CAE's platform organizes buyer and seller inputs into a single algorithmic matching system that monitors prices, supply, market events, demand and asset quality in order to create a safe and transparent market for its clients.
Fremont, CA: CAE, the industry's first moving physical commodity trader for semiconductor capital equipment, has declared record growth amid a global pandemic. In 2020, CAE recorded a 42 percent growth year and increased global footprint by headcount and offices, totalling more than 200 employees in ten countries. CAE's proprietary platform allows manufacturers to rapidly source and procure production-critical equipment as well as materials in real-time from the world's largest group of suppliers.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CAE began developing a transactional data set in 1980. CAE's history offers the company a relevant view into seller assets, buyer demand, and installed base. CAE's internally developed, proprietary technology creates a transactionally validated solution for end-to-end sourcing, due diligence, purchasing, and logistics management for the semiconductor market. CAE's platform organizes buyer and seller inputs into a single algorithmic matching system that monitors prices, supply, market events, demand and asset quality in order to create a safe and transparent market for its clients. CAE tracks more than 535,000 assets inside fabrication facilities, refurbishment companies, warehouses, and research centers across the world – many on an exclusive basis. Simultaneously, CAE works with clients on more than 250,000 active inquiries, the most extensive collection of supply and demand in the world.
CAE's efficiency has enabled thousands of clients to increase production and allowed suppliers to effectively sell excess assets and inventory. In 2020, CAE transitioned to remote work because of COVID-19 and recorded 53 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter. CAE grew 54 percent year-over-year in the second quarter as well as continued to expand through the third quarter with 30 percent year-over-year growth. CAE wrapped up the year with 60 percent year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter.
"Semiconductors are the foundational technology of the modern era," stated Ryan Jacob, chief executive officer for CAE. "Globally, we are experiencing a heightened demand from public and private sector participants. Unprecedented investments are creating a super cycle for semiconductor commodities. Today's current events, such as the stimulus backdrop, immediate transition to work-from-home, migration to 5G infrastructure globally, and recovery of industrial and consumer markets, has created a unique demand. CAE is focused on our client's needs and success. We continue to provide a clear and comprehensive view into the market, thorough due diligence processes and the largest global support team to ensure each transaction is completed safely and rapidly. CAE has over 400,000 client interactions per month which provide assets on our platform with greater visibility and allows us to listen, learn and improve to properly serve the global semiconductor community."