Atotech is an international speciality chemicals company, a subsidiary of the French oil and gas company Total S.A., with its main office in Berlin, Germany. Atotech provides specialty chemical processes and equipment for the printed circuit board, IC-substrate and semiconductor industries as well as the decorative and functional surface finishing industries. Atotech operates in more than 40 countries with chemistry and equipment production sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. In 2012, the company employed about 4,000 people. Atotech was founded in 1993, when ELFAtochem merged its M&T Harshaw operations with the electroplating division of Schering AG.