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Zygo Corporation engages in the development and supply of metrology instruments, high precision optics, optical assemblies, and automation for the semiconductor and industrial markets worldwide. Its semiconductor products include original equipment manufacturer solutions and technology development projects for the semiconductor capital equipment industry; and inline automated yield improvement systems for flat panel displays and semiconductor packaging manufacturing. The company's industrial products include optical components, optical systems, and measurement-based process control systems for defense and aerospace customers; and measurement-based process control and yield-enhancement systems for automotive and consumer electronics customers. Its optics products include macro-optics components, optical coatings, and optical system assemblies. Zygo Corporation was founded in 1970 by Carl A. Zanoni and is headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut.
Zoran Corporation engages in the development and marketing of integrated circuits (IC), IC cores, and embedded software used by original equipment manufacturers in digital video and audio products for commercial and consumer markets, digital television applications, as well as digital imaging products. It operates in four segments: Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), Imaging, Mobile, and Digital Television (DTV). The DVD segment provides products for use in DVD players and recordable DVD players. The Imaging segment provides products used in digital copiers, laser and inkjet printers, and multifunction peripherals, as well as imaging software. The Mobile segment focuses on solutions for multimedia mobile phone products and digital camera products. The DTV segment provides products for standard and high definition digital television products, including televisions, set top boxes, and personal video recorders. The company markets its products through direct sales force, and a worldwide network of independent sales representatives and resellers. It has operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Zoran Corporation has a strategic cooperation agreement with Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Co., Ltd. to establish a joint lab for flat-panel televisions. The company was co-founded by Levy Gerzberg in 1981. Zoran Corporation is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Rambus, Inc. provides chip interface products and services. Its memory interface product family includes XDR memory interface, RDRAM memory interface, and DDR controller interface technologies that provide an interface between memory chips and logic chips. The company's logic interface product family consists of serial link interfaces, RaSer X interface, and FlexIO processor bus interface technologies, which provide an interface between two logic chips. Its licensed products are used in a range of computing, consumer electronics, and communications applications. System level products that utilize the company's interfaces include servers, printers, video projectors, video game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, routers, and switches. It also offers engineering services to companies to help them integrate its interface technologies into their chip and system products. The company sells its interfaces and licenses to customers in the Far East, North America, and Europe. Rambus was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Los Altos, California.
FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD (FLEX)
Flextronics International, Ltd. provides electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. It offers design services, including user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering and tooling design, electronic system design, PCB design, semiconductor design, printed circuit board and flexible circuit fabrication, and systems assembly and manufacturing services. The company also provides design, manufacture, and integration of electronics packaging systems, including custom enclosure systems, power and thermal subsystems, interconnect subsystems, and cabling and cases. In addition, it provides logistics services, including freight forwarding, warehousing/inventory management, and outbound/e-commerce solutions. The company also provides various after-market services that comprise product repair, remanufacturing and maintenance at repair depots, logistics and parts management, returns processing, warehousing, and engineering change management. It offers project planning, documentation, engineering, production, installation and commissioning of equipment to original equipment manufacturers in the data and telecommunications industries. The company offers products to handheld devices, computers and office automation, communications infrastructure, consumer devices, information technology infrastructure, industrial, automotive and medical industries. Flextronics International was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Singapore.
Atmel Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of nonvolatile memory and logic integrated circuits (ICs) using its proprietary complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. The company operates in four segments: Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Microcontrollers, Nonvolatile Memories, and Radio Frequency and Automotive. ASIC segment offers semicustom application-specific ICs for the telecommunications, consumer, and military markets; application specific products for multiple customers, serving the imaging sensors and processors, as well as the wireless and wired data communications markets; smart card ICs for the telecommunications, banking and consumer markets; and programmable logic devices that serve the industrial, military, and computing markets. Microcontrollers segment includes proprietary and standard microcontrollers, including microcontrollers containing embedded nonvolatile memory. Nonvolatile Memories segment includes serial and parallel interface Flash memories, serial and parallel interface electrically erasable programmable read only memories, and erasable programmable read only memories. Radio Frequency and Automotive segment includes radio frequency and analog circuits for the telecommunications, automotive, and industrial markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide through manufacturers' representatives, and through international, national, and regional distributors. Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.
RF MICRO DEVICES INC (RFMD)
RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of proprietary radio frequency components and system level solutions for wireless communications products and applications. The company offers various products, including power amplifiers; mixers; modulators/demodulators and single chip transmitters; Bluetooth products; and receivers and transceivers. It develops components for satellite radio and global positioning systems (GPS); and solutions for handsets, personal digital assistants, handheld navigation applications, and telematics systems. The company's infrastructure products consist of components for wireless base stations, quadrature modulators, and driver amplifiers. Its products are used primarily in cellular phones, base stations, wireless local area networks, cable television modems, and GPS. RF Micro Devices sells its products to both domestic and international original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through directly sales force, as well as through sales representative firms and distributors. The company has a strategic relationship with Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. RF Micro Devices was founded in 1991 by William J. Pratt, Powell T. Seymour, and Jerry D. Neal. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (ONNN)
ON Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power and data management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components. The company's product lines include power management and standard analog devices, metal oxide semiconductor power devices, high frequency clock and data management devices, and standard components. Its power management semiconductor components distribute and monitor the supply of power to the different elements within various electronic devices. The company's data management semiconductor components provide clock management and data flow management for precision computing and communications systems. Its standard semiconductor components serve as building block components within various electronic devices. The company's product applications include portable electronics, computers, game stations, servers, automotive and industrial automation control systems, routers, switches, storage-area networks, and automated test equipment. ON Semiconductor Corporation serves computing, automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, wireless communications, and networking markets. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as the Semiconductor Components Group. ON Semiconductor Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
AVANEX CORPORATION (AVNX)
Avanex Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fiber optic-based products, known as photonic solutions. It offers its products in two groups, active optical solutions and passive optical solutions. The active optical solutions group includes transmission that products transmit and receive signals, including laser diodes, receivers, transponders, and tranceivers; integrated optics products, including optical devices fabricated from lithium niobate; amplification products that include pump lasers, pump beam stabilizers, gain flattening filters, erbium doped fiber amplifiers, Raman amplifiers, and semiconductor optical amplifiers; and network managed subsystems, including products that interface directly with other network elements using network level protocols, as well as network-managed versions of multiplexing, amplification, and switching and routing products. The passive optical solutions group comprises micro-optics and integrated modules that include wavelength division multiplexing products, such as products based on thin film filter, fiber Bragg grating (FBG), planar, and interleaver technologies, as well as products that equalize signal power; and dispersion compensation products, including products that compensate for dispersion and dispersion slope in transmission systems and fixed and tunable products based on dispersion compensating fiber, cascaded Giles Tourneau etalon, and FBG. The company markets its products to telecommunications system integrators and their network carrier customers through a combination of direct sales, distributors, and representatives. Avanex was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
CONEXANT SYSTEMS INC (CNXT)
Conexant Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and sale of semiconductor system solutions worldwide. It offers semiconductor devices, software, and reference designs for use in broadband communications applications, enterprise networks, and digital home networks. The company's broadband access products include a set of digital subscriber line products for customer premises equipment and central office applications, and products for passive optical network applications. Its broadband media processing products include various broadcast audio and video decoder and encoder devices, as well as front-end communications components that enable the capture, display, storage, playback, and transfer of audio and video content in digital home and small office products, such as personal computers, television set-top boxes, gaming consoles, personal video recorders, and digital versatile disk applications. The company's universal and voice access products include a set of analog modem chipsets and software for desktop and notebook personal computer applications, as well as embedded equipment applications, including fax machines, multifunction peripherals, point of sale terminals, television set-top boxes, gaming consoles, Internet terminals, and voice-over-Internet protocol products. Its wireless networking products include various combinations of radio frequency transceivers, analog base-band integrated circuits, and digital base-band and medium or media access controller chips. The company markets and sells its semiconductor products and system solutions directly to original equipment manufacturers of communication electronics products and indirectly through electronic components distributors, as well as to third-party electronic manufacturing service providers. Conexant Systems was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC (A)
Agilent Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, provides enabling solutions to the markets within communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries worldwide. It provides test and measurement instruments and systems, communications services and network monitoring, management and optimization tools, software design tools, and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment, and operation of electronics equipment, and communications networks and services. The company's automated test business provides test solutions, which are used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, electronics, and flat panel displays. It also supplies semiconductor components, modules, and assemblies for consumer and commercial electronics applications. In addition, the company offers application-focused solutions, including instruments, software, consumables, and services that enable customers to identify, quantify, and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products. It sells its products through direct sales, distributors, resellers, manufacturer's representatives, telesales, and electronic commerce. Agilent was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
SANMINA-SCI CORPORATION (SANM)
Sanmina-SCI Corporation provides customized, integrated electronics manufacturing services worldwide. Its portfolio of services comprises product design and engineering, including initial development, design, preproduction services, and manufacturing design; volume manufacturing of systems, components, and subassemblies; final system assembly and test; direct order fulfillment and logistics services; and after-market product service and support. The company manufactures printed circuit boards, printed circuit board assemblies, backplanes and backplane assemblies, enclosures, cable assemblies, precision machine components, optical modules, and memory modules. Sanmina-SCI offers its services primarily to original equipment manufacturers in the communications, computing and storage, multimedia, industrial and semiconductor capital equipment, defense and aerospace, medical, and automotive industries. The company was co-founded by Jure Sola in 1980. Sanmina-SCI is based in San Jose, California.
Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits. These integrated circuits are used in signal processing for industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications. The company's products converts temperature, motion, pressure, light, and sound into electrical signals to be used in various electronic equipment, such as industrial process control equipment, factory automation systems equipment, defense electronics, cellular communications, base stations, central office equipment, wireless telephones, computers, automobiles, CAT scanners, digital cameras, and DVD players. It sells its products worldwide through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives, as well as through Internet. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.
PMC-Sierra, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of high-speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors, and MIPS-powered microprocessors for service provider, enterprise, storage, and wireless networking equipment. It provides communication networking products, which include a range of interoperable communication integrated circuits for metro access, metro transport, DSLAM, Ethernet over SONET/SDH, and wireless base transceiver stations; MIPS-Powered microprocessors; 1G, 2G, and 4G fiber channel disk array and system interconnect products; switch fabric applications and 3G interconnect products for storage networks and systems; serializer/deserializer devices; high-speed mixed signal devices; and semiconductor devices. The company also offers technical and sales support through a network of offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. PMC-Sierra sells its products to end customers directly and through distributors and independent manufacturers' representatives. The company has strategic relationship with Wintegra, Inc. to provide system solutions for multi-service networking, passive optical networking, metro networking, and wireless service backhaul. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Intel Corporation operates as a semiconductor chip maker that supplies technology solutions for the computing and communications industries. The company's products include microprocessors; chipsets; motherboards; flash memory; communications infrastructure components, including network and embedded processors; wired and wireless connectivity products; products for networked storage; application processors; and cellular baseband chipsets. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers who manufacture computer systems, cellular handsets and handheld computing devices, and telecommunications and networking communications equipment. Intel's customers also include personal computer and network communications products users, including individuals, large and small businesses, and service providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of industrial and communications equipment. It markets its products primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company has a strategic alliance with Alcatel to develop mobile WiMAX solutions. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED (TSM)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited engages in the design, manufacture, sale, packaging, and testing of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices, as well as in the manufacture of masks. It offers various wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture complementary metal oxide silicon (CMOS) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency and embedded memory, and BiCMOS mixed-signal and other semiconductors. The company's semiconductor products include logic, mixed-signal, memory, CMOS image sensor, and high voltage semiconductors. The logic semiconductors process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems. The standard logic devices include microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors, graphic chips, and chip sets. Mixed-signal semiconductors combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process both analog signals and digital data. The mixed-signal semiconductors are used in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment, and network communications equipment. The memory semiconductors are used in electronic systems to store data and program instructions. The CMOS image sensor semiconductors are used in cameras, surveillance and security systems, and in vehicles. The high voltage semiconductors are used in various panel size display driver and power integrated circuit applications. The company offers various design services, such as provision of technology files, libraries, and other intellectual property; customization; and chip implementation services. In addition, it offers multiproject wafer processing service. The company's primary customers are fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers, and systems companies. Taiwan Semiconductor was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Xilinx, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of programmable logic solutions. It offers programmable logic devices, including field programmable gate arrays and complex programmable logic devices, software design tools, and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores. The company's products are used by electronic equipment manufacturers primarily in the communications, storage, server, consumer, industrial, and other markets. In addition, Xilinx offers education, design, and support services. The company sells its products through independent domestic and foreign distributors, a network of independent sales representative firms, and through a direct sales management organization to original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Xilinx has a strategic foundry relationship with Toshiba Corporation for the production of advanced silicon wafers in Japan. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.
QLOGIC CORPORATION (QLGC)
QLogic Corporation engages in the design and supply of semiconductor and board level input/output (I/O) products, fabric switches, and enclosure management semiconductors. The company's I/O products provide an interface between computer systems and their attached data storage peripherals, such as hard disk drives, tape drives, removable disk drives, and redundant array of inexpensive disks subsystems. Its products include hard disk controller chips, tape controller chips, enclosure management chips, host bus adapters, Fibre Channel blade switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, and other fabric switches that provide the connectivity infrastructure for storage networks. QLogic markets and distributes its products principally in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom, through a direct sales organization, as well as through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and regional and international distributors. The company's primary original equipment manufacturer customers are domestic and international suppliers and manufacturers of servers, workstations, and data storage peripherals. QLogic has alliances with Cisco Systems, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, VERITAS Software Corporation, Computer Associates International, Inc., Legato Systems, Inc., and McData Corporation. The company was organized in 1992 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.
KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION (KLAC)
KLA-Tencor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. It markets and sells its hardware consisting of patterned and unpatterned wafer inspection, optical overlay metrology, e-beam review, reticle and photomask inspection, spectroscopic and e-beam-based CD metrology, and film and surface measurement tools, as well as its yield analysis and defect classification software. The company's products provide fab-wide yield management solutions for the manufacturing process of cells used in integrated circuit production, including lithography, etch, deposition, and chemical mechanical planarization. Its products and services enable integrated circuit manufacturers to manage yield throughout the wafer fabrication process from research and development to final mass production yield analysis. The company also offers refurbished KLA-Tencor certified tools for customers manufacturing with older technologies. In addition, the company provides other services, such as onsite repair, telephone support, system installation, relocation services, selected post-sales applications, and educational services. Its yield management software solutions include Klarity Defect, an automated inline defect analysis module and defect data management system designed to help fabs achieve yield learning cycles; and Klarity ACE yield analysis software that enables integration, correlation, and analysis of yield- and process-related data to determine the source of defects and process excursions. KLA-Tencor sells its products through direct sales force and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Japan. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS INC (MXIM)
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. It also provides a range of design processes and capabilities that can be used in custom designs. The company's products include data converters, interface circuits, microprocessor supervisors, operational amplifiers, power supplies, multiplexers, delay lines, clocks, microcontrollers, switches, battery chargers, battery management circuits, RF circuits, fiber optic transceivers, hot-swap controllers, sensors, voltage references, and T/E transmission products. Its products are used in various microprocessor-based electronics equipment, including personal computers and peripherals, process control, instrumentation, test equipment, handheld devices, wireless and fiber communications, and video displays. The company offers its products in various markets, including automotive, communications, consumer, data processing, industrial control, instrumentation, and medical industries. It sells its products worldwide through a direct sales and applications organization, as well as through its own and other unaffiliated distribution channels. Maxim Integrated Products was founded in 1983 by John F. Gifford, Frederick G. Beck, and Richard C. Hood. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ALTERA CORPORATION (ALTR)
Altera Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of programmable logic devices; hardcopy devices; predefined design building blocks; and associated development tools. The company's communications applications/products include routers, switches, access systems, metropolitan area networks, optical networks, cellular base stations, and wireless local area networks. Its computer and storage applications/products include mainframes, servers, copiers, multifunction peripherals, printers, redundant array of inexpensive disks systems, and storage area networks. Its consumer applications/products include studio editing, satellite equipment, broadcasting equipment, audio/video systems, video display systems, and televisions. The company's industrial applications/products include car entertainment systems, navigation systems, manufacturing systems, medical diagnostic systems, test equipment, guidance and control, radar systems, secure communications, automatic teller machines, card readers, and energy management systems. The company also offers proprietary development tools, consisting primarily of the Quartus II software, which enables customers to complete all necessary programmable logic devices design steps. Its tools facilitate design entry, design compilation, design verification, and device programming during the initial design and subsequent design revisions. The company markets its products through a network of third-party distributors, independent sales representatives, and direct sales personnel worldwide. Altera was co-founded by Robert Hartmann, Michael Magranet, Paul Newhagen, and Jim Sansbury in 1983. Altera Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Teradyne, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of automatic test equipment and interconnection systems primarily in the United States. The company's automatic test equipment products include semiconductor test systems, assembly test systems, diagnostic solutions and broadband test systems. Its semiconductor test systems contain integrated analog, digital, and memory functions, which allow an entire system or subsystem to reside on a single device or chip. These chips are used in automotive, communications, consumer, computer, and electronic game applications. The company's connection systems offer backplane systems, printed circuit boards, and connectors. Its assembly test systems include in-circuit test systems, imaging inspection systems, and military/aerospace test and diagnostics. The company's diagnostic solutions provide electronic test and diagnostic systems to the automotive original equipment manufactures and subcontractors. Its broadband test systems provide test systems for voice and digital subscriber line, and telephone networks. The company's interconnection systems include high bandwidth backplane assemblies and high density connectors. It sells its products principally through its direct sales force in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded by Alex d'Arbeloff and Nick DeWolfin in 1960, and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
MRV COMMUNICATIONS INC (MRVC)
MRV Communications, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale, distribution, integration, and support of communication equipment and services, and optical components. The company operates in three segments: The Networking Group, The Optical Components Group, and Development Stage Enterprise Group. The Networking Group segment provides equipment, which include switches, routers, physical layer products, and console management products, as well as networking products for aerospace, defense and other applications, including voice and cellular communication. Its customers include governments, telecommunications service providers, and commercial customers. The Optical Components Group segment designs, manufactures, and sells optical communications components, which include fiber optic transceivers for metropolitan, access, and Fiber-to-the-Premises applications. Development Stage Enterprise Group segment develops optical components, subsystems and network equipment, and other products for the infrastructure of the Internet. The company sells its products through direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, value-added-resellers, distributors, and systems integrators worldwide. MRV Communications was organized in 1988 as MRV Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to MRV Communications, Inc. in 1992. The company is headquartered in San Fernando Valley, California.
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION (AMCC)
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) engages in the design, development, and marketing semiconductors, embedded processors, and storage components for the communications and storage equipment markets. The company provides various semiconductor products, including physical layer products, such as transceivers; overhead processing products, such as framers and mappers; and higher layer products, such as network processors, traffic managers, and switch fabrics. Its semiconductor products are used in various communications equipment, including routers, optical and digital cross connects, voice and media gateways, add-drop multiplexers, multiservice provisionary platforms, multiservice switches, digital subscriber line access multiplexers, and wireless base stations and access points. AMCC's storage products include serial and parallel ATA RAID controllers and embedded storage processors. It delivers storage solutions for storage applications, such as disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage, and video. In addition, the company sells fiber channel HBA products; and automated test equipment products, such as application-specific integrated circuits. AMCC sells its products through its sales force, and independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors principally in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ANADIGICS, Inc. engages in designing and manufacturing radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for the wireless and broadband communications markets worldwide. The company offers various products, including amplifiers, splitters, switches, tuner integrated circuits, photodiodes, and integrated RF modules. In the wireless market, it focuses on RFIC solutions for wireless communication handset applications operating over various air interface standards, including Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Global System for Mobile communication (GSM), Wideband CDMA, General Packet Radio Service, and Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution. In the broadband markets, the company focuses on applications for wireless local area networks systems, cable television (CATV) subscriber products, CATV infrastructure systems, and fiber optic communications systems. Its products are primarily included in cellular and personal communications service phones and base stations, wireless local area networks, and cable television infrastructure and set-top boxes. Anadigics was organized in 1984 and is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.
Garmin, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of navigation, communications, and information products, which are enabled by global positioning system (GPS) technology worldwide. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Aviation. Consumer segment offers handheld GPS receivers, two-way radios with integrated GPS receivers, GPS-enabled portable digital assistants, and GPS-enabled training assistants for athletic activities, portable automotive navigation devices, and fixed-mount GPS/Sounder products. It also offers a set of accessories to its products. Aviation segment offers panel-mounted products, including GPS-enabled navigation, VHF communications transmitters/receivers, multifunction displays, traditional VHF navigation receivers, instrument landing system receivers, digital transponders, marker beacon receivers, and audio panels. The company sells its products to retail outlets and aircraft manufacturers through a network of approximately 3000 independent dealers and distributors in approximately 100 countries. Its products serve aviation, marine, general recreation, automotive, wireless, and original equipment manufacturer applications. The company is based in George Town, Cayman Islands.
MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS INC (WFR)
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. produces wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company's product categories include prime polished, epitaxial, and test/monitor wafers. Its customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, including the major memory, microprocessor, and applications specific integrated circuit manufacturers, as well as foundries. MEMC Electronic Materials was formed in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Peters, Missouri.
INTERSIL CORPORATION (ISIL)
Intersil Corporation engages in the design and manufacture of analog integrated circuits. It offers a portfolio of application specific standard products and general purpose proprietary products for high-end consumer, industrial, communications, and computing markets. The company's high-end consumer products include optical storage, video display, and handheld products. These products are used in applications, such as DVD recorders for the home market, liquid crystal display televisions, smart phones, and digital still cameras. Its industrial products include operational amplifiers; bridge driver power management products; interface; and analog switches, multiplexers, and other standard analog products for medical imaging, energy management, and factory automation markets. The company's communication products include line drivers, broadband and hot plug power management products, and high-speed converters for applications in digital subscriber line, home gateway, space and VOIP markets. Its computing products include desktop, server, and notebook power management, including core power devices and power management applications for peripheral devices. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturer customers, original design manufacturer customers, and contract manufacturers in the United States, China, Taiwan, and Japan, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, Philippines, France, and Italy. Intersil was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION (UMC)
United Microelectronics Corporation operates as a semiconductor foundry in Taiwan. It manufactures integrated circuits for fabless design companies, integrated device manufacturers, and system companies operating in various industries, such as communication, consumer electronics, computer, and memory. The company also offers subcontracted assembly and test services. United Microelectronics was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.
NOVELLUS SYSTEMS INC (NVLS)
Novellus Systems, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It offers chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), Electrofill, surface preparation/cleaning, and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems. The CVD process is used to deposit dielectric films on wafers; and deposit conductive metal layers on devices. The PVD processes employ sputtering techniques to apply an ultra-thin metallic film to the surface of a wafer. It is used to create the barrier and seed layers in copper damascene interconnect applications. The Electrofill products are used to build the copper primary conduction layers in advanced integrated circuits. The surface preparation products are used to remove photoresist and other potential contaminants from a wafer. The CMP systems polish the surface of a wafer after a deposition step to create a planar surface. The company operates in the United States, as well as operates through subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Novellus Systems was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
SIRENZA MICRODEVICES INC (SMDI)
Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. engages in the design and supply of radio frequency (RF) components for the commercial communications, and aerospace and defense equipment markets. The company's products receive and transmit voice and data signals in mobile wireless communications networks, as well as in other wireless and wireline applications in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments: Amplifier and Signal Source. The Amplifier segment's products include amplifiers, power amplifiers, power modules, transceivers, and discrete and active antenna product lines. The Signal Source segment offers voltage controlled oscillator, phase-locked loop, coaxial resonator oscillators, passive and active mixers, and other multicomponent module products, which are used in mobile wireless infrastructure applications to generate and control RF signals. Its aerospace and defense products include components for government, military, avionics, space, and homeland security systems. Sirenza Microdevices was incorporated in 1985 as Matrix Microassembly Corporation and changed its name to Stanford Microdevices, Inc. in 1997. Further, it changed its name to Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. in 2001. The company is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY (IGT)
International Game Technology engages in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of computerized gaming machines and systems products worldwide. The company manufactures a range of gaming machines, including casino style spinning reel slot machines, video gaming machines, government sponsored terminals, and other video gaming devices. It offers gaming systems, parts, conversion kits, licenses and royalties, equipment, and services. The company also provides customers with proprietary gaming products, services, and/or intellectual properties, as well as involves in casino operations. It serves casino style, private club, gaming hall, government sponsored video, AWP, and pachisuro machine markets through distributors and agents. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (NSM)
National Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of semiconductor products. It supplies analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products to various markets, such as the industrial, communications, computing, consumer, medical, automotive, wireless handsets, Liquid crystal display monitors, personal computers, and digital television in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. The company offers operational and audio amplifiers; power references, regulators, and switches; communication interface circuits; analog to digital converters; radio frequency integrated circuits; flat panel display drivers and signal processors; local area and wireless networking and wireless communications; and products for personal systems and personal communications. It also offers microcontrollers, advanced input/output personal computer products, connectivity processors, and embedded Bluetooth solutions. National Semiconductor was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (LLTC)
Linear Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of linear integrated circuits. Its products include amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and other analog functions. The company's products are used in various applications, including telecommunications; cellular telephones; networking products, such as optical switches; notebook and desktop computers; computer peripherals; video/multimedia; industrial instrumentation; security monitoring devices; consumer products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players; complex medical devices; automotive electronics; factory automation; process control; and military and space systems. Linear Technology markets its products through direct sales force and electronics distributors, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives to customers in diverse industries worldwide. The company was co-founded by Robert H. Swanson and Robert C. Dobkin in 1981. Linear Technology is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
TTM TECHNOLOGIES INC (TTMI)
TTM Technologies, Inc. manufactures multilayer printed circuit boards for various commercial markets, including networking/communications infrastructure, high-end computing, and industrial/medical markets in the United States. The company's customers include original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services companies. TTM Technologies was formed in 1978 under the name Pacific Circuits, Inc. It changed its name to TTM Technologies, Inc. in 1999. The company is based in based in Santa Ana, California.
Silicon Image, Inc. provides multigigabit semiconductor solutions for the transmission, storage, and display of digital media. Its PanelLink digital interconnect technology enables digital connection between personal computers (PC) host systems and digital displays, such as liquid crystal display monitors, plasma displays, and projectors. The company markets its products to the PC/display, consumer electronics, and storage markets. Its PC/display products include Digital Visual Interface (DVI) transmitters, DVI receivers, DVI controllers, and panel controllers. Its consumer electronics products comprise High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) transmitters, HDMI receivers, and digital video processors. The company's storage products consist of serial ATA host controllers and device bridges, parallel ATA controllers, and fiber channel serializers/deserializers. Silicon Image sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, principally in the North America, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea, through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturer's representatives. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
EVERGREEN SOLAR INC (ESLR)
Evergreen Solar, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of solar power products in the United States and internationally. It manufactures its products through its proprietary String Ribbon' technology. The company's products primarily include solar cells, panels, and systems. Its solar modules are used for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Evergreen Solar products are used in on-grid and off-grid applications. It sells its products through distributors, system integrators, and other value-added resellers. The company has strategic partnership with Q-Cells AG to manufacture, market, and sell solar products based on its proprietary String Ribbon' technology. Evergreen Solar was formed in 1994 and is headquartered in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (LRCX)
Lam Research Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products include etch systems, including dielectric etch products, conductor etch products, and resist strip products, as well as synergy cleaning products. The company markets its products and services primarily to companies involved in the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Korea, and Japan. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS INC (TRID)
Trident Microsystems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated circuits for digital media applications, such as digital television, liquid crystal display television, and digital set-top boxes. Its products include video decoding, format conversion, MPEG2 decoding, and image enhancement processors. The company serves the personal computer and consumer television markets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors worldwide. Trident Microsystems was founded in 1987 by Frank C. Lin and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (IFX)
Infineon Technologies AG engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductors and systems solutions primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company's products include standard commodity components, full-custom devices, semicustom devices, and application-specific components for memory, analog, digital, and mixed-signal applications. Its Automotive and Industrial segment offers power semiconductors, sensors and microcontrollers with and without embedded memory, silicon discretes, chip card and security integrated circuits (ICs), and application specific IC design solutions. Infineon Technologies' Communications segment provides Baseband ICs, radio frequency (RF) transceivers, mobile phone system solutions, digital European cordless telecommunications chipsets, tuner ICs, RF-power transistors, ICs for traditional telecom solutions, broadband access system solutions for x-digital subscriber line (DSL) central office/customer premises equipment and voice over Internet protocol, system solutions for DSL-modems, routers, home-gateways, wireless local area network access points, and network interface cards. Its Memory Products segment provides commodity dynamic random access memory (RAM) components, mainstream modules for desktop and notebook PCs, and special modules for workstations and servers. This segment also offers graphics RAM and mobile-RAM components with various densities, Flash cards, and universal serial bus-sticks. The company's products are used computer systems, telecommunications systems, consumer goods, automotive products, industrial automation and control systems, and chip card applications. It has joint ventures with International Business Machines Corporation; Nanya Technology Corporation; Inotera Memories, Inc.; Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd.; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
LTX Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor test solutions worldwide. It provides test systems, global applications consulting, repair services, and operational support. The company's Fusion semiconductor test equipment is used to test a range of mixed signal devices, advanced digital devices, and system-on-a-chip semiconductor devices on a single test platform. It also offers related hardware and software support, as well as maintenance services. LTX Corporation primarily offers its products and services to integrated device manufacturers; subcontractors, which perform manufacturing services for the semiconductor industry; foundries, which provide wafer manufacturing capability; and fabless companies, which design integrated circuits but have no manufacturing capability. The company was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts.
VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES INC (VSEA)
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company provides ion implantation systems to build the transistors that are the basis of integrated circuits. It offers a range of ion implantation systems for medium and high current, and high energy implant sectors. The company's products include single wafer VIISta 810XE series, VIISta 810HP, VIISta 810EHP, EHP-220, EHPi-220, EHP-500, and EHPi-500 ion implanters for medium current sector; high current VIISta HC series single wafer ion implanters that feature dual magnet ribbon beam architecture, implant angle accuracy, beam steering correction, and high-tilt angle capability for device fabrication. It also provides VIISta 3000 series, single wafer high energy implanters that cover retrograde well, triple well, buried layers, and pocket applications. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers in Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as in the United States. Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (CY)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for networking, wireless infrastructure and handsets, computation, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: Memory, Non-Memory, and SunPower. The Memory segment designs and produces static random access memories (SRAMs). It offers various SRAM products, including fast asynchronous SRAMs, double data rate SRAMs, More Battery Life and micropower SRAMs, No Bus Latency and synchronous burst SRAMs, and Quad Data Rate SRAMs, as well as offers image sensors. The Non-Memory segment offers dual-port memories; first-in, first-out memories; framers; Grating Light Valve; high-speed optical transceiver link physical layer devices; network search engines; physical layer devices; QuadPort datapath switching elements; programmable clocks; programmable logic devices; Programmable System-on-Chip reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays; registered buffers; RoboClock clock buffers; USB controllers; and WirelessUSB controllers. The SunPower segment designs and manufactures silicon solar cells based on an interdigitated backside contact design. The company sells its products through a direct sales force, manufacturing representative firms, distributors, and international trading companies, and representative firms in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, as well as in Japan. Cypress was co-founded by T.J. Rodgers. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP LTD (MRVL)
Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. engages in the design, development, and marketing of semiconductors, such as analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits. Its products include switching, transceivers, wireless, PC connectivity, gateways, communications controllers, and storage and power management solutions. The company's products serve applications used in business enterprise, consumer electronics, and emerging markets. Its products enable the customers to store and move digital data by using media infrastructures or wireless. These products are also used for transmitting and recovering digitally converted analog signals to and from various types of broadband communications media. The company operates in Bermuda, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Marvell Technology Group was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
APPLIED MATERIALS INC (AMAT)
Applied Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and service of integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the semiconductor industry worldwide. It offers systems that perform the chip fabrication process, including atomic layer deposition chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical plating, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical polishing, wafer wet cleaning, wafer metrology and inspection, and flat panel display manufacturing, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The company's integrated chips are built on a silicon wafer base and include various circuit components, such as transistors and other devices that are connected by various layers of wiring. It supplies systems for manufacturing copper-based chips, and for depositing, etching, and planarizing the copper interconnect layers. The company's products are marketed and sold worldwide through a direct sales force. It serves semiconductor wafer manufacturers and integrated circuit manufacturers in Taiwan, North America, Japan, Korea, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
BROADCOM CORPORATION (BRCM)
Broadcom Corporation provides wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductor products that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video, and data services. The company designs, develops, and supplies system-on-a-chip solutions incorporating digital, analog, and radio frequency technologies, as well as related hardware and software system level applications. It offers solutions for digital cable, satellite, and Internet protocol set-top boxes; high definition television; cable and digital subscriber line modems, and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area, and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; voice over Internet protocol gateway and telephony systems; broadband network and security processors; and SystemI/O server solutions. The company markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers' representatives. It also markets and sells its products primarily through independent distributors and representatives internationally. Broadcom Corporation was founded by Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli in 1991. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC (AMD)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of industry-standard digital integrated circuits worldwide. The company offers microprocessors, flash memory devices, and embedded microprocessors. The microprocessor products are used in desktop and mobile personal computers, servers and workstations, and chipset products. The flash memory products are used in mobile telephones, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, networking equipment, and other applications. The embedded microprocessors are used in personal connectivity devices and specific consumer markets. AMD's customers include original equipment manufacturers and third-party distributors. The company markets its products through direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives. It operates primarily in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Advanced Micro Devices was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
NVIDIA CORPORATION (NVDA)
NVIDIA Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), wireless media processors (WMPs), related software for personal computers (PCs), handheld devices, and consumer electronics platforms worldwide. The company's GPU products support desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. GPU's consist of GeForce, Go, and Quadro families. The GeForce family represents desktop GPUs; Go family notebook GPUs, which are designed to deliver desktop graphics performance and features for multiple notebook configurations; Quadro products are designed for various workstation applications, such as industrial product design, digital content creation, nonlinear video editing, scientific and financial visualization, general purpose business, and financial trading. The company's MCP product family, nForce, supports desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. It also provides a derivative of the NVIDIA nForce2 chipset for the Microsoft Xbox video game console. NVIDIA Corporation's WMP product family, GoForce, supports handheld personal digital assistants and cellular phones. The company also offers mobile PCI-Express module and notebook GPU module for adoption of GPUs in notebooks. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, add-in-card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies in the United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and other Asia Pacific regions. The company was co-founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem in 1993. NVIDIA Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (TXN)
Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the manufacture, design, and sale of digital signal processors and analog semiconductors. It operates in three segments: Semiconductor, Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits. Its core products include analog semiconductors and digital signal processors. The Semiconductor segment also designs and manufactures other types of semiconductors, such as digital light processing devices, reduced instruction-set computing microprocessors, microcontrollers, and logic devices. The Sensors & Controls segment designs and manufactures sensors, electrical and electronic controls, and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Its sensor products include pressure sensing for the heating/ventilation/air conditioning, automotive, and industrial markets. The Sensors & Controls segment's control products include controls, motor protectors, circuit breakers, arc-fault circuit protectors, and thermostats, which prevent damage from overheating and fires in various applications, including aircraft, commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, cars, lighting, and industrial applications. Its RFID systems consist of a transponder, receiver, and other components, such as antennas. RFID technology is used in a range of applications, including access control to buildings, pay-at-the-pump gasoline sales, vehicle security, document tracking, livestock tracking and identification, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing, and wireless payment. The Educational & Productivity Solutions supplies graphing handheld calculators. It also provides business and scientific calculators; and a range of advanced classroom tools and professional development resources. The company operates in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Texas Instruments is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (JDSU)
JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. The company operates in three segments: Optical Communications, Commercial and Consumer, and Communications Test and Measurement. The Optical Communications segment provides components, modules, and subsystems, including transmitters, receivers, amplifiers, multiplexers and demultiplexers, add/drop modules, switches, optical performance monitors and couplers, and splitters and circulators for use communications equipment providers for telecommunications and data communications. The Commercial and Consumer segment provides lasers, coated optics, and assemblies for defense, aerospace, instrumentation, biomedical, and other applications. This segment also provides document authentication, brand protection, and product differentiation solutions for a range of public and private sector markets. Its products applications include computer monitors and flat panel displays, projection systems, photocopiers, facsimile machines, scanners, security products, and decorative surface treatments. The Communications Test and Measurement segment provides a portfolio of equipment, systems, and services used to enable the design, deployment, and maintenance of communication equipment and networks. This segment offers test tools and platforms for optical transport networks, digital subscriber line services, data networks, cable networks, digital video broadcast, and fiber characterization services. JDS Uniphase markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and strategic partners in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company has a strategic alliance with SICPA for its light interference pigments, which are used to provide security features in currency. JDS Uniphase was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
LSI LOGIC CORPORATION (LSI)
LSI Logic Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (IC) and storage systems. The company operates in two segments, the Semiconductor and the Storage Systems. The Semiconductor segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets three enabling system-on-a-chip technologies, which includes platform Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), standard-cell ASICs, and standard products, as well as host bus adapters and supporting software. Its ICs are used in various communication devices, including devices used for wireless and broadband data networking applications. The Storage Systems segment provides disk storage systems and subassemblies to server and storage original equipment manufacturers. The company primarily operates in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Japan. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent component and commercial distributors, channel customers, and manufacturer's representatives. LSI Logic was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC (MU)
Micron Technology, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include a series of dynamic random access memory products, which provide data storage and retrieval. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically rewriteable, nonvolatile semiconductor devices that retain memory content when power is turned off; and complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors that capture and process images into pictures or video for consumer and industrial applications. Its products are used in various electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3 players, and other consumer electronics products. The company offers its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and its Web-based customer direct sales division. Micron Technology was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
AXCELIS TECHNOLOGIES INC (ACLS)
Axcelis Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of ion implantation, dry strip, thermal processing, and curing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. In addition, the company provides aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services, and customer training. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through distributors and manufacturing representatives in the United States. Outside the United States, it offers its products through sales offices located in Taiwan, South Korea, China, Israel, Germany, Singapore, and Italy. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts.
ASML Holding N.V., through its subsidiaries, provides advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. It offers an integrated portfolio of lithography systems mainly for manufacturing complex integrated circuits; special applications; MaskTools; and optics products. The company's PAS 5500 product family, which supports a wafer size of 200 millimeter in diameter, comprises advanced wafer steppers, and step and scan systems suitable for i-line and deep UV processing of wafers. It supplies systems to integrated circuit manufacturers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. The company has strategic alliances with Carl Zeiss SMT AG. ASML Holding was founded in 1984. It was formerly known as ASM Lithography Holding N.V. and changed its name to ASML Holding N.V. in 2001. The company is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.
Jabil Circuit, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. It provides electronics design, production, product management, and repair services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, storage, and telecommunications industries. The company's services include integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; systems assembly, direct order fulfillment, and configure to order; and repair and warranty services. It also offers design services, such as electronic design, industrial design, mechanical design, computer assisted design, and product validation. Jabil Circuit was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC (AMKR)
Amkor Technology, Inc. operates as a subcontractor of semiconductor packaging and test services worldwide. It offers traditional packaging, which includes traditional leadframe products; and advanced packaging, which includes advanced leadframes and laminate products. Amkor's test solutions include wafer probe, final test, strip test, marking, bake, drypack, and tape and reel. The company tests various devices, including digital, linear, mixed signal, memory, radio frequency, and integrated combinations of these technologies. Amkor also provides engineering services, including test program development, test hardware development, test program conversion, device characterization, and qualification testing. The company offers its services to communications, computing, consumer, industrial, and automotive applications. Amkor Technology was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC (OVTI)
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, and marketing of semiconductor image sensor devices. Its principal products, referred under the name CameraChips, are single chip complementary metal oxide semiconductor solutions that integrate various functions, including image capture, image processing, color processing, and the conversion and output of the processed image or video stream. The resulting image or video stream can be displayed on either digital or analog equipment, such as computers or televisions. These CameraChips are used in various consumer applications, such as digital still and video cameras, cell phones, personal digital assistants, personal computers, and toys and games. In addition, CameraChips are integrated into commercial and home security and surveillance applications, such as child monitors and door phones. OmniVision Technologies also provides companion chips that are used to connect its CameraChips to various interfaces and perform compression and standardized still photo and digital image formats. Further, it designs and develops software drivers for various computer operating systems, as well as embedded operating systems. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and value added resellers, and indirectly through distributors. It sells its products primarily to customers in the Asia Pacific region. OmniVision Technologies was co-founded by Shaw Hong and Raymond Wu. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
CREDENCE SYSTEMS CORPORATION (CMOS)
Credence Systems Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells service of semiconductor test and diagnostic systems used in the production of semiconductors. It also develops, licenses, and distributes software products that provide automation solutions in the integrated circuit (IC) design and test flow fields. The company's product offerings include digital products, system-on-a-chip and mixed-signal products, memory products, analog test products, diagnostics, and characterization products, focused on beam products, and software products. Its products are used to test digital logic, analog, mixed-signal, system-on-a-chip, static random access memory, nonvolatile or Flash memory, and radio frequency wireless ICs. Credence Systems' products are used in various applications, such as automobiles, appliances, personal computers, personal communications products, networking products, digital televisions, wireless local area network, and multimedia hardware. Its customers include semiconductor manufacturers, fables design houses, foundries, and assembly and test services companies. Credence Systems markets and sells its products principally through direct sales organization and a network of distributors in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Asia. Credence Systems was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES (BERMUDA) LTD (IMOS)
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda), LTD., through its subsidiaries, provides semiconductor testing and assembly services to fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers, and independent semiconductor foundries principally in Taiwan, Japan, and, the United States. The company offers back-end testing services, including engineering testing, wafer probing, and final testing of memory and mixed-signal semiconductors. It also offers a selection of leadframe-based and organic substrate-based package assembly services for memory and mixed-signal semiconductors. The company's leadframe-based packages include thin small outline packages; and organic substrate-based packages include fine-pitch ball grid array or fine-pitch ball grid array packages. It provides semiconductor testing and assembly services primarily for memory, mixed-signal, and liquid crystal display and other flat-panel display driver semiconductors. These semiconductors are used in personal computers; graphics applications, such as game consoles and personal digital assistants; communications equipment, such as cellular handsets; and consumer electronic products and display applications, such as flat-panel displays. ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES was established in 1986 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR INC (TQNT)
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. supplies components and modules for communications applications. It offers an array of radio frequency, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits; lasers; detectors; optical transceivers; and surface acoustic wave products for wireless phones, wireless infrastructure networks, optical networks, and defense markets. The company's wireless phones products include receivers, power amplifier (PA) modules, filter banks, switches, low-loss transversal filters, reflective low-loss filters, duplexers, triplexers, resonator filters, and front-end modules. Its infrastructure network products include bi-directional transversal filters, low-loss transversal filters, LNA's, mixers, reflective low-loss filters, and oscillators. The company's optical network products include laser/modulator drivers, photo detectors and transimpedance amplifiers along with lasers, electroabsorption modulated lasers, detectors, and transceivers. TriQuint Semiconductor also provides products for defense markets, including PAs for phased-array antenna and similar applications for airborne systems. In addition, the company offers various product options and services, such as design, wafer fabrication, test engineering, package engineering, assembly, and test; and foundry services. The company sells its products through independent manufacturers' representatives, distributor, and direct sales staff in the United States and Korea. TriQuint Semiconductor was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Daktronics, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of various display systems for sport, business, and transportation applications. Its products include small indoor and outdoor scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, large screen video displays, control systems, and timing and sound systems. The company also offers various proprietary display control software to complement the display technologies. In addition, Daktronics develops content for the displays, including animations and advertising content. The company sells its products in the United States and in various other countries through a combination of direct sales personnel and independent resellers. Daktronics was founded by Aelred Kurtenbach and Duane Sander in 1968. The company is based in Brookings, South Dakota.
Illumina, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of tools for the large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. Its tools provide information used to improve drugs and therapies, customize diagnoses and treatment, and cure diseases. Its genotyping service product line combines the company's BeadArray technology with an automated, laboratory information management system controlled process to provide throughput identification of the common form of genetic variation, known as single nucleotide polymorphisms. The BeadArray technology combines microscopic beads and a substrate in a proprietary manufacturing process to produce arrays that can perform various assays simultaneously. This technology includes the BeadArray Reader, GoldenGate assay protocols, laboratory information management system and analytical software, fluid-handling robotics, and access to Sentrix arrays and reagent kits for analyzing genetic sequences. Illumina offers Oligator technology for the parallel synthesis of various oligonucleotides for genomics applications. The company also provides DASL, a gene expression assay, for generating gene expression profiles from RNA samples, including those containing partially degraded RNAs. It offers SNP Genotyping, gene expression profiling, scanning instrumentation, and high-throughput synthesis. Illumina has a strategic collaboration with Invitrogen Corporation to synthesize and distribute oligos. The company markets and distributes its products to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrichemical, diagnostics, and consumer products companies, as well as to academic or private research centers in North America, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and the Pacific Rim countries. Illumina was founded by John R. Stuelpnagel and Mark Chee in 1998. The company is based in San Diego, California.
SILICON LABORATORIES INC (SLAB)
Silicon Laboratories, Inc. engages in the design and development of analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications worldwide. The company offers ICs that can be incorporated into communications devices, such as wireless phones and modems, as well as cable and satellite set-top boxes, residential communication gateways for cable or digital subscriber line (DSL), satellite radios, and networking equipment. It also offers a family of 8-bit microcontrollers for use in an array of applications, such as industrial automation and control, automotive sensors and controls, medical instrumentation, and electronic test and measurement equipment. The company's product portfolio includes mixed-signal microcontrollers, Aero GSM/GPRS/EDGE transceivers, GSM/GPRS power amplifiers, satellite radio tuners, radio frequency synthesizers, silicon direct access arrangements, ISOmodem embedded modems, ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, DSL analog front-end ICs, voice codecs, SiPHY optical networking transceivers, clock and data recovery ICs, and precision clock ICs. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and other providers of applications in various markets through its direct sales staff, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and electronics distributors. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales, and applications offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Silicon Laboratories was founded by Nav Sooch, Dave Welland, and Jeff Scottin in 1996. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
TRANSMETA CORPORATION (TMTA)
Transmeta Corporation engages in the design, development, and sale of software-based microprocessors. The company offers x86-compatible microprocessor products, including Crusoe and Efficeon product families. The Crusoe product family evolves multiple models featuring various performance levels. Its Efficeon product family includes The Efficeon TM8000 series and Efficeon TM8800 series processors. The company's microprocessor products utilize its both software and hardware technology. These microprocessors are used in a range of computing platforms, principally battery operated mobile devices and applications, such as notebook computers, ultra personal computers, tablet personal computers, thin clients, blade servers, and embedded computers. Transmeta also licenses certain of its intellectual property and advanced computing and semiconductor technologies to other semiconductor companies. In addition, it develops advanced power management technologies for controlling leakage and increasing power efficiency in semiconductor and computing devices. The company operates primarily in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and China. It has strategic alliance with Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Transmeta was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY INC (IDTI)
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor solutions. It operates in two segments, Communications and Timing Products, and SRAMs. The Communications and Timing Products segment includes network search engines, content inspection engines, integrated communications processors, first-in/first-out memories, multiports, flow control management devices, telecommunications products, clock management products, and digital logic. The SRAMs segment consists of high-speed SRAMs. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers through a variety of channels, including direct sales force, distributors, contract electronic manufacturers, and independent sales representatives. It sells its products principally in Americas, Japan and other Asian countries, and Europe. IDT was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. IDT acquired Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. (ICS) in September 2005. ICS designs, develops, and markets silicon timing devices for communications, networking, computing, and digital multimedia applications.
MKS INSTRUMENTS INC (MKSI)
MKS Instruments, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of instruments, components, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, and monitor critical parameters of semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes. Its product groups include instruments and control systems, power and reactive gas products, and vacuum technology products. The company's instruments and control systems include pressure measurement and control products, material delivery products, gas and thin film composition analysis products, and control and information technology products. Its power and reactive gas products include power delivery products and reactive gas generation products. The company's vacuum technology products include vacuum gauges, valves, and components. Its products are used to manufacture semiconductors and thin film coatings for diverse markets, such as flat panel displays, optical and magnetic storage media, architectural glass, and electro-optical products. The company's products are also used in various markets and applications, including the manufacture of semiconductor devices for diverse electronics applications; flat panel displays for hand-held devices, laptop computers, desktop computer monitors, and television sets; magnetic and optical storage media; optical filters and fiber optic cables for data and telecommunications; optical coatings for eyeglasses, architectural glass, and solar panels; and magnetic resonance imaging medical equipment. In addition, the company provides its technologies for other markets, including the medical imaging equipment. It serves semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers; semiconductor device manufacturers; industrial manufacturing companies; medical equipment manufacturers; and university, government, and industrial research laboratories. MKS Instruments was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
MOLEX INCORPORATED (MOLX)
Molex Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electromechanical components. The company provides micro-miniature connectors, SIM card sockets, keypads, electromechanical subassemblies, and internal antennas and subsystems for telecommunications market; manufactures power, optical, and signal connectors and cables for end-to-end data transfer, linking disk drives, controllers, servers, switches, and storage enclosures for data products market. It also manufactures products for air bags and seatbelts, tire pressure monitoring systems and powertrain controls, windows, and temperature controls. In addition, Molex designs and manufactures connectors for home and portable audio, digital still and video cameras, DVD players, and recorders, as well as devices that combine multiple functions. The company also manufactures cables, backplanes, power connectors, and integrated products that are found in products ranging from electronic weighing stations to industrial microscopes and vision systems. Molex provides both connectors and custom integrated systems for diagnostic and therapeutic equipment used in hospitals, including x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, and dialysis machines. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Molex was established in 1938 and is based in Lisle, Illinois.
MICROSEMI CORPORATION (MSCC)
Microsemi Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and discrete semiconductors. Its semiconductors manage and control/regulate power; protect against transient voltage spikes; and transmit, receive, and amplify signals. The company's integrated circuit products offer light, sound, and power management for desktop and mobile computing platforms, as well as other power control applications. Its products are marketed through electronic component sales representatives and sales force to original equipment manufacturers. In addition, the company also markets catalog products through industrial distributors. Microsemi serves various markets, including implanted medical, defense/aerospace and satellite, notebook computers and LCD monitors, and automotive and mobile connectivity applications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was formed in 1960 and was formerly known as Microsemiconductor Corporation, and changed its name to Microsemi Corporation in 1983. Microsemi is headquartered in Irvine, California.
MICREL INCORPORATED (MCRL)
Micrel, Incorporated (MI) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (IC). It also provides single-board and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, and wireless base stations for networking and communications infrastructure markets. In addition, the company offers standard analog products for industrial, defense, and automotive electronics. Further, MI offers radio frequency products that enable customers to develop wireless control systems for various applications, such as remote keyless entry for automobiles, garage door openers, and remote controls. The company's customers include manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products worldwide. MI distributes its products through a network of independent sales representatives, independent distributors, and stocking representative firms, as well as through direct sales staff. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
ESS TECHNOLOGY INC (ESST)
ESS Technology, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of analog and digital processor chips, imaging sensor chips, digital amplifiers, and camera lens modules worldwide. Its digital processor chips are the primary processors driving digital video and audio devices, including DVD, video CD, consumer digital audio players, and digital media players. The company's imaging chips utilize complimentary metal oxide semiconductor sensor technology to capture an image for digital still cameras and cellular camera phone applications. ESS Technology's digital amplifiers increase the digital sound to a level required to drive loudspeakers in applications, such as DVD and CD players, home theater systems, audio receivers, boom boxes, and televisions sets. Its camera lens modules provide camera capabilities to electronic devices, such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants. The company also offers encoding processors for digital video recorders, recordable DVD players, digital still cameras, and digital camcorders. In addition, it supplies chips for use in modems, other communication devices, and PC audio products. ESS Technology markets its products through direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives. It serves consumer digital entertainment, digital home, and camera-enabled cellular phone markets. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Its product portfolio comprises PICmicro fieldreprogrammable (Flash) RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8-bit and 16-bit embedded control applications; linear and mixed signal, power management and thermal management devices; and complementary microperipheral products, including interface devices, Serial EEPROMs, and application-specific standard products. Microchip Technology also operates a Web site that provides engineers with the technical tools and resources needed to create utility metering applications, including energy, water, gas, and heat meters. The company markets its products through sales personnel and distributors to the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial control markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.
Microvision, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of information display and image capture products. The company offers scanning systems and related technologies that enable personal and projection displays, and image capture products. It primarily offers Nomad Expert Technician System, a wireless and wearable computer with a head-worn see-through display; and prototype color scanned beam displays, including hand-held, head-worn, and projection versions, as well as provides Flic laser bar code scanner. In addition, Microvision develops prototype automotive head-up displays, electronic view finders, and image capture products. The company distributes products through its own sales force, independent manufacturers' representatives, and original equipment manufacturers in the United States; and through independent manufacturer's representatives in Europe and Asia. It serves a range of industries, including military, medical, industrial, professional, and consumer industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington.
GENESIS MICROCHIP INC (GNSS)
Genesis Microchip, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated circuits called display controllers that receive and process digital video and graphic images for viewing on a flat-panel display. The company's display controllers are located inside a flat-panel display device, such as a flat-panel computer monitor or television. Its products are used by display manufacturers to produce various devices, including flat panel displays, digital televisions, projectors, and DVD players/recorders. Genesis Microchip also supplies reference boards and designs that incorporate its software and proprietary integrated circuits. Genesis Microchip sells its products through direct sales force, sales representatives, and distributors principally in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. The company has a strategic alliance with Meridian Audio Limited to manufacture and distribute Genesis' home theater solutions. Genesis Microchip was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Alviso, California.
FEI Company engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of products and systems that are used in research, development, and manufacturing of very small objects to customers working in the fields of nanotechnology. The company's products are based on focused charged particle beam technology. They include transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion-beam systems (FIBs), DualBeam systems that combine a FIB column and a SEM column on a single platform, secondary ion mass spectrometers, stylus nanoprofilometers, and software systems for semiconductor yield improvement. It also designs, manufactures, and sells some of the components of electron microscopes and FIBs to other manufacturers. The company's sells its products to semiconductor manufacturers, thin film head manufacturers in the data storage industry, and to industrial, institutional, and research organizations in the life sciences and material sciences fields. It markets its products in the United States and 45 other countries through independent agents and representatives. FEI Company also provides consulting, training, maintenance, and support services. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
APPLERA CORPORATION (ABI)
Applera Corp-Applied Biosystems Group engages in the development and marketing of instrument-based systems, consumables, software, and services. It develops technologies and products to support applications in genomics research, such as sequencing, genotyping, and gene expression studies. The company's products and services are used in analyze nucleic acids, such as DNA and RNA; small molecules; and proteins to make scientific discoveries, develop new pharmaceuticals, and conduct standardized testing. It offers various software products for laboratory information management systems. These products are designed to facilitate sample tracking, data collection, data analysis, and data mining. The company markets its products to life sciences industry and research community, including basic human disease research and genetic analysis performed by universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations; pharmaceutical drug discovery, development, and manufacturing; agriculture research; forensic testing and human identification; biosecurit, which refers to products needed in response to the threat of biological terrorism and other malicious, accidental, and natural biological dangers; and food and environmental testing. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.
