INNOViON Announces Acquisition of Core Systems

San Jose, California, May 6, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation today announced the acquisition of Core Systems Incorporated based in Fremont, California, a global leader in ion implanter disk refurbishment services (www.coresystems.com).  Core Systems was founded in 1990 as an implant foundry provider and disk refurbishment center.  INNOViON purchased Core’s implant foundry business in 2012 while Core continued to focus on excellence in the disk refurbishment sector.

“Core has done an excellent job growing market share through technical advantage, a focus on quality and fast turn times,” said Tom Devine, CEO of INNOViON.  “Bringing INNOViON and Core together is a synergistic fit for both organizations that will strengthen offerings to the global semiconductor industry.  We’re very pleased to complete the acquisition and look forward to working with the team at Core.”

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON serves the silicon, compound, specialized and research semiconductor markets.  INNOViON has locations in Colorado Springs, CO, San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com.

INNOViON COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, INNOViON is focusing on the health and well-being of our employees while maintaining the ability to keep serving our customers.  During this time, INNOViON will remain in operation as we are an “Essential Business”, supporting critical infrastructure industries in the areas of Healthcare & Public Health, Defense and Industrial, Communications, Energy, Transportation Systems, and Information Technology.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our employees and to support local government initiatives to stem the spread of the virus, INNOViON has implemented several precautions at our facilities, such as:

  • Established a COVID-19 response team
  • Eliminated all travel and onsite visits by customers/suppliers
  • Enabled and encourage employees to work from home whenever possible
  • Mandated 6 foot distancing requirements for all employees on site
  • Increased janitorial requirements adding a specific cleaning shift focused only on disinfecting common areas where employees may have contact
  • Established multiple contingency plans for staffing and operations which would allow us to continue production in even more challenging circumstances

Should you have any questions about your existing or future orders, please contact your Account Manager or Sales@INNOViONCorp.com

Through these difficult and challenging times, INNOViON is committed to the health and safety of our employees and the success of our customers.

INNOViON’s Response to COVID-19 and Expectations for Vendors/Third Parties

To All Vendors and Third Parties Conducting Business on INNOVION Sites,

INNOVION continues to take action to minimize COVID-19 risks at all our global locations.  The health and safety of everyone is our top priority.

As a vendor or third party with employees who are conducting, or may conduct, work on an INNOVION site, you are in important partner in helping us to control risks to individuals and business operations.  We ask that you ensure all your personnel are aware of the following expectations and actions and that they take personal responsibility for these at our sites. 

Site Access

Effective immediately, any person answering “Yes” to any of the questions below is not allowed access to our sites:

  1. Have you had fever, cough, shortness of breath or any flu-like symptoms within the last 24 hours?  You must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications.
  2. Have you traveled to or from one of the restricted countries* in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you had contact in the last 14 days with a family member or visitor in your home who has arrived from one of the restricted countries*?
  4. Have you had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

*The current list of restricted countries is: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the recently added restriction list of 26 European list of countries.  This list is subject to change.  Additional restrictions and personnel screening protocols may be added in the future.  Current requirements for access will be posted at site entrances.

Personal Protections

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep hands away from face (mouth, eyes, nose).
  • Use hand sanitizers and surface sanitizing wipes.
  • If coughing or sneezing, use a tissue and cover nose and mouth, or cough/sneeze into elbow.
  • Maintain social distancing (1-2 meters / 3-6 feet) from other people.  This includes the cafeterias, break rooms, conference rooms and other common areas.
  • Minimize meetings in small conference rooms.  Conduct meetings via phone or Skype/online as much as possible.
  • Minimize visits to the site unless absolutely necessary.
  • Refrain from shaking hands as a greeting.
  • Self-monitor health and check body temperature if feeling unwell.

General Actions

We are also taking the following actions to maintain a clean and safe work space.

  • Cleaning the site’s public areas more frequently.
  • Making available more hand sanitizers and surface sanitizing wipes.
  • Enforcing INNOVION travel restrictions and quarantine policies.
  • Working to avoid large/close groups in the cafeterias, breakrooms, lobbies and other common areas.
  • Maintaining a supply of face masks to use in emergency situations.
    • Per guidance from the World Health Organization, wearing a face mask is not a recommended preventative action for non-ill persons, unless caring for a sick person.

The INNOVION Business Continuity Management Team continues to monitor the situation closely, including the guidance offered by the World Health Organization and other global health agencies.  As this is a dynamic situation, conditions and procedures may change quickly.  Please communicate with your INNOVION contact for current information.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,
INNOViON

Ray Pong promoted to Group Process Engineering Director

SAN JOSE, California, January 17, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today the promotion of Ray Pong to Group Director of Process Engineering.  Pong has been INNOViON’s Applications Engineering Manager since 2009.  Pong will continue to maintain his responsibilities at INNOViON’s San Jose, California location but will also provide application and process leadership to engineering at INNOViON’s Massachusetts and Taiwan locations. 

“Ray is a real asset for INNOViON”, stated CEO, Tom Devine.  “In addition to his deep technical knowledge he is also an outstanding mentor to our younger engineers, the guidance he provides them is essential”. 

Pong has worked with INNOViON for nearly 18 years and has also had technical management positions with Spansion, Maxim Integrated Products and General Signal.  Pong holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology and a Masters of Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.      

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

Steve Swanson promoted to General Manager for San Jose Location

SAN JOSE, California, Jan. 14, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today that Steve Swanson, INNOViON’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is taking over as General Manager for INNOViON’s San Jose, California location.  Swanson will also continue in his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the INNOViON Group. 

