Corporate Profile

Raith is a leading precision technology solution provider for nanofabrication, electron beam lithography, focused ion beam fabrication, nanoengineering and reverse engineering applications.

Customers include universities and other organizations involved in various fields of nanotechnology research and materials science – as well as industrial and medium sized enterprises that use nanotechnology for specific product applications or produce compound semiconductors. 

Offering a comprehensive range of nanofabrication instruments

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Dortmund, Germany, Raith employs more than 200 people. The company works as close as possible with customers in the most important global markets through subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the USA and in Asia and through an extensive partner and service network.

In February 2013, Raith joined forces with Vistec Gaussian Beam Lithography, another leading electron beam lithography equipment manufacturer with more than 45 years of experience. With this extension of the product portfolio, customers are able to select from a comprehensive range of nanofabrication systems and services.

Solutions and Products

What makes Raith unique is the range of its nanofabrication products and services, covering high-end systems for productive and industrial applications right through to highly flexible solutions for budget-conscious academic research. All Raith nanofabrication system solutions work on the Gaussian beam principle.

To promote a lifelong partnership with all specialists in nanofabrication Raith guarantees the best available technology and performance for each set of requirements. The Raith range of solutions intends to cover all the growing demands a customer will ever have.

Raith has an esteemed history and a continued commitment to provide leading edge technology components and sub-systems to selected partners in long term OEM supplier relationships for those market segments where the company is not active but can utilize its special expertise or technologies.

Service and Support

Providing excellent technical service and support for our global customers is an integral part of Raith`s business model as this is seen vital for success on both sides. In enabling this Raith provides and extends expert teams and the related infrastructure to serve our clients in any country where the company´s products are being installed and used.

Depending on the wide ranging application areas and diverse demands on services the company has worked out a portfolio of service offerings and contracts ranging from flexible and cost-saving service and support packages specially configurable to the requirements of i.e. universities - up to full coverage on-site services on a production level.

Raith continuously invests in education, trainings and skills of its engineering teams in the field as well as in the resources, parts availability, the technical and IT infrastructures in the support centers of the entities in Europe, America and Asia.

Customers and Application Areas

With its range of solutions, Raith operates in all areas where nanostructures are deployed as indispensable components of products, devices and technologies. Such systems could be in quantum physics, nanoelectronics, photonics, materials science, nanobiotechnology or nanomedicine.  Some of the largest application areas focus around semiconductor, information and data storage technologies. Lithographic processes served by Raith`s solutions are also employed in developing new devices and processes in the field of renewable or solar energies and in counterfeit protection.

Raith customers are found above all in universities and in public funded research institutions, specializing in basic and materials research on a nanoscale. Beyond that, Raith solutions are also deployed in the research and development departments of industry, for example for the prototyping of nanotechnology-based products and processes.  Industrial or medium sized enterprises use Raith products solutions for specific process developments, template fabrication and selected compound semiconductors production steps.

Independent of any specific area of application, each Raith solution includes a range of outstanding features and performance guarantees that define the company. All Raith customers enter into a secure investment based on decades of expertise and experience - and benefit from:

  • a complete, comprehensive range of intelligently configured high-tech products
  • the largest support and service infrastructure within the served market
  • an excellent price/performance ratio
  • our highly trained and committed employees and experts
  • a lifelong partnership with continuous customer care

Corporate Culture, Values and Competence

Raith employees and management are committed to provide their clients with innovative product solutions as part of a lifelong partnership. Continuous listening, learning and understanding of customers` needs shall lead to new product solutions and help to develop new market segments. Proactive and responsive communication keeps prospects and customers informed about latest developments that will enable them to create cutting edge products or stay in the forefront of research and development.

As part of its sustainable growth strategy Raith is committed to respect Corporate Social Responsibility and protect our environment by strictly following rules for clean and energy efficient product design, manufacturing and waste management. A cooperative management style, intercultural and international team work yields to products and services fulfilling our clients` demanding requirements. Diversity is seen as a “must have” in Raith`s international business environment and moreover as unique chance to secure innovation. Enabling employees to develop skills, grow expertise, see a career development and finally maintain a good work-life-balance enables to secure and develop precious human resources and specific core competences within Raith – all this to support the promise of a lifelong partnership.

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