SIGEN IS A PROVIDER OF TECHNOLOGY, PROCESSES AND EQUIPMENT TO SEMICONDUCTOR, SOLAR, DISPLAY AND OPTOELECTRONICS MARKETS. TO THAT END THE COMPANY ACHIEVES ITS REVENUE GOALS THROUGH A COMBINATION OF LICENSES, ROYALTIES, SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT SALES.
Process Licenses — SiGen has developed material processes for SOI, SOG, SOQ, and DSB engineered substrates. Each process contains significant intellectual property (IP) and requires know-how to achieve successful results. SiGen provides process licenses, training and know-how/show-how to customers who license these processes. For some customers, royalties may apply as part of a "per substrate" process license.
Application Engineering Services--For Customer Specific Substrates (CSS) we offer in-house SIGEN® application-engineering services to develop and tune processes related to customer requirements. These services are offered on a time and materials basis to speed time-to-production for custom engineered substrates.
Support Services — SiGen offers services for process training, installation, and ongoing warranty and support services. Process training is an important part of SiGen's technology transfer for customers taking Process Licenses.
Equipment Sales — A major component of SiGen's business is process equipment. This equipment is typically used in R&D facilities to develop custom substrates; in pilot production and in full manufacturing operation for high volume production. SiGen offers a number of equipment platforms to implement its engineered substrate processes.
Since the layer transfer processes are fully integrated into the production of engineered substrates, SiGen typically has a deep engagement with a limited number of major customers. The Company usually plays a consultative role with the customers as custom implementations of SiGen's processes are developed.
The Company supports its customers and potential customers through a direct sales force and independent representatives, supported by a service staff based in its San Jose offices.
SiGen's business model can be summarized as follows: SiGen provides unique, proprietary process technology and equipment to a limited number of large global customers. It works closely with those customers to develop engineered substrates for multiple markets giving these companies a competitive advantage.