From our beginning in 1978, our founders Norman and Frank Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» outlined a vision for creating value in the manufacturing industry by applying innovative technology, system expertise, and close customer partnerships to deliver automated solutions, transforming the productivity of semiconductor fabrication. Their conviction: build the best team, connected closely to customers and with a focus on innovating everything we do. This conviction creates sustaining value that has made Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» a global automation leader, and it continues to be the foundation of our company.
Today, we are the partner of choice to the majority of global leaders of process equipment and device manufacturing within the semiconductor industry. Our customers choose the Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» Automation platform because we consistently deliver innovation, best-in-class reliability and cost of ownership, with a solution that is optimized for value within their application. We deliver value through our understanding of the application challenge, providing solutions at scale that create an automated advantage for our customers.
The foundation of the Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» Automation platform is more than 1000 team members across the globe who are committed to our customersâ€™ success. We combine innovative mechatronics, advanced motion and vision control, and intelligent software with deep system and application knowledge to deliver solutions in transport, handling, storage and purity that work right Ââ€“ the first time and every time. Our global operational centers of excellence are supported by our extensive network of service experts working closely with our customers.
The Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» Automation platform is rapidly expanding within the semiconductor industry and has also emerged as the leading choice for collaborative robotics within the Life Science lab automation segment. As we expand our platform to new industries, our customers trust our proven capabilities and continue to choose Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» Automation to create an automated advantage.
As we begin our 45th year in 2023, we are accelerating faster than ever toward our vision of becoming the trusted partner of choice for automation to global leaders across multiple market segments. Our business model success and focus on value creation enables us to continue to increase investments in excellence for our customers and to expand the Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» Automation platform to new segments. We continue to earn our customersâ€™ trust while we accelerate valued growth within the semiconductor, lab automation, and new emerging markets.
We will continue to invest to create sustainable value for our customers, employees, investors, partners, and communities. Our opportunity has never been greater, our ability to invest has never been stronger, and our team continues to be the best. We are Âé¶¹´«Ã½Ó³» â€“ we deliver an automated advantage.