The Comet Group has been recognized with a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Test Services for its new Lab One technology and application center in Silicon Valley. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. In Lab One, customers find a “Think Tank” for brainstorming and idea creation. In addition to X-ray, they are offered easy access to plasma control and ebeam technologies as well as expert know-how.
The systems available in Lab One accelerate the development process at the customer and internally. Thanks to Lab One, the Comet Group as a whole will make further progress in the areas of innovation and collaboration. Additionally, plasma chambers will allow Lab One to study plasma phenomena, and together with the diagnostic and control facilities, will enable customers to increase their knowledge about plasma behavior and help them to develop better products.
With its motto “Innovate. Implement. Accelerate,” Comet is offering its customers an environment in which they can quickly access all three of the technologies offered by the group – RF, X-ray and ebeam – from a single source and receive bundled expert advice. The unique value of Lab One, however, is the space it offers for promoting inspiration, for carrying out tests and for developing new applications.
Michael Kammerer, President of the Plasma Control Technologies division noted: “We have been collaborating successfully for many years with our semiconductor customers. We look forward to expanding this collaboration with our X-ray and ebeam customers as well.”
“Speed and agility are more important than ever given that companies’ innovation cycles get shorter and shorter,” said Paul Smith, General Manager for Lab One. “Lab One provides fast and easy access to our technologists and to our solutions, RF power, X-ray and ebeam.”
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on X-ray, radio frequency and ebeam applications. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the Comet, Yxlon and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as materials testing and security inspection, semiconductor manufacturing, coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.
Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,300 people worldwide, including almost 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.