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Small Business Strategies
January 27, 2012

SANTA CLARA – Patrick Callinan and is company, Silicon Valley Microelectronics Inc., had done one thing for more than 20 years – selling the silicon wafers to make computer chips and solar panels – when they noticed a trend…






SVM offers 200mm mems processing


June 29, 2009

“SVM’s President, Patrick Callinan, announced today that SVM has developed and will now offer 200 mm
MEMS processing. “SVM is committed to assisting our customers in developing and scaling their current 150mm and 200mm processes to yield cost savings and economies of scale in this competitive landscape” said Callinan.”




business wire EON SVM honored environmental innovator




Business Wire EON
July 2, 2009

“Silicon Valley Microelectronics (SVM) has been awarded an Energy Innovator Award by Silicon Valley Power (SVP). The award was presented to SVM’s President, Patrick Callinan by Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan at the Silicon Valley Energy Summit held at Stanford University. The Summit, co-sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, hosted keynote speaker Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.”




SVM goes green business wire EON






Business Wire EON
January 14, 2008

“Silicon Valley Microelectronics (SVM) announced today the installation of a 50kw photovoltaic solar system at their facility in Santa Clara, California. The new solar system will produce approximately 100,740 kWh annually, supplying 57% of the company’s energy needs, which amounts to a significant long-term energy cost savings and carbon dioxide reduction for the company. SVM’s President, Patrick Callinan, has been steadily moving the company in the direction of energy conservation and efficiency.”






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Silicon Valley Business Journal
May 30, 2003

“The $20 million company with 25 employees (and hiring) sells silicon wafers and counts Europe as one of its largest markets. The dollar’s fall has been a significant part of the company’s recent sales pitches there, though the rising cost of some supplies from Japan also has pushed up expenses.”


Sweeping Up on Silicon Article Business advisor magazine






Business Advisor Magazine
“They call it Silicon Valley, but where can you get the silicon? Ask Patrick Callinan. In 1990, Callinan decided to leave a multinational firm to set up a niche business supplying silicon wafers and wafer processing services to the semiconductor industry.”




The Money Chase Article fortune small business




Fortune Small Business
SVM “…fits the profile of the type of small business client big banks are looking for. They want customers who have sizable deposits, are in a good financial position and have strong growth prospects.”




San Jose Mercury News SVM





San Jose Mercury News
“It’s not just the big companies that are exporting. San Jose-based Silicon Valley Microelectronics, Inc., for example, has increased its overseas sales of silicon wafers by about 50 percent in the last year, to about $6 million, says SVM president Patrick Callinan. That accounts for about 40 percent of the company’s $15 million in annual receipts.”