BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - BSE Tech, a Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE Group) company, today announced that it has sold diffusion equipment used in front end semiconductor production to Microchip Technology Inc. The equipment will be used in Microchip's Tempe, Ariz. facility to support production of its PIC® microcontrollers.

"Adding Microchip as a customer is a significant development for BSE Tech," said Colin Scholefield, executive vice president, BSE Group, holding company of BSE Tech. "Over the last year, we have significantly invested in our BSE Tech business, which has contributed to growing our customer base with high quality companies like Microchip Technology."

"The secondary equipment market is a part of our overall equipment strategy to optimize our capital equipment budget," said Ed Lindstrom, manager, Supply Management, Microchip Technology. "BSE Tech delivers the high quality tools that are essential to realizing the value proposition in the secondary market."

BSE Tech maintains a large inventory of front end semiconductor equipment in its Tempe, Ariz. facility.

BSE Tech
BSE Tech LLC (BSE Tech), a BSE Group company, is a global supplier of new and pre-owned front end semiconductor manufacturing equipment. BSE Tech buys, configures, rents, leases and sells front end wafer fabrication equipment for a broad range of processes including ion implant, etch, photolithography, diffusion, metrology, PVD/thin films, and CVD/PECVD. The Company supports its customers with a large spare parts inventory, pumps from all of the major OEMs and third party manufactured goods. Learn more at www.bsetech.com.

BSE Group
Boston Semi Equipment LLC (BSE Group) is a holding company for a portfolio of companies providing affordable equipment and service solutions to semiconductor manufacturers. Together, BSE Group and its subsidiaries partner with customers and equipment suppliers to lower cost of ownership while optimizing flexibility and operating leverage. The company simplifies the equipment acquisition process by offering a broad range of financing solutions to its customers to facilitate the lease, rental, and purchase of new and used equipment. Learn more at www.bsegroup.com.

Contact Information:

Company Contact
Colin Scholefield
BSE Group

Tel: +1 781 273 0090

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Amy Smith
Impress Labs

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