Cree, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor materials and devices based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride, silicon, and related compounds. The company's products include blue, green, and ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs); near UV lasers; radio frequency and microwave devices; and power switching devices. Its product applications include solid state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure, and power switching. Cree, Inc. also produces laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor devices made from silicon substrates. The company markets its blue, green, and near UV LED chip products principally to customers who incorporate them into packaged lamps for resale to original equipment manufacturers. It also sells silicon carbide and gallium nitride materials products primarily to corporate, government, and university research laboratories. The company markets its products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Cree, Inc. was established in 1987 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.
Celestica, Inc. provides electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company's services include design, new product introduction, engineering, supply chain management, printed circuit assembly, system assembly, direct order fulfillment, logistics, and after-market services and support. Its products are used in cell phones and pagers, electronic metering devices, hubs and switches, LAN and WAN networking cards, laser printers, mainframe computers, mass storage devices, medical products, modems, multimedia peripherals, PBX switches, personal computers, PDAs, photonic devices, printers and related supplies, routers, scalable processors, servers, switching products, video broadcasting equipment, wireless base stations, wireless loop systems, and workstations. The company serves communications, high-end computing, personal computing, storage, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Celestica was incorporated as Celestica International Holdings, Inc. in 1996 and changed its name to Celestica, Inc. The company is based in Toronto, Canada. As of December 31, 2004, Celestica, Inc. is a subsidiary of Onex Corporation.
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY INC (VSH)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of passive and active electronic components. It operates through two segments, Passive components and Active components. Passive components segment offers resistors, capacitors, inductors, strain gages, load cells, force measurement sensors, displacement sensors, and photoelastic sensors. The Active components segment provides diodes, transistors, rectifiers, power integrated circuits, infrared (IR) transceivers, IR sensors, and optocouplers. The company offers its products to computer, telecommunications, military/aerospace, instrument, automotive, medical, and consumer electronics industries. Vishay Intertechnology was founded by Felix Zandman in 1962 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
STMICROELECTRONICS N.V (STM)
STMicroelectronics N.V. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of various semiconductor products used in microelectronic applications, including automotive products, computer peripherals, telecommunications systems, consumer products, and industrial automation and control systems. The company operates in two segments, Semiconductors and Subsystems. The Semiconductors segment offers discrete, memories, and standard commodity components, as well as application specific integrated circuits (ICs) and application specific standard products for analog, digital, and mixed-signal applications. Its products include digital signal processor, microcontroller cores, microcontrollers, and semiconductor memory and smart card products, including chips and cards. It also manufactures discrete power devices, such as power transistors, as well as standard linear and logic ICs, and radio frequency products. The Subsystems segment manufactures and markets subsystems and modules for the telecom, automotive, and industrial markets, including mobile phone accessories, battery chargers, ISDN power supplies, and in-vehicle equipment for electronic toll payment. The company offers its products worldwide. STMicroelectronics was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING INC (ASX)
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., through its subsidiary, provides semiconductor packaging and testing services. It offers a range of package types include leadframe-based package types, such as quad flat package, thin quad flat package, bump chip carrier, and quad flat no-lead package; and package types based on substrates, such as flip-chip BGA and other BGA types, as well as wafer-bumping products. The company's testing services include front-end engineering testing, wafer probing, final testing of logic/mixed-signal and memory semiconductors, and other test-related services. Its packaged semiconductors are used in a range of end-use applications, including communications, personal computers, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and other applications. The company markets its products and services to semiconductor companies in North America, Taiwan, and Europe. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering was founded in 1984 and is based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Input/Output, Inc. provides seismic data acquisition equipment, software, and planning and seismic processing services to oil and gas industry worldwide. It offers seismic acquisition imaging technology for exploration, production, and reservoir monitoring in land and marine, and shallow water and marsh environments. The company operates in four segments: Land Imaging Systems (LIS), Marine Imaging Systems (MIS), Data Management Solutions (DMS), and Seismic Imaging Solutions (SIS). LIS segment primarily provides VectorSeis data acquisition systems, which offer compression-wave data collection and shear wave multicomponent acquisition. MIS segment provides marine positioning systems that control the depth of the streamer cables and provide acoustic, compass, and depth measurements; data acquisition systems for collecting seismic data in marine environments; and source and source control systems for the use of initiating acoustic energy transmitted through the earth's subsurface. DMS segment primarily offers marine imaging product, SPECTRA a navigation and survey control system for streamer-based seismic survey operations; and seabed imaging product, GATOR, which provides real-time multivessel positioning and data management solutions for ocean-bottom, shallow-water, and transition zone crews. It also provides consulting services for planning and designing of 4-D survey operations. SIS segment offers survey planning and design, data collection management and processing, and image development; and survey design, project management, quality control, data preconditioning for imaging, and outsourced management of seismic data acquisition, as well as image processing services. It also offers processing and imaging services for land environments, which comprise specialized data processing and integration services. Input/Output was founded in 1968 and is based in Stafford, Texas.
FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC (FCS)
Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of power analog and discrete, as well as certain nonpower semiconductor solutions to end market customers. Its products are organized into three groups: Analog and Mixed Signal Products; Discrete Products; and Logic and Memory Products. The Analog and Mixed Signal group offers a range of analog products that perform tasks, such as power conversion, interface, temperature sensing, system management, battery charging, and motor control; interface applications, including backplane driving, bus driving, and clock driving; and system-to-system interconnects, as well as offers signal path products, such as analog switches, operational amplifiers and comparators, data conversion products, video encoders/decoders, video filters, and micro-controller based system management integrated circuits. The Discreet Products group offers isolated-gate bipolar transistors, rectifiers, and radio frequency products. The Logic and Memory Products group designs, develops, manufactures, and markets standard logic devices utilizing three wafer fabrication processes that include CMOS, BiCMOS, and Bipolar. The company also offers other products, such as optocouplers, infrared products, and led lamps and displays. Fairchild sells its products directly or through distributors and independent manufacturer's representatives in Europe, the Americas, the Asia/Pacific region, Japan, and Korea. It sells products primarily to the customers in the personal computer, industrial, communications, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The company was established in 1959 and is headquartered in South Portland, Maine.
KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES INC (KLIC)
Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of capital equipment, packaging materials, and test interconnect products and service; and maintain, repair, and upgrade equipment to assemble and/or test semiconductor devices. The company operates in three segments: Equipment, Packaging Materials, and Test Interconnect Solutions. The Equipment segment designs, manufactures, and markets a line of wire bonders, which are used to connect very fine wires made of gold, aluminum, or copper between the bond pads of a semiconductor die and the leads on the integrated circuit package; and specialty wire bonders for wire bonding hybrid, chip on board, and other large area applications. This segment also services, maintains, repairs, and upgrades assembly equipment. The Packaging Materials segment designs, manufactures, and markets semiconductor packaging materials and expendable tools, including capillaries, wedges, die collets, saw blades, gold, aluminum, and copper wire that are used in packaging and assembly processes. The Test Interconnect segment designs and markets a range of products used to test semiconductors during wafer fabrication and after assembly and package. The company was founded in 1951 and is based in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
Bookham, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of optical components, modules, and subsystems that generate, detect, amplify, combine, and separate light signals with primarily application in communications networks. The company operates in two segments, Optics, and Research and Industrial. The Optics segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of optical solutions for telecommunications and industrial applications. The Research and Industrial segment engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of photonics and microwave solutions. The company's product portfolio comprises transmitters, transceivers, tunable lasers and transmitter modules, receivers, amplifiers, pump laser chips, transponder modules, thin film filters, and transmitter optical assemblies/receiver optical assemblies. It primarily sells its optical component products to optical systems vendors, as well as to customers in the data communications, military, aerospace, industrial, and manufacturing industries. The company's customers for photonics and microwave products include academic and governmental research institutions that engage in advanced research and development activities. It markets its products primarily in the United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, and the United States. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
KEMET Corporation manufactures tantalum, multilayer ceramic, and solid aluminum capacitors. Capacitors are electronic components that store, filter, and regulate electrical energy and current flow. KEMET produces surface-mount capacitors, which are attached directly to the circuit board without lead wires, and leaded capacitors, which are attached to the circuit board using lead wires. The company's products are used in various electronic applications and products, including communication systems, data processing equipment, personal computers, cellular phones, automotive electronic systems, military and aerospace systems, and consumer electronics. KEMET sells its products to electronics original equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers, and electronics distributors. The company markets its products through its direct sales force and manufacturing representatives in Asia, Europe, and North America. KEMET was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.
Waters Corporation manufactures analytical instruments worldwide. It designs, manufactures, and sells high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instruments, ultra performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (MS) instrument systems, and associated service and support products, including chromatography columns and other consumable products. The company's LC instruments are used to detect, identify, monitor, and measure the chemical, physical, and biological composition of materials. Its MS instruments are used in drug discovery and development, including clinical trial testing, analysis of proteins in disease processes, food safety analyses, and environmental testing. Waters also offers thermal analysis and rheometry instruments, which are used in predicting the suitability of polymers and viscous liquids for various industrial, consumer goods, and health care products. In addition, the company offers laboratory-to-enterprise scale software systems for managing and storing scientific information collected from various instrumental test methods. The company offers its products to pharmaceutical companies, generic drug manufacturers, biotechnology companies, chemical manufacturers, polymer manufacturers, food and beverage companies, environmental testing laboratories, universities, and government agencies. Waters was founded by James L. Waters in 1958 and is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts.
Ixia provides technology and systems that allow customers to test and measure the performance, functionality, and conformance of Internet protocol equipment and networks, and the applications that run over them. Its solutions generate, capture, characterize, and analyze network and application traffic; exposes problems; assesses performance; and verifies conformance to industry specifications. The company provides a single hardware platform with interchangeable interfaces, utilizing a single set of applications and application programming interfaces, which allows customers to create an integrated test bed. It offers chassis, interface cards, system management software, and application test suites. Ixia's analyzing networks include Ethernet networks, which carry data traffic over optical fiber or electrical cable; Packet over SONET networks, which transmit information over high-speed optical links and asynchronous transfer mode networks. The company also offers telephony test suite to test and verify traditional time-division multiplexing voice-based networks and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) technology, devices, and systems. In addition, it provides performance applications to test and verify Web, Internet, security, and business applications. Ixia's customer categories include network equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, telephony equipment manufacturers, Internet and network service providers, enterprises, and government departments and agencies. It markets and sells it products through direct sales force and manufacturers' representatives primarily in the United States and Japan; as well as through distributors outside of the United States and Japan. Ixia was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
Photronics, Inc. engages in the manufacture and supply of photomask-based imaging solutions for the electronics and display industries. The company offers reticles and photomasks for semiconductor and microelectronic applications. Its photomasks are used in the manufacture of semiconductors, as well as used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits and other types of electrical components. The company also conducts research and development in modeling and simulation for integration of the advanced mask-based optical lithography solutions. Photronics sells its photomasks to semiconductor designers, manufacturers, foundries, and other high performance electronics manufacturers through its sales personnel and customer service representatives in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Connecticut.
INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION (IRF)
International Rectifier Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management products using power semiconductors. Its products include power management integrated circuits and advanced circuit devices, power components, and power systems. The company's power management integrated circuits include analog, mixed signal, and digital semiconductors that integrate logic and/or power management functions on the same chip to optimize system performance. Its advanced circuit devices include chipsets and multichip modules. The company also provides application-specific power management solutions for computers, servers, and routers; consumer electronics; energy-saving appliances and other motor-control applications; aircraft and satellites; defense electronic systems; wireless and wireline communication devices; and other automotive applications. Its power components include metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors and insulated gate bipolar transistors, regulators, rectifiers, diodes, thyristors, and interfaces used in general power management applications. The company's power systems combine power semiconductors with other power management components. These are used in automotive electronics, including electric fan control, electric power steering, and integrated starter/alternator motors; other motor control applications, including industrial refrigeration and air conditioning; and commercial and military aircraft. The company markets its products through direct sales force, representatives, and distributors. It provides products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and subcontract manufacturers. International Rectifier was founded in 1947 by Eric Lidow and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
Plexus Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides product realization services to original equipment manufacturers and other technology companies in the wireline/networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, industrial/commercial, and defense/security/aerospace industries. It also offers the ability to outsource all stages of product realization, including development and design, materials procurement and management, prototyping and new product introduction, testing, manufacturing, product configuration, direct order fulfillment, logistics, and test/repair. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.
StockerYale, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of photonics-based products. It operates in two segments, Illumination and Optical Components. The Illumination segment develops and manufactures specialized illumination products, including structured light lasers, specialized fiber optic, fluorescent, and light-emitting diode products for the inspection, machine vision, medical, and military markets. The Optical Components segment designs and manufactures specialty optical fiber and phase masks that are primarily used by fiber optic sensor, fiber optic gyroscope, and telecommunication equipment manufacturers. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors and machine vision integrators primarily in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. StockerYale, Inc. was incorporated in 1951 and is headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire.
Cirrus Logic, Inc. engages in the development and supply of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of consumer and industrial markets worldwide. Its products include analog and mixed-signal audio ICs for consumer, professional, and automotive entertainment applications, as well as high-precision analog and mixed-signal ICs for industrial applications, such as industrial measurement, analytical instruments, consumer utility, digital power meters, and seismic systems. Cirrus Logic also develops embedded processor ICs, such as audio-optimized digital signal processors for consumer and professional audio applications, and ARM-based embedded processors for consumer and industrial applications. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
MOLEX INCORPORATED (MOLXA)
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SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED (SYNA)
Synaptics Incorporated engages in the development and supply of user interface solutions, which are used to interact with a variety of mobile computing, communications, entertainment, and other electronic devices. The company provides an array of technologies, including ASICs, firmware, software, and pattern recognition and touch sensing technologies. Its products include PC and PC Peripheral products, such as touch pad, round pad, lux pad, speaker pad, fingerprint touch pad, cpad, pointing sticks, and dual pointing; Mobile Products, including mobile touch; and Portable Entertainment Solutions, such as light touch, navpoint, and scrolling solutions. The company sells worldwide through its sales representatives to original equipment manufacturer. It has strategic relationships with NXT, Zytronics Display Limited, and Symbian. Synaptics was founded in 1986 by Federico Faggin and Carver Mead and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Cymer, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the development, manufacture, and marketing of excimer light sources for manufacturers of photolithography tools in the semiconductor equipment industry. The company's products include photolithography light source systems, replacement parts, and service. Its light sources are used to pattern the integrated circuits. The company provides discharge chamber, certain optical components, and other spare and replacement parts for its photolithography light sources. It also offers billable service or service contracts to the semiconductor lithography tool manufacturers, as well as maintenance and servicing of its light sources, including replacement of consumable parts and nonconsumable parts. In addition, the company provides CymerOnLine, an online diagnostic and performance software product, which delivers laser diagnostics and performance information to authorized users. Cymer operates in the United States, Japan, Asia, and Europe. The company was co-founded by Robert P. Akins and Richard L. Sandstrom in 1986. Cymer is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Intevac, Inc. engages in the provision of thin-film disk sputtering equipment, as well as the development of technology for low-light imaging sensors, cameras, and systems. It operates in two segments, Equipment and Imaging. The Equipment segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services capital equipment used in sputtering or deposition of engineered thin-films of material onto thin-film disks, which are used in hard disk drives. The Imaging segment develops and manufactures electro-optical sensors, cameras, and systems that permit detection of photons in the visible and near infrared portions of the spectrum, enabling imaging in low light situations. The company also provides process and applications support, customer training, installation, start-up assistance, and emergency service support to its customers. Intevac sells its products worldwide. The company was co-founded by Norman H. Pond in 1990. Intevac is based in Santa Clara, California.
THOMAS & BETTS CORPORATION (TNB)
Thomas & Betts Corporation (TBC) engages in the design and manufacture of electrical connectors and components used in industrial, commercial, communications, and utility markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Electrical; Steel Structures; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC). The Electrical segment offers connectors, components, and other products for electrical, utility, and communications applications. Its products include fittings and accessories for electrical raceways; fastening products, such as plastic and metallic ties for bundling wire, and flexible tubing; connectors, such as compression and mechanical connectors for high-current power and grounding applications; indoor and outdoor switch and outlet boxes, covers, and accessories; and floor boxes. This segment also offers metal framing used as structural support for conduits, cable tray, and electrical enclosures; emergency and hazardous lighting; safety switches; underground connectors and switchgear; CATV drop hardware; radio frequency connectors; aerial, pole, pedestal, and buried splice enclosures; encapsulation and sheath repair systems; and other products, including insulation products, wire markers, and application tooling products. The Steel Structures segment provides engineered tubular steel transmission and distribution poles, and lattice steel transmission towers for North American power and telecommunications companies. The HVAC segment offers heating and ventilation products for commercial and industrial buildings. Its products include gas, oil, and electric unit heaters; gas-fired duct furnaces; indirect and direct gas-fired make-up air heaters; infrared heaters; and evaporative cooling and heat recovery products. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors, mass merchandisers, catalog merchandisers, and home improvement centers. TBC was established in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
BROOKS AUTOMATION INC (BRKS)
Brooks Automation, Inc. supplies automation products and solutions to semiconductor market. It offers hardware, software, and services to chip manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers of semiconductor devices manufacturing equipment. The company operates in two segments, Hardware and Software. The Hardware segment provides wafer handling products and components, including vacuum modules, vacuum pumping components and systems, vacuum measurement components and systems, atmospheric robot modules, modules for wet processing, modules for liquid crystal display process tools, loadport modules, vacuum systems for semiconductor manufacturing, atmospheric systems, automated material handling systems, and lithography automation solutions for reticle inspection, storage, and management. The Software segment offers software for manufacturing execution system for tracking the movement of production wafers in a fabrication, and managing the data and actions for every wafer, equipment, operator, and other resources in the fabrication; factory logistics applications, such as simulation, scheduling, and dispatching; connecting and integrating equipment with factory management systems; process control; and data analysis and management for factory and enterprise performance monitoring. The company serves semiconductor chip manufacturers; original equipment manufacturers; nonsemiconductor customers; and companies operating in liquid crystal display, data storage, and other similar industries in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Brooks Automation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
TRANSWITCH CORPORATION (TXCC)
TranSwitch Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated digital and mixed signal semiconductor devices for the telecommunications and data communications markets. Its SONET/SDH products provide direct interface for fiber optic transmission in North America, Europe, and Asia. The SONET/SDH products are used to build access equipment, add/drop multiplexers, digital cross-connects, and other telecommunication and data communications equipment, as well as in customer premise equipment, such as routers and hubs; and in central offices, adding integrated fiber optic transmission capability to telephone switches. The company also provides Asynchronous/PDH products, which are used to configure transmission equipment to increase the capacity of the radio and copper-based public network. In addition, it offers ATM/IP products that provide the key functions of ATM/IP-based multiservice access multiplexer systems; and CellBus, a patented system architecture for implementing ATM/IP access multiplexers and ATM/IP switching systems. Its customers include telecommunications and data communications original equipment manufacturers serving public network infrastructure that supports voice and data communications; Internet infrastructure that supports the World Wide Web and other data services; and corporate wide area networks that support voice and data information exchange within medium-sized and large enterprises. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut.
Cytyc Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of clinical products primarily focused on women's health. Its products cover a range of women's health applications, including cervical cancer screening, breast cancer risk assessment, treatment of excessive menstrual bleeding, and treatment of breast cancer. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostic Products and Surgical Products. The Diagnostic Products segment develops and markets the ThinPrep System for use in diagnostic cytology testing applications primarily focused on women's health. The ThinPrep System consists of the ThinPrep 2000 Processor; ThinPrep 3000 Processor; ThinPrep Imaging System; and related reagents, filters, and other supplies, such as the ThinPrep Pap Test and ThinPrep PreservCyt solution. It also provides the platform from which the company has launched its expansion into breast cancer risk assessment with the FirstCyte Breast Test. The Surgical Products segment manufactures and markets the NovaSure System, which allows physicians to treat women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding in a minimally invasive manner to eliminate or reduce their bleeding to normal levels. The NovaSure System consists of a single-use disposable device and a controller that delivers radio frequency energy to the lining of the uterus. This segment also offers the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System, a single-use device for the treatment of breast cancer that positions radiation sources directly into the post-lumpectomy site to optimize radiation treatment delivery while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. The company has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and Australia. Cytyc was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY INC (SSTI)
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a range of nonvolatile memory solutions, based on proprietary SuperFlash technology, for various applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications, and Internet computing markets. It offers flash memory semiconductor devices in three categories, which include standard memory products, application specific products, and special products. The standard memory products include Multi-Purpose Flash family, Multi-Purpose Flash Plus family, and Many-Time Programmable family. These product families support a range of mainstream applications that use nonvolatile memory products. The application specific products consist of Concurrent SuperFlash, Serial Flash, Firmware Hub, and Low Pin Count flash products. These products are designed to address specific applications, such as cellular phones, hard disk drives, optical drives, and personal computers. The special products comprise ComboMemory, ROM/RAM Combos, SSF, MTP, FlashFlex51 microcontroller, and other special flash products. These products are used in applications requiring low power and a small form factor, such as cellular phones, wireless modems, MP3 systems, pagers, and digital organizers. The company sells its products through manufacturers' representatives and distributors in North America and Europe, as well as through sales representatives in Asia. Silicon Storage Technology was co-founded by Bing Yeh in 1989. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Tektronix, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of test, measurement, and monitoring solutions to customers in various industries worldwide. The company enables its customers to design, manufacture, deploy, monitor, and service communications networks, computing, and pervasive technologies. Its products include oscilloscopes to observe, measure, verify, and characterize the physical characteristics of electrical and optical signals; logic analyzers to verify, debug, validate, and characterize the electronic devices, products, and systems; network management and diagnostic tools to develop, deploy, and manage mobile and fixed line networks; and spectrum analyzers. Tektronix also offers video test products that include waveform monitors, MPEG test products, and video signal generators; and signal source or stimulus products that include arbitrary waveform generators, function generators, data generators, and data timing generators. Further, the company offers service programs to repair and calibrate its products with service personnel, as well as a range of accessories for its products, such as probes, optical accessories, and application software. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Maxtek Components Corporation, Tektronix offers hybrid circuits for internal use and for external sale to customers in the automated test equipment industry, the medical equipment industry, and for military applications. Its customers include electronic and computer equipment component manufacturers and service providers, communication network equipment manufacturers, network operators, semiconductor manufacturers, private industrial concerns engaged in commercial or governmental projects, military and nonmilitary agencies, public utilities, educational institutions, and radio and television stations and networks. The company was organized in 1946 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (LSCC)
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSC) engages in design, development, and marketing of programmable logic devices and related software primarily in the United States. Its programmable logic products are semiconductor components that could be configured by end customers as specific logic circuits. The company offers field programmable gate arrays, which include LatticeEC/ECP product families. These product families feature built-in double data rate memory support, a flexible DSP block and support for industry standard SPI-flash boot memories. LSC also provides field programmable system chips, known as ORCA 4 FPSC, which enable its users to develop designs for the implementation of 10 gigabit Ethernet and SONET applications; and IspXP products based on SRAM technology for security, instant-on logic functionality, and the elimination of external programming devices. In addition, the company offers ispGDX product family, which extends in-system programmability to the circuit board level using digital cross-point switch architecture for digital signal interconnect and interface applications. Further, it provides programmable logic devices for handheld and portable equipment. LSC's customers primarily include original equipment manufacturers in various markets, including communications, computing, industrial, automotive, medical, and consumer, as well as in the military end market. The company markets its products directly to end customers through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and indirectly through a network of independent distributors. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
SEMTECH CORPORATION (SMTC)
Semtech Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for computer, communication, and industrial applications. The company operates in two segments, Standard Semiconductor Products; and Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products. The Standard Semiconductor Products segment offers power management circuits, protection products, test and measurement circuits, human input devices, and communication circuits. The Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products segment provides assembly and rectifier devices, and custom integrated circuits. Its products are used in various end-applications, including notebook and desktop computers, computer gaming systems, personal digital assistants, cellular phones, wireline networks, wireless base stations, and automated test equipment. Semtech sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and China. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
SILICONWARE PRECISION INDUSTRIES COMPANY LTD (SPIL)
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. provides semiconductor packaging and testing services. It offers standard and customized packaging and testing solutions, including lead frame packages and substrate packages, such as flip-chip ball grid array and module packages, as well as testing for logic, mixed signal, and embedded memory devices. The company also offers turnkey solutions, including packaging, testing, and shipment of semiconductor devices to end users. Siliconware Precision Industries was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan.
PerkinElmer, Inc. provides scientific instruments, consumables, and services to the pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental testing, chemical, and general industrial markets worldwide. It designs, manufactures, markets, and services products and systems in three segments: Life and Analytical Sciences, Optoelectronics, and Fluid Sciences. The Life and Analytical Sciences segment provides drug discovery, genetic screening, and environmental and chemical analysis tools, including instruments, reagents, consumables, and services for daily applications in scientific research and clinical applications. Its products are offered under various brand names, including Wallac, Packard, NEN, AAnalyst, Clarus, OneSource, LABWORKS, Pyris, Spectrum, Optima, DELFIA, ImageTrak, UltraView, prOTOF, Victor, LANCE, ELAN, and ViewLux. The Optoelectronics segment provides digital imaging, sensor, and specialty lighting components used in the biomedical, consumer products, and other specialty end markets under the brand names Cermax, Heimann, ColdBlue, MultiBlue, Power Systems, Amorphous Silicon, and Reticon. The Fluid Sciences segment provides fluid control and containment systems for environments, such as turbine engines and semiconductor fabrication facilities under the brand names Belfab, Callisto, Centurion, U-Plex Seals, E-Seals, Rigid E-Seal Joints, and PressureScience. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts. PerkinElmer, Inc. acquired Elcos AG in February 2005, which designs and manufactures custom light emitting diode and solutions for biomedical and industrial applications.
AMPHENOL CORPORATION (APH)
Amphenol Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of interconnect products and systems, and cable products worldwide. It offers various interconnect products, including engineered cable assemblies, fiber-optic couplers and connectors, input/output connectors, sculptured flexible circuits, smart card acceptor devices, and radio-frequency connector products. In addition, the company provides cable products that comprise coaxial and flat-ribbon cable and related products, primarily for communications markets, including cable television. Amphenol offers its products primarily for voice, video, and data communication systems; commercial and military aerospace systems; automotive and mass transportation applications; natural resource exploration and automotive applications; and missile systems, and industrial and factory automation equipment markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, cable system operators, and telecommunication companies through direct sales force, manufacturers' representatives, and distributors in the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Amphenol was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut.
EMCORE CORPORATION (EMKR)
EMCORE Corporation offers a portfolio of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, solar, and wireless communications markets. It operates in three segments: Fiber Optics, Photovoltaics, and Electronic Materials and Devices. The Fiber Optics segment provides optical components, subsystems, and systems that enable the transmission of video, voice, and data over fiber optic cables. It serves the cable television, fiber-to-the-premise, telecommunications, data and satellite communications, storage area network, and the defense and homeland security markets. The Photovoltaics segment provides solar cell products and solar panels to global satellite communications market. The Electronic Materials and Devices segment offers RF transistor materials for wireless communications systems, such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi Internet access; and 3G mobile handsets and PDA devices. It serves semiconductor, telecommunications, data communications, and computer manufacturing companies worldwide. The company, through a 49% ownership in GELcore, LLC, engages in developing and commercializing light emitting diode technology for use in the general and specialty illumination markets. EMCORE was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey.
COGNEX CORPORATION (CGNX)
Cognex Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of machine vision systems or computers, which are used to automate a range of manufacturing processes where vision is required. The company operates in Modular Vision Systems (MVS) and Surface Inspection Systems (SIS) divisions. MVS division designs, develops, manufactures, and markets modular vision systems that are used to automate the manufacture of discrete items, such as semiconductor chips, cellular phones, and light bulbs, by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing process. SIS division designs, develops, manufactures, and markets surface inspection vision systems that are used to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion, such as paper, metals, plastics, and nonwovens, to ensure there are no flaws or defects on the surfaces. The company sells its products through its sales force in North America, Japan, Europe, and southeast Asia. Cognex Corporation was founded by Robert J. Shillman in 1981. The company is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.
BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS INC (BHE)
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (BEI) provides electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company offers design and manufacturing services, from initial product design to volume production, and direct order fulfillment. It also provides engineering services, including product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, and test development. BEI's manufacturing and assembly operations include printed circuit boards and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration. Its design services include computer assisted engineering and design, engineering for manufacturability, circuit board layout, and test development, as well as prototyping after product design. The company's testing services include computer-aided testing of assembled printed circuit boards, subsystems, and systems. Its test capabilities include manufacturing defect analysis, in-circuit tests to test the circuitry of the board, and functional tests to confirm that the board or assembly operates in accordance with its final specifications. In addition, BEI tests products for conformity to applicable industry, product integrity, and regulatory standards. It also provides final system assembly and test services. The company integrates printed circuit board assemblies manufactured by it with enclosures, electronic and mechanical subassemblies, cables, and memory modules. Benchmark Electronics offers its services to OEMs of telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, video/audio/entertainment products, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and medical devices in the United States, Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand. The company markets services through a direct sales force and independent marketing representatives. Benchmark Electronics was incorporated in 1981 and was formerly known as Electronics, Inc. The company is headquartered in Angleton, Texas.
WMS Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of gaming machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs). It offers video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines, and VLTs incorporating entertaining game themes and gaming features; multicoin and multiline video gaming machines; and poker. The company sells gaming machines, VLT's, conversion kits, parts, used equipment, and equipment manufactured under original equipment manufacturing agreements to casinos and other licensed gaming machine operators, as well as licenses its games to third parties for distribution and lease gaming machines and VLT's to casinos and other licensed gaming machine operators. It primarily serves customers in the United States, Canada, Russia, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company, formerly known as Williams Electronics, Inc., was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois.
FLIR Systems, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging systems and infrared camera systems worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Thermography and Imaging. Thermography division produces systems that provide temperature measurement and thermal pattern, and other diagnostic capabilities used for various commercial, industrial, and governmental applications. Its cameras incorporate temperature measurement capability, enabling the user to perform various diagnostic and analytic activities. Applications for these cameras include electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance, process control, test and measurement, and scientific analysis. Imaging division offers various products, which enable the user to see in darkness and through various types of obscurants, such as smoke, haze, and fog. It offers hand-held imaging systems, as well as fixed mounted products for ground, airborne, and marine applications. Imaging products primarily include hand-held systems used for reconnaissance, surveillance, and law enforcement; stabilized gimbal mounted systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft applications; fixed mounted ground systems for security and surveillance applications; and maritime systems designed for saltwater environment. These products incorporate additional sensors, including visible light cameras, laser rangefinders, laser illuminators, laser designators, and image analysis software. The company's customers include military, paramilitary, and police forces; original equipment manufacturers; commercial manufacturers; research and development facilities; universities; industrial companies; utilities; and news gathering agencies. It markets its products through direct sales, independent representatives, and distributors. FLIR Systems has a strategic alliance with Pelco, Inc. to offer thermal and visible light security surveillance systems. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
OSI Systems, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of security and inspection systems, medical monitoring and anesthesia systems, and optoelectronic devices and value-added subsystems worldwide. The security and inspection systems are used to inspect baggage, cargo, people, vehicles, and other objects for weapons, explosives, drugs, and other contraband. These systems are also used for the verification of cargo manifests for the purpose of assessing duties and monitoring the export and import of controlled materials. The company also designs, manufactures, and markets medical monitoring and anesthesia systems for use in critical care, emergency, and perioperative areas within hospitals, as well as physicians offices, medical clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers. It also provides wired and wireless networks and clinical information access solutions, ambulatory blood pressure monitors, and medical data services. The company manufactures optoelectronic devices and value-added subsystems that are used for various applications ranging from monitoring, measurement and positioning functions to detect the exact position, motion, or size of another object, such as the detection of paper in the print path of a laser printer. It optoelectronic devices and value-added subsystems are used in aerospace and defense electronics, security and inspection systems, medical diagnostics, fiber optics, telecommunications, gaming, office automation, computer peripherals, and industrial automation. OSI Systems was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Hawthorne, California.
PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC (PMTI)
Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. engages in the research, development, manufacturing, and distribution of light based systems for hair removal and other cosmetic treatments. It offers products based on technologies that include hair removal, removal of benign pigmented lesions, such as age and sun spots; tattoo removal; acne treatment; wrinkle removal; pseudofolliculitis barbae or pfb treatment; treatment of red pigmentation in hypertrophic and keloid scars; treatment of verrucae, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis; deep tissue heating for relief of muscle and joint pain; noninvasive treatment of facial and leg veins and other benign vascular lesions, such as rosacea, spider veins, port wine stains and hemangiomas; and other skin treatments. The company operates in the United States, Japan, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia/Pacific, and South and Central America. Palomar was organized in 1987 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.
ASYST TECHNOLOGIES INC (ASYT)
Asyst Technologies, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and support of hardware and software automation systems for semiconductor and flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing industries. The company's products include isolation systems, work-in-process materials management, substrate-handling robotics, automated transport and loading systems, wafer and reticle carriers, and connectivity automation software. It sells its products directly to semiconductor and FPD manufacturers, as well as original equipment manufacturers in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Asyst Technologies was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
LAMSON & SESSIONS CO. (LMS)
The Lamson & Sessions Co. engages in the manufacture and distribution of thermoplastic electrical, consumer, telecommunications, and engineered sewer products in the United States and Canada. It operates in three segments: Carlon, Lamson Home, and PVC Pipe. Carlon segment sells various products, including electrical and telecommunications raceway systems, as well as nonmetallic enclosures, electrical outlet boxes, and fittings to electrical contractors and distributors, original equipment manufacturers, electric power utilities, cable television, and telephone and telecommunications companies. Lamson Home Products segment provides electrical outlet boxes, liquidtight conduit, electrical fittings, door chimes, and lighting controls to home centers and mass merchandisers for the do-it-yourself' home improvement market. PVC Pipe segment supplies electrical, power, and communications conduit to the electrical distribution, telecommunications, consumer, power utility, and sewer markets. In addition, the company distributes various consumer electrical wiring devices, home security devices, wireless electrical, and other wireless products. The Lamson & Sessions Co. was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
RAMTRON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (RMTR)
Ramtron International Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor memory devices primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company provides ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) devices and dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules. The company's FRAM product portfolio includes serial and parallel nonvolatile memories, and mixed-signal and integrated FRAM devices. FRAM devices are used in various applications in the metering, computing and information systems, automotive, communications, consumer and industrial, scientific, and medical markets. It also licenses the technology related to FRAM products. Ramtron also supplies other storage products for personal computer applications, such as gaming and video processing. The company markets its products through electronics distributors and manufacturers' representatives, as well as through direct, retail, and Internet sales channels to small personal computer system manufacturers and end-users of personal computer systems. It also sells its products in Japan, Canada, Germany, Italy, China/Hong Kong, and the Czech Republic. Ramtron was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
ALLIANCE FIBER OPTIC PRODUCTS INC (AFOP)
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fiber optic components for communications equipment manufacturers in the United States and Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices that are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power; and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices that separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. It also provides wavelength management solutions, which comprise WDM and DWDM components and modules that utilize thin film filter technologies to separate optical signals. In addition, AFOP offers optical devices, which consists of optical depolarizer that reduces the degree of polarization of a light source; automatic variable optical attenuator, which controls the amount of power in an optical fiber; and switchable optical drop/add module that inserts or extracts specific wavelengths in a DWDM system. The company's products are deployed by customers in long-haul networks, metropolitan networks, last mile access networks, and enterprise networks. AFOP was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Exar Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, and marketing of physical interface and access control solutions for use in the communications infrastructure worldwide. The company provides original equipment manufacturers with integrated circuits that facilitate the transport of signals in access, metro, and wide area networks. Its analog and digital design enables the company to provide physical interface and access control silicon solutions that address transmission standards, such as T/E carrier, ATM, and SONET/SDH. The company also offers clock and timing products targeted at wireless base stations, network switches, and routers. In addition, it also designs, develops, and markets integrated circuit products for the video and imaging markets. The company's offerings primarily include low voltage and multichannel universal asynchronous receiver transmitters, which are used for various industrial, telecommunications, and computer server applications. It markets and sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through independent sales representatives and distributors primarily in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Exar Corporation was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Fremont, California.
BECKMAN COULTER INC (BEC)
Beckman Coulter, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of instrument systems, chemistries, software, and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Its product lines include various blood tests routinely performed in hospital laboratories and systems for medical and pharmaceutical research. These products are used in various applications, from instruments used for medical research, clinical research, and drug discovery to diagnostic systems found in hospitals and physicians' offices to aid in patient care. The company operates in two segments, Clinical Diagnostics and Biomedical Research. Clinical Diagnostics segment encompasses the detection and monitoring of disease by means of laboratory evaluation and analysis of bodily fluids, cells, and other substances from patients. Biomedical Research segment includes life sciences and drug discovery applications in universities, medical schools, medical centers, reference laboratories, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Its product portfolio comprises centrifuges; robotic liquid handling systems; instruments for particle and cell analysis and characterization; capillary electrophoresis systems; DNA sequencers; genotyping systems; spectrophotometers; high pressure liquid chromatography systems; DNA and protein microarray systems; flow cytometers and cellular imaging systems; pH meters; and liquid scintillation counters. The company was incorporated in 1934. It was formerly known as Beckman Instruments, Inc. and changed its name to Beckman Coulter, Inc. in 1998. Beckman Coulter is headquartered in Fullerton, California.
ATMI, Inc. supplies materials, materials delivery systems, and materials packaging products to the semiconductor industry worldwide. It primarily offers gas delivery systems, liquid materials and delivery systems, and packaging and delivery systems. The company also provides applications and analytical support services relating to each of these product lines. ATMI markets and sells its materials products to end-use customers, chemical suppliers, and equipment suppliers through its direct sales force in North America, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, and Asia, as well as offers its materials delivery systems to semiconductor equipment original equipment manufacturers. It has a strategic alliance with Matheson Gas Products, Inc.; and Enthone, Inc. The company, formerly known as Advanced Technology Materials, Inc., was founded by Ward Stevens, Gene Banucci, Duncan Brown, Glenn Tom, and Karl Olander in 1986. ATMI is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.
ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES INC (AEIS)
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and support of power conversion and control systems, and gas flow control devices used in plasma-based thin-film processing equipment. The company provides power conversion systems, including direct current, high power, low and mid frequency, and radio frequency (RF) power supplies; matching networks; and RF instrumentation. Its power conversion systems are used by semiconductor and similar thin-film manufacturers, including flat panel display, data storage, and architectural glass manufacturers in physical vapor deposition; chemical vapor deposition; reactive sputtering; electroplating; plasma vacuum processes; oxide, poly, and conductor etch; and carbon dioxide laser excitation. The company also offers flow control technology products comprising thermal mass flow controllers (MFCs), pressure-based MFCs, liquid MFCs, liquid vapor delivery systems, pressure control systems, and ultrasonic control systems. Its flow control technology products are primarily used in semiconductor, flat panel display manufacturing, and similar thin-film applications; fiber optics; safe delivery systems; and silica industries. In addition, Advanced Energy Industries provides thermal instrumentation products, which consist of thermal management and control solutions that are used in physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, rapid thermal processing, and other semiconductor applications requiring non-contact temperature measurement. Further, it offers source technology products, including plasma and ion beam sources, which are used in the direct deposition of thin films of diamond-like carbon, ion-assisted deposition, ion beam etching, optical coating, industrial coating, pre-cleaning, and chamber cleaning. Advanced Energy Industries sells its products in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Ultratech, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of photolithography and laser thermal processing equipment for manufacturers of semiconductor and nanotechnology components. It supplies step-and-repeat systems based on one-to-one (1X) technology to semiconductor device manufacturers for applications involving line geometries of 0.75 microns or greater, and to nanotechnology manufacturers. The company's 1X steppers are also used as replacements for scanners in existing fabrication facilities. Additionally, these steppers are used to manufacture high volume semiconductors used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, automotive control systems, power systems, and consumer electronics. Further, the company supplies 1X photolithography systems to thin film head manufacturers, and to various other nanotechnology markets. Ultratech sells its products in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and the rest of Asia through its direct sales organization and independent sales organizations. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
MIPS TECHNOLOGIES INC (MIPS)
MIPS Technologies, Inc. develops embedded processors and related intellectual property for use in performance-oriented markets, such as digital entertainment, wired and wireless communications (including broadband access), office automation, security, and automotive markets. Its designs are based on its 32-bit and 64-bit reduced instruction set computing architectures. The company licenses its MIPS32 and MIPS64 instruction-set architectures, application-specific extensions, core designs, and other related intellectual property to semiconductor companies and system original equipment manufacturers. It also offers a variety of embedded processors that scale across multiple markets in standard, custom, semi custom, and application-specific products. MIPS Technologies' core and processor designs and related intellectual property are used in digital set-top boxes, digital televisions, DVD players, video game systems, laser printers, automotive telematics, broadband access devices, 802.11 wireless networking devices, and network routers. It has sales offices in California, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and Israel. The company's predecessor, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., was founded in 1984. MIPS Technologies was spun off from Silicon Graphics, Inc. in 1998. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
LECROY CORPORATION (LCRY)
LeCROY Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and licensing of oscilloscopes, and related test and measurement equipment worldwide. Its oscilloscopes product family consists of WaveMaster, WavePro, WaveRunner, and WaveSurfer. These tools are used by designers and engineers to measure and analyze complex electronic signals in order to develop high-performance systems, to validate electronic designs, and to improve time to market. The test and measurement equipment is used in the design, development, manufacture, deployment, and operation of electronic products and systems. These instruments are used in electronic equipment industries, including computer, semiconductor, communications, consumer, automotive, defense, and video. In addition, these instruments are utilized to install and maintain, as well as monitor wireless and wireline communications, and broadcast networks. The company sells its products into a range of end markets, including the computer and semiconductor, data storage devices, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. It sells its products and provides service through its wholly owned subsidiaries and representatives. LeCROY was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York.
APPLERA CORPORATION (CRA)
Applera Corporation-Celera Genomics Group principally engages in the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases in the United States. It leverages its proteomic, bioinformatic, and genomic capabilities to identify and validate drug targets, and to discover and develop small molecule therapeutics. The company has strategic collaborations with Abbott Laboratories to discover, develop, and commercialize targeted therapies for cancer; with General Electric Company to accelerate the discovery and development of new products for personalized, or targeted, medicine; and with Seattle Genetics, Inc. to discover, develop, and commercialize antibody-based therapies for cancer. Applera Corporation-Celera Genomics is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. Applera Corporation-Celera Genomics Group is a division of Applera Corporation.
MILLIPORE CORPORATION (MIL)
Millipore Corporation, a multinational bioscience company, provides technologies, tools, and services for the discovery, development, and production of therapeutic drugs. The company primarily serves customers in the biotechnology, life science research, and other bioscience markets with various products and services used in the purification, separation, and analysis of fluids. It sells approximately 5,000 standard products, which include handheld laboratory sample preparation and screening devices and kits in various formats; and specialty membranes, chromatography media, and large process scale cartridges used to filter fluid. Its hardware products include small benchtop laboratory water purification systems, cartridge integrity testers, stainless steel process scale filtration, and chromatography systems and columns. The company also offers field services for the maintenance of laboratory water systems and validation services to the biopharmaceutical customers. It sells its products primarily through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and through its Web site. Millipore Corp. has an alliance with Gen-Probe, Inc. to develop, manufacture, and commercialize nucleic acid testing products for rapid microbiological and virus monitoring in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The company was founded in 1954 by Jack Bush under the name Millipore Filter Corporation and subsequently changed its name to Millipore Corporation. The company is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
AVX Corporation engages in the manufacture and supply of passive electronic components and related products to store, filter, and regulate electric energy. The company operates in three segments: Passive Components, KED Resale, and Connectors. The Passive Components segment consists primarily of surface mount and leaded ceramic and tantalum capacitors, film and power capacitors, and varistors. The KED Resale segment consists primarily of ceramic capacitors, crystal oscillators, SAW devices, resistive products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors. The Connectors segment consists primarily of Elco automotive, telecom, and memory connectors. The company markets its products through its own direct sales force and independent manufacturers' representatives to customers in various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and contract equipment manufacturers. AVX sells its products in Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. AVX Corporation is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.
Nanogen, Inc. provides human molecular diagnostic products to research, clinical laboratory, and point-of-care markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Its products include instruments, consumables, electronic microarrays, analyte specific reagents, and point-of-care diagnostic tests. The company offers NanoChip Molecular Biology Workstation, an automated, multipurpose instrument primarily used for DNA-based analyses; and the NanoChip Cartridge, which provides a tool for the identification and analysis of biological test samples containing charged molecules. It also provides various analyte specific reagents for the detection of gene mutations associated with diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, hereditary hemochromatosis, cardiovascular disease, beta thalassemia, and Canavan disease. In addition, it offers general purpose reagents and accessories that are used to facilitate assay and protocol development and validation on the NanoChip Platform. The company's microarray instrument platform includes electronic microarray system for multiplexed mutation detection. Nanogen also provides technical support and field applications assistance to service and support its customers. It sells its products to research and molecular diagnostics laboratories. The company also provides contract research services. Nanogen was incorporated in 1991 and is based in San Diego, California.
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION (AMSC)
American Superconductor Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of products using two core technologies, high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires and power electronic converters for electric power application. The company also assembles superconductor wires and power electronic converters into integrated products, such as HTS ship propulsion motors and dynamic reactive compensation systems. The company operates in three segments: AMSC Wires, SuperMachines, and Power Electronic Systems. The AMSC Wires segment develops, manufactures, and sells HTS wire for power transmission cables, motors, generators, synchronous condensers, and specialty electromagnets. It sells wire to original equipment manufacturers that incorporate HTS wire into value-added products. The SuperMachines segment develops and commercializes electric motors, generators, and synchronous condensers based on HTS wire for ship propulsion and industrial uses. The Power Electronic Systems segment develops and sells power electronic converters, as well as integrated systems, used for power quality and reliability solutions and for wind farm applications. The company offers its products primarily in North America, Japan, Europe, Korea, and Singapore. American Superconductor Corporation has a strategic business alliance agreement with Siemens AG to develop 2G HTS wire for fault current limiters. The company was co-founded by Gregory J. Yurek and John Vander Sande in 1987. American Superconductor Corporation is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.
MOLECULAR DEVICES CORPORATION (MDCC)
Molecular Devices Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of bioanalytical measurement systems for drug discovery and other life sciences research. Its drug discovery product family includes fluorometric imaging plate reader and reagent kits, analyst system and reagent kits, electrophysiology systems, and imaging systems. The company's life sciences research products include microplate detection, genomics, imaging software, cellular neurosciences, liquid handling, and Threshold system that comprises a detection instrument and reagents. Molecular Devices' systems and consumables enable pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to identify and evaluate drug candidates in genomics, proteomics, and parallel chemistry. Its customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as medical centers, universities, government research laboratories, and other institutions worldwide. The company sells its products through direct sales force and distributors. Molecular Devices was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED (TRMB)
Trimble Navigation Limited provides advanced positioning products, services, and solutions to commercial and government users in various markets, including surveying, construction, agriculture, urban and resource management, military, transportation, and telecommunications. The company's positioning portfolio includes global positioning system (GPS), laser, optical, and inertial technologies. Its products include earthmoving equipment guidance systems, surveying instruments, fleet management systems, components for in vehicle navigation and telematics systems, farm equipment guidance systems, field data collection handhelds, and timing modules used in the synchronization of wireless networks. Trimble also supplies modules, boards, custom integrated circuits and software, or single application Internet protocol licenses to the customer in the telecommunications and automotive industries. In addition, the company provides a GPS component that is embedded into in-vehicle navigation (IVN), fleet management, vehicle security, asset management, and telematics applications, and a location engine for IVN in the automotive and embedded market. Its joint venture in Japan, Nikon-Trimble Co., Ltd., focuses on the design and manufacture of surveying instruments, including mechanical total stations and related products. The company's products are sold through dealers, representatives, partners, and other channels worldwide. Trimble was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Power-One, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of power conversion products primarily for the communications infrastructure market. The company's products include alternate current /direct current (DC) power supplies that power communications and networking equipment, as well as industrial, automatic/semiconductor test, transportation, medical, and other electronic equipment; DC/DC converters, which are used to control power on communications printed circuit boards; DC power systems that are used by communications and Internet service providers; DC/DC point-of-load (POL) converters, which utilize a semiconductor package for powering Intermediate Bus Architecture POL applications; and digital power management architecture and related digital products that integrate conversion, communications, and control for a digital board-level solution. These products are used to convert, regulate, purify, store, or distribute electrical power for electronic equipments. The company sells its products to equipment manufacturers, including contract manufacturers. It markets its products through manufacturers' representatives and distributors, primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Power-One was incorporated in 1973 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
Pixelworks, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of semiconductors and software for the display industry, including televisions, multimedia projectors, and flat panel monitors. The company's system-on-chip semiconductors provide capabilities for displays by processing and optimizing video and computer graphic signals to produce images. Its products include single-purpose discrete integrated circuits (ICs) and system-on-chip ICs, which integrate microprocessor, memory, and image processing circuits. The company's product categories include imageprocessor ICs, video signalprocessor ICs, and digital television production reference designs (DTPRD). Imageprocessor ICs are used in televisions, multimedia projectors, and LCD monitors. Semiconductors in this category include circuitry for image scaling, aspect ratio conversion, color compensation, customizable on-screen display, automatic image optimization, and control of the system operating system. Video signalprocessor ICs are discrete semiconductors that offer multimedia projection and television system architectures. DTPRD assists manufacturers to develop television designs. The company's customers include manufacturers of consumer electronics and computer display products. It offers its products worldwide through a direct sales force and indirectly through distributors and manufacturers' representatives primarily in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, China, Europe, and Korea. Pixelworks was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon. Pixelworks, Inc. acquired Equator Technologies, Inc.
OPLINK COMMUNICATIONS INC (OPLK)
Oplink Communications, Inc. provides design, integration, and optical manufacturing solutions (OMS) for optical networking components and subsystems worldwide. Its product portfolio includes all-optical dense and coarse wavelength division multiplexing, optical amplification, switching and routing, monitoring and conditioning, dispersion management, and line transmission applications. The company also offers OMS for the production and packaging of integrated optical subsystems. Its customer base includes telecommunications, data communications, and cable television equipment manufacturers. The company markets its products through direct sales representatives and distributors. Oplink Communications was founded in 1995 by Joseph Y. Liu and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC (VECO)
Veeco Instruments, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of equipment used by manufacturers in the data storage, semiconductor, high brightness light emitting diode, and wireless telecommunications industries worldwide. Its process equipment products deposit or remove various materials in the manufacturing of thin film magnetic heads. The company operates through three segments: Ion Beam and Mechanical Process Equipment, Epitaxial Process Equipment, and Metrology. The Ion Beam and Mechanical Process Equipment segment combines etch, deposition, and dicing and slicing products for data storage customers. The Epitaxial Process Equipment segment provides the molecular beam epitaxy and metal organic chemical vapor deposition products to high brightness light emitting diode and wireless telecommunications customers. The Metrology segment offers equipment that is used to provide critical surface measurements on products, such as semiconductor devices and thin film magnetic heads. It also includes atomic force microscopes, optical interferometers, and stylus profilers sold to semiconductor customers, data storage customers, and research facilities and scientific centers. The company's solutions are also used as a key research instruments in universities and scientific laboratories, as well as in industrial applications. Veeco was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.
Semitool, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, installation, and service of equipment for use in the fabrication of semiconductor devices. Its products include systems for wafer surface preparation and electrochemical deposition (ECD) applications. The company's surface preparation systems are designed for wet cleaning, stripping, and etching processes, including photoresist and polymer removal, and metal etching; and ECD systems are used to plate copper and gold, which is used for the integrated circuit's internal wiring, or interconnects; plate solder and gold bumps for wafer level packaging applications; and plate other metals for various semiconductor and related applications. It offers various products, including RAIDER SP, a single-wafer platform that supports surface preparation applications; SIRIUS, which is designed to deliver HydrOzone process; SPECTRUM & SPECTRUM HO, an automated batch processing system for cleaning, stripping, and etching applications; Spray Acid Tool, Spray Solvent Tool, Spin Rinser/Dryer, and SCEPTER that are manually loaded semiautomated systems for performing sequential processing of 25 wafers per spray process chamber; and RAIDER ECD, which is an automated multichamber and single-wafer processor for high volume ECD. In addition, Semitool provides container cleaning equipment and semiconductor manufacturing software control systems. Semitool, Inc. offers its products to semiconductor manufacturers primarily in the United States and Japan, as well as in Europe and Asia. The company was founded by Ray Thompson in 1979 and is headquartered in Kalispell, Montana.
DIODES INCORPORATED (DIOD)
Diodes Incorporated (DII) engages in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of discrete semiconductors, primarily to manufacturers in the communications, computing, industrial, consumer electronics, and automotive markets, as well as to distributors of electronic components to end customers in these markets. Its technologies include diode and transistor (D&T) arrays in multipin surface-mount packages; Powermite3 surface-mount packages; Schottkys, switching, and rectifier diodes; single and dual prebiased transistors; tolerance and low current zener diodes; subminiature surface-mount packages; transient voltage suppressors; small signal transistors and MOSFETs; and rectifiers. The company's product line includes density diode and transistor arrays in ultra-miniature surface-mount packages and silicon wafers used in manufacturing these products. Its products are designed into various end-products, such as wireless devices, notebook computers, flat-panel displays, set-top boxes, game consoles, digital cameras, cellular phones, PDAs, power supplies, security systems, network routers and switches, DC to DC conversion, as well as into automotive electronic applications, GPS navigation, satellite radios, and audio/video players. DII sells its products through electronic component distributors in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.
Itron, Inc. provides solutions for collecting, analyzing, and applying electric, gas, and water usage data worldwide. It provides solutions for electricity metering, meter data collection, energy and water information management, demand side management and response, load forecasting, analysis and consulting services, distribution system design and optimization, Web-based workforce automation, commercial and industrial customer care, and residential energy and water management. The company operates through three segments: Hardware SolutionsElectricity Metering, Hardware SolutionsMeter Data Collection, and Software Solutions. The Hardware SolutionsMeter Data Collection segment offers residential and commercial AMR and original equipment manufacturer modules, mobile and network AMR data collection technologies, SmartSynch meter systems, handheld computers for meter data collection or mobile workforce applications, and related installation and implementation services. The Hardware SolutionsElectricity Metering segment offers residential solid-state and electromechanical electricity meters; AMR enabled meters; commercial and industrial electricity meters; and generation, transmission, and distribution meters. The Software Solutions segment provides software applications for commercial, industrial, and residential meter data collection; and management distribution system design and optimization, energy and water management, asset optimization, mobile workforce solutions, forecasting and related implementation, and forecasting and consulting services. The company sells electric and water meter modules through original equipment manufacturer. Itron was founded in 1977 and has its headquarters in Spokane, Washington.
OPTICAL COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS INC (OCPI)
Optical Communication Products, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of fiber optic subsystems and modules for the metropolitan area, local area, and storage area markets. Its products include optical transmitters, receivers, transceivers, and transponders that convert electronic signals into optical signals and back to electronic signals, enabling high-speed communication of voice and data traffic over public and private fiber optic networks. The company's products support a range of network applications, transmission speeds, distances and standards, including international transmission standards. Optical Communication's customers primarily include communication equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.
