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14 May 2008


EVG opening Korean subsidiary to strengthen sales, service and support

EV Group (EVG) of St Florian, Austria, which supplies wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology applications, is opening a new subsidiary, EV Group Korea Ltd in Seoul, that will serve as a direct-to-customer site for sales, service and support. The new subsidiary will also house process/application functions and administrative capabilities.

Until now, EVG’s presence in Korea was via both its distribution and R&D partners. The firm says that the new subsidiary will place it on the ground to meet the growing demands for EVG’s technologies around the clock.

“The opening of our own subsidiary in Korea affords us a great opportunity to continue deliver ing on that commitment in this burgeoning market for EVG,” says senior VP of sales Hermann Waltl. “The growth we’ve seen in our customer base thus far, coupled with the market potential, makes this move a clear and natural progression for us,” he adds. “Moreover, as Korea continues to increase its technological development efforts to aggressively compete in the global semiconductor and MEMS arenas, the region is a hotbed for adoption of the latest enabling manufacturing technologies. This creates significant market potential for EVG, particularly in areas such as 3D stacking, advanced chip-to-wafer integration, as well as wafer-to-wafer bonding.”

Independent of EVG’s efforts within this region, the firm says that it has had an active role in Korea for the last decade. Specifically, it has collaborated with Jinsan Scientific Co Ltd and Jinsan Micro-engineering Ltd to open a cleanroom facility (JML lab) designed to capture R&D efforts for MEMS, advanced packaging and nanoimprint lithography applications, as well as serve as a demonstration center for EVG’s Korean customer base.

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