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Cabot Microelectronics opens CMP pad manufacturing facility

20 October 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Materials and Gases

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“I am very proud of the success we have had in our emerging polishing pads business, in terms of customer adoptions of our innovative product, which has driven the capacity expansion that we are celebrating today,” said William Noglows, Chairman and CEO of Cabot Microelectronics. “We have had a strong relationship with the City of Aurora, where our company began, and are delighted with the hospitable climate here for business investment.”

The new facility will create 90 new jobs.

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