Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Addivant Announces Temporary Surcharge on a Series of Antioxidants Following Severe Shortage in Isobutylene in Europe

DANBURY, Conn., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following an abrupt shortage of isobutylene in Europe that started in March 2017, Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additives, will apply a temporary 25% price surcharge on the following list of Antioxidants: ANOX®IC-14, LOWINOX®1790, LOWINOX®22IB46, LOWINOX®22M46, LOWINOX®44B25, LOWINOX®CA-22, LOWINOX®CPL, LOWINOX®TBM6, LOWINOX®ROSIN6 and LOWINOX®TBP6. The temporary surcharge is effective immediately. Addivant has taken and will continue to take significant measures to mitigate the impact on the availability of these products and remains committed to maintaining uninterrupted delivery to its customers.

About Addivant™
Addivant™ is an innovator in the field of polymer additives, developing customized solutions that provide customers enhanced application performance, safe handling, and reduction in cost of use. The company is recognized industry-wide for its extensive portfolio of specialty additives including antioxidants, light stabilizers, rubber additives, polymer modifiers, metal deactivators, polymerization inhibitors and intermediates. Addivant is an international company, with 11 plants in five regions as well as research, manufacturing and sales facilities around the globe. Addivant maintains its global headquarters in Connecticut, USA with regional headquarters in: Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Basel, Switzerland, and Shanghai, China. Addivant is an independent portfolio company of SK Capital. Visit https://www.addivant.com/about-us for more information.

Addivant™, ANOX® and LOWINOX® are trademarks of Addivant.

Beverly Kindermann
Tel: +1 203 702 6182

Advanced Energy Solid-State Matching Network Selected for Plasma Impedance Matching in < 14 nm Semiconductor Etch Applications

Company Reveals Design Win on Major OEM Etch Tool with Navigator® II FastCap™ Solid-State Matching Network

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS), a global leader in precision power conversion, announced today that its solid-state matching network has been selected by one of the world’s largest suppliers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The ultra-fast Navigator® II FastCap™ solid-state matching network provides greater capability, productivity and performance, enabling increased predictability and reproducibility in sub-14 nm plasma processes.

The latest addition to the Navigator II platform, FastCap solid-state technology enables tuning speeds more than 100X faster than conventional, mechanically operated, variable vacuum capacitors. When combined with Navigator II digital instrumentation and controls, the patented, hot-switchable capacitors follow the fastest process transitions in real time—offering a distinct advantage over standard vacuum capacitors and resulting in improved run-to-run process repeatability.

Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO of Advanced Energy, said, “Customer partnerships in evaluating new technologies are core to our leadership in precision power. This design win reflects our deep expertise in RF power and a collaborative effort to understand and respond to unique process challenges and dynamic plasma characteristics, in order to produce a stable and significant tune-time advantage. The best-selling Navigator II platform—the industry’s first digital matching network—combined with FastCap solid-state technology is the answer to the manufacturing of thinner films and finer features in rapid, complex, multi-step processes.”

Advanced Energy leads in RF power conversion with more than 400,000 units shipped worldwide. The FastCap solution is qualified for use with AE’s Paramount® line of RF power supplies. Currently in volume production, this product is available for many PECVD and etch bias applications.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq:AEIS) is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, precision power solutions for thin films processes and industrial applications. Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.


Christina Liebman
Director, Corporate Marketing 
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Cambodian embassy official offers help to prevent illegal logging

A Cambodian labour attache has offered to cooperate with Thai authorities to prevent illegal logging of the highly-priced Siamese rosewood by Cambodian illegal immigrants.

Mr Mao Piaroon and some embassy staff members went to Korn Buri district police station in Nakhon Ratchasima province on Wednesday to visit a group of 36 Cambodian illegal immigrants who were allegedly hired by Thai and Cambodian financiers to cut Siamese rosewood or Payoong in Tap Larn national park.

He said he would raise the illegal logging issue with relevant agencies in Cambodia to address the problem.

The 36 illegal immigrants were rounded up by Thai police and forest officials as they searched for Payoong trees in the national park on May 13.

The illegals reportedly told Mr Mao Piaroon that they slipped into Thailand through the Jakako border passage on foot into Ta Phraya district of Sa Kaew province.

After that, they were met by Thai and Cambodian brokers who arranged for transport to take them to Tap Larn national park in Korn Buri district. They were however arrested by Thai officials and escorted to Korn Buri district police station for detention and interrogation.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)