    Development and market launch of a spray coater for the semiconductor and 3D sensor technology of cell phones. The market leader for optical solutions has been successfully using SAWATEC spray coaters in series production for many years.

  • 2006

    2006

    Development and market launch of spray developers (LRD line) for the semiconductor industry.

     

  • 2007

    2007

    Development of a first cluster system of the type SCS-4.

     

  • 2008

    Wet Bank System

    Development of the first SAWATEC wet bench with Spin Module, Hotplate and Developer.

     

  • 2010

    2010

    Relocation to Switzerland, the current company headquarters.

  • 2011

    2011

    Introduction of OEM products for various glovebox manufacturers.

  • 2015

    2015

    Establishment of the first overseas branch in China. By this way SAWATEC likes to easier access the growth potential of Greater China and strengthen the regional customer closeness.

  • 2017

    2017

    The first cluster system of the type CS-200-4 sirius has been delivered to a Chinese institute.

  • 2019

    2019

    Market launch of a flexible system equipped with a 6-axis ROBO module.

  • 2020

    2020

    With the delivery of a HP-600, SAWATEC exceeds the number of 1000 installed systems on the market.

  • 2021

    2021

    25 years SAWATEC is more than an anniversary, it’s a small success story written by our team.

Co-operation partners and memberships

Co-operation partners

Our innovative power and problem-solving skills are reinforced by leading research institutes and technical universities. Together with these co- operation partners we develop new forward-looking solutions for different applications and in doing so, we secure our technical competitive edge.


  • Research & Development partner

    Eastern Switzerland University
    of Applied Sciences
    Institute for Microtechnology and
    Photonics IMP
    www.ost.ch


  • Research & Development partner

    Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic
    Nano Systems ENAS Chemnitz
    www.enas.fraunhofer.de


  • Application testing partner

    Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech
    and Nano-Bionics
    Nano Fabrication Facility
    english.sinano.cas.cn


  • Application testing partner

    Shanghai University (SHU-FPD)
    Key Laboratory of Advanced Display and System Applications, Ministry of Education
    fpd.shu.edu.cn

     

Memberships

References

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Customers all over the world trust in SAWATEC products
Well-respected technical universities, leading research institutes and industrial enterprises use the high-quality and reliable products by SAWATEC on a daily basis. More than 1000 installed instruments and systems endorse the high level of satisfaction of our global customers.

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