SAMCO was founded by Osamu Tsuji in 1979 as the Semiconductor And Materials COmpany (SAMCO). From its modest beginnings in a garage in Kyoto, Japan, SAMCO has grown into a $50 million corporation with more than 150 high-level design and production research associates at its corporate headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, sales offices in Tokyo, Tokai, and satellite offices in Kanagawa, Tsukuba, and Sunnyvale, California. The Silicon Valley research and development facility in Sunnyvale was opened in 1987.
Kelvin Nanotechnology are a provider of Advanced Photonics and Quantum Components. Process Innovation, Quality, Customer Service and attention to detail has led to achieve qualified partner status for multiple international supply chains. Products and services offerings: Large area, multi-level Electron Beam Lithography and other complementary processes for technologies including laser gratings, waveguides, magneto optical trap gratings, diffractive elements with geometries down to 20 nm. Components include 3-Dimensional ion traps, grating magneto optical traps and MEMS gravimeters.