|Subsidiary of Amtech Systems|
BTU International, Inc. was set up in 1950 and now is based in North Billerica, Massachusetts. The company focuses on thermal processing equipment for alternative energy and electronics, such as semiconductor packaging, solar cell manufacturing, printed circuit board assembly, and nuclear fuel processing. The Company completes its assembly, systems integration and testing at the facilities in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China.
BTU International, Inc. was founded in 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, producing small ovens for hospital, laboratory and daily use. The company entered the semiconductor market making alloying furnaces in late 50's. In 1972, BTU moved to Billerica, Massachusetts. The company entered photovoltaics market and shipped its first furnace for solar cells in 1985. In 1989, BTU became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. In the early 90's, BTU began to produce solder reflow related products and convections. It also produced the industry's first lead-free reflow furnace. In 1995, BTU hired its first direct employees in mainland China. The Intellectual Property portfolio of BTU includes over 200 patents and patent applications. In 2003, the Company acquired Sagarus Robotics Corporation of Tempe, Ariz, a provider of advanced, automated systems for the semiconductor packaging, MEMS and sensor markets. In 2006, BTU acquired AtmoPlas Technology and research team from Data Corporation. In the same year the company acquired the product line, trademarks and other related assets of Radiant Technology Corporation (RTC).