With a non-contact handshake, the two managing directors Michael Münch and Thomas Riedel have sealed the partnership between SONOTEC GmbH from Halle (Saale) and S3 Alliance GmbH from Kirchentellinsfurt. The application specialist for process equipment, metrology, and handling is from now on taking over the Europe-wide sales and service for flow measurement technologies and air bubble detectors of SONOTEC® in the semiconductor and micro-electronics industry.
SONOTEC® holds a world leading position in ultrasonic-based technologies for liquid flow monitoring on flexible and rigid tube systems. Non-contact flow meters and bubble detectors can monitor and control liquid flow processes without any risk of leakage or contamination and without causing any downtime of machinery. Therefore, SONOTEC’s contactless measurement technology has proven ideal for sensitive semiconductor processes in which a number of abrasive, adhesive, corrosive, and high-purity liquids are applied.
S3 Alliance is a market driven organization with more than 20 years of experience in the field of distribution, service, and project management bringing manufacturers of highly specialized capital goods and consumables into Semiconductor, Green Energy, Life Sciences and related market segments.
“The cooperation brings together the strengths of two companies that are perfectly complementing each other. This opens up the opportunity to significantly yield market synergies for a successful operation in the European semiconductor industry”, emphasizes Michael Münch his expectations towards the agreement.
“We are very happy to collaborate with a German high-tech sensor company that is already successful in other industries. SONOTEC® products fit perfectly into the S3 Alliance portfolio that has strengths in CMP and wet chemical processing applications. Using accurate contactless technology enables easy and safe integration, with the possibility to control more accurately demanding semiconductor applications, which is required by the market. We will support SONOTEC® with access to an existing customer base in the industry and are looking forward to develop a strong and successful relationship for the future.”, describes Thomas Riedel the framework and cooperation goals.
With its product development specifically targeted to the semiconductor industry, SONOTEC® benefits substantially from decades of experience in designing non-contact ultrasonic flow sensors for highly sensitive applications in biopharma as well as for medical devices with strict safety regulations.
“Thus, certain sensor performance features such as high accuracy real-time instantaneous flow measurement of up to 400 L/min, the implementation of a volume-totalizer, a broad range of standard industrial interfaces, and the expertise in handling a wide range of tubing properties and geometries could be successfully adopted to the needs of semiconductor applications”, adds Anika Baumhauer, Strategy & Sales Manager for the semiconductor industry.
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