Watlow has announced that it acquired San Jose, CA-based Semiconductor Tooling Services, Inc. (STS) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

STS’ primary offering is the development and application of precision bonds between critical components in a process tool assembly. These bonds are responsible for adhesion, as well as to provide specific heat conducting properties. The acquisition will allow Watlow and STS to provide its shared customers a greater product offering and increased capabilities.

“We are pleased that STS is now a part of Watlow because it helps us provide even more value to our semiconductor customers,” said Tom LaMantia, Watlow’s president. “One of Watlow’s goals is to improve our domain knowledge and elevate our technical expertise in our strategic markets. This acquisition brings new expertise into the company and enables the development of higher quality, higher performing and higher value wafer processing assemblies. The ability to provide more comprehensive temperature management solutions enables our customers to improve their confidence in the thermal performance of a subsystem while also reducing their supply chain complexity.”

“We fully support this acquisition,” said John Lilleland, owner of STS. “We have worked with Watlow for many years and have developed a mutual respect. Our complementary capabilities and mutual strengths will allow us to provide industry-leading solutions for our customers.”

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