ETEL Opens a New Research Center With Focus on Semiconductor Industry

October 21, 2015

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Kathleen Stoneski, PR Manager, North America, 847-519-4702

ETEL Logo-RGB-125pxSchaumburg, IL (October 2015)— ETEL S.A., the leading international producer of direct drive-based motion technology, announces the opening of a new research and development division earlier this year. Owned by DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH and based in Switzerland, ETEL plans to extend its position as a leader in the semiconductor industry worldwide.

“We are researching positioning systems with nanometer precision, especially for wafer production, where we are already ahead of the pack,” explains Alexander Hirter, CFO of ETEL. The new facility is outfitted with the latest technology to allow for pioneering research: “Our cutting-edge technical laboratory utilizes ground with no vibration and a constant room temperature.”

Situated in Biel, Switzerland, the new ETEL R&D center was established after substantial investment and with promise to further the development of direct drive motors, position and motion controllers and motion systems with nanometer precision. “Wafer production especially needs nano-precise positioning systems. Even today, there is no flat screen, no iPhone without a bit of ETEL in it. And we will increase that portion in the future,” explains Denis Piaget, Managing Director at ETEL.

While the center of ETEL’s activities, including production, will remain at the headquarters in Môtiers, Switzerland, the new site will play an important additional role in ETEL’s development.

ETEL S.A. is based in Switzerland with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL. As a leading international supplier of direct drive and motion control components and integrated systems, ETEL supports high tech industry with linear motors, torque motors, positioning stages, and motion controllers/systems.

For more information on ETEL’s products and services, visit www.etel.ch or contact Public Relations Manager Kathleen Stoneski at HEIDENHAIN at 847-519-4702 or kstoneski@heidenhain.com.

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