Tystar is a service and solutions oriented electronics and semiconductor equipment supplier specializing in diffusion, oxidation and LPCVD furnace systems as well as related equipment. Our products are known throughout the industry as dependable workhorse systems, fulfilling the need for high quality, efficiency and value.
Tystar has more than 50 years of combined experience developing equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry. Tystar's primary products include TYTAN furnace systems, process control systems, a wide range of additional process equipment and accessories, as well as value-added services. Our products are used in many segments of the business, serving manufacturers of integrated circuits, MEMS, power semiconductor devices, opto-electronic devices, solar cells, fiber optic devices and semiconductor materials.
Tystar developed and patented a unique heat-plug which provides the user with a much more compact furnace without compromising throughput. This design results in superior process uniformity and higher-yield wafer production.
Located in Garden Grove, California, Tystar Corporation was formed in 1988 after the acquisition of several product lines from Tylan Corporation, including the TYTAN furnace system for semiconductor device fabrication. Tystar assembled a team of experts in this field, bringing many years of experience to the company. With more than 1,600 furnace tubes installed and operational worldwide, Tystar maintains a global presence.
Dr. Wayne H. Choe
Dr. Wayne H. Choe joined Tystar Corporation in November 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. He is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Advanced Technology, a R&D and technology consulting company. Dr. Choe received a Ph.D from M.I.T. in 1985.Message from the CEO.
Henry N. Heidbreder
Henry N. Heidbreder has more than 30 years experience in the engineering, manufacturing and servicing of major semiconductor and fiber optics manufacturing equipment. For several years he was project engineer at Tylan Corporation, Semiconductor Equipment Division with experience in equipment design, installation, and troubleshooting. His prior experience includes electronic testing and process control engineering for a major independent optical fiber manufacturing company. He is a specialist in electronic systems design and computer control systems. Heidbreder received a Bachelor Degree in Electronics from San Francisco State University.
James K. Smith
Director of Business Development
James K. Smith has more than 30 years managementexperience in engineering and manufacturing in different industries, predominantly chemical vapor deposition. He has worked in the manufacturing, engineering and research departments for Super Temp Co., Hitco and Tylan Corporation. He was on the initial team to develop and prove out the TYTAN diffusion furnace system. At Hitco he was responsible for implementing the engineering aspects of their MRPII system. Jim received his Bachelors Degree from Cal State University Long Beach as well as degrees in mathematics and electronic technology from Long Beach City College.
As a result of our 5-year engineering revitalization program, Tystar is now poised to grow fast and serve the research and industrial communities in new dimensions. Over the past years, We have acquired a number of resources including our own building, control software source codes, intellectual properties, and have developed new processes for application in thin film CVD and nano materials production. We also have completed our 3 year long design standardization project making our equipment more price competitive and reliable. Our customer network is now expanding rapidly to all parts of the world.
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