The Group also holds a leading position in ultra pure gas handling for the semiconductor and other high-tech markets.Starting in 2004, by leveraging the core competencies in special metallurgy and materials science, the SAES Getters Group has expanded its business into advanced material markets, in particular the market of shape memory alloys, a family of advanced materials characterized by super elasticity and by the property of assuming predefined forms when subjected to heat treatment; they are applied in the biomedical sector and, more in general, in niche
industrial field.A total production capacity distributed in 13 manufacturing plants across 3 continents, a worldwide-based sales & service network, around 1,100 employees allow the Group to combine multicultural skills and expertise to form a truly global enterprise.SAES Getters is headquartered in the Milan area (Italy).SAES Getters has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange Market, STAR segment, since 1986. Engaged in the research, engineering, production, and marketing of "gettering" materials and components, metal dispensers, and purification systems for specialty gases SAES Getters SpA, with headquarters located in Lainate, Italy, is a company engaged in the research, engineering, production, and marketing of "gettering" materials and components, metal dispensers, and purification systems for specialty gases. Founded in 1940, SAES Getters is the world leader in a variety of scientific and industrial applications where stringent vacuum conditions or ultra-high purity gases are required.
SAES Getters is involved in getter technology, used to create and maintain vacuum and purified gas environments which are used in scientific applications, traditional electronics, semiconductors, lighting, telecommunications, appliances and laboratory physics experiments. The company has three business units: Information Displays- provides barium getters for cathode ray tubes, and getters and metal dispensers for flat panel displays; Industrial Applications- offers getters and metal dispensers used in discharge lamps, fluorescent lamps and electron vacuum devices, and pumps for vacuum systems and products for thermal insulation; and Advanced Materials- provides advanced optical crystals to the optoelectronic device and high-power laser marketplaces, shape memory alloys and products for wafer-level packaged Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and for hydrogen-sensitive packages.
SAES Getters' total production capacity is distributed at 9 manufacturing plants spanning across 3 continents including the United States, Asia (China and Korea), and Europe (Italy). The company also has sales and service locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
SAES Getters has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange Market since 1986. The company's vision is to be the leading global supplier of advanced materials to niche markets characterized by high growth potential in the high-tech business segments, through the exploitation of its proprietary core competences in special metallurgy and material science technologies.