RIBER, the global leader for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), is announcing that it has signed a distribution agreement with ANNEALSYS, a company specialized in innovative vapor phase chemical deposition processes (CVD and ALD).
ANNEALSYS designs and produces rapid thermal annealing furnaces and CVD and ALD vapor phase chemical deposition systems. These machines make it possible to deposit complex materials for a wide range of applications, from semiconductors to solar cells, LEDs and microsystems.
ANNEALSYS' equipment is aimed primarily at research laboratories and universities, while also meeting the needs of industrial operators for producing small batches. Founded in 2004 and based in Montpellier, France, ANNEALSYS has built up renowned and unique CVD and ALD expertise, particularly for the integration of direct liquid injection vaporizers, making it possible to implement a wide variety of chemical precursors and develop processes for growing new materials.
Initially, the partnership between RIBER and ANNEALSYS will focus on CVD and ALD products and the American and Asian regions.
With this commercial agreement, ANNEALSYS is looking to accelerate its sales growth internationally by capitalizing on RIBER's sales capabilities and reputation in the world of research.
This agreement represents an opportunity for RIBER to continue moving forward with its technological diversification into other thin-film deposition techniques. This commercial partnership will further strengthen the range of equipment and services offered by RIBER. It is also fully in line with the diversification strategy presented to shareholders during the latest general meeting.
Riber designs and produces molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources and cells for the semiconductor industry. This high-tech equipment is essential for the manufacturing of compound semiconductor materials and new materials that are used in numerous consumer applications, from new information technologies to OLED flat screens and new generation solar cells.
The Riber Group recorded €23.5 million in revenues for 2013, with 109 employees at the end of 2013. The company is ISO9001 certified. Riber is listed on NYSE-Euronext Paris, Compartment "C", and is part of the CAC Small, CAC Mid & Small, CAC Technology and CAC T. HARD. & EQ indices. Riber is one of the best-rated companies in the Gaïa-index, the leading SRI index for French mid-caps. Riber is eligible for SME share-based savings schemes.