October 20, 2009
Electronic Chemicals Manufacturer Voltaix® Named To Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500™ List
5-year revenue growth of 465% reflects company’s success in solving tough materials challenges for computer chip and solar cell manufacturers through innovation and collaboration
Branchburg, NJ — Voltaix, LLC today announced that it ranked number 276 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004–2008. Voltaix grew 465% during this 5-year period, representing an average annual revenue growth rate of 54%.
Voltaix CEO John P. de Neufville credits the company’s success to its ability to conceive, develop and commercialize innovative materials that help enable high performance semiconductor and solar applications.
“I am pleased that Deloitte has chosen to bestow this honor on Voltaix; we are proud to be recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies,” said Dr. de Neufville. “Throughout our 23 year history, Voltaix has demonstrated a long term commitment to serve our customers’ needs by continually improving the performance and manufacturability of semiconductor chips and photovoltaic cells. Our ability to innovate and create new materials, coupled with an exceptional management team, leaves us well prepared for continued future growth.”
Dr. Matthew D. Stephens, Chief Operating Officer, added, “We would also like to thank and recognize all Voltaix employees for enabling our growth through their dedication to safety, quality, and on-time delivery.”
“Technology Fast 500™ recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth,” said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. “We congratulate Voltaix on this accomplishment.”
“With its impressive five-year growth, Voltaix has earned its position among the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America,” said Mark Jensen, Managing Partner, Technology and Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “Deloitte is proud to honor Voltaix for its achievement.”
Overall, Technology Fast 500™ award winners for 2009 had growth rates ranging from 212 to 146,050 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,486 percent.
Technology Fast 500™ Selection and Qualifying Criteria
Technology Fast 500™ provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500™ website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500™ award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500™ recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Consulting companies, professional service firms, etc. are not eligible unless they have proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of their operating revenues.
Technology Fast 500™ award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2004 and 2008. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.
Voltaix manufactures specialty chemicals that enhance the performance and manufacturability of semiconductors and photovoltaics. Utilizing exceptional expertise in silicon, germanium and boron chemistry, our products are custom designed for the most demanding applications, including:
- Advanced DRAM computer memory
- Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) transistors for wireless communications chips
- Strained silicon for high speed logic computer chips (CPUs)
- Copper-enabling low-K dielectrics for computer chips
- High efficiency thin film silicon solar cells
Voltaix chemicals enable logic chips to compute more quickly and solar cells to absorb a broader portion of the solar spectrum, and they improve manufacturability by minimizing defect formation and increasing machine throughput.
Voltaix is the world leader in the manufacture of a number of electronics products, including germane, diborane, trisilane, and trimethyl boron. We use proprietary synthesis, purification, and packaging technology developed in-house. We also design and build our own equipment for use in our manufacturing operations. The company, founded in 1986, currently employs approximately 100 people at its sites in North Branch, NJ and High Springs, FL. Intel Capital and Novus Energy Partners are investors in Voltaix.
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