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SAFC Hitech Upbeat Despite Electronic Industry's Woes

5:53 AM MDT | August 4, 2009 | Alex Scott

The automotive and electronics consumables sectors have been hard hit by the global economic downturn. Despite the fall off in demand for consumer electronics, Hitech, the electronic chemicals division of Sigma Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), remains upbeat about its prospects. “We are doing surprisingly well all things considered,” says Geoff Irvine, v.p./business development at SAFC Hitech. Within the electronic chemicals field the wafer fabrication market has been hardest hit of all by the global economic recession. Hitech’s declines in this...

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