SPTS Technologies Wins Prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade Annual award recognises growth and commercial success in overseas markets

NEWPORT, Wales, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today proudly announced it had won a Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The award recognizes the outstanding growth of the company's global business during the past three years. The judging panel also assessed SPTS' relationships with employees, customers and suppliers, and its impact on the environment and society.

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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise were introduced in 1966 to acknowledge businesses with outstanding performance in three categories - International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The awards are open to any company operating in the UK and are announced annually on 21 April, The Queen's birthday.

Headquartered in Newport, Wales, SPTS also manufactures in California and Pennsylvania in the United States. In addition, the company operates across 16 other countries in Europe and Asia serving customers across the globe. SPTS exports more than 90 percent of its products from the UK.

"We are extremely honored to receive this award," said William Johnson, President and CEO of SPTS. "On behalf of all our employees worldwide, we are grateful for this prestigious recognition."

"This is a testament to the continuous success we have achieved over the past few years," said Kevin Crofton, executive vice president and COO of SPTS. "We export to many of the biggest names in the microelectronics industry, and our growth is further proof that UK developed technologies and products are competitive on a global scale."

About the Award

The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, and are awarded to companies with the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

About SPTS Technologies

SPTS Technologies (a Bridgepoint portfolio company) designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and San Jose, California, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit http://www.spts.com

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