Coherent, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers, precision optics, and related accessories. It operates through two segments, Electro-Optics segment and Lambda Physik segment. The Electro-Optics segment focuses on markets, such as semiconductor and related manufacturing, graphic arts and display, materials processing, original equipment manufacturer laser components and instrumentation, and scientific research and government programs. The Lambda Physik segment focuses on markets using lasers for the production of thin-film transistors used in flat panel displays, ink jet printers, medical OEMs, automotive, environmental research, scientific research, materials processing, and micro-machining applications. The company markets its products domestically through a direct sales force, and sells through direct sales personnel in Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the People's Republic of China, as well as through independent representatives in other parts of the world. Coherent was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
NEWPORT CORPORATION (NEWP)
Newport Corporation engages in the development and sale of lasers, components, instruments, subsystems, and systems. It operates through three segments: Lasers, Photonics and Precision Technologies (PPT), and Advanced Packaging and Automation Systems (APAS). The Lasers segment offers diode-pumped solid-state lasers, ultrafast lasers, oscillators and amplifiers, high-energy pulsed lasers, tunable lasers, semiconductor lasers, high-power water-cooled ion lasers, air-cooled ion lasers, nitrogen lasers, and high-power helium neon lasers to original equipment manufacturers and end-user customers in the microelectronics, scientific research, life and health sciences, and industrial manufacturing markets. The PPT segment offers light sources, and monochromators and spectroscopy instrumentation; and thin-film optical filters, and ruled and holographic diffraction gratings and crystals. It also sells subsystems to third parties that integrate these products into larger systems, particularly for semiconductor manufacturing and life and health sciences applications. In addition, this segment offers automated and manually operated equipment used to assemble and test fiber optic telecommunications and data communications devices, addressing applications from pretest to assembly and packaging to final device testing. The PPT segment's photonics and precision products address microelectronics, scientific research, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences, and communications markets. The APAS segment offers an array of automation subsystem products for semiconductor front-end wafer processing applications, as well as supplies turnkey systems for advanced back-end packaging applications. The company markets its products and services through its sales organizations, a network of independent distributors and sales representatives, technical catalogs, and Web site. Newport Corporation was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Kopin Corporation engages in the design, development, and manufacture of semiconductor wafers, light emitting diodes, and electronic digital imaging devices for the consumer electronics, industrial, and military markets. It primarily offers CyberDisplay family of imaging devices for consumer and defense systems, including camcorders, digital cameras, personal video eyewear, and thermal weapon sights; and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT) to telecommunication providers for use in cellular phones, wireless fidelity, voice over Internet protocol, and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. The company was founded by John C.C. Fan in 1984 and is headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts.
MILLENNIUM CELL INC (MCEL)
Millennium Cell, Inc. develops hydrogen energy systems for use in portable electronic devices for military, medical, industrial, and consumer electronics markets. Its systems use Hydrogen on Demand technology to generate hydrogen through the use of sodium borohydride. The company has a collaboration agreement with The Dow Chemical Company for the development and commercialization of portable fuel cell systems for use in consumer electronics and military applications. Millennium Cell was formed in 1998 and is based in Eatontown, New Jersey.
INVERNESS MEDICAL INNOVATIONS INC (IMA)
Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (IMI) and its subsidiaries engage in the development, manufacture, and marketing of vitro diagnostic products for the over-the-counter pregnancy and fertility/ovulation test market, as well as the professional rapid diagnostic test market worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Diagnostic Products (CDP), Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements (VNS), and Professional Diagnostic Products (PDP). The CDP segment offers over-the-counter pregnancy and fertility/ovulation tests. It also provides clearblue easy digital pregnancy and fertility/ovulation prediction tests. The VNS segment markets various vitamins and nutritional supplements primarily in the United States. The PDP segment products comprise rapid membrane test products for pregnancy, drugs of abuse, mononucleosis, strep throat, Lyme disease, chlamydia, fecal occult blood, Influenza A/B, and rubella; ELISA products, which include immunosorbent assays (ELISA) tests for various infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as automated instrumentation for processing ELISA assays; AtheNA Multi-Lyte Test System that performs anti-nuclear antibody, and screen and reflex testing for nine specific auto-antibodies; and IFA/Serology products, which comprise indirect fluorescent antibody. The company sells its products primarily in North America, Europe, and Japan. IMI was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Technitrol, Inc. produces passive magnetics-based electronic components, and electrical contact products and materials principally in the United States. It operates in two segments, the Electronic Components, which operates under the name Pulse; and the Electrical Contact Products, which operates under the name AMI Doduco. Pulse designs and manufactures various passive magnetics-based components, including transformers, filters, chokes, inductors, delay lines, and component modules. These components manage and regulate electronic signals and power for use in various devices by filtering out radio frequency interference, and adjusting and ensuring proper current and voltage. Pulse's customers include manufacturers of electronic equipment for local area network, consumer electronics, telecommunications, broadband/Internet access, power conversion, automotive, and military/aerospace applications. AMI Doduco produces electrical contacts, contact materials, and contact assemblies. These contact products complete or interrupt electrical circuits in electrical devices. AMI Doduco sells its products to multinational original equipment manufacturers and are used in various industries, including appliances, automotive, commercial and industrial machinery, construction, electric power distribution, and telephone equipment. Technitrol was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania.
THERMOGENESIS CORP (KOOL)
Thermogenesis Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of blood processing devices and single-use sterile blood processing disposables that enable the manufacture of therapeutic biological products. Its therapeutic products include hematopoietic stem cells from placental/cord blood for bone marrow rescue transplants; blood protein surgical sealants to arrest surgical bleeding or bond excised tissue; and platelet gels to accelerate the healing of damaged bones and chronic dermal wounds. The company's products portfolio comprises BioArchive System, a robotic liquid nitrogen storage system with integrated controlled rate freezer process to cryopreserve and archive units of cord blood stem cells in liquid nitrogen; BioArchive accessories and sterile single use disposables, such as over wrap bags, sealers, expressers, a manual retrieval device, protective storage canisters, processing bags, and freezing bags; ThermoLine Ultra-Rapid Plasma Thawers used for homogeneous thawing of frozen red blood cells or fresh frozen plasma before their transfusion; Ultra-Rapid Plasma Freezers that optimize plasma freezing through liquid heat transfer and uniform freezing technologies; AutoXpress System, designed to provide cord blood banks a semiautomated means of collecting mono-nuclear cells from cord blood into a fixed volume within a closed sterile bag; CryoSeal FS System, which produces fibrin sealant components from a single unit of autologous or single donor plasma in about one hour; and thrombin processing device, a sterile single use disposable that can produce approximately 8 ml of activated thrombin from an 11 ml aliquot of the patient's blood or blood plasma. The company markets its products through direct sales force and independent distributors to hospitals and blood banks located in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. ThermoGenesis was founded in 1985 and is based in Rancho Cordova, California.
MAGMA DESIGN AUTOMATION INC (LAVA)
Magma Design Automation, Inc. provides electronic design automation software products and related services. The company provides design and implementation software for designing and producing integrated circuits used in the communications, computing, consumer electronics, networking, and semiconductor industries. Magma provides RTL-to-GDSII design flow that includes prototyping, synthesis, place and route, and signal and power integrity chip design capabilities; capacitance extraction; design for test, physical verification, static, and statistical timing analysis; and characterization and modeling. Magma's software also includes products for advanced logical, physical synthesis, and architecture development tools for programmable logic devices, FPGAs, and structured ASICs; capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company also provides consulting, training, and chip design services. It sells its products primarily through direct sales force to semiconductor companies and electronic products manufacturers in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Magma was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
MATTSON TECHNOLOGY INC (MTSN)
Mattson Technology, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products consist of dry strip, rapid thermal processing, and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition equipment. The company's equipment is used for transistor level or front-end-of-line manufacturing, as well as in specialized applications for processing interconnect layer or back-end-of-line processing. Mattson Technology also provides system installation, onsite repair, relocation services, post-sales process development applications, telephone support, training, and maintenance services. Its customers include foundries, and logic and memory device manufacturers worldwide. Mattson Technology was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
ARM Holdings plc engages in the design of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors and related technology. It licenses and sells its technology and products to electronics companies, which manufacture, market, and sell microprocessors, application specific integrated circuits, and application specific standard products based on the ARM architecture to systems companies for incorporation into various end products. ARM's products include 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software, and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. The company also licenses its development systems directly to systems companies, and provides consulting, support services, platforms, and application software to its licensees, systems companies, and other systems designers. Its principal markets are Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific region. The company was formerly known as Advanced RISC Machines Holdings Limited and changed its name to ARM Holdings plc in 1998. ARM is based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
AudioCodes, Ltd. engages in the design, development, and marketing of technologies and products for enabling the transmission of voice over packet media, gateway technologies, and systems for converged networks. Its products include signal processor chips, communications boards and modules, and system products. The company's signal processor chips process voice, data, and fax signals and compress this information into packets for sending between traditional telephone networks and packet networks. AudioCodes offers communications boards and modules for communication system products that are deployed on both access networks and enterprise networks. The carrier network applications for these boards and modules include media gateways, which terminate calls from the public switched telephone network, packetize and compress the call, and then switch the call to the packet network, and vice-versa. The enterprise applications for these products include computer telephony integration deployments for contact centers. AudioCodes offers system products, including media servers and media gateways, for access networks, trunking applications in carrier networks, and enterprise networks. Media servers provide conferencing, multilanguage announcement functionality, and other media server applications for voice over packet networks. Its media gateway products include low density analog media gateways and low, mid, and high density digital media gateways. The company's customers include original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and network equipment providers in the telecommunications and networking industries. AudioCodes operates in Israel, Americas, Europe, and the Far East. The company was co-founded by Shabtai Adlersberg. It was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Lod, Israel.
Varian, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and servicing of scientific instruments and vacuum products. Its scientific instruments include chromatography instruments, optical spectroscopy instruments, dissolution testing equipment, mass spectroscopy instruments, NMR spectroscopy systems, MR imaging systems, NMR, MR imaging and other superconducting magnets, and related software and consumable products for various life science and industrial applications that require identification, quantification, and analysis of the elemental, molecular, physical, or biological composition or structure of liquids, solids, or gases. These products are used primarily in environmental laboratories; petroleum and natural gas companies; agriculture, chemical, mining and metallurgy, and food and beverage processing companies; and other industrial, governmental, and academic research laboratories. The company also offers various products used to create, control, measure, and test vacuum environments in life science, industrial, and scientific applications, where ultra-clean, high-vacuum environments are needed. These products include high and ultra-high vacuum pumps, intermediate vacuum pumps, vacuum instrumentation, and vacuum components, as well as helium mass spectrometry and helium-sensing leak detection instruments used in the identification and measurement of leaks in hermetic or vacuum environments. In addition, Varian offers a range of services, including an exchange and rebuild program, assistance with the design and integration of vacuum systems, applications support, and training in basic and advanced vacuum technologies. The company distributes its products through direct sales organizations, independent sales representatives, and distributors to customers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Varian was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
ASE Test Limited provides various semiconductor testing and packaging services. Its services include front-end engineering testing, final testing of logic/mixed-signal semiconductors, wafer probing, and turnkey services. The company's front-end engineering testing services include software program development, electrical design validation and reliability, and failure analysis. It offers final tests services for various logic/mixed-signal semiconductors used in networking and wireless communications, graphics and disk controllers for home entertainment, and personal computer applications, as well as in various application-specific integrated circuits. The company also provides final testing services for various memory products, such as static random access memory, dynamic random access memory, single-bit erasable programmable read-only memory, semiconductors, and flash memory semiconductors. In addition, it provides various test-related services, including burn-in testing, dry pack, and tape and reel. The company's leadframe and laminate-based semiconductor packaging services include ball grid array, quad flat packages, and thin quad flat packages. The semiconductors the company package are used in various end-use applications, including communications, personal computers, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and other applications. ASE Test also provides turnkey services, which include drop shipment of tested and packaged semiconductors. The company has a strategic alliance with TSMC. ASE Test was founded by Jason C.S. Chang in 1987. It was incorporated in 1995 as Jarich Test Private Limited and changed its name to ASE Test Private Limited in February 1996. Further, it changed its name to ASE Test Limited in April 1996. The company is based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ASE Test Limited is a subsidiary of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES INC (ESIO)
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESI), and its subsidiaries, provide manufacturing systems to the electronics market worldwide. The company supplies laser microengineering systems that enable electronics manufacturers to physically alter select device features during high-volume production of semiconductor devices, passive electronic components and circuitry, flex circuits, high-density interconnect circuit boards, and advanced semiconductor packaging. Additionally, it produces test and termination equipment used in the production of multilayer ceramic capacitors and other passive components, as well as passive component inspection systems, which include multilayer ceramic test systems, termination systems, visual inspection systems, circuit fine-tuning systems, and consumable products, such as carrier plates and termination belts. ESI sells its products through direct sales and service offices, a franchised distributor, value added resellers, and independent representatives to the manufacturers of semiconductors, passive components, and electronic interconnect devices worldwide. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
METTLER-TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL INC (MTD)
Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTII) operates as a global supplier of precision instruments and services. The company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics, and food retailing applications. It also manufactures several related analytical instruments, and provides automated chemistry solutions used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, MTII manufactures metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging, and provides solutions for use in certain process analytics applications. Its laboratory instruments include laboratory balances, pipettes, titrators, and thermal analysis systems. MTII's LabX, personal computer-based laboratory software platform, manages and analyzes data generated by its titrators and balances. Its process analytics business provides instruments for the in-line measurement of liquid parameters used primarily in the production process of pharmaceutical, biotech, beverage, microelectronics, and chemical companies. The company's industrial instruments comprise industrial weighing instruments and terminals, automatic identification and data capture solutions, and vehicle scale systems. MTII also offers software that can be used with its industrial instruments, and retail software for in-store item and inventory management solutions. MTII sells its products through direct and indirect channels principally to companies operating in various end markets, including the life science industry, which includes pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as independent research organizations; food producers; food retailers; the beverage industry; specialty chemicals and cosmetics companies; the transportation and logistics industry; the metals industry; the electronics industry; and the academic market. Mettler-Toledo International was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Greifensee, Switzerland.
AMERICAN BIO MEDICA CORP (ABMC)
American Bio Medica Corporation (ABMC), a biotechnology company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of immunoassay diagnostic test kits. It offers screening devices for the identification of illicit drug use. The company's products include Rapid Drug Screen, a test kit that detects the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in a urine specimen; Rapid One product line, which consists of 13 single drug tests, each of which screens for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in a urine specimen; Rapid Tec, a new version of the Rapid One; Rapid Reader; Oralstat, an oral-fluid-based point of collection device; and RDS Incup, a point of collection urine drug test device. The company markets its products through direct sales force and distributors to corporate/workplaces; government, corrections, and law enforcement agencies; rehabilitation centers; and clinics, physicians, and hospitals in the United States and internationally. In addition, ABMC performs contract strip manufacturing for other point of collection diagnostic companies. The company was incorporated in 1986 under the name of American Micro Media, Inc. and changed its name to American Bio Medica Corporation in 1992. ABMC is headquartered in Kinderhook, New York.
ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V (ASMI)
ASM International N.V. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment and systems to produce semiconductor devices or integrated circuits. Its production equipment and systems are used by semiconductor manufacturers in front-end wafer processing; and back-end assembly, packaging, and materials. The company's front-end equipment products include single wafer thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems, vertical batch processing systems, single wafer plasma enhanced CVD systems, single wafer rapid thermal processing systems, single wafer atomic layer deposition modules and systems, platforms, single wafer electrochemical deposition and polishing systems, and enabling process chemistries. ASM International's back-end or assembly packaging products comprise die bonding and die sorting, wire bonding, encapsulation, trim and form, and automated systems. It sells products primarily to manufacturers of semiconductor devices and manufacturers of silicon wafers in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. The company, formerly known as Advanced Semiconductor Materials International N.V., was founded by Arthur H. del Prado in 1968 and changed its name to ASM International N.V. ASM International is headquartered in Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION (MTSC)
MTS Systems Corporation supplies test systems and industrial position sensors. The company operates in two business segments, Test and Industrial. The Test segment offers rolling road simulators, multiaxial test systems, and earthquake simulation systems. Its products, systems, software, and services are used for research, product development, and quality control to determine the mechanical properties and performance of materials, products, and structures in ground vehicles, aerospace, and infrastructure markets. It also offers on-site installation, training of customer personnel, and after-market support and maintenance services. The Industrial segment offers measurement and control instrumentation products to measure process variables and to automate production processes. It serves manufacturers of mobile equipment, steel-making equipment, plastic molding machines, pulp and paper processing equipment, transfer lines and various types of semiconductor equipment, and surgical room equipment. The Industrial segment also offers displacement position and liquid level sensors based on magnetostrictive technology, and titanium part formation products. The company provides measurement and control instrumentation, application software, structural design, systems engineering, and project management. It serves industrial companies and government and university laboratories. The company sells its products, systems, and services through a direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and through the Internet and catalog. MTS Systems was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Cepheid engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of systems that perform genetic analysis for the clinical genetic assessment, life sciences, and biothreat markets. Its systems, which are based on microfluidic and microelectronic technologies, integrate automated sample preparation, amplification, and detection, as well as analyze biological samples in proprietary test cartridges. The company offers principally SmartCycler and GeneXpert product platform systems. The SmartCycler integrates deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) amplification and detection to enable genetic analysis of a sample. The GeneXpert integrates automated sample preparation with SmartCycler amplification and detection technology. The company's life science products include OmniMix, which provides researchers with PCR enzyme reagent optimized for its products, and Disposable SmartCycler Reaction Tubes, which are optimized for research and diagnostic applications. Its biothreat products include GeneXpert Module for sample preparation, amplification, and detection from raw biological samples, and GeneXpert Anthrax Cartridge for the detection of anthrax. Cepheid also offers clinical genetic assessment products known as analyte specific reagents. These products comprise Bordetella pertussis to detect a 103 bp region of the IS481 gene; HSV Non-Typing to detect a 92bp region of the HSV Type 1 and Type 2 polymerase gene; HSV Typing to detect the glycoprotein G gene of HSV Type 2; and Enterovirus to detect a 115 bp region of the 5' UTR. The company sells its products worldwide through direct sales force and third-party distributors. It has strategic relationship with bioMerieux, Inc. for bioMerieux to develop DNA testing products using nucleic acid sequence-based amplification technology to be run on systems employing Smart Cycler and GeneXpert platforms. Cepheid was founded by Thomas L. Gutshall and Kurt Petersen in 1996. The company is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Supertex, Inc. operates as a technology-based producer of analog and mixed signal semiconductor components. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets standard and custom interface products for use in the telecommunications, imaging, and medical electronics markets. Its products include analog switches and multiplexers, high voltage pulser integrated circuits (ICs), and MOSFET drivers primarily for ultrasound diagnostic imaging equipment, as well as selected portable instrument applications; interface products for driving flat panel displays; driver ICs for driving nonimpact printers and plotters; a family of products for driving EL panels to back-light liquid crystal displays; interface products used in telephone handsets, solid-state relays, modems, fax, integrated services digital network, networking, PABX, and PCMCIA cards, as well as diagnostic, curbside, set-top, and central office equipment; optical micro-electro-mechanical system driver ICs; and other products. Supertex markets its products through direct sales personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors in the United States and abroad, primarily to electronic original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded by Henry C. Pao and Benedict C. K. Choy. Supertex was incorporated in California in 1975 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
PHOTON DYNAMICS INC (PHTN)
Photon Dynamics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides yield management solutions to the flat panel display industry. It offers test, repair, and inspection systems that enable manufacturers to collect data, analyze product quality, and identify and repair product defects at critical steps in the active matrix liquid crystal display manufacturing process. The company's flat panel display yield management products include test and repair equipment that are used in the array phase of production; and inspection equipment that is used in the cell assembly phase of production. Photon Dynamics offers design, development, and integration services associated with yield management, as well as training, project management, process and applications consulting, product maintenance, and life cycle optimization services. Its flat panel displays are used in various products, including notebook and desktop computers; televisions; and advanced mobile electronic devices, such as cellular phones, personal digital assistants, and portable video games. The company operates in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the People's Republic of China. Photon Dynamics was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
PLX TECHNOLOGY INC (PLXT)
PLX Technology, Inc. engages in the development and supply of semiconductor devices. These devices manage the transfer of data in networking and telecommunications, enterprise storage, servers, personal computers, imaging, and industrial equipment. The company offers three types of products: interconnect semiconductor devices, software development kits, and hardware design kits. Its interconnect semiconductor devices include input/output accelerators, peripheral component interconnect to peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bridges, hypertransport interconnect bridges, PCI express switches and bridges, and universal serial bus interface chips. PLX Technology's software and hardware kits are designed to enable the development of systems that incorporate its semiconductor devices. The company sells its products worldwide through direct sales personnel, distributors, and manufacturers' representatives. PLX Technology was co-founded by Michael J. Salameh in 1986. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
NANOMETRICS INCORPORATED (NANO)
Nanometrics Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors, integrated circuits, and flat panel displays. The company offers metrology systems that measure various thin film properties, critical circuit dimensions and layer-to-layer circuit alignment, and inspect for surface defects during various steps of the manufacturing process. Its systems are also used to measure the overlay accuracy of successive layers of semiconductor patterns on wafers in the photolithography process. Nanometrics sells its systems to semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturers, and equipment suppliers, as well as to producers of silicon wafers and photomasks. The company operates in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Nanometrics was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
CTS Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, assembly, and sale of components and sensors, as well as provision of electronics manufacturing services. The company primarily operates through two segments: Components and Sensors, and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS). The Components and Sensors segment offers quartz crystals and oscillators used in public infrastructure and networking for the communications and computer markets; automotive sensors and actuators used in the automotive market; terminators, including ClearONE terminators used in computer and other high speed applications; potentiometers, resistor networks, and switches used to serve various markets; and ceramic filters and duplexers used in communications and computer markets. It also offers pointing sticks/cursor controls for computers and games; piezoceramics substrates and assemblies used in medical, industrial, and other applications; and low temperature cofired ceramics for applications, such as global positioning system devices and electronic substrates used in various automotive and communications applications. Its products are primarily sold to automotive, communications, and computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Electronics Manufacturing Services segment provides assembly of electronic and mechanical components into a finished subassembly, including printed circuit assembly, or the final assembly of a product. It also includes the design of interconnect systems and backplanes. EMS primarily offers its services to the computer and communications OEM markets, networking, medical diagnostic and imaging, industrial, and automotive industries, as well as to consumer electronics, instruments and controls, and defense/aerospace markets. It sells its products through independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors. The company was established in 1896 and is based in Elkhart, Indiana.
II-VI INCORPORATED (IIVI)
II-VI Incorporated engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of materials and derivative products for precision use in industrial, medical, military, security, and aerospace applications. It offers laser-related products, including laser gain materials for solid-state lasers and optical elements used to focus and direct laser beams to target or work surfaces. The company also provides military infrared products, including missile domes, electro-optical windows and subassemblies, imaging lenses, and other components. It manufactures waveplates, polarizers, lenses, prisms, and mirrors for visible and near-infrared applications, which are used to control or alter visible or near-infrared energy and its polarization. In addition, the company provides x-ray and gamma-ray sensors based on the semiconductor material cadmium zinc telluride; silicon carbide substrates used in solid-state lighting, wireless infrastructure, radio frequency electronics, and power switching industries; and thermoelectric coolers used in guidance systems, smart weapons, and night vision systems, as well as in products providing temperature stabilization for telecommunication lasers that generate and amplify optical signals for fiber optic communication systems. It sells its products to original equipment manufactures, system integrators, laser end users, and military and aerospace customers. The company markets its products through its direct sales force in the United States, as well as through its wholly owned subsidiaries, distributors, and agents worldwide. II-VI was co-founded by Carl J. Johnson in 1971 and is headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES INC (RTEC)
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of process control metrology and defect inspection systems for semiconductor device manufacturers. It provides full-fab solutions through its family of systems for thin-film measurement and macrodefect inspection. The company's family of products includes S-Series products, Focus series, and AutoEL series for transparent thin films; MetaPULSE and MetaPULSE-II systems for thin opaque films; and WaferView systems, i-MOD ADI, and YieldView system for macro-defect inspection. Rudolph Technologies' products are used in various applications, including diffusion, etch, lithography, CVD, PVD, CMP, and macro-defect detection and classification. It sells products primarily to logic, memory, and application-specific integrated circuit device manufacturers worldwide. The company was founded in 1940 by Otto Curt Rudolph as Rudolph Research. It changed its name to Rudolph Technologies, Inc. in 1996. Rudolph Technologies is headquartered in Flanders, New Jersey.
C&D TECHNOLOGIES INC (CHP)
C&D Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of electrical power storage and conversion products used in telecommunications and industrial applications. It operates in three divisions: Standby Power, Power Electronics, and Motive Power. The Standby Power division offers integrated reserve power systems and components for the standby power market, which includes telecommunications, uninterruptible power supplies, cable, and utilities. It also produces individual components of these systems, including reserve batteries, power rectifiers, system monitors, power boards, and chargers. The Standby Power division's products are used in various applications, such as wireless and wireline telephone infrastructure, cable television (CATV) signal powering, corporate data center powering, and computer network backup for use during power outages. The Power Electronics division provides custom, standard, and modified-standard electronic power supply systems, including direct current to direct current converters, for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of telecommunications and networking equipment, as well as office and industrial equipment. It also manufactures power conversion products sold into military and CATV applications, as well as digital panel meters and data acquisition components. The Motive Power division manufactures systems and components, including power electronics and batteries to power, monitor, charge, and test the batteries used in electric industrial vehicles. The company sells its products primarily to OEMs of electronic products, broadband and telecommunications providers, and utilities. It markets its products through independent manufacturer's representatives, distributors, specialty resellers, and own sales personnel primarily in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Far East. C&D Technologies was organized in 1985 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Cohu, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and service of test handling equipment for the semiconductor industry worldwide. It operates in four segments: Semiconductor Equipment, Television Cameras, Metal Detection, and Microwave Communications. Semiconductor Equipment segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services test handlers used for handling integrated circuit (IC) packages. Its test handlers are electromechanical systems used to automate the IC final test process. Television Cameras segment develops, manufactures, and sells closed circuit television cameras and systems primarily to machine vision, traffic control and management, scientific imaging, and security/surveillance markets. Metal Detection segment designs, manufactures, and sells metal detectors and related underground detection instruments for consumer and industrial markets. It products include pipe and cable locators, water leak detectors, property marker locators, and instruments for locating reinforcing bars in concrete. Consumer metal detectors include models for prospectors, relic hunters, sports divers, and treasure hunters. Microwave Communications segment designs, manufactures, and sells microwave communications equipment, antenna systems, and associated equipment, which are used in the transmission of telemetry, data, video, and audio signals. It sells its products primarily to military applications, government test ranges, law enforcement agencies, unmanned air vehicle programs, television broadcasters, and other commercial venues. The company sells its products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives worldwide. Cohu, Inc. was incorporated in 1947 as Kalbfell Lab, Inc. and changed its name to Kay Lab in 1954. Further, it changed its name to Cohu Electronics, Inc. in 1957 and to Cohu, Inc. in 1972. The company is headquartered in Poway, California.
Monolithic System Technology, Inc. (MST) engages in the design, development, marketing, and licensing of memory technologies used by the semiconductor industry and electronic product manufacturers. It offers, 1T-SRAM, a series of semiconductor memory technologies that enable designers to incorporate various amounts of embedded memory in their designs. The company's technologies also enable manufacturers of electronic products, such as cellular phones, video game consoles, and digital cameras and camcorders, to incorporate additional functionality into a single integrated circuit. MST licenses its 1T-SRAM technologies to various semiconductor companies and electronic products manufacturers worldwide. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES INC (CALP)
Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of life science instruments and related consumables used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries worldwide. It uses liquid handling, automation, and LabChip microfluidics technologies to create products for use in drug discovery and development, genomics and proteomics, and molecular diagnostics. The company's products include throughput screening systems; automated electrophoresis systems; liquid handlers; robotics; storage devices; dissolution, extraction, and evaporation workstations; and software that controls scheduling, integration, and data management. The company also offers consumable and accessory products, such as LabChip devices, pipette tips, filters, glassware, and storage trays. In addition, it provides other services, such as onsite validation of equipment, applications support, and assay development services, as well as product support services, including technical telephone support, field engineering support for emergency and preventative maintenance, field applications support, classroom training, repair depot, and loaner support. The company sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers. Caliper Life Sciences has collaboration agreements with Affymetrix, Inc. to develop and provide automated target preparation instruments for Affymetrix' commercialized microarray system, and its new high-throughput array system; Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. to develop a new microfluidics-based instrument and chips designed for the immunodiagnostics market; and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. to develop and market a microfluidics instrument system. Caliper was co-founded in 1995 by Michael R. Knapp, J. Wallace Parce, and Calvin Y.H. Chow. The company was formerly known as Caliper Technologies Corp. and changed its name to Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. in January 2004. Caliper is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
ROFIN-SINAR TECHNOLOGIES INC (RSTI)
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, engineering, manufacture, and marketing of laser-based products worldwide. It provides CO2, solid-state, and diode laser sources and solutions in various configurations and options. The company offers laser macro products to machine tool and automotive markets for cutting and welding metals applications; laser marking products to semiconductor and electronics markets for marking integrated circuits, electronic components, smart cards, labels, and car components; and laser micro products to dental and jewelry, medical components, paper, plastic foils, semiconductor, and electronics markets for spot welding, fine cutting, perforating cigarette tip paper, and packaging foil applications. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and industrial end-users. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.
