In May 2016, E-Town Capital completed its acquisition of Mattson Technology Inc. (Mattson), a US-listed Silicon Valley semiconductor equipment manufacturer, after acquiring more than 50 percent of the company’s shares.
This is the first successful purchase by a Chinese firm of a US integrated circuit equipment company, and it is expected to help promote the development of China's integrated circuit equipment industry.
Mattson is a global semiconductor equipment company with a history dating back nearly 30 years. It specializes in the development and production of etching, heat treatment and degumming equipment for advanced integrated circuit manufacturing. It has the ability to develop and manufacture advanced process equipment for less than 20 nanometers. The company's products are used by some of the world’s top chip manufacturers.
Following its acquisition, Mattson quickly joined China's integrated circuit industry ecosystem; and its products are already being used on the production lines of mainstream Chinese chip manufacturers.
In October 2018, Mattson's production base in Beijing E-town was completed and put into production. It has the local assembly testing capability and application development capability of various products of the company. It is expected to have an annual production capacity of more than 100 units.