“Steve has done a wonderful job leading sales and marketing for INNOViON”, stated INNOViON’s CEO, Tom Devine.  “The same qualities that make him an excellent sales leader – his focus on people, communication, organization and problem solving – also made him the natural choice for our San Jose location.  We are looking forward to having him in this role”, continued Devine. 

Swanson has been with INNOViON since 2004 and was previously Global Account Manager for MEMC for 19 years.  Swanson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

Tim Townley moves to the Chairman of the Board; Tom Devine becomes Chief Executive Officer

SAN JOSE, California, Jan. 12, 2020 – INNOViON Corporation (www.innovioncorp.com) announced today that Tim Townley, INNOViON’s CEO, has moved to the role of Chairman of the Board.  The change was effective January 1, 2020.  In his new role as Board Chairman, Townley will focus on key strategic growth and acquisition opportunities for INNOViON.   Townley has served as INNOViON’s CEO since the company was acquired by West Peak Partners and private equity in 2014.  Townley is a founding member of West Peak Partners and has previously served as CTO with Diamond Materials Technologies, General Manager with Adam Aircraft, Chief Operating Officer with INNOViON and Equipment Engineering Manager with Atmel.  Townley has a BSEET in Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Tulane University.

INNOViON’s current President, Tom Devine, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2020.  In his new role, Devine will oversee all INNOViON operations with global site general managers reporting to him.   Devine has served as President of INNOViON since 2016, is a member of the Board of Directors and is a founding member of West Peak Partners, who acquired INNOViON in 2014.  Devine has over 25 years of management experience with such companies as Diamond Materials Technology, Boon Edam BV, ABB, Headway Technologies and Paradigm Technologies.  Devine holds a BS in Business Management from Fresno State University. 

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA, Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, Taiwan. INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

INNOViON Taiwan Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 15, 2019 – INNOViON Corporation, a leader in foundry ion implantation, today announced that their new production facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan has been awarded certification for ISO 9001:2015 by Quality Systems Registrars, Inc.   

“With this recent expansion of scope, all three of INNOViON’s production facilities formally carry ISO 9001:2015 certification, and operate to the same high level of quality commitment our customers are accustomed to”, states Lisa Janello, Quality Manager for INNOViON. “We are very proud of our Taiwan Team and appreciate the hard work they put into earning this critical certification”, added Janello.  “

Earlier this month, INNOViON announced that their facility in Hsinchu has commenced operations to service customers in the Asia Pacific region.

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders (Implant Center, Inc., Ion Implant Services, Inc. and Core Systems) with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA and Wilmington, MA and Hsinchu, TW.  INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com.

INNOViON Opens Ion Implantation Facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 8, 2019  –  INNOViON Corporation, a leader in foundry ion implantation, today announced that it has opened its new foundry service location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  Having recently passed several major customer audits, INNOViON has commenced operations to service customer accounts in the Asia Pacific region.      

“We are very excited to be open for business at our Taiwan facility”, states Tim Townley, CEO of INNOViON.  “With our Taiwan location, INNOViON is looking forward to increased collaboration and faster cycle times for our customers”.  Townley added, “With the processes and advancements that INNOViON has developed over the last 40 years, particularly for Compound Semiconductors, the Taiwan facility will provide a competitive advantage to our customers”. 

INNOViON Taiwan is located in the Hsinchu Science Park with plans for additional capacity and capability to be added in the coming year. 

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders (Implant Center, Inc., Ion Implant Services, Inc. and Core Systems) with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA and Wilmington, MA. INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is a privately held corporation that is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

Innovion to Exhibit at CS Mantech

Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 8, 2019,  – INNOViON will be exhibiting at the upcoming CS Mantech Conference and Trade Show.  INNOViON will be discussing their ion implanting solutions for the compound semiconductor market.  “We are looking forward to discussing our ion implantation solutions for the SiC, Acoustic Filter, HJT, VCSEL and other market segment processes” stated James Robert, Business Development and Marketing Manager for INNOViON.  The CS Mantech Conference and Trade Show runs from April 29th through May 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders (Implant Center, Inc., Ion Implant Services, Inc. and Core Systems) with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA and Wilmington, MA, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is a privately-held corporation that is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com

INNOViON Announces Letter of Intent to Open Taiwan Facility

Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 14, 2018 — INNOViON Corporation, the leading provider of foundry ion implantation services for the semiconductor industry, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to locate a production facility in Taiwan.  The site will be INNOViON’s third processing facility and is slated to be operational in Q2 of 2019.

“This new facility will allow INNOViON to better serve the compound semiconductor, silicon semiconductor and research markets in the Asia Pacific Region.   With INNOViON’S advanced ion implant technologies, we can increase our collaboration and deliver faster cycle times,” states Tim Townley, CEO of INNOViON. “When completed, the facility will offer INNOViON’s full range of implanting services” Townley added, “We are very excited to be in Taiwan as a gateway to the Asia Pacific Region”.

About INNOViON:

INNOViON is the leading global provider of foundry ion implantation support and service to the microelectronic industry.  Formed in 2001, INNOViON represents a combination of industry leaders (Implant Center, Inc., Ion Implant Services, Inc. and Core Systems) with over 40 years in this specialized technology segment. INNOViON corporate headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, CO with production facilities in San Jose, CA and Wilmington, MA, INNOViON operates 7 days per week and is equipped with a broad range of tooling supporting both standard and specialty implants in diameter ranges of 2” through 300mm. INNOViON also offers a full range of Fab Service support, including ion source and subassembly rebuilds and miscellaneous parts cleaning for all implanter models.  INNOViON is a privately-held corporation that is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and is headquartered at 2060 Briargate Parkway. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.  More information about INNOViON is available at www.innovioncorp.com