WHITE ELECTRONIC DESIGNS CORPORATION (WEDC)
White Electronic Designs Corporation engages in the design, development, and manufacture of microelectronic and display components and systems for inclusion in high technology products for military, industrial, and commercial markets. It operates through two segments, Microelectronic and Display. The Microelectronic segment manufactures semiconductor multichip packaged products for memory storage. This segment sells its products to military prime contractors and commercial original equipment manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, military equipment, computer networking, and telecommunication/datacommunication industries. The Display segment products and solutions are incorporated into global positioning systems, home appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, outdoor displays, military and commercial avionics, and various military applications. Its display solutions include enhanced viewing liquid crystal flat panel display products, interface devices, and electromechanical assemblies. The Display segment products are sold to the industrial markets, including commercial avionics. The company was incorporated in 1951 as Bowmar Instrument Corporation and changed its name to White Electronic Designs Corporation. White Electronic Designs Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING LTD (CHRT)
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd., an independent semiconductor foundry, provides wafer fabrication services and technologies to semiconductor suppliers and systems companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company manufactures semiconductor wafers for various end market applications, including communication, computing, and consumer electronics. It offers logic semiconductor wafers primarily for the computing, consumer, and communications markets; mixed-signal semiconductor wafers; and stand-alone memory devices, including erasable-and-programmable read only memory (EPROM), electrically EPROM, static random access memory and flash memory, and embedded memory. Chartered Semiconductor also provides access to a selection of test and assembly capabilities that include prototyping and production stages regarding wafer sort, final test, bumping, and package solutions. In addition, the company offers associated subcontracted assembly and test services, as well as prefabrication services, such as engineering services. The company has a strategic alliance with Agere Systems Singapore Pte, Ltd. Chartered Semiconductor was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Singapore. Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd. is majority owned by Singapore Technologies Semiconductors Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, as of December 31, 2004.
Electroglas, Inc. supplies semiconductor manufacturing equipment and software to the semiconductor industry worldwide. It offers Wafer Probers, including Horizon 4000 Series, a wafer prober system for 200mm wafers; The EG4/200 for high-end probing applications for 200mm wafers; The EG6000, an EG6000 300mm probing system from Electroglas fuses advanced automation; and Parametric Probers for applications in 300mm wafers. The company also provides test handlers that comprise Pathfinder, a material handling system that can handle and position wafers and packages on a film frame after they have been sawn; and Sidewinder provides final test handling of packaged semiconductor and discrete components in panel or lead frame format. In addition, it offers test floor management software products, which enable chipmakers to collect, share, analyze, and act on essential data. The company sells its products to semiconductor manufacturers and contract test companies through direct sales force and independent representatives. Electroglas was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
METAL STORM LIMITED (MTSX)
Metal Storm Limited, a development stage company, engages in the research and development of electronic ballistics technology. It develops projectile launching systems utilizing electronically fired and stacked projectile technology. The company develops weapon system for unmanned ground vehicle, weapon system for unmanned aerial vehicle, fire fighting systems, and hand guns, as well as area denial weapon system and individual combat weapons. Metal Storm also manufactures and sells precision engineered parts to the defense, electronics, aircraft, and space propulsion industries. Metal Storm has an agreement with Electro Optic Systems Holdings, Ltd. to co-develop and market a new weapon system, which combines the features of Metal Storm's weapons with Electro Optic Systems fire control and sensor systems. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (ATCO)
American Technology Corporation engages in the design, development, and commercialization of sound, acoustic, and other technologies worldwide. Its HyperSonic sound technology is a parametric speaker technology that creates sound in the air; Long Range Acoustic Device technology produces variable intensity acoustical sound for use in long-range delivery of directional sound information; NeoPlanar technology is a thin film magnetic speaker that produces sound of low distortion and high volume; and SoundCluster technology is a multielement speaker cluster that offers an improved level of intelligibility and clarity in high ambient noise environments. The company sells its products to the companies that employ audio in consumer, commercial, and professional applications; to government and military customers; and to force protection and commercial security markets. American Technology was founded in 1980 and is based San Diego, California.
FARO TECHNOLOGIES INC (FARO)
FARO Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of portable, software-driven, 3D measurement systems for a range of manufacturing and industrial applications. It offers Faro Arm and Faro Gage articulated electromechanical measuring devices; the Faro Scan Arm, a Faro Arm equipped with a combination of a hard probe and a noncontact line laser probe to measure products without touching them; the Faro Laser Tracker, a laser-based measuring device that enables manufacturing, engineering, and quality control professionals to measure and inspect parts, machine tools, and other objects onsite and/or in-process ; and CAM2 software, a proprietary Computer-Aided Design (CAD)-based measurement and statistical process control software. The company's CAM2 software product line includes CAM2 CAD Analyzer that enables users to convert CAD files from engineering workstations into graphical images; CAM2 Measure, which enables users to compare measurements of manufactured components or assemblies with the corresponding CAD data for the components or assemblies; CAM2 Automotive that enables users to compare measurements of manufactured components with the corresponding CAD file in the automotive industry; CAM2 SPC Process, which enables to collect, organize, and present measurement data factory-wide; Soft Check Tool, a custom software program designed to lead an operator through a measurement process; and Faro Gage Software, a graphical interface to produce graphical and tabular reports. The company sells its products through its direct sales force primarily to manufacturers in the automobile, aerospace, and heavy equipment industries in Americas, Europe/Africa, and Asia/Pacific regions. FARO Technologies was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.
PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORPORATION (PKE)
Park Electrochemical Corp. (Park), through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of digital and radio frequency/microwave printed circuit materials, and composite materials. It produces a line of printed circuit materials used to fabricate complex multilayer printed circuit boards and other electronic interconnect systems, including backplanes, wireless packages, high speed/low loss multilayers, and high density interconnects. The company's multilayer printed circuit board materials include copper-clad laminates and prepregs. Park's customers primarily include independent printed circuit board fabricators, electronic manufacturing service companies, electronic contract manufacturers, and electronic original equipment manufacturers in the computer, networking, electronics, telecommunications, transportation, military, aerospace, and instrumentation industries. It primarily operates in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded by Jerry Shore in 1954 and is based in Melville, New York.
Camtek, Ltd. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of automatic optical inspection systems and related products. Its AOI systems optically inspect various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process. The company's systems are used primarily in the printed circuit board industry, the high density interconnect industry, and the semiconductor manufacturing and packaging industry. Camtek offers its products primarily through a distribution network in Asia Pacific region, Japan, North America, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal HaEmek, Israel. Camtek, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Priortech, Ltd.
Actel Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and supporting products and services worldwide. Its product line consists of reprogrammable FPGAs, one-time programmable FPGAs, and high-reliability FPGAs. The company's FPGAs are used by manufacturers of automotive, communications, computer, consumer, industrial, military and aerospace, and other electronic systems. It also offers IP products; design and development of software; programming hardware; debugging tool kits and demonstration boards; a Web-based resource center; and system design, online prototyping, and volume programming services. The company markets its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and electronics distributors. Actel was co-founded by Esmat Z. Hamdy in 1985 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Argon ST, Inc. provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems to defense and intelligence customers. Its systems enable to perform various functions, including signals intelligence, electronic warfare, acoustic operations, threat simulation, imaging, and information operations. Argons systems are used on military and strategic platforms, including surface ships, submarines, unmanned underwater vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, land mobile vehicles, fixed site installations, and relocatable land sites. The company sells its systems to the United States government, certain United States government-approved foreign governments, agencies, and defense contractors. Argon ST was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
SPARTON CORPORATION (SPA)
Sparton Corporation provides design and electronic manufacturing services in the United States. Its products and services include box build products for original equipment manufacturers, microprocessor-based systems, transducers, printed circuit boards and assemblies, sensors, and electromechanical devices. The company offers a range of engineering, premanufacturing, and post-manufacturing services. Its premanufacturing services include product development, concurrent engineering, design for test, design for manufacturing, printed circuit board design, and quick-turn prototyping. The company's post-manufacturing services comprise repair depot, direct ship, distribution management, and field support. Sparton also develops and manufactures sonobuoys and anti-submarine warfare devices used by U. S. Navy and other free-world military organizations. The company primarily serves medical/scientific instrumentation, aerospace, and other industries. Sparton was founded by Philip H. and Winthrop Withington in 1900 and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan.
Transgenomic, Inc. provides products and services for the synthesis, purification, and analysis of nucleic acids. The company's BioSystems products include WAVE automated instrument systems, WAVE associated consumables, and other related consumable products. These systems are specifically designed for use in genetic variation detection and single- and double-strand DNA/RNA analysis and purification. Its Nucleic Acids products include chemical building blocks for nucleic acid synthesis and synthesized nucleic acids. The company's service offerings include genetic variation discovery and analysis services, novel chemistry development services, and custom synthesis of nucleic acids. It markets its products and services to the life sciences industry to be used in research focused on molecular genetics of humans and other organisms. The company's customers include medical institutions, pharmaceutical, biotech, and commercial companies. It markets and sells its products primarily through a direct sales and support group in North America and Europe, and through a network of distributors in the Pacific Rim and other international markets. Transgenomic was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (MKTY)
Mechanical Technology Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development and commercialization of Mobion cord-free portable power systems. It also develops prototype direct methanol fuel cell systems for military customers. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and sells test and measurement instruments, and systems. It has three product groups: aviation, general gaging, and semiconductor. These product groups provide electronic, computerized general gaging instruments for position, displacement, and vibration applications; and semiconductor products for wafer characterization of semi-insulating and semiconducting wafers, and vibration analysis systems for aircraft engines. The company's customers include the United States Air Force, and various other industries, including the computer, electronic, semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, aircraft, and bioengineering, as well as research labs, universities, and the government agencies. Mechanical Technology sells its products and services through manufacturers' representatives, sales agents, and distributors. It operates in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Pacific Rim, Israel, and china. The company has strategic alliances with The Gillette Company, and collaboration agreements with Harris Corporation, Intermec Technologies Corporation, Flextronics International USA, Inc., and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Mechanical Technology was co-founded by Sternlicht in 1961. The company is headquartered in Albany, New York.
STATS ChipPAC, Ltd. provides semiconductor packaging design, assembly, test, and distribution solutions to semiconductor companies. It offers packaging services for leaded, power, and array packages designed to provide customers various packaging solutions and backend services for various electronics applications. The company also provides redistribution and wafer bumping services. In addition, it offers package design, electrical, mechanical and thermal simulation, and measurement and design of lead-frames and substrates It offers test services, including wafer probe and final testing, on a selection of test platforms, as well as offers test-related services, such as burn-in process support, reliability testing, thermal and electrical characterization, dry pack, and tape and reel. The company offers preproduction and postproduction services, such as package development, test software and related hardware development, warehousing, and drop shipment services. STATS ChipPAC offers its services to customers servicing the computing, communications, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. The company has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Japan. STATS ChipPAC was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Singapore.
CONOLOG CORPORATION (CNLG)
Conolog Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic and electromagnetic components and subassemblies for use in telephone, radio, and microwave transmissions and reception, and other communication areas. Its product portfolio comprises transducers, which are electro-magnetic devices that convert electrical energy into mechanical and other forms of physical energy, or conversely convert mechanical and other forms of physical energy into electrical energy; digital signal processing systems and electromagnetic wave filters for differentiation among discreet audio and radio frequencies; and audio transmitters and modulators, for the transmission of electrical signals. The company also offers audio receivers and demodulators, which receive and decode the signals from the audio transmitters and convert them into digital codes, or into mechanical or other form of energy; magnetic networks, which are devices that permit the matching or coupling of different types of communication equipment together; analog transmitters and receivers, which permit the coding/transmission and receiving/decoding of a constantly variable data by actually displaying the exact information at the receiving end in digital form; and multiplexer supervisory controls, which enable callers with high volumes of supervisory data to transmit on fewer phone lines. Conolog Corporation's products are used for transceiving various quantities, data, and protective relaying functions in industrial, utility, and other markets. The company's customers primarily include power companies and various branches of the military in the United States. Conolog Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Somerville, New Jersey.
EXFO ELECTRO-OPTICAL ENGINEERING (EXFO)
EXFO Electro Optical Engineering, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of test and measurement solutions for the telecommunications industry worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Telecom, and Life Sciences and Industrial. Telecom division offers integrated test solutions to network service providers, cable operators, system vendors, and optical component manufacturers. Life Sciences and Industrial division offers precision assembly processes for microelectronics, optoelectronics, and medical devices. The company's field-portable testing products are used for the installation, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of optical networks. EXFO was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Vanier, Canada.
PhotoMedex, Inc. develops excimer laser and fiber-optic systems for treatment of cardiovascular and vascular disease, and for dermatological applications, such as psoriasis. The company develops excimer laser under the brand name XTRAC, which is used for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and leukoderma. Its surgical products include Contact Laser, a specialty surgical instrument that can cut, coagulate, or vaporize tissue, as well as Contact Laser probe and scalpel surface treatments, which provide the ability to alter selectively the temperature profile of tissue. The company also offers a range of laser services, including urology, gynecology, orthopedics, and general surgery. It offers products used in surgery in venues, such as hospitals, surgical centers, and doctors offices. The company markets its XTRAC system through independent distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. PhotoMedex is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
JINPAN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (JST)
Jinpan International, Ltd., through its subsidiary, Hainan Jinpan Electric Company, Ltd., engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of cast resin transformers for voltage distribution equipment in China. It manufactures three types of cast resin transformers, which are distinguished by their insulation systems. The insulation systems used include 150 degree Celsius, 155 degree Celsius, 180 degree Celsius, and 185 degree Celsius. The company also offers ZQSC10 24, a pulse rectifier transformer that aids the end users by reducing the harmonics in rectifier circuits to help protect the network; and ZIDCB9-3000, an isolation transformer utilized in 800 mega-watt power plants. Its resin transformers are used to distribute electricity from the end of electric transmission lines to points of electricity usage within various types of facilities, including residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. The company was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Haikou, China.
Spire Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of biomedical, solar equipment, solar systems, and optoelectronics products in the United States. It provides surface treatments to manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices in the biomedical area; develops and markets hemodialysis catheters and related devices for the treatment of chronic kidney disease; and performs sponsored research programs into practical applications of biomedical and biophotonic technologies. The company develops, manufactures, and markets specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells, as well as provides custom and building integrated photovoltaic modules, stand-alone emergency power back up, and electric power grid-connected distributed power generation systems. Spire also provides custom compound semiconductor foundry and fabrication services to customers involved in biomedical/biophotonics instruments, telecommunications, and defense applications. In addition, it offers various services, including compound semiconductor wafer growth, other thin film processes, and related device processing and fabrication, as well as provides materials testing services and performs services in support of sponsored research into practical applications of optoelectronic technologies. The company was founded by Roger G. Little. Spire was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Vicor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of modular power converters and power systems using a patented power conversion technology called as zero current and zero voltage switching'. The company offers high density direct current (DC)-DC converters in various combinations of input voltage, output voltage, and power levels, as well as accessory components that integrate other power system functions. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and other volume users in the telecommunications, data processing, industrial controls, test equipment, medical, military/defense, electronics, and information technology markets worldwide through direct sales personnel, independent sales representatives, and independent distributors. The company was founded by Patrizio Vinciarelli in 1981. Vicor Corporation is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.
HERLEY INDUSTRIES INC (HRLY)
Herley Industries, Inc. engages in the research, engineering, development, and manufacture of microwave radio frequency, and millimeter wave components and subsystems for defense and commercial customers worldwide. Its product line includes telemetry systems; command and control systems; transponders; flight termination receiver; high frequency communications and identification friend or foe interrogators; power amplifier systems; microwave integrated circuits; and high/low power integrated assembly. Herley Industries' product line also comprises solid state receiver protector; digitally tuned oscillators; simulation equipment; radar threat simulator; electronic countermeasures jamming simulator; mobile electronic warfare and radar test systems; scientific products; and medical products. The company's products are used in radars, flight instrumentation, weapons sensors, electronic warfare systems, and guidance systems. Its primary customers include defense prime contractors, the U.S. Government, and international customers. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Badger Meter, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of products using flow measurement and control technologies developed both internally and with other technology companies. Its products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids in various applications. The company's residential and commercial water meters product lines, with various meter reading technology systems, are generally sold to water utilities. It also offers automotive fluid meters and systems, small precision valves, electromagnetic meters, impeller flow meters, and industrial process meters. The company serves various industrial markets, such as petroleum, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, process waters, and concrete, as well as utility markets, including public and private water. Its products are sold worldwide through various distribution channels, including direct sales representatives, distributors, and independent sales representatives. Badger Meter was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Cubic Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and installation of defense electronics and transportation fare collection systems. The company operates in two segments, Defense and Transportation Systems. The Defense segment provides customized military range instrumentation and training systems, tactical engagement simulation systems, firearm simulation systems, communications and surveillance systems, surveillance receivers, power amplifiers, and avionics systems. This segment also offers training systems, mission support, computer simulation training, distributed interactive simulation, development of military training doctrine, and field operations and maintenance services. The Transportation Systems segment designs, produces, installs, and services automated fare collection systems for public transport authorities; and designs, develops, and manufactures smart card readers, magnetic ticket transports, and controller boards for use in its access control solutions, vending solutions, retail and card issuing solutions, and mobile inspection and sales solutions. This segment also provides system design, central computer systems, equipment design and manufacturing, device-level software, integration, test, installation, warranty, maintenance, computer hosting services, call center services, card management and distribution services, financial clearing and settlement, multiapplication support, and outsourcing services for the bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, ferry, and parking markets. The company provides defense products and services to the United States and foreign governments, and transportation fare collection systems to large local government agencies worldwide. Cubic was incorporated in 1949 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
MIKRON INFRARED INC (MIKR)
Mikron Infrared, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and service of equipment and instruments for noncontact temperature measurement. The company designs and manufactures a line of blackbody sources for the calibration of infrared thermometers, thermal imaging systems, radiometers, and spectrometers. It also designs, assembles, and/or markets accessories and optional equipment for its infrared thermometers, such as Infracouple infrared temperature sensors, lenses, fiber optic assemblies, calibration equipment, mounts, protective jackets and cases, batteries, chargers, and camera adapters. In addition, the company manufactures high resolution thermal imaging products, as well as manufactures and markets calibration sources and various accessories and optional equipment for its infrared thermometers. Its products are used industrially in manufacturing processes to measure the process temperature of metals, wood, plastics, paper, textiles, rubber, glass, ceramics, food, and chemicals; for condition monitoring, and preventative and predictable maintenance purposes to check temperatures of kiln walls, heat exchangers, boilers, engines, compressors, transmissions, bearings, gears, pumps, steam lines and traps, transformers, electrical switch gear, and heat loss prevention; and for quality control to test the temperature and integrity of electronic equipment, electrical components and circuitry, insulation, and cooling and heating systems. The company's products are also used by original equipment manufacturers and scientific research laboratories. It markets and sells its products through independent sales representatives in the United States and internationally. Mikron Infrared was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Oakland, New Jersey.
Anaren, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of microwave and radio frequency components, assemblies, and subsystems for wireless communications, satellite communications, and defense electronics markets. Its product line includes Xinger surface mount components, ferrite components, resistive components, custom splitting and combining products, custom radio-frequency backplane assemblies, hybrid matrix assemblies, and etched thick film and low temperature co-fired ceramic circuits. The company's space and defense products include radar countermeasure subsystems, beamformers, switch matrices, and radar feed networks for use in missile guidance systems, electronic surveillance, radar countermeasures, and communications systems. It sells its wireless communications products to original equipment manufacturers and other wireless equipment contract manufacturers. The company markets its products through direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives worldwide. Anaren was founded in 1967 by Hugh A. Hair and Carl W. Gerst and is headquartered in East Syracuse, New York.
ANALOGIC CORPORATION (ALOG)
Analogic Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of high-precision data acquisition, conversion, and signal processing instruments and systems to customers that manufacture products for medical and industrial use. The company's medical imaging products include electronic systems and subsystems for medical imaging equipment and patient monitoring, such as computed tomography scanners. It offers radio frequency amplifiers, gradient coil amplifiers, and spectrometers for use in magnetic resonance imaging scanners; direct digital radiography systems to convert x-rays into electrical signals and to create image; multifunctional and custom patient monitoring instruments used for calculating electrocardiogram, respiration, temperature, and noninvasive blood pressure; and fetal monitoring products for acquisition, conversion, and display of biomedical signals. Analogic produces transducers and probes for clinical applications, as well as provides ultrasound systems and probes for urology, surgery, and radiology markets. The company's security technology products include threat and weapon detection systems and subsystems. It also offers explosive assessment computed tomography scanner. These products are used to detect explosives, drugs, and other contraband primarily at portals for cruise ships, rail stations, courthouses, embassies, and other public buildings, as well as to scan mail and small parcels. In addition, Analogic provides embedded multicomputing platforms used in advanced medical, military, and industrial imaging applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers through independent sales representatives and distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Perceptron, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of information-based measurement and inspection solutions for process improvement, primarily for the automotive industry. It offers AutoGauge systems, which are used in the assembly and fabrication plants of auto manufacturers and their suppliers to contain, correct, and control the quality of body structures; AutoFit systems that are used in automotive assembly plants to contain, correct, and control the fit of exterior body panels; and AutoScan systems, which provide a non-contact method of gathering data for the analysis of the surface contour of a part or product. The company also provides AutoSpect systems that are used in auto assembly plants to monitor and measure the quality of the vehicle's paint finish; and AutoGuide systems calculate the difference between theoretical and actual relationships of a robot and the part being assembled and send compensation data, in six axes, to the robot. It also offers technology components, including ScanWorks, a hardware/software component set that allows customers to add digitizing capabilities to their machines or systems; ToolKit that enables the integration of its laser-based scanning technology into their proprietary systems; and Non-Contact Wheel Alignment Components. In addition, the company offers value-added services, including training, field services, launch support services, consulting services, maintenance agreements, repairs, upgrades, spare part sales, and software tools. It operates in United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, and South America. Perceptron was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.
DIONEX CORPORATION (DNEX)
Dionex Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of analytical instrumentation; and related accessories and chemicals. It offers liquid chromatography systems, automated solvent extraction systems for sample preparation, and related products that are used by chemists to separate and quantify the individual components of chemical mixtures in industrial, research, and laboratory markets. The company also develops and manufactures columns, detectors, and data collection and analysis systems for use in or with liquid chromatographs. Its products are used in environmental analysis and by the pharmaceutical, life science, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, power generation, food and beverage, and electronics industries. The company markets and distributes its products and services through its own sales force in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Dionex Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ADVANCED PHOTONIX INC (API)
Advanced Photonix, Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of optoelectronic devices, as well as value-added subsystems and systems. It manufactures optoelectronic semiconductor-based components, hybrid assemblies, and other proprietary solid state light and radiation detection devices, including proprietary advanced solid state silicon photodetection devices. The company's basic products and technologies include positive-intrinsic-negative photodetectors; silicon high resistivity p-type detectors; photodetector hybrids, which include signal amplification circuitry in the detector package; custom light emitting diode (LED) assemblies and LED displays; FILTRODE, its patented technology integrating optical filters on photodiode chips; and Avalanche Photodiode, its another patented technology. The company serves various global original equipment manufacturers in the telecommunication, military/aerospace, industrial sensing, medical, homeland security, and other markets. The company supports the customer from the initial concept and design phase of the product, through testing to full-scale production. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1988 and is based in Camarillo, California.
NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD (NVMI)
Nova Measuring Instruments, Ltd. engages in the design, development, and production of integrated process control metrology systems and stand-alone process control metrology systems used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Its metrology systems measure various thin film properties, critical circuit dimensions, and layer to layer circuit alignment during various steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company's products include metrology systems for thin film measurement in chemical mechanical polishing and chemical vapor deposition applications, optical topography systems for use in post copper chemical mechanical polishing applications, optical critical dimension systems for lithography and etch, and overlay systems for lithography and etch applications. Its integrated thickness monitoring system for chemical mechanical polishing processing control enables wafer to wafer closed loop control. The company supplies its metrology systems to semiconductor manufacturers and end users in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States, and various European countries. Nova Measuring Instruments has strategic relationships with Applied Materials, Inc.; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; and Agere Systems Guardian Corporation. The company was co-founded by Giora Dishon and Moshe Finarov in 1993. Nova Measuring Instruments is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel.
Therma-Wave, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors. It offers products for the measurement of transparent, semitransparent, and opaque thin films for the monitoring of ion implantation, as well as for the integration of metrology into semiconductor processing systems. The company's product families include Therma-Probe, Opti-Probe, Opti-Probe Critical Dimensions and Real-Time Critical Dimensions, and Integra integrated metrology products. These products use proprietary and patented technology to provide noncontact, nondestructive measurements for the basic building blocks, or process modules, in the manufacture of integrated circuits. The company markets its products in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Therma-Wave was established in 1982 by Allan Rosencwaig and David Willenborg. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.
RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC (RAVN)
Raven Industries, Inc. operates as an industrial manufacturer in North America. The company operates in three divisions: Flow Controls, Engineered Films, and Electronic Systems. Flow Controls division provides electronic and global positioning system products for the precision agriculture, marine navigation, and other markets. It also develops new products for field location control and chemical injection. Engineered Films division produces rugged reinforced plastic sheeting for industrial, construction, manufactured housing, and agriculture applications. Electronic Systems division offers electronics manufacturing services for commercial customers. In addition, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Aerostar International, Inc., manufactures military cargo parachutes, government service uniforms, high-altitude research balloons, and other inflatable products. Raven Industries was founded in 1956 and is headquartered Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
BTU INTERNATIONAL INC (BTUI)
BTU International, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of thermal processing systems for electronics and materials manufacturing industries. The company offers various systems for the thermal processes used in advanced semiconductor packaging; TCAS series of continuous belt thermal processing systems designed for wafer bump reflow; VIP and PYRAMAX family of thermal processing systems used in the solder reflow and cure stages of printed circuit board assembly; thick film resistors and conductors; and PARAGON and PYRAMAX family of convection reflow systems. It also designs and manufactures custom high temperature systems used in metals brazing, ceramic sintering, and thin film coatings. The company markets its products through a direct technical sales force and through independent sales representatives primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. BTU International has a license and joint development agreement with Boston University, focused on processes used to manufacture solid oxide fuel cells. The company was formed in 1950 and is headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts.
