Montreal, Canada - GLV Inc. (GLV Group) is proud to announce that its business sector Ovivo was recently recognized as the only water treatment company to be part of a select group of companies who will collaborate to develop the next generation of wafer fabs: the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C). "It is a demonstration of trust from the semiconductor industry, and especially, a recognition of Ovivo’s technological skills in the ultra-pure and water recycling technologies, "said Richard Verreault, President and Chief Executive Officer of GLV Inc.
Following the formal announcement from New York’s Governor Cuomo of the formation of the F450C, ten leading nanoelectronics facility companies from around the world will collaborate at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) to lead the global effort to design and build the next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities. At the semiconductor industry’s annual SEMICON West tradeshow, which took place in San Francisco, California, on July 9-11, the F450C hosted its first public panel discussion about facility and infrastructure solutions for the transition to 450mm wafer fabrication.
Beyond the manufacturing hurdles that 450mm wafer processing brings, next generation wafer fabs present new challenges with respect to the design of the facilities, substrate handling, tool connection, chemical distribution, water and electrical systems and many other areas. Where the G450C provides leadership in the area of 450mm equipment and process technologies, the goal of the F450C is to develop facility and infrastructure solutions essential to the transition to 450mm wafer fabrication. Ovivo is the only water treatment company selected by the F450C, given its ultrapure water, water recycling and wastewater treatment know-how and track record.
About GLV Group (GLV Inc.)
GLV Group is comprised of international businesses primarily active in the sectors of water treatment (Ovivo) and pulp and paper (GL&V Pulp and Paper) that offers comprehensive technological solutions as well as services and equipments tailored to the needs of its customers. GLV Group's business units operate in more than 25 countries and employ approximately 2,100 employees. GLV Inc. is a public company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols GLV.A and GLV.B. www.glv.com.