Grand Opening of Comet Group’s Lab One in San Jose, California


Flamatt, Schweiz – 6. Oktober 2017

Grand Opening of Comet Group’s Lab One in San Jose, California

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About 130 customers, partners, media, employees and invited guests from the Bay Area and beyond came together yesterday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of COMET Group's Lab One. The working Lab and testing environment is now available to many leading Silicon Valley businesses – acting as a key resource for a variety of testing and inspection services, as well as for opportunities to collaborate with Comet Group’s industry experts, who will be now be available for consultation, brainstorming and problem solving.

“The Model of this type of facility covers many types of applications, said Frank Hochstenbach, VP New Business Development for VDL Enabling Technologies Group. “This allows for larger corporations as well as startups to take advantage of these novel technologies.”


With pioneering solutions for a wide range of industries, Comet Group will support its clients by bringing greater safety and security, mobility, sustainability and efficiency to numerous areas of life. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was on hand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and expressed appreciation for this commitment to the region by stating, “This type of offering is essential here in Silicon Valley and we are so grateful that you have chosen San Jose as the location to open this Lab.”


Ajit Manocha, President & CEO of Semi, Craig Arcuri, a Senior Manufacturing Executive and Bill Bader, President & CEO, iNEMI participated in a roundtable discussion led by Trevor Galbraith, Editor-in-Chief, Global SMT & Packaging, where they discussed the future of x-ray testing, plasma applications, additional industries for ebeam as well as how companies can best to use Lab One.


“Speed and agility are more important than ever given that companies’ innovation cycles get shorter and shorter,” said Paul Smith, General Manager for Lab One. “Lab One provides fast and easy access to our technologists and to our solutions, RF power, x-ray and ebeam.” Also Shannon Hart, SVP of Global Operations for Mattson Technology Inc. expressed excitement for the commitment to the region and Comet Group’s expansion by saying, "It will be great to have close collaboration between engineering and development teams to help speed up the product development process."


Victor Sloan, President of Victor Aviation summed up the core of Lab One right to the point by saying “What I’m most excited about is the fact that Lab One is an open-door organization that will help companies of all sizes, including mine,” said Victor Sloan, President of Victor Aviation.


Further information:

Ines Najorka
Corporate Communications
T +41 31 744 99 96


Comet Group

Die Comet Group ist ein weltweit führendes, innovatives Schweizer Technologieunternehmen mit Fokus auf Röntgen, Hochfrequenz und ebeam. Mit hochwertigen High-Tech-Komponenten und Systemen ermöglichen wir Kunden aus unterschiedlichen Industriebereichen, ihre Produkte qualitativ zu verbessern und sie gleichzeitig effizienter und umweltschonender zu produzieren. Die innovativen Lösungen unter den Marken Comet, Yxlon und ebeam kommen unter anderem zum Einsatz bei der Material- und Sicherheitsprüfung, der Beschichtung und Behandlung von Oberflächen sowie der kontaktfreien Sterilisierung.

Die Comet AG hat ihren Hauptsitz in Flamatt in der Schweiz und ist heute in allen Weltmärkten vertreten. Wir beschäftigen weltweit rund 1300 Mitarbeitende, knapp 500 davon in der Schweiz. Neben Produktionsstandorten in China, Deutschland, Dänemark, Schweiz und den USA unterhalten wir verschiedene Tochtergesellschaften in den USA, China, Japan und Korea. Die Aktien von COMET (COTN) werden an der SIX Swiss Exchange gehandelt.