Brewer Science: in·no·va·tion
v. To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time.
Many claim to innovate, few actually do. For us innovation is our business culture, a method for opening new technology frontiers. The people that combine to form this culture of innovation are what set Brewer Science apart: We encourage people to risk failure by trying the unknown. We do what is said “can’t be done” or “won’t be accepted” by the industry and marketplace.
Innovation drives our company and leads to new material and process solutions that change the world. When Dr. Terry Brewer invented the first ARC® anti-reflective coating for semiconductor device processing, he was told that a process change that added more steps and materials was unacceptable, but he disagreed. The alternative was expensive equipment with extremely low throughput and high cost. With much persistence, the ARC® anti-reflective coating materials and the new processing technology were adopted. Innovation won.
Now, more than 30 years after our push for what many considered a “counterintuitive solution,” ARC® materials and technology have saved the semiconductor industry billions of dollars and are still improving. From this first innovation, we have grown to dominate the world’s supply of anti-reflective coatings, expanded to develop and manufacture even more advanced materials, integrated processes, and small-volume wafer processing equipment for reliable fabrication of semiconductors, compound semiconductors, 3-D advanced packaging, LEDs, printed electronics, and other emerging nanoelectronics. We also have a manufacturing technology center dedicated to the production of electronics-grade carbon nanotube solutions ready for the next wave of innovation.
Our ability to innovate allows manufacturers to push their technology envelopes with new ideas; our innovation enables their innovation. Our mission is to always provide our customers with more than the direct material value, which some would say is also an innovative idea.
Brewer Science: in·no·va·tor
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