VIRAGE LOGIC CORPORATION (VIRL)
Virage Logic Corporation provides semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms based on memory, logic, and input/output interface components (I/Os). Its semiconductor IP offerings consist of embedded memories; compilers that allow chip designers to configure the company's memories into different sizes and shapes on a single silicon chip; memory test processor and fuse box components for embedded test and repair of defective memory cells; software development tools that are used to build memory compilers; logic elements; and I/Os. The company's products enable its customers to design and manufacture system-on-a-chip integrated circuits that are used in consumer, communications and networking, handheld and portable, computer and graphics, and automotive applications. Virage Logic also provides custom design services to the semiconductor industry. It markets its products and services directly and through distributors to fabless semiconductor companies and integrated device manufacturers. These customers are located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Virage Logic was incorporated in California in 1995 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
Bel Fuse, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products used in networking, telecommunications, high speed data transmission, automotive, and consumer electronics. Its products include a range of magnetics, such as discrete components, power transformers, and MagJacks; modules that include DC/DC converters, integrated analog front end modules, and custom designs; and circuit protection products, including miniature, micro, and surface mount fuses. The company also provides interconnect devices, which include passive jacks, plugs, and cable assemblies. Bel Fuse sells its products through independent sales representative organizations or authorized distributors to customers in North America, Western Europe, and the Far East. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. Bel Fuse, Inc. acquired Galaxy Power, Inc. in March 2005.
OYO GEOSPACE CORPORATION (OYOG)
OYO Geospace Corporation engages in designing and manufacturing instruments and equipment used in the acquisition and processing of seismic data products primarily to the oil and gas industries in the United States, Canada, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The company also engages in designing, manufacturing, and distributing thermal imaging equipment and dry thermal film products to screen print, point of sale, signage, and textile markets. It operates through two segments, Seismic and Thermal Solutions. The Seismic segment provides various components of data recording systems, including geophones, hydrophones, seismic leader wire, geophone string connectors, seismic telemetry cables, and other seismic related products. The segment also offers reservoir characterization products for borehole and ocean-bottom applications in producing oil and gas fields. The Thermal Solutions segment provides thermal solutions products, including thermal printers, thermal printheads, and dry thermal film. Its thermal imaging equipment produces data images ranging in size from 12 to 54 inches wide, with resolution ranging from 400 to 1,200 dots per inch. The company's customers include seismic contractors; major independent and government-owned oil and gas companies; and resellers that focus on the newsprint, silkscreen, and corrugated box printing industries. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
INTEGRATED SILICON SOLUTION INC (ISSI)
Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. engages in designing and marketing integrated circuits for digital consumer electronics, networking, mobile communications, and automotive electronics. Its products include SRAM and DRAM. The company also offers EEPROMs, SmartCards, and controller chips for Flash memory sticks, card reader-writers, and wireless chipsets. Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. sells its products in Asia, the United States, and Europe through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
WINLAND ELECTRONICS INC (WEX)
Winland Electronics, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of electronic control devices and assemblies. It primarily provides electronic manufacturing services, such as program management, analog circuit design, digital circuit design, printed circuit board design, and embedded software design for original equipment manufacturer customers. The company also offers various products, including a family of environmental security products; a line of DC motor controllers; and security/industrial products, such as microprocessor and mechanically controlled sensors and alarms. Winland Electronics markets its products through dealers and wholesalers, in-house direct marketing and sales efforts, instrumentation catalogs, and national and regional trade expositions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The company was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Mankato, Minnesota.
FSI INTERNATIONAL INC (FSII)
FSI International, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and support of equipment used in the fabrication of microelectronics, such as semiconductor devices. The company provides Surface Conditioning (SC) technology solutions and POLARIS system support (PSS) services to worldwide manufacturers of integrated circuits. Its SC business includes manufacture, marketing, and support of equipment that uses wet, vapor, cryogenic, and other chemistry techniques to clean, strip, or etch the surfaces of silicon wafers. The company's PSS products are microlithography products used to deposit photoresist, which is light-sensitive, etch-resistant material used to transfer an image to the surface of a silicon wafer and develop the photosensitive material. Its PSS products include robot refurbishment, system level and standard upgrades, systems operations and maintenance training, and spare parts. The company also offers system upgrade packages, spare part kits, software maintenance licenses, individual spare part components, and support services that provide product and process enhancements. In addition, it sells process, service, and maintenance programs. The company was founded in 1973 as Fluoroware Systems Corporation, and changed its name to FSI Corporation in 1977. Further, it changed to its name to FSI International Inc. in 1987. FSI international is based in Chaska, Minnesota.
DATA I/O CORPORATION (DAIO)
Data I/O Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of programming systems used by designers and manufacturers of electronic products worldwide. Its line of programming systems includes various products, systems, modules, and accessories, which are grouped into two categories, automated programming systems and nonautomated programming systems. The company provides its manufacturing and programming center customers with automated programming systems solutions that include robotic handlers; programmers; input and output media handling, such as tray stackers, tubes, loaders, or taping; and marking solutions for its manufacturing and programming center customers. Its line of nonautomated programming systems provides solutions for both engineering and low to medium-volume manufacturing customers. In addition, the company provides device support and services on all of its products. Data I/O sells its products to wireless handset manufacturers and other telecommunication companies, as well as to consumer electronics, computers, test and measurement, medical, transportation, military, aerospace, electronic contract manufacturing, programming centers, and semiconductors industries located primarily in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. It markets and sells its products through a combination of direct sales, internal telesales, and indirect sales representatives and distributors. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
AXT, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of compound and single element semiconductor substrates for use in wireless communications, lighting display applications, and fiber optic communications. The company's proprietary vertical gradient freeze crystal growth technology is used in manufacturing gallium arsenide substrates, as well as indium phosphide and germanium substrates. Gallium arsenide substrates are used in cellular phones, direct broadcast television, transistors, and satellite communications. Indium phosphide substrates are used in fiber optic communications, satellite communications, transistors, and automotive collision avoidance radars. Germanium substrates are used in satellite solar cells. AXT also manufactures and sells raw materials related to its substrate business through five joint ventures located in China. These joint ventures produce products, including gallium, arsenic, germanium, germanium dioxide, paralytic boron nitride crucibles, and boron oxide. The company sells its substrate products through its direct sales force in the United States and Japan, as well as through independent sales representatives in France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. AXT was founded in 1986. It changed its name from American Xtal Technology, Inc. to AXT, Inc. in 2000. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.
TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD (TSEM)
Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. an independent wafer foundry, manufactures semiconductors for its customers. It manufactures integrated circuits (ICs) based on third party designs and its own proprietary designs with geometries ranging from 1.0 micron to 0.13 microns. These ICs are incorporated into consumer electronics, personal computer and office equipment, communications, automotive, professional photography, and medical device products. The company principally focuses on complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors, embedded flash memory, and mixed signal and radio frequency CMOS technologies. It also provides complementary technical and design support services. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Israel. Tower Semiconductor was founded in 1993 and is based in Migdal Haemek, Israel.
AMTECH SYSTEMS INC (ASYS)
Amtech Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, assembly, selling, and installation of capital equipment and related consumables used in the manufacture of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. It operates in two segments, Semiconductor Equipment and Polishing Supplies. The Semiconductor Equipment segment manufactures and sells horizontal diffusion furnaces, as well as processing/robotic equipment and host systems for diffusion furnaces. This includes related spare parts, consumables, and services used in various processes of fabricating integrated circuits or chips on silicon wafers. In addition, this segment provides manufacturing support services, including wet and dry cleaning of semiconductor machine processing parts. The Polishing Supplies segment produces and sells carriers and templates that are consumed in the final steps of manufacturing silicon wafers, double-sided precision lapping, and polishing machines, as well as related spare parts. The company's customers include manufacturers of silicon wafers, semiconductors device fabricators, wireless communications, optics, microelectromechanical systems, and solar cells worldwide, primarily in the United States, Asia, and northern Europe. ASI markets its products through its direct sales personnel, an Internet website, advertising in trade magazines, and the distribution of product brochures, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Amtech Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Quartz Engineering & Materials, Inc. and changed its name to Amtech Systems, Inc. in 1987. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
NovAtel, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and sale of high-precision global positioning systems, and other positioning components and subsystems worldwide. It products are used in various commercial applications principally in the aviation, geomatics, mining, precision agriculture, marine, and defence industries. Its products include GPS receivers that process the satellite signals received through the antenna to determine precise positions; antennas, which supports both single frequency and dual-frequency receivers; and augmented GPS products, such as the SPAN product family that integrates third-party inertial measurement technology with the company's GPS technology to provide with positioning data. It offers its products to original equipment manufacturers primarily through its direct sales staff and through strategic partnerships. The company has strategic partnerships with Leica Geosystems, to develop technology for GPS, as well as with CMC Electronics, to develop technology for GPS aviation solutions. The company was incorporated in 1978 as 89006 Canada, Ltd. and changed its name to Westech Systems, Ltd. in 1979. Further, it changed its name to NovAtel Communications, Ltd. in 1983 and to NovAtel, Inc. in 1996. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY INC (MFCO)
Microwave Filter Company, Inc. engages in designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling radio frequency filters and related components for eliminating interference and facilitating signal processing primarily in the United States. The company designs waveguide, stripline/microstrip, transmission line, miniature/subminiature, and lumped constant filters. Its products are used to process signal distribution, and to prevent unwanted signals from disrupting transmit or receive operations. The company offers its products to various markets, including cable television, television and radio broadcast, satellite broadcast, mobile radio, and commercial and defense electronics. Microwave Filter Company, through its subsidiary, manufactures material handling and case packing machines. The company's case packing machines are used to pack products into shipping cases. It offers, Quadnumatic, an automatic case packing machine, which performs various functions, such as collating, case forming, loading, and sealing products into their shipping cartons. In addition, Microwave Filter Company offers a servo pick-and-place machine for top loading packaging applications and a case erector/bottom taping machine. The company also offers equipment for inspection-rejection, counting, analyzing, or otherwise monitoring, and reporting or controlling a continuous manufacturing or industrial process. It offers its material handling and packing machines to processors of food and other commodity products, as well as to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, candies, and hardware. Microwave Filter Company was found in 1967 and is based in East Syracuse, New York.
Tegal Corporation engages in the manufacture, marketing, and servicing of integrated circuit fabrication equipment. Its equipment enables the production of integrated circuits, memory, and related microelectronics devices used in personal computers, wireless voice and data telecommunications, contact-less transaction devices, radio frequency identification devices, smart cards, data storage, and micro-level actuators. The company primarily offers plasma etch technology products, such as 6500 series etch products, 900 series etch products; deposition technologies that include Endeavor physical vapor deposition (PVD) products, OnCore PVD, and compact nano-layer deposition products. Tegal sells its systems primarily to semiconductor and related electronic device component manufacturers worldwide. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.
CALIFORNIA MICRO DEVICES CORPORATION (CAMD)
California Micro Devices Corporation (CMDC) engages in the design, development, and marketing of analog semiconductor products for applications in the mobile handset, personal computing, and digital consumer electronics markets. It provides application-specific integrated passive (ASIP) devices that provide electromagnetic interference filtering, electrostatic discharge, interface protection, and signal termination. The company also provides active analog semiconductors that offer power management and interface solutions for cellular handsets, personal digital assistants, and other portable electronic devices. In addition, CMDC offers active analog devices, including integrated light emitting diode drivers, interface circuits, and power management devices. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
NEOMAGIC CORPORATION (NMGC)
NeoMagic Corporation delivers mobile solutions that enable new multimedia features for handheld devices. The company delivers its solutions with the combination of low power consumption, small form-factor, and high performance processing. It developed one of the first solutions used for H.264 video decoding in a digital mobile TV phone, and is developing and delivering solutions for audio/video processing of the mobile TV standards, including ISDB-T, DMB, and DVB-H. NeoMagic provides multiple operating system ports with customized drivers for its complete system solution, the MiMagic product family. In addition, the company developed a suite of middleware and sample applications for video and audio functionality. It has a patent portfolio of 22 patents that cover the company's proprietary array processing technology and embedded DRAM technology. NeoMagic has research and development centers in Israel and India. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
PSI TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS INC (PSIT)
PSi Technologies Holdings, Inc. provides semiconductor assembly and test services to power semiconductor companies worldwide. It offers package design, assembly, test, and drop shipment services for power semiconductors used in telecommunications and networking systems, computers and computer peripherals, consumer electronics, electronic office equipment, automotive systems, and industrial products. The company primarily offers an array of assembly services for power conversion and power management semiconductors; design services that include package design and prototype services to address the power packaging needs of the customer; and final test services for power semiconductors. PSi Technologies also offers a range of materials procurement services, as well as provides drop shipment services, including the delivery of final tested semiconductors to the end-customers. In addition, it offers assembly and test services for nonpower semiconductors, including plastics and hermetics. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Taguig Metro Manila, Philippines.
AETRIUM INCORPORATED (ATRM)
Aetrium Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various electromechanical equipments for semiconductor and electronic component industries worldwide. Its products are used in the handling and testing of semiconductor and passive electronic devices, such as integrated circuits and discrete electronic components. The company offers test handler products, which include gravity feed test handlers, turret based test handlers, and pick-and-place test handlers that incorporates thermal conditioning, contacting, and automated handling technologies to provide automated handling of integrated circuits and discrete electronic components during production test cycles, as well as offers change kits to adapt its test handlers to different device package configurations or to upgrade installed equipment. It also offers semiconductor automation products that comprise 4800 series burn-in board loaders/unloaders, and automation modules product line for original equipment manufacturers, which are used to automate the loading and unloading of burn-in boards, as well as incorporates as the automated handling components for various other integrated circuit processing requirements, such as marking, lead scanning, and lead trim and form. In addition, the company offers reliability test products to provide integrated circuit manufacturers with structural performance data to aid in the evaluation and improvement of integrated circuit designs and manufacturing processes. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in North St. Paul, Minnesota.
Merix Corporation manufactures printed circuit boards for use in electronic equipment. Its principal products include multilayer printed circuit boards, which are the platforms used to interconnect microprocessors, integrated circuits, and other components. The company provides its products to original equipment manufacturers and their electronic manufacturing service providers, who use them primarily in high-end commercial equipment in the communications, computing, and test and measurement markets. Merix Corporation provides its customers with a range of products and services, including design assistance and engineering services, volume production, radio frequency/microwave application products, thermal management solutions, and backplanes. The company markets its products and services through a field-based direct sales force, field application engineers, manufacturers' representative firms, and customer service personnel primarily in North America, Europe, and China. Merix Corporation was founded in 1959 and is based in Forest Grove, Oregon.
WIRELESS TELECOM GROUP INC (WTT)
Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (WTGI), doing business as, Noise Com, Inc., engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of various electronic noise sources, passive microwave components, and electronic testing and measuring instruments. The company's noise source products are used in radar systems as part of built-in test equipment to monitor the radar receiver and in satellite communications. Its passive microwave components are used in microwave systems, universal mobile telecommunications and personal communications service systems, cellular communications base stations, television transmitters, avionic systems, and medical electronics. WTGI's electronic testing and measuring instruments include power meters, voltmeters, capacitance meters, audio and modulation meters, and VXI products, which are used to measure the power of radiofrequency and microwave systems, and to test terrestrial and satellite communications, radar, telemetry, and personal communication products. The company also offers broadband test equipment serving the cable television (TV) and cable modem industries. Its test instruments from the broadband product line are measurement solutions for CATV equipment, data-over-cable, and digital TV. In addition, it offers test and measurement solutions for handsets and wireless devices, as well as for radio frequencies and network testing tasks. WTGI's testing solutions for wireless services and cellular networks include terminal and air interface test solutions, as well as handheld spectrum analyzers. Its customers include various commercial users in the communications industry and defense contractors. The company was founded by Simonyan in 1985 as Noise Com and later it changed its name to Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. in 1994. WTGI is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. acquired Willtek Communications GmbH, a supplier of testing solutions for wireless services and cellular networks, in July 2005.
HARVARD BIOSCIENCE INC (HBIO)
Harvard Bioscience, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of scientific instruments used for drug discovery research. The company's products focus on four application areas: ADMET screening, molecular biology, automation of genomics and proteomics experiments, and high-throughput/high-content screening of potential drugs. ADMET screening products include navicyte diffusion chambers, which are used to measure the absorption of a drug into the bloodstream; 96 well equilibrium dialysis plate, used for ADMET screening to determine if a drug binds to blood proteins; organ testing systems that enable organs to be kept functioning outside the body while performing experiments; precision infusion pumps, which are used to infuse small quantities of liquid; cell injection systems that are used to study the effects of drugs on single cells; ventilators used in surgical procedures common in drug discovery; and electroporation products for research applications in vivo and in vitro gene delivery, and electrocell fusion and nuclear transfer cloning. Molecular biology products include scientific instruments, such as spectrophotometers and plate readers that analyze light to detect and quantify a range of molecular and cellular processes or apparatus. Genomics and Proteomics products include arrayers, hybridization workstations, and scanners; and 2 dimensional gels, spot picking robots, and sample preparation robots that process and analyze samples of DNA, RNA, or proteins. Its high-throughput/high-content screening products include COPAS systems, used for screening of potential drug molecules and model organisms; and microscope image automation systems to obtain information from images of cells, tissues, or model organisms. The company offers its products through its direct sales staff and distributors in North America and Europe. Harvard Bioscience was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Holliston, Massachusetts.
CYBEROPTICS CORPORATION (CYBE)
CyberOptics Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of noncontact sensors and systems for process control and inspection. It sells its products both as sensor components that are incorporated into products manufactured by other companies for sale to circuit board assembly companies, and as systems' that are sold directly to circuit board assembly companies. The company's sensor products are sold to manufacturers of pick-and-place machines to align electronic surface mount components during placement on the circuit board. Its systems products are sold to contract manufacturers and other companies with surface mount assembly lines, to control quality both off-line and as in-line systems. These systems level products are used by manufacturers of circuit boards to measure screen printed solder paste; inspect circuit boards and components after component placement; confirm proper placement after full assembly of circuit boards; and inspect solder joints on printed circuit boards. CyberOptics also develops and sells products for use with the robotic equipment that handle semiconductor wafers during the semiconductor fabrication process. In addition, it sells a frame grabber product line for general industrial applications. The company sells its products through direct sales, independent representatives, and distributors. Its customers comprise electronic circuit assembly equipment, semiconductor capital equipment, and end user electronic assembly manufacturers. The company was founded in 1984 by Steven K. Case and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
IBIS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (IBIS)
Ibis Technology Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of separation by implantation of oxygen and silicon-on-insulator (SIMOX-SOI) implantation equipment for the semiconductor industry worldwide. SIMOX is a form of SOI technology that creates an insulating barrier below the top surface of a silicon wafer. The company's proprietary oxygen implanters produce SIMOX-SOI wafers by implanting oxygen atoms just below the surface of a silicon wafer to create a very thin layer of silicon dioxide between the thin operating region of the transistor at the surface and the underlying silicon wafer itself. The buried layer of silicon dioxide acts as an insulator for the devices fabricated on the surface of the silicon wafer and reduces the electrical current leakage. Ibis' SIMOX-SOI wafers and finished integrated circuits are used in various commercial applications, including servers and workstations; portable and desktop computers; wireless communications and battery powered devices, such as laptop computers, personal digital assistants, and mobile phones; integrated optical components; and harsh-environment electronics. Ibis has strategic alliances with Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Corporation; Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.; and International Business Machines Corporation. The company was formed in 1987 and is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts.
GIGA-TRONICS INCORPORATED (GIGA)
Giga-tronics Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of test and measurement equipment used in the development, testing, and maintenance of wireless communications products and systems, flight navigational equipment, electronic defense systems, and automatic testing systems. These products are used in the design, production, repair, and maintenance of commercial telecommunications, radar, and electronic warfare. The company operates through its subsidiaries Giga-tronics Instrument Division; ASCOR, Inc.; and Microsource, Inc. Giga-tronics Instrument Division produces signal sources, generators, and sweepers; and power measurement instruments for use in the microwave and radio frequency range. ASCOR designs, manufactures, and markets a line of switching devices that link together various specific purpose instruments that comprise automatic test systems. Microsource develops and manufactures a line of yttrium, iron, and garnet tuned oscillators, filters, and microwave synthesizers, which are used for manufacturing various microwave instruments or devices. The company markets its products through various distributors and representatives to commercial and government customers. Giga-tronics was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California.
SPECTRUM CONTROL INC (SPEC)
Spectrum Control, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of control products and systems used to condition, regulate, and govern electronic performance worldwide. It operates in three segments: Signal Integrity Products (SIP), Power Integrity Products and Management Systems (PIPMS), and Frequency Control Products (FCP). The SIP segment offers low pass electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, surface mount EMI filters, filtered arrays, filtered connectors, gaskets, specialty ceramic capacitors, and motor line feed-thru filters. The PIPMS segment provides power integrity products, including power line filters and power management systems. Its power line filters include power entry modules, multisection filters, power terminal blocks, and custom power filter assemblies. Power management systems include power distribution units, remote power management systems, fuse interface panels, breaker interface panels, and custom power distribution systems. The FCP segment offers ceramic resonators and bandpass filters, ceramic patch antennas, duplexers, lumped element filters, cavity filters, waveguides, amplifiers, frequency mixers, oscillators, synthesizers, and mutiple channel filter banks. The company offers its components and systems to various industries, including telecommunications and military/aerospace. In telecommunications, the company's products are used in wireless base stations, optical networks, broadband switching equipment, Internet servers, and global positioning systems. Military/aerospace applications for its products include missile defense systems, smart weapons and munitions, secure communications, simulation equipment, and avionic upgrades. Spectrum Control also offers its products to the medical instrumentation, industrial equipment, computer, and automotive markets. The company sells its products primarily through manufacturers representatives. Spectrum Control was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Fairview, Pennsylvania.
Innovex, Inc. provides circuit interconnect solutions to original equipment manufacturers in the electronics industry worldwide. It offers circuit applications and services from initial design, development, and prototype to fabrication, assembly, and test. Innovex addresses various applications for flexible circuits that include data storage devices, such as hard disk drives; and flat panel displays, including liquid crystal displays for mobile communication devices and large format plasma screens, tape drives, and printers. The company also produces advanced flexible circuits for consumer electronics and other markets, as well as interfaces between liquid crystal displays and mobile communication devices. In addition, it offers products for various applications, including nondisplay mobile communication devise interconnects, memory module interconnects, inkjet printer cartridges, and medical applications. The company serves hard disk drive, display, semiconductor packaging, and consumer electronics markets. Innovex was founded by Thomas Haley in 1972 and is based in Maple Plain, Minnesota.
KEWAUNEE SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (KEQU)
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory and technical furniture products. Its laboratory furniture products include steel and wood cabinetry, fume hoods, flexible systems, and worksurfaces. The company's technical furniture products comprise workstations, workbenches, computer enclosures, and network storage systems. It offers products principally to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, chemical and commercial research laboratories, educational institutions, healthcare institutions, governmental entities, manufacturing facilities, and users of networking furniture. The company sells its products primarily through purchase orders and contracts, dealers and commissioned agents, and distributors in India and Singapore. Kewaunee Scientific was formed in 1906 and is headquartered in Statesville, North Carolina.
KEITHLEY INSTRUMENTS INC (KEI)
Keithley Instruments, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of electronic instruments and systems for electronics manufacturers. Its products are used in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. The company's products include integrated systems, which are used to source, measure, connect, control, or communicate electrical direct current, radio frequency, or optical signals. It also markets instruments and data acquisition products, as well as complete system solutions for production and assembly testing. The company's customers include engineers, technicians, and scientists in manufacturing, product development, and research functions. Keithley also serves semiconductor industry, wireless communications industry, and electronic components and subassemblies manufacturers, such as customers in automotive, computers and peripherals, medical equipment, aerospace and defense, and manufacturers of components, including optoelectronic components in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company markets its products to its customers through its sales personnel, direct marketing and catalog mailings, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. Keithley was founded by Joseph F. Keithley in 1946 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION (QUIK)
QuickLogic Corporation engages in designing, developing, marketing, and supporting field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), embedded standard products (ESPs), associated software tools, and programming hardware. The company's ESPs are single-chip solutions that combine standard integrated circuits with programmable logic. Its ESP product family includes QuickRAM, QuickPCI, V3 products, QuickMIPS, Eclipse, Eclipse II, and QuickPCI II products. Its FPGA product families, pASIC1, pASIC2, and pASIC3, provide programmable logic devices for general-purpose applications. The company sells its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. It serves various industries, including computing; instrumentation and test; data communications and telecommunications; audio, video, and graphics imaging; and military and aerospace industries. The company was founded in 1988 by John Birkner, Andy Chan, and H.T. Chua. QuickLogic is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
RF Industries, Ltd. provides interconnect products and systems for radio frequency (RF) communications products and wireless digital transmission systems. The company operates in four divisions, RF Connector and Cable Assembly; Bioconnect; Aviel Electronics; and Neulink. The Connector and Cable Assembly division engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of coaxial connector solutions for commercial, industrial, automotive, scientific and military markets, as well as involves in the manufacture and distribution of RF cable assemblies. Its product applications include digital applications, cellular and PCS telephones, Wi-Fi and broadband wireless applications, cellular and PCS infrastructure, global positioning systems, mobile radio products, aircraft, video surveillance systems, cable assemblies, and test equipment. The Bioconnect division offers cables and interconnects, such as disposable ECG cables, infant apnea monitors in hospitals, patient leads, snap leads, and connecting wires for medical monitoring applications. The Aviel Electronics division designs, manufactures, and distributes RF connectors primarily for aerospace and military customers. The Neulink division designs and manufactures, through outside contractors, wireless data products commonly known as RF data links and wireless modems, as well as distributes antennas, transceivers, and related products of other manufacturers. RF Industries offers products directly to its customers, or through warehousing distributors, original equipment manufacturers, customers, manufacturers, representatives, and system integrators. It has customers in South America, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia. The company, formerly known as Celltronics, Inc., was founded by Howard F. Hill in 1979 and changed its name to RF Industries, Ltd. in 1990. RF Industries is headquartered in San Diego, California.
SIGMATRON INTERNATIONAL INC (SGMA)
SigmaTron International, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services. The company provides printed circuit board assemblies and assembled electronic products. Its services include automatic and manual assembly and testing of products; material sourcing and procurement; design, manufacture, and test engineering support; warehousing and shipment services; and assistance in obtaining product approval from governmental and other regulatory bodies. The company was organized in 1993 and is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
SL Industries, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power electronics, power motion, power protection, teleprotection, and communications equipment and systems primarily in the United States. It produces a range of standard and custom power supply products that convert AC or DC power to direct electrical current to be used in customers' end products. The company also designs and manufactures customized power conditioning and power distribution units, which provide voltage conversion and stabilization, system control, and power distribution for systems, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scanners, chip testers, and industrial systems. In addition, SL Industries designs and manufactures high power density precision motors; teleprotection products/systems for protection of utility transmission lines and apparatus by isolating faulty transmission lines from a transmission grid; and provides customer service and maintenance for electric utility equipment protection systems. Its products are used by original equipment manufacturers and commercial distributors, as well as by the electric power utility industry in various applications, including medical, aerospace, computer, datacom, industrial, telecom, transportation, and electric power utility equipment. The company was incorporated as G-L Electronics Company in 1956 and changed its name to G-L Industries, Inc. in 1963. Later, it changed its name to SGL Industries, Inc. in 1970 and to SL Industries, Inc. in 1984. SL Industries is based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
Misonix, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of ultrasonic medical devices primarily in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments Laboratory and Scientific Products, and Medical Devices. The Laboratory and Scientific Products segment offers Sonicator ultrasonic liquid processors for use in the scientific and industrial markets; Aura ductless fume enclosures for filtration of gaseous contaminates; Labcaire Autoscope and Guardian endoscope disinfectant systems for the abatement of air pollution, and the Mystaire wet scrubber. The Medical Devices segment provides Auto Sonix ultrasonic cutting and coagulatory system, refurbishing revenues of ultrasound systems and replacement transducers for the medical diagnostic ultrasound industry, ultrasonic lithotriptor, ultrasonic neuroaspirator used for neurosurgery, and soft tissue aspirator used primarily for the cosmetic surgery market. The company sells its products to research and clinical laboratories, industrial markets, such as paint, pigment, ceramic, and pharmaceutical manufacturers; semiconductor manufacturing, chemical processing, and pharmaceuticals industries. Its customers include end users, such as doctors, hospitals, and distributors. The company markets its products through direct salespersons, distributors, manufacturing representatives, and catalog listings. Misonix was organized in 1959 and is based in Farmingdale, New York.
