8 September 2010


OEM Group opens Taiwan sales, service, and manufacturing facility

OEM Group Inc of Gilbert, AZ, USA, which provides new and re-manufactured front-end equipment to silicon, MEMS, LED, RFID, power device and photovoltaic device makers, has announced the Grand Opening of its new sales, service, and manufacturing facility in Hsinchu Taiwan.

Sited just minutes from the Hsinchu Science park, OEM Group will perform equipment manufacturing, upgrades, retrofits and conversions, spares parts, and global technical service at the facility, as well as providing onsite and offsite equipment services, preventative maintenance, and component overhaul services.

"Possessing a capable operations team in the heart of device manufacturing in Taiwan enables OEM Group to provide more responsive support for customers in all aspects of their equipment needs," says OEM Group's Taiwan general manager Michael Trotter. "OEM Group understands the importance of being close to the customer to deliver the service levels required by the world's leading manufacturers based in Asia-Pacific," he adds.

OEM Group has also received final certification from the Taiwan government to perform re-manufacturing and service on ion implantation systems. The firm is the global partner to Varian Semiconductor for its Sunset implant platforms, which include Varian Implant models 200, CF/DF series, 350D/DE, 300XP, 80-10 through 160-10, the batch 80XP through 160XP, and G1500/1510.

The new Taiwan facility and governmental implant certification will position OEM Group to offer new levels of support locally for Varian Sunset customers, and also to assist Varian regionally with other product lines, the firm says.

“OEM Group now owns and operates seven legacy product lines through our LEGENDS portfolio," says president Wayne Jeveli. "This represents over 3000 systems installed at over 200 customers, many of which are in Taiwan and throughout Asia. Over half of our field service team is permanently based in regional Asian markets," he adds. In March, OEM Group increase its LEGENDS portfolio with the acquisition of the legacy thin-film etch and physical vapor deposition (PVD) product lines of Tegal Corp of Petaluma, CA, USA.

"The opening of our new facility in Taiwan continues the expansion of our capabilities in Asia and is key to serving customers quickly and efficiently. This facility is also a large step forward in our global strategy of supporting the legacy implant equipment market, and specifically the Varian Sunset product lines. We are now able to offer world-class implant products including system re-manufacturing, field service, parts distribution and technical support from locations in Taiwan, Japan and North America," Jeveli continues. "Through continuous investment and expansion, OEM Group has secured our position as the leading supplier of legacy equipment solutions," he believes.

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