Headquartered in Scotland, Compugraphics International Limited operates from two manufacturing sites located in Glenrothes, Fife and in Los Gatos, California. These operations are supported by a reticle repair facility in Austin, Texas, and a regional sales office located in Waterbury, Connecticut. With approximately 136 employees world-wide, advanced laser and/or electron beam tools are used to define device images on chrome coated quartz substrates which are then etched using either wet chemistry or dry plasma methods. The written patterns are compared to the original data using sophisticated optical recognition tools, and if necessary, can be repaired using other laser tools or ion beam repair technology. The very high technology processes are carried out under tight environmental control in cleanrooms down to Class 1.
All of the major semiconductor companies are customers for the technology, and Compugraphics has received a number of prestigious industry quality and performance awards, including export achievement. Products include both conventional binary and phase shift masks, all demanding the highest standards of quality and precision. Approximately 83 people are employed in Scotland.
Since 2008 Compugraphics is part of OM Group.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, OMG is a leading producer and marketer of metal-based speciality chemicals and related materials.