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18 March 2008


Tegal signs WESI as distributor in China and Taiwan

Tegal Corp of Petaluma, CA, USA has signed an agreement with Shanghai-based WESI Technology (China) for sales distribution as well as service and technical support of its plasma etch and physical vapor deposition (PVD) products in China and Taiwan.

WESI is a joint venture between WKK, founded in 1975, a publicly traded company specializing in the distribution of capital equipment and services in the Greater China market, and ECI Technology Inc, a supplier of online chemical monitoring systems. Through its partner WKK Technology, WESI has offices and support personnel throughout mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and claims to serve almost all semiconductor manufacturing and packaging customers in the region.

“We now have our global business house in order in all the important chip making regions of the world,” says Tegal’s VP of global sales and field operations Vahan Tchakerian. Tegal can respond with greater effect, alongside WESI, to the strong pull in the region for its plasma etch and PVD products, the firm says. “Additionally, we will now be providing local support again to our customers in China and Taiwan. We will be servicing our large installed base of etch and PVD systems in this region using the more than 200 experienced sales and service team members WESI and WKK bring to our new China and Taiwan organization.”

Tegal is co-exhibiting with WESI at the SEMICON China 2008 show from 18-20 March.

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