Thursday, February 25, 2016

Picosun continues strong growth and expands facilities

For those of you following this blog you know hat ALD is in a continous boom since some time. Picosun Oy, today announce thet they see a  strong growth and rapid expansion in the global industrial markets (Press release). Today Picosun has more than 50 emloyees and are growing. The company is actually twice the size of ASM Microchemistry today that was fully aquired by ASM International in 1999 (link).

The total value of the company’s new tool orders increased 41 % in the calendar year 2015. Picosun has been growing at a double-digit rate for several consecutive years. 
Team Picosun, today counting > 50 employees.

“We are happy that we got so many interesting new customers, but even happier we are with the growth of our repeat sales. It tells us that we have done lots of things right,” states Mr. Kustaa Poutiainen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Picosun.

A significant part of the growth consisted of the deliveries of PICOPLATFORM™ vacuum cluster systems and automated PICOSUN™ P-series cassette loading batch tools to leading semiconductor industry customers in Asia and USA.

“Our aim is to produce ALD tools of the highest quality. They have been well received in industrial markets,” Mr. Poutiainen continues.

Picosun is also expanding its production capacity and personnel amount. In key role are especially the new subsidiaries in the central market areas such as Asia. The latest addition is the Japan unit starting in Q2/2016.

“Hiring new professionals, not only here in Finland but all over our worldwide subsidiary network, and extending our production facilities is crucial to enable even bigger success for our brand. The future looks bright for Picosun,” states Mr. Poutiainen.