Fremont, CA--December 19, 1996--Asyst Technologies Inc. (Fremont, CA) announced National Semiconductor Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has placed a multimillion-dollar follow-on order for Asyst's SMIF-based solutions, which will be used at National's new fab in Portland, ME--the company's first production eight-inch wafer facility.
The order follows on the heels of a large order placed by National in Dec. 1995 for its Arlington, TX facility. Together, the two orders from National exceed $5 million.
Asyst reports that, with this order, it now has SMIF systems totaling over $60 million installed in East Coast semiconductor facilities. Additionally, the company reports that Asyst SMIF solutions are now installed in 42 fabs worldwide and it has partnered with over 90 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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