Linton Crystal Technologies announces Edward Przybycien has joined the company as principal engineer. His responsibilities will include overseeing the research, development, design and optimization of Linton’s crystal growing machines, supporting processing equipment and accessories. As such, Przybycien will serve as design lead throughout the product realization process. Located in Henrietta, New York, Linton is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of Czochralski (CZ) silicon furnaces for production of monocrystalline silicon ingots for the semiconductor and solar industries.
“We are thrilled to have Ed join our team,” says Scott Blazey, director of operations. “With more than 25 years of mechanical design and cost reduction experience specific to crystal growing furnace and hot zone design, Ed will be an integral part of our continued growth at Linton Crystal Technologies.”
Przybycien is a technical professional with a wide range of mechanical design and engineering management experience. This is complemented by business experience as the principal of Przybycien Consulting LLC, through which he provided technical trade compliance services for more than a decade prior to joining LCT.
His engineering experience includes several years as a professional engineering consultant providing specialized design expertise for hot zone development, vacuum chamber design, and development of retrofit devices for semiconductor processing equipment, as well as 13 years with Kayex, Linton’s predecessor. With Kayex, he began as a mechanical project engineer developing custom assemblies, was the project manager for the 300mm grower and then served as engineering manager. In this last role, he directed the activities of 12 mechanical, electrical, and software engineering personnel and managed order engineering, R&D and product maintenance worldwide.
Przybycien earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude from State University of New York at Buffalo. Additionally, he completed training in Complying in U.S. Export Controls and Encryption and Technical Data Controls from the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, as well as several trainings regarding U.S. export transactions and controls from the Export Compliance Training Institute.
Linton specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide. They also provide technical support, process engineering support and replacement parts to help clients get businesses off the ground, improve productivity and continue to innovate. Linton has been the exclusive owner of Kayex technology since 2013.