MEADE INSTRUMENTS CORP (MEAD)
Meade Instruments Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, import, and distribution of consumer and industrial optical products. Its products include telescopes, telescope accessories, binoculars, rifle and pistol scopes, spotting scopes, microscopes, night vision, and other consumer optical products. The company sells its products worldwide through specialty retailers, distributors, mass merchandisers, and mail order dealers. Meade Instruments was founded in 1972 and is based in Irvine, California.
HURCO COMPANIES INC (HURC)
Hurco Companies, Inc., an industrial technology company, engages in the design and production of interactive, personal computer-based, computer control systems and software, and computerized machine tools for sale to the metal working industry. The company's primary products consist of general purpose computerized machine tools for the metal cutting industry, principally vertical machining centers. It also produces computer control systems and related software for press brake applications that are sold as retrofit control systems. In addition, Hurco produces and distributes software options, control upgrades, hardware accessories, and replacement parts related to its product lines, as well as provides operator training and support services to its customers. The company sells its products through independent agents and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as directly in England, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, and China. Hurco Companies was founded by Edward Humston and Gerald Roch in 1968. The comapny is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
SYPRIS SOLUTIONS INC (SYPR)
Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides outsourced services and specialty products primarily in North America. The company performs manufacturing, engineering, design, testing, and other technical services under contracts with corporations and government agencies in aerospace and defense electronics, truck components and assemblies, and test and measurement markets. Its truck components and assemblies include axle shafts, steer axle, and drive train components for medium and heavy-duty trucks, and axle beams for trailers. The company's aerospace and defense electronics products includes circuit cards for the missile guidance systems and color display systems, electronics for the space shuttle, and data systems for a fleet ballistic missile program, communications equipment, recording systems, and encryption software. It also calibrates, repairs, and certifies test and measurement equipment used to maintain wireless communication equipment, control-tower radar and direction beacons, weather service radar systems, digital oscilloscopes, microwave equipment, and fiber-optic measuring equipment. In addition, the company offers digital and analog data systems and encryption devices used in military applications; magnetic meters and sensors used in commercial and laboratory environments; and high-pressure closures and joints used in pipeline and chemical systems. Sypris is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Eltek, Ltd. engages in the manufacture and supply of printed circuit boards (PCBs). It PCBs include high density interconnect, multilayer back-panels, and flex rigid circuit boards for use in compact electronic products. The company offers its products to manufacturers of defense and aerospace equipment, medical equipment, telecom and networking equipment, and industrial equipment, as well as distributors and contract electronic manufacturers in Israel and Europe. It markets its products through direct sales staff in Israel. Eltek was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel.
INTEST CORPORATION (INTT)
inTEST Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of test head manipulators, docking hardware products, temperature management systems, and tester interface products. Its products are used by semiconductor manufacturers, in conjunction with automatic test equipment, for testing integrated circuits (ICs) that include microprocessors, digital signal processing chips, application specific ICs, and specialized memory ICs. inTEST's products are principally used in automotive, computer, consumer products, aeronautical, and telecommunications industries. The company sells its products worldwide through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. inTEST was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (PTIX)
Performance Technologies, Incorporated develops platforms, components, software, and service solutions for the embedded systems marketplace. The company offers its products under various brand names, including IPnexus, SEGway, NexusWare, and Advanced Managed Platforms. Performance Technologies provides advanced managed platform products, such as intelligent shelf management, ethernet switching, and platform components; IPnexus compute products, IPnexus Network access and communications products, and IPnexus software and middleware; and voice technology products. It also offers SEGway signaling products that provide a signaling bridge between traditional telephone networks and the growing IP packet-switched network architectures. The company markets its products to various customers through direct sales force and various channels, including original equipment manufacturers, value added resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. Its products are used primarily in telecommunications, data communications, industrial, military, and commercial markets. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC (LPTH)
LightPath Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of optical components and assemblies in the United States and internationally. It offers precision molded glass aspheric optics, isolators, fiber-optic collimators, GRADIUM glass lenses, and other optical materials used to produce products that manipulate light. The company's products are used in various applications, including defense products, medical devices, barcode scanners, optical data storage, hybrid fiber coax, machine vision, and sensors. It offers its products to test and measurement, medical devices, military, industrial, communications, and optoelectronics markets. The company sells its products through its sales force and distributors. LightPath Technologies was formed in 1985 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
SMTC Corporation provides electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Its services comprise product development, which include product design, prototyping, and qualification testing; product assembly and test services; and interconnect, which consists of design, development, and manufacture of interconnect assemblies, such as optical and electrical cable and harness assemblies. The company also offers sheet metal fabrication services used in the assembly of a range of electronic enclosures. It offers its services to OEMs in the industrial, enterprise computing and networking, and communications sectors. SMTC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada.
ESPEY MFG. & ELECTRONICS CORP (ESP)
Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. engages in the development, design, production, and sale of electronic equipment used primarily in military and industrial applications. It provides specialized electronic power supplies, various transformers, and other types of iron-core components; and electronic system components. The company's electronic power supplies and components are principally used in shipboard and land-based radar; locomotives; aircraft; short and medium range communication systems; navigation systems; and land-based military vehicles. Espey's iron-core components include transformers of the audio, power, and pulse types; magnetic amplifiers; and audio filters. Its electronic system components include antenna systems and high power radar transmitters. The company's customers primarily include U.S. and foreign governments and certain industrial customers. Espey was incorporated in 1928 and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.
BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS INC (BASI)
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide contract development services and research equipment to pharmaceutical, medical research, and biotechnology companies and institutions in North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Contract Research Services and Research Products. The Contract Research Services segment provides research and development support on a contract basis directly to pharmaceutical companies. Its services include product characterization; method development and validation; bioanalytical testing; stability testing; in vivo pharmacology; preclinical and pathology services; and Phase I, II, and III clinical trials. The Research Products segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets robotic sampling systems and accessories, In vivo microdialysis collection systems, physiology monitoring tools, and liquid chromatography and electrochemistry instruments platform. Its products include Culex APS, a robotic automated pharmacology system, which is used by pharmaceutical researchers to monitor drug concentrations and response as a function of time; Epsilon, a single liquid chromatography and electrochemistry instrument control platform for the separation systems and chemical analyzers; Vetronics, a small animal diagnostic electrocardiographs and vital signs monitor that is used primarily in veterinary clinics; Bioanalytical separation systems; and specialized chemical analyzers. This segment serves pharmaceutical companies, universities, government research centers, and medical research institutions. The company also manufactures scientific instruments for medical research, which it sells with related software for use in industrial, governmental, and academic laboratories. Bioanalytical Systems was founded by Peter T. Kissinger in 1974 and is headquartered in West Lafayette, Indiana.
hi/fn, inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, and marketing of multiprotocol packet processors, semiconductor devices, and software for network connectivity and storage of business information in the United States. Its network and security processors, compression, flow classification, and content search solutions are used in networking, security, and storage equipment, such as routers, remote access concentrators, virtual private networks, switches, broadband access equipment, network interface cards, firewalls, and back-up storage devices. The company offers network bandwidth enhancement, network security, network flowthrough security, network processors, network flow classification, and storage enhancement products. It supplies compression, encryption, authentication, and application recognition technologies. hi/fn offers integrated circuits and software for manufacturers of computer networking products. The company serves networking, security, and storage original equipment manufacturers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Its products are sold through a direct sales and marketing organization and through independent contract sales representatives in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The company has strategic partnerships with Agere, Ashley Laurent, Intoto, NeoScale, and QLogic. hi/fn was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
Metalink, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, provides wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions. The company's wireless LAN and DSL technologies enable broadband connectivity through high-speed delivery of advanced applications. It offers WLANPlus, a high-throughput wireless LAN technology that provides a wireless entertainment network for home coverage for simultaneous multiple high-definition video streams. Metalink's DSL products offer service providers a network upgrade to support triple-play services. Using its VDSL technologies, operators can deliver fiber-like speeds over existing copper infrastructure and support advanced services, such as video-on-demand, high definition TV, and interactive gaming. The company's DSL lines are used by service providers in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Metalink was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Yakum, Israel. The company has subsidiaries in Atlanta (U.S.), South Korea, and Japan, as well as offices in China.
DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION (DPW)
Digital Power Corporation and its subsidiary engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of power supplies and power systems to industrial, telecommunication, data communication, medical, and military industries. It offers switching power supplies, individual AC/DC power supplies, uninterruptible power supplies, DC/DC converters, and frequency inverters. In addition, the company designs and manufactures static frequency converters, DC systems, transformer rectifiers, inverters, and circuit breaker monitoring and controls for the naval applications. It also provides integration and installation services to the original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its products through a network of independent manufacturer's representatives to original equipment manufacturers and distributors in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. It has a strategic collaboration with Telkoor Telecom, Ltd. The company was formed in 1969 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
SCHMITT INDUSTRIES INC (SMIT)
Schmitt Industries, Inc. engages in the design, assembly, and marketing of computer-controlled balancing equipment primarily to the machine tool industry worldwide. The company, through its subsidiary, Schmitt Measurement Systems, Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets precision laser measurement systems. Its principal product is Schmitt Dynamic Balance System, consisting of a computer control unit, sensor, spindle-mounting adapter, and balance head used in various manufacturing areas, including the automotive industry, bearings, ceramics, electric motors, pumps, aircraft, and general manufacturing. The company also manufactures and markets a line of laser-based precision measurement systems and operates a precision laser light scatter measurement laboratory. Its measurement products include TMS-2000-RC, a noncontact texture measurement system; and TMS-2000-DUV-RC that measures the surface microroughness of ceramics. In addition, it offers dimensional sizing products used in various applications, including steel casting, paper production, medical imaging, crane control and micron-level part, and surface inspection. The company's dimensional sizing products consist of AR4000 distance measurement sensor, the AR4000 Line Scanner, and the AR600 and AR200 series of triangulating laser displacement sensors. Further, it offers measurement products, including CASI Scatterometers to measure surface quality, optical performance, smoothness, appearance, defects, and contamination on various materials; and the Scan System, a portable device consisting of a hand-held control unit, an interchangeable measurement head, and a separate charging unit, which performs measurement. Schmitt Industries primarily operates in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Portland, Oregon.
KYOCERA CORPORATION (KYO)
Kyocera Corporation engages in the development, production, and distribution of telecommunications equipment, electronic components, solar energy systems, and industrial ceramics worldwide. The company's Fine Ceramic Parts segment offers information and telecommunication components, sapphire substrates, semiconductor process equipment components, automotive and ITS related components, and general industrial ceramic components. Its Semiconductor Parts segment provides ceramic packages for surface mount devices, ceramic multilayer packages, metallized products, optical communication ceramic packages, and organic multilayer packages. Kyocera's Applied Ceramic Products segment provides photovoltaic generating systems, solar cells/modules, cutting tools, micro drills, dental and orthopedic implants, and jewelry. The company's Electronic Device segment offers ceramic chip and tantalum capacitors, timing devices, voltage controlled oscillators, RF modules, ceramic resonators/filters, thermal and LED printheads, amorphous silicon drums, liquid crystal displays, and connectors. Its Telecommunications Equipment segment offers CDMA mobile phone handsets and base stations, PDC mobile phone handsets, and PHS-related products. Kyocera's Information Equipment segment provides ECOSYS noncartridge printers and copiers, and digital network multifunction products. The company's Optical Equipment segment provides optical modules, digital still cameras, single-lens reflex cameras, compact cameras, camera lenses, and optical modules. Its Other segment includes chemical materials for electronic components; insulators; resin products; telecommunications and computer network systems; IT solutions, consulting, and leasing services; and hotel, real estate, and insurance and travel agent businesses. Kyocera was founded in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori. It was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.
Aehr Test Systems engages in the development and manufacture of burn-in and test equipment for the semiconductor industry. Its principal products include the MTX massively parallel test system, the MAX burn-in systems, the FOX full wafer contact system, and the DiePak carrier. The MTX system performs both test and burn-in on thousands of memory devices simultaneously, including DRAMs, flash memories, SDRAMs, DDR SDRAMs, DDR II SDRAMs, and SRAMs. The MAX system is designed for dynamic burn-in of memory and logic devices, such as digital signal processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and systems-on-a-chip. The FOX system is designed to make contact with various pads of a wafer, thus enabling full wafer burn-in and parallel test of up to 14 IC wafers at a time. The DiePak carrier is a reusable, temporary package that enables integrated circuit manufacturers to perform final test and burn-in of bare die. The company also manufactures and sells, and licenses others to manufacture and sell custom-designed test fixtures for its systems, which hold the devices undergoing test or burn-in and electrically connect the devices under test to the system electronics. In addition, it provides customer service and support programs, including system installation, system repair, applications engineering support, spare parts inventories, customer training, and documentation. The company markets and sells its products to semiconductor manufacturers, semiconductor contract assemblers, electronics manufacturers, and burn-in and test service companies worldwide. Aehr Test Systems was founded by Rhea J. Posedel in 1977 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
STRUCTURED PRODUCT MERRILL LYNCH (ELC)
Electric City Corp. and its subsidiaries engage in the development, manufacture, and integration of energy savings technologies and building automation controls in the United States. Its energy saving technologies include EnergySaver, a lighting control system; Global Commander, a lighting controller; and Virtual Negawatt Power Plan, a negative power system that is used by utilities as a demand response system. These products are used in commercial buildings, factories, and office structures, as well as in street lighting and parking lot lighting. The company also manufactures and markets eMAC line of controllers for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and lighting applications. In addition, Electric City designs, installs, and monitors building control and environmental systems for commercial and industrial customers. The company is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
MOCON, Inc. provides instrumentation, and consulting and laboratory services to medical, pharmaceutical, food, and other industries worldwide. It develops, manufactures, markets, and services measurement, analytical, monitoring, sample preparation, and consulting products to detect, measure, and analyze gases and chemical compounds. The company offers permeation products that include oxygen permeation instruments, water vapor permeation instruments, and carbon dioxide permeation instruments; and weighing and pharmaceutical products, which automatically determine the weight of pharmaceutical capsules and tablets and reject those that are out of acceptable limits, as well as provides consulting and analytical services. MOCON also offers headspace analyzers, which analyzes the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide present in the headspace of flexible and rigid packages; sample preparation products; leak detection products, which detect leaks in sterile medical trays, pouches, blister packs, and a range of other packages, as well as provides gas chromatography analyzer products and gas analyzer products. The company was founded as Modern Controls, Inc. in 1966 and changed its name to MOCON, Inc. in 1999. MOCON is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
K-TRON INTERNATIONAL INC (KTII)
K-Tron International, Inc. engages in the design, engineering, production, marketing, and sale and service of material handling equipment and systems for a range of industrial markets worldwide. It has three products lines: Feeding Equipment, Pneumatic Conveying Equipment, and Size Reduction Equipment. The Feeding Equipment line includes feeders that control the flow of materials into a manufacturing process by weight or by volume. Its feeders are used in the plastics compounding, food, chemical, detergent, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, this line produces mass flow meters that measure and control the flow of materials from a storage vessel. The Pneumatic Conveying line includes central vacuum systems, dryers, volumetric and gravimetric blenders, material storage bins, and feeders under the Colormax brand for handling various resin materials in the molding or extrusion of consumer plastic products; and vacuum conveyors for hard-to-handle materials, a stainless steel pharmaceutical line of equipment, and a range of ancillary equipment under PCS brand. These products are sold to customers primarily in the plastics extrusion and molding industries, as well as to the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The Size Reduction Equipment line comprises equipment, such as hammermills and wood hogs used to resize various materials to a given smaller size. It principally serves the electric utility, mining, pulp and paper, and wood and forest products industries. In addition, K-Tron International designs, produces, and tests electronic assemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the United States. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Pitman, New Jersey.
LogicVision, Inc. provides technology used in the manufacture of semiconductors. The company offers a portfolio of products for the automated development, integration, and deployment of embedded test technology. Its embedded test solution is used to deploy in semiconductors for gigabit switches, voice and data routers, servers, and wireless products. The company's solution allows testing of integrated circuits after they are assembled onto boards and systems, which enables diagnostic test throughout the product's life cycle. Its technology enables semiconductor companies to embed self-testers into the chip design. LogicVision solutions are used in the development of semiconductor ICs for products, including digital consumer products, medical products, networking and wireless communications devices, computers, and satellite systems. The company licenses its technologies and software products to companies within the diagnostics, semiconductor, and systems industries. Its customers include application specific integrated circuit or system-on-a-chip designers in systems companies, fabless companies, and integrated device manufacturers. LogicVision sells its products directly, as well as through distributors or independent sales representatives. The company, formerly known as LV Software, Inc., was founded by Vinod K. Agarwal in 1992. It changed its name to LogicVision, Inc. in 1996. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.
ADVANTEST CORPORATION (KABUSHIKI KAISHA ADVANTEST) ADS (ATE)
Advantest Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic measuring instruments, automatic test equipment, and electron beam lithography systems. The company operates through three segments: Semiconductor and Component Test System; Mechatronics System; and Services, Support, and Others (SSO). The Semiconductor and Component Test System segment provides test system products for the semiconductor industry and the electronic parts industry. Its product lines include memory testers; system-on-a-chip testers; application-specific semiconductor testers; and measuring instrument products, such as wireless communications and fiber optic equipment, and digital consumer products. The Mechatronics System segment offers peripheral devices to the semiconductor and component test systems. It includes test handlers, which handle semiconductor devices and automate the tests; device interfaces; and electron beam lithography systems. The SSO segment consists of various customer solutions, support services, and equipment lease business. The company's customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, foundries, and test houses, as well as manufacturers and service providers in the communications and electronics industries. It primarily sells its products directly in Japan and other Asian countries, North America, and Europe. The company was established in 1954 as Takeda Riken Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Advantest Corporation in 1985. Advantest is based in Tokyo, Japan.
Tech/Ops Sevcon, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of solid-state products that control motor speed and acceleration for battery powered electric vehicles. Its products are applied in various applications, primarily electric fork lift trucks, aerial lifts, and underground coal-mining equipment. The company also manufactures special metallized film capacitors for electronics applications, including the power electronics, signaling, and audio equipment markets. Tech/Ops Sevcon was founded in 1987 and is based in Southborough, Massachusetts.
LOGIC DEVICES INCORPORATED (LOGC)
LOGIC Devices Incorporated engages in the development and marketing of digital integrated circuits that perform storage and signal/image processing functions. Its products enable high definition video display, transport, editing, composition, and special effects. The company also provides solutions for digital filtering in television broadcast stations and image enhancement in medical diagnostic scanning and imaging equipment. LOGIC Devices markets its products primarily through a direct sales force and international electronics distributors to broadcast video, medical imaging, surveillance, instrumentation, and telecommunications companies. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ELECTRO-SENSORS INC (ELSE)
Electro-Sensors, Inc. manufactures a line of motion monitoring and speed control systems for industrial machinery. It operates in two divisions, Controls and AutoData Systems. The Controls division manufactures and markets a line of speed monitoring and motor control systems for industrial machinery in the United States and internationally. It sells products through an internal sales staff, manufacturer's representatives, and distributors to a range of manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and processors to monitor process machinery operations. The AutoData Systems (ADS) division designs and markets a desktop software based system that reads hand printed characters, checkmarks, and bar code information from scanned or faxed forms. ADS products provide capabilities to automate data collection and are sold by internal sales staff to end users, resellers, and developers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
LaBarge, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of electronics and interconnect systems for customers in diverse markets in the United States. It manufactures printed circuit card assemblies, cables and harnesses, box-build assemblies, and electronic/electromechanical systems. The company markets its services to customers desiring an engineering and manufacturing partner capable of developing and providing electronic equipment, including products capable of performing in harsh environmental conditions, such as high and low temperature, and severe shock and vibration. Its products are used in various technology applications, including military communication and radar systems, industrial automation, military and commercial aircraft, satellites, space launch vehicles, down-hole instrumentation in oil and gas wells, and postal automation equipment. The company serves customers in various markets, including defense, government systems, aerospace, natural resources, industrial, and other commercial markets. LaBarge was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Micronetics, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of wireless components and test equipment used in cellular, microwave, satellite, radar, and communication systems worldwide. The company's products are categorized into four groups: Receiver Components, Noise Products, Test Solutions, and VCO Products. Micronetics' Receiver Components group designs and manufactures control components, switches, attenuators, phase shifters, detectors, and multifunction modules. The company's Noise Products group designs and manufactures products, which include embedded noise modules used to monitor receiver performance, calibrated noise sources, and subassemblies used to measure noise figure in both benchtop and automated equipment applications. Its Test Solutions group manufactures precision noise generators to simulate real-world signal distortions. Micronetics' VCO Products group manufactures voltage controlled oscillators that generate sinusoidal signals in specified frequency bands. Micronetics' products are used in various commercial wireless, defense, and aerospace products, including satellite communications, electronic warfare, and electronic counter- measures. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales personnel and independent sales representatives to original equipment manufacturers of communications equipment in the commercial and defense electronic industries. It sells its products principally in the United States and Canada, Europe, and Asia. Micronetics was incorporated in 1975 and is headquartered in Hudson, New Hampshire.
WSI INDUSTRIES INC (WSCI)
WSI Industries, Inc., through its subsidiary, Taurus Numeric Tool, Inc., engages in the precision contract metal machining business in the United States. The company manufactures metal components in medium to high volumes requiring tolerances in accordance with customer specifications. It serves primarily the recreational vehicle, aerospace and avionics, defense, small engines, biosciences, and computer industries. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Monticello, Minnesota.
ELECSYS CORPORATION (ASY)
Elecsys Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and integration of custom electronic interface solutions for original equipment manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, communications, industrial product, and other industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Electronic Interface Solutions and Remote Monitoring Solutions. The Electronic Interface Solutions segment designs, manufactures, integrates, and tests electronic assemblies, including circuit boards, high-frequency electronic modules, microelectronic displays and assemblies, full turn-key products, custom LCD devices and modules, and custom LED display arrays. This segment also offers electronic manufacturing services. The Remote Monitoring Solutions segment provides wireless remote monitoring solutions for the gas and oil pipeline industry, as well as other industries requiring remote monitoring solutions. The company sells its products to aerospace, medical, communications, safety systems, transportation, industrial controls, and energy infrastructure industries. Elecsys was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.
Transcat, Inc. engages in the distribution of professional grade test, measurement, and calibration instruments, as well as in the provision of calibration and repair services. It operates in two segments, Distribution Products and Calibration Services. The Distribution Products segment markets and distributes branded instruments, such as calibrators, deadweight testers, temperature devices, multimeters, oscilloscopes, pressure pumps, testers, recorders, and related accessories. The Calibration Services segment offers calibration services through its calibration centers located in the United States and Canada. It primarily serves process, life sciences, and manufacturing industries in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company markets and sells its products through various sales channels that comprise direct catalog marketing, a direct field sales organization, outbound sales, and an inbound call center. Transcat was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
O.I. Corporation (OIC) engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of analytical, monitoring, and sample preparation products, components, and systems used to detect, measure, and analyze chemical compounds. The company's products include gas chromatography instruments and systems, including detectors and sample introduction instruments; and total organic carbon analyzer systems that are used to measure organic and inorganic carbon levels in ultra pure water, drinking water, groundwater, wastewater, soils, and solids. Its products also consist of automated chemistry analyzers that perform a range of ion analyses, including the measurement of nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, ammonia, chloride, alkalinity, and sulfate in liquids; and sample preparation products and systems to prepare sample matrices for analysis. In addition, OIC offers filtometers, which include continuous refrigerant monitors that are used by the chiller/refrigerant industry for the detection of low-level refrigerant leaks; and beverage analyzers, which are used online and in the laboratory to measure dissolved Brix, diet syrup, and carbon dioxide in beverages. Its customers include various military agencies of the U.S. Government, industrial businesses, semiconductor manufacturers, engineering and consulting firms, municipalities, environmental testing laboratories, beverage bottlers, and chiller-refrigerant companies. The company sells its products in the United States through a direct sales channel, manufacturers' representatives, distributors, and resellers, as well as internationally through independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors. OIC was organized in 1963 as Clinical Development Corporation and changed its name to Oceanography International Corporation in 1969. It changed its name to O.I. Corporation in 1980. The company is headquartered in College Station, Texas.
TDK Corporation manufactures recording media, ferrite products, recording device products, inductors, ceramic capacitors, magnet, and other components. The company operates in two segments, Electronic Materials and Components, and Recording Media and Systems. The Electronic Materials and Components segment offers electronic materials, such as capacitors, and ferrite cores and magnets; electronic devices, including inductive devices, high-frequency components, and other products; recording devices, such as heads for hard disk drives and other types of heads; and semiconductors and others other products. The Recording Media and Systems segment offers audiotapes, videotapes, optical media, and tape-based data storage media for computers. TDK markets its products through sales representatives and subsidiary companies in Japan and in various countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was established in 1935 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
HEI, Inc. provides engineering, product design, automation and test, manufacturing, distribution, and fulfillment services and solutions. It operates through two segments, Microelectronics Operations and Advanced Medical Operations. The Microelectronics Operations segment designs, manufactures, and sells ultra miniature microelectronic devices and technology products incorporating these devices. The Advanced Medical Operations segment engages in the design, manufacturing, and outsourcing of electronic and electromechanical medical devices. The company's products include medical devices; biotechnology, drug discovery, and in vitro diagnostics systems; and radio-frequency-identification technologies for healthcare and industry. HEI also provides software for medical devices, PDA-bases medical applications, device connectivity, and healthcare information technology applications. Its Link-iT product provides a suite of infrastructure components for multiple installations, including Link-iT Grid software and tools for site administration, system security, and custom views of data. The company sells its products to the customers in the hearing, medical device, medical equipment, communications, computing, and industrial equipment markets through direct sales force and independent sales representatives worldwide. The company was incorporated 1968 as Hybrid Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to HEI, Inc. in 1969. HEI is based in Victoria, Minnesota.
IMAGE SENSING SYSTEMS INC (ISNS)
Image Sensing Systems, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of video image processing products worldwide. Its products use video image processing technology that captures video images and analyzes the images; and video cameras, which emulate the function of the human eye. The company offers Autoscope, which is a wide area video vehicle detection system that converts video images of a traffic scene into traffic information and data that may be transmitted to local or remote locations for traffic management and control. Its products are primarily used for intersection control, highway and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection, as well as industrial quality control, manufacturing automation, healthcare, robotic guidance, and defense. The company distributes its products through a network of distributors and strategic alliances, as well as through its direct sales force. Image Sensing Systems was founded by Panois Michalopoulos in 1984. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Elbit Systems, Ltd. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and integration of defense systems, electronic systems, electro-optic systems and products, and software intensive programs and products for the global defense and homeland security sectors. Elbit Systems also upgrades existing airborne, ground, and naval defense platforms. The company offers command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. Its products include air, ground, and naval C4ISR systems, digital maps, night vision systems, pilot helmet mounted systems, display and data processing systems, unmanned air vehicles, computerized simulators, communication systems, thermal imaging products, laser products, optical systems for space applications, airborne reconnaissance systems, optic communication systems and products, systems for homeland defense products, surveillance products, and systems and electric drive systems. Elbit Systems was founded in 1966. The company is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.
QUALSTAR CORPORATION (QBAK)
Qualstar Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of automated magnetic tape libraries used to store, retrieve, and manage electronic data primarily in network computing environments. Tape libraries consist of cartridge tape drives, tape cartridges, and robotics to move the tape cartridges from their storage locations to the tape drives under software control. Its tape libraries provide storage solutions for organizations requiring backup, recovery, and archival storage of critical electronic information. Qualstar sells its products primarily through various market channels, including original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and value added resellers located worldwide. In addition, it offers ultra small high-efficiency open-frame switching power supplies for original equipment manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, servers, routers, switches, RAIDs, and other processor based equipment. These power supplies are sold under the N2Power brand name through independent sales representatives and distributors. Qualstar has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1984 by William Gervais and Richard Nelson and is headquartered in Simi Valley, California.