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Jul 29, 2019

Adding New Strength to the Pure Wafer Executive Team

Pure Wafer announced today that it has strengthened its management team with a number of key hires, including the new appointment of Scott Murcray to the role of Chief Financial Officer and Dr. Ardeshir (Ardy) Sidhwa to the role of Vice President of Operations.

“I am very pleased Scott and Ardy joined the executive team here at Pure Wafer. Their experience and knowledge will be critical to Pure Wafer as we look to continue to add value to our global customer base by providing innovative solutions and high-quality products, as well as develop advanced wafer processing solutions by investing in capability upgrades and expanding capacity for all wafer diameters,” commented Dr. S. Mark Borowicz, Chief Executive Officer of Pure Wafer.

“We continue to believe we can grow the Pure Wafer platform with organic and inorganic investments, and these additions to the team give us the additional capabilities needed to execute on these opportunities.”

Mr. Murcray brings more than 25 years of financial and operations experience to Pure Wafer. Most recently, he served as CFO & COO at AirXpanders, Inc., a Silicon Valley based medical device company.  Previously, he held senior finance and management roles at Nanometrics Incorporated, ZOLL Medical Corporation and VNUS Medical Technologies, among others. He has a broad background in managing finance & accounting, manufacturing operations, sales operations, customer service, IT and human resources. He has also led numerous rounds of debt and equity financings, as well as acquisitions and related integrations. Mr. Murcray is a former audit manager of Arthur Andersen LLP.  He holds an active CPA in the State of California and a bachelor's degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University.

Dr. Sidhwa brings more than 25 years of innovative contributions in manufacturing and process technology to Pure Wafer. Prior to joining Pure Wafer, Dr. Sidhwa was the Vice President of Manufacturing & Technology at GV Semiconductor. Previously he held senior manufacturing & technical roles at Quantum Global Technologies, ATMEL Semiconductor, Armor Designs, Inc. & STMicroelectronics, Inc. He has a deep background in leading teams to successfully delivering cutting edge technologies through the complete product development lifecycle from early research and development to end customer deployment and qualification. Dr. Sidhwa has 7 U.S. patents issued and 2 pending applications in multidisciplinary fields, along with over 100 publications.

ABOUT PURE WAFER Pure Wafer Inc., the largest U.S. based provider of silicon wafer reclaim services, supplying virgin silicon wafers, specialty thin film deposition products, and silicon parts services  Pure Wafer supplies its customers from multiple locations, including its two major manufacturing sites in San Jose, CA and Prescott, AZ