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Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor market as well as the analytical, industrial and research & development markets, opened up a new 10,000 square foot Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) in San José. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 2381 Bering Drive, San José, CA and will create more than 20 new high-tech jobs.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Silicon Valley Innovation Center.

The SVIC serves North American customers in all technological questions around high-vacuum technology, focusing on semiconductor applications and the integrated Pfeiffer Vacuum products. Customers will be able to test and evaluate new vacuum solutions designed for their applications at early development stages. Onsite specialists and researchers will provide direct know-how support for all Pfeiffer Vacuum products and establish a seamless link to the global Pfeiffer Vacuum R&D organization.

“Opening the Silicon Valley Innovation Center demonstrates our commitment to drive innovation for our customers in the semiconductor market, and to support the development of future technologies,” said Dr. Britta Giesen, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG.

Vacuum technology is used in the semiconductor industry to produce microprocessors, storage media, high-definition displays and more. Customers primarily use many medium and large backing pumps, but also turbopumps and measurement instruments. With contamination analysis and leak detection systems, chip manufacturers can significantly increase their yield.

“The direct collaboration with our customers in Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly important as the complexity of the production of microprocessors continues to increase,” said Ming Lee, VP Sales for North America at Pfeiffer Vacuum. “The center and its team of experts will be essential in working even closer with our customers to efficiently design vacuum products and solutions for their technological challenges.”

About Pfeiffer Vacuum 
Pfeiffer Vacuum is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions. In addition to a full range of hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises backing pumps, leak detectors, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products in the analytical, industrial, research & development, semiconductor and future technologies markets. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 3,400 people and has more than 20 sales and service companies as well as 10 manufacturing sites worldwide. For more information, please visit