SAN JOSE, Calif. - Solar Semi Engineering Ltd., a solar and semiconductor startup company, has purchased Edwards Chemical Management Europe Ltd. (CME) for an undisclosed sum.
CME is part of Edwards, a vacuum and abatement business. CME, originally founded in 1967, is a manufacturer of automated wet etch process, cleaning equipment and chemical dosing systems. These are primarily used in the production of photovoltaic wafers for solar panels and in the semiconductor sector.
The business is based in Newhaven, Sussex and employs around 30 people.
Solar Semi is a new company that provides wet process equipment to the solar and semiconductor manufacturing industries.