Partnering for semiconductor innovation

Benchmark Electronics is supporting the semiconductor industry on a global scale following a design and manufacturing partnership with Yield Engineering Systems

Benchmark Electronics is partnering with Yield Engineering Systems to transfer manufacturing of its flagship product line to Benchmark’s Malaysian facility. Benchmark will also provide engineering and manufacturing support for YES’ upcoming innovative modular wet process systems in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

YES’ CEO, Ramakanth Alapati, said: “We have developed a strong partnership with Benchmark built on trust and our combined expertise. We look forward to working closely with the team to bring our technology to a wider market and to further expanding our footprint in the semiconductor capital equipment industry as the need for semiconductor manufacturing support continues to grow worldwide.”

YES specialises in material modification and surface enhancement solutions. The company’s patented technologies are designed to enhance the speed, reliability and cost-effectiveness of semiconductor production processes. The company’s thermal, deposition and wet process systems provide critical technology to semiconductor, life science and display manufacturers.

Benchmark’s Phoenix operation will be leveraging the company’s expertise in the semiconductor capital equipment market, including mechatronic engineering, precision machining and sub-system assembly. The partnership comes at a critical time as the Chips Act has created a flurry of activity around the semiconductor industry and demand for organizations supporting the industry has risen dramatically.

Benchmark’s president and CEO, Jeff Benck, added: “YES is helping solve critical problems for their customers in the fast-growing semiconductor manufacturing industry. We’re proud to be selected as their strategic partner and look forward to working hand-in-hand with their team to help bring their technology to market to meet the demand for semiconductor capital equipment.”