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SPTS Named Company Of The Year At ESTnet Awards

SPTS Technologies Ltd of Newport, Wales, UK (an Orbotech company that manufactures etch, PVD and CVD wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high-speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets) has been named Company of the Year at the 4th Annual ESTnet Awards, presented on 2 March at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Also, Corey Lewis, now customer support engineer at SPTS, was awarded Apprentice of the Year in recognition of the extraordinary achievements in his work studies and job role at SPTS.

The ESTnet Awards celebrate excellence in the electronics, software and technologies sector in Wales by recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies that make up the Welsh technology community. Supporting young talent and the future of engineering, SPTS also sponsored the Young Engineer of the Year Award.

"We have had very rapid growth in the company and been able to expand market share and improve footprint in all of our served markets," said Kevin Crofton, president of SPTS Technologies and corporate VP at Orbotech. "We hired 20 new employees in the course of the past year at our headquarters in Newport, and we have been very active in growing our apprenticeship program," he added. "This is a huge recognition for our workforce and the important role that SPTS plays in the Welsh economy."

ESTnet is a network of technology enterprises created to form strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas. Associated members include supply chains and the professional services that support them. Affiliate members provide the industry with professional services. Academic members provide the industry with graduates and opportunities to collaborate on research and innovation. 

The network provides a collaborative environment in which people and organizations working with these enabling technologies can create strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas.

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