ABOUT NXQ

Neutronix Quintel is comprised of mask aligner and photolithography specialists providing custom-engineered contact/proximity  mask aligners. Rapid technological advances have fueled the remarkable progress in integrated circuit manufacturing. In this environment where change is the only constant, semiconductor manufacturers are continually searching for new ways to leverage their capital equipment investment.

For over 35 years, NxQ has been widely recognized as the premier supplier of both mask aligner and photolithography systems.

Manufacturers who need to increase capacity quickly have found that we are unmatched in our ability to deliver production ready equipment at a highly competitive price.

Equally as important, we are a full service manufacturer, providing our customers with a single source for training, equipment maintenance and parts replacement.

To keep pace with customer demand, we recently expanded our manufacturing capability. Our new 32,000 square foot facility located in Morgan Hill, California, is built around a core of innovative technology and processes. This underscores our commitment to broadening our product spectrum so that we can offer advanced solutions that successful companies need to become more productive and competitive. We have the people, technology, and systems necessary to meet that commitment.

THE TEAM

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Brett Arnold | President and CEO

Brett founded Neutronix in 1989, providing custom Canon mask aligners and 1x projection systems to HVM and R&D clients and has over 25 years of experience in the design and application of photolithography equipment. Neutronix acquired Quintel Corporation in 2005 forming Neutronix Quintel, which is widely recognized now as NxQ. Prior to founding Neutronix, Brett was employed at Gould Microwave and Canon USA in engineering leadership roles.

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Keith Cooper | Director of Sales

Keith Cooper received the BS degree in Chemical Engineering, followed by an MA degree. He joined the staff of Texas Instruments as a lithography development engineer in 1979, followed by employment at Mostek Corp (now ST Micro). In 1985, he joined Karl Suss America as applications engineer, then transitioned to several other technical roles including x-ray lithography Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Business Development Manager. Following his employment in high-accuracy flip chip bonding and electrical probing, he joined the staff of Neutronix-Quintel as Director of Sales. Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in lithographic and bonding processes for MEMS, Advanced Packaging and Sensors, and has served in leadership roles in such technical symposia as ECTC, IMAPS Device Packaging, and the IWLPC.

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Curt Gamm | Senior Applications Engineer

As Senior Applications Engineer, Curt assists customers with machine operation and process applications. In addition, Curt helps produce NxQ’s machine documentation and technical writing. Prior to joining NxQ, Curt held a variety of customer engineering positions as Zilog, AMI, Fairchild, Smith-Kline Instruments and Cobilt Computervision. He has done customer service engineering work in over 400 semiconductor fabs worldwide. Curt graduated from St. Olaf College with an engineering degree.

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Lenore Arnold | Chief Operating Officer

Lenore co-founded Neutronix in 1989 and brings over twenty years experience in management and operations. As COO, Lenore provides the day-to-day management of all facets of NxQ’s business operations and ensures it is able to meet the needs of its customers, employees and partners. She is trained in semiconductor material structure and engineering product development and has taken additional courses in executive coaching and goal setting and effective financial management.

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David Geder | Director of Customer Support

David has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. As Director of Customer Support, David is responsible for ensuring 100% customer satisfaction for NxQ. Prior to joining NxQ in 2009, David was a Regional Sales Manager at EV Group and held additional sales leadership positions at roles at leading semiconductor companies including TMA (acquired by Avant! Corp and then Synopsys) and Cadence Design Systems. David graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a Certification in Project Management from Boston University.

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