In a time when the flow of information and data can be overwhelming, the AVEM statistics program delivers its members market trends specific to their needs.
On behalf of the Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers (AVEM), I thank you for your support during the past year. In 2014 we saw continued investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing highlighted by facilities in upstate New York and Austin, Texas. New applications, such as sapphire-crystal-growth, use vacuum products and equipment as the heart of its process.
This November, AVEM will host the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology (ISVT) meeting held in conjunction with the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Show in Baltimore, Maryland. ISVT operates in co-operation with the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) organization. AVEM personnel represent the U.S. vacuum market as a key member of the ISVT Working Group. In a time when the flow of information and data can be overwhelming, the AVEM statistics program delivers its members market trends specific to their needs. Our goal is to provide member companies the information they need to drive business decisions.
The annual Resource Guide highlights the products and services offered by our member companies who provide a broad range of vacuum solutions, including systems, pumps, instrumentation, as well as hardware and deposition components. For additional information on the companies listed in the guide, please visit the AVEM website, www.avem.org, where our Membership Directory provides company profiles and detailed descriptions of products and services offered by each AVEM member. The AVEM Resource Guide also includes articles that introduce new vacuum applications and vacuum techniques. This year’s guide focuses on MEM’s manufacturing and the effect of surface finish on vacuum quality.
AVEM is a not-for-profit source for market data across the vacuum industry in North America. AVEM provides industry statistics and marketing services to member companies. In addition to the Resource Guide, AVEM offers numerous marketing opportunities for our members, including banner ads on our website, space for literature in our booth at tradeshows, in-depth listings on our website and advertising opportunities in our e-newsletters. Our experience has shown that our top executives benefit from networking forums and programs that assist members to address business challenges. AVEM hosts at least one dynamic program with dedicated time for networking each year.
If you have input or ideas for a new program that would provide a benefit to the industry and our members, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping to keep AVEM current and valued. We will continue to work hard for you, our members and partners.
David W. Dedman
2014-15 Chairman, AVEM
President and CEO
Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics of America Inc.