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Strasbaugh Bolsters European Presence by Partnering with Four Sales and Service Representatives


October 5, 2015
By Business Wire News

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.

As part of an ongoing effort to better serve our European customers, Strasbaugh (OTC: STRB) has signed four new representatives to cover Europe. The continent is divided between the European Business Team consisting of Gemini Technology, htt Group, STI – Systems & Technology International, and Microcontrol Electronic srl. These partnerships are an important addition to our sales and support network designed to serve our customers’ grinding and CMP needs.

“With the signing of these contracts we have now aligned the last members of our team. Each of these four companies has a strong commitment to meet the needs of the European market by offering affordable, high-quality products and excellent local service,” says Jerry Cutini, Strasbaugh CEO.

To kick off these new partnerships Dennis Riccio, Strasbaugh’s VP of Sales, will be attending Semicon Europa this week, where Strasbaugh is co-exhibiting with the European Business Team at htt’s booth.

Strasbaugh’s systems are used to manufacture a wide variety of semiconductor devices including: MEMS, LED, RF/power, thin film heads, and ICs. Our grinding equipment is used for a broad range of compound materials and applications. Strasbaugh’s CMP systems are ideal for oxide, tungsten, polysilicon, SOI, and other thin film applications.

About The European Business Team

In 1993, a partnership of three independent companies, GTL in the UK, STI in France and htt in Germany formed the European Business Team in order to satisfy the European Semiconductor Market. Each of these three companies ensures to provide customers and suppliers with the best independent sales, service and application within the industry.

htt Group is a privately owned company founded in 1988. Besides putting its main focus in the Semiconductor Industry, htt is actively engaged in the areas of Photovoltaic & nano-Technology, Medical Technology, Pharma Industry, Aerospace and other High Tech Industries. htt offers Sales, Service, Maintenance, Application Support and CE-EMC from its headquarters in Munich.

STI – Systems & Technology International, established in 1992, has become one of the leading suppliers of equipment to the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, bringing some of the best equipment from all over the world to our customers. STI provides trained technical service support based in Paris, Aix en Provence, Grenoble and Malta and spare parts centralization for customers located in Southern Europe and North Africa.

Gemini GTL – Gemini Technologies Ltd is a leading European sales and support organization for the Semiconductor, Plastic Electronics, Nanotechnology, Medical, Pharmaceutical aerospace and optical industries. Based in Lincolnshire our territory is the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.

About Microcontrol Electronic srl

Microcontrol Electronic srl, a privately owned company, and part of the EMME CI GI group has its headquarters in Milan, Italy with offices in Rome and Catania. Microcontrol is a leading supplier of equipment and service for the worldwide microelectronics industry. Its portfolio includes Lamination, UV curing, and handling systems. Microcontrol has more than 500 units installed in 20 different countries.

About Strasbaugh

Strasbaugh manufactures CMP and grinding equipment for use in the production of nanotechnology for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile computing platforms, LED lighting and a wide array of semiconductor devices. Since Strasbaugh was founded in 1948, the company has helped its customers realize their performance targets and has built a reputation as a world class manufacturer of innovative, reliable, high-yield surfacing solutions. Located in San Luis Obispo, CA, Strasbaugh offers new and certified refurbished systems for sale worldwide.

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With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release, including without limitation, statements regarding the ability of the equipment to provide the benefits described are forward-looking statements involving a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual future results could differ. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the ability of Strasbaugh to manufacture and deliver products pursuant to the terms of the purchase order, the projected future demand for Strasbaugh’s products, changes in technology and governmental regulations and policies, competitive products and services, unforeseen technical issues andthose factors contained in the “Risk Factors” Section of Strasbaugh’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and other Strasbaugh filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Strasbaugh
Sarah Okada
(805) 782-5416
sokada@strasbaugh.com