1 April 2010


Camtek signs Japan distribution rights agreement with Canon

Camtek Ltd of Migdal Haemek, Israel, which makes automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems for printed circuit boards, high-density interconnect substrates, and semiconductor manufacturing and packaging, has signed an exclusive distribution rights agreement with Canon Marketing Japan Inc (Canon MJ) for sales of its AOI systems to address the semiconductor market in Japan.

Canon Marketing Japan provides a wide variety of solutions to the Japanese semiconductor industry, with a strong market position and support organization specializing in high-end complex equipment. Camtek believes that its yield enhancing solutions will complement the Canon MJ product line.

“This strategic cooperation is the beginning of a long-term partnership that will enhance our current activity in Japan and will enable us to penetrate new market segments such as memory products, LED, CIS, 3D integration, MEMS, compound semiconductor and automotive IC in Japan,” says Camtek Asia’s president Aharon Sela. It should also allow the firm to provide its AOI solutions for both the front-end (Gannet product line) and back-end (Falcon product line), backed up by Canon MJ’s pre- and post-sales support, he adds.

“By concluding this distribution agreement with Camtek, Canon MJ adds to its line-up of wafer inspection systems that can be used in a wide range of semiconductor front-end and back-end applications,” says Canon MJ’s director Kunio Kurihara. “Through our cooperation with Camtek, we will aggressively deploy these systems to meet the needs of customers in Japan,” he adds. “Based on Camtek’s rich installation base overseas, we have high expectations for this product line.”

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