What Economic Downturn?

Feb 4, 2002

Rolla, MO. February 15, 2002
While many businesses in the electronics industry have been hit hard by the economic down-turn, Brewer Science, Inc. of Rolla, MO. USA continues to enjoy record breaking sales. Brewer Science, Inc. is a research and development company, offering the microelectronics industry customized chemical products, custom designed equipment and leading edge technology solutions. Sales numbers released for the last quarter show that product sales increased by 40% in 2001 and overall sales revenue increased by 38% in 2001. The 2002 calendar year has also had a strong beginning.

The company founded in 1981 by Dr. Terry Brewer began with 1 product, a bottom anti-reflective coating, three employees and a 2500 square foot building. Now the company has a large portfolio of products and technologies, which include polymers, photosensitive color filter materials, bottom anti-reflective coatings, dual damascene processes, contact planarization, color filter substrate manufacturing, analytical instruments, and an array of hot plates and spinners.

In addition to a large portfolio of products the company has grown to a global provider of products and services with Brewer Science, Limited, located in Derbyshire, England and Brewer Science Asia Limited, located in Hong Kong serving customers. Additional international offices are located in France and Germany. Agents in China, Israel, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore provide our customers with a global network of outstanding service and product development.

To what can we attribute this dramatic growth as much of the industry struggles with the economic downturn? Our customers tell us it's our service and the quality of our products. We think it's because we live our mission to remain the supplier of choice to our customers, to meet or exceed customer expectations and to maintain quality systems that enable continuous improvements. Above all, we listen.

BSI manufactures chemicals and equipment for the microelectronic industry. Its anti-reflective coatings have made the reduction in feature size to under 0.1 micrometers feasible. Current internal development projects include products to enhance photolithography using light of wavelength below 193 nm. BSI's custom and semi-custom dispensing equipment has been used by a number of major integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers in process development and scale-up.

Brewer Science, Inc. is located in the Ozarks Mountain region of South Central Missouri. It is located approximately 100 miles from both St. Louis, and Springfield, MO. Rolla is also the home of the University of Missouri at Rolla, a world-renowned engineering school. The University of Missouri and Brewer Science have formed a strong relationship that has helped build a positive awareness of the contributions that Brewer Science makes to the Rolla community.

While Brewer Science is regarded as a leading edge employer by the community, Brewer is also used as a benchmark by other businesses. Brewer Science strongly supports the community, by taking a leadership role in the development of the area. You will find Brewer Science involved in the development of a Child Care and Development Center in the Hy Point Industrial Park, as well as sponsoring many cultural and charitable activities with time, talent and funding. Brewer Science is a company that gives to the community.

While the location is unique to the microelectronics industry, Brewer Science Inc. has proven itself to have a significant impact in the microelectronics industry by providing world competitive technologies. By developing successful win-win partnerships, Brewer Science has established successful relationships with a global customer base.

Brewer Science, Inc, began its 20th year of operation on October 1, 2001 and has grown from a 2500 square foot research facility to a 65,000 square foot facility with research and manufacturing capabilities. The growth of the company can be attributed to innovative research and development efforts, which allow Brewer Science to move quickly from research through commercialization.

In the local community Brewer Science is viewed as more than a local employer. Brewer Science is viewed as a company, which provides an environment that encourages personal and professional growth. In the global community Brewer Science has earned the reputation for providing consistent quality and leading edge innovative technologies in the microelectronics industry. For more information about Brewer Science or Contact Planarization please visit our web site at www.brewerscience.com