Conax Technologies of Buffalo, NY, USA (a manufacturer of temperature sensors, compression seal fittings and feedthroughs, probes, sensors, wires, electrodes and fiber-optic cables) has acquired Quartz Engineering of Tempe, AZ, USA (which makes quartz sheaths for temperature sensors).
Quartz Engineering’s manufacturing operations will remain at the Tempe facility. The firm’s former president S. K. Choi will stay on and help with the integration. Choi has 40 years of experience in the semiconductor segment of the quartz industry and 20 years of experience in the fabrication of the specific type of sheaths primarily used by Conax.
Conax says that the acquisition represents a commitment to improving its responsiveness and the quality of products that it can provide to customers in the semiconductor industry.
“We’re expanding our focus in the growing semiconductor industry,” says business unit manager Michael Ferraro. “Many of the temperature sensors used inside process chambers need a semiconductor-grade quartz sheath to protect them from the chemicals and temperatures present. With the acquisition of Quartz Engineering, we now have in-house capabilities to design and manufacture quartz sheaths for temperature sensors,” he adds. “By producing the sheaths in-house, we maintain greater control over quality and supply; and we can provide our customers with the solutions they need faster.”