GIGAPHOTON ESTABLISHES BRANCH AND STARTS BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN SINGAPORE

OYAMA, JAPAN; April 1, 2013 — Gigaphoton, Inc., a major lithography light source manufacturer, announced today that as of April 2013, it has started business operations at the Gigaphoton Singapore Branch (“GPSB”), its newly established branch in that country.

Through this Singapore Branch, Gigaphoton will aggressively promote new business opportunities to find potential customers in Singapore by teaming up with lithography system manufacturers as well as further reinforce its local technical support system for existing Singaporean customers of Gigaphoton excimer lasers for semiconductor lithography systems.

Until now, Gigaphoton has developed its excimer laser business in Singapore with Komatsu Asia & Pacific Pte Ltd. (“KAP”), an overseas subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., as its sales representative. Gigaphoton has established GPSB in order to directly engage in its Singapore-based business operations in the future.

Through commencing business operations at GPSB, which has a close affiliation with the Japanese headquarters, Gigaphoton will be able to offer speedy, top-level service support that will elicit even greater satisfaction from its clients in Singapore, which has been positioned as a vital site of operations in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

GIGAPHOTON SINGAPORE BRANCH: Overview (As of April 2013)

COMPANY NAME: GIGAPHOTON INC. SINGAPORE BRANCH
ADDRESS: 1 Gul Avenue, Off Benoi Road, Singapore 629648
(Starting from early May: Admirax #05-04 & #05-07, 8 Admiralty Street, Singapore 757438)
ESTABLISHED ON: February 27, 2013
BUSINESS OPERATION STARTED ON: April 1, 2013
REPRESENTATIVE: Hiroto Kai, Branch Manager
BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Service support for excimer lasers used for lithography tools in semiconductor manufacturing and sales of associated components

 

About Gigaphoton

Since its founding in 2000, Gigaphoton has developed and delivered user-friendly, high-performance DUV laser light sources used by major semi-conductor chipmakers in the Pan-Asian, US and European regions.

Gigaphoton’s patented, innovative LPP EUV technology solutions lead the way to cost-effective, highly productive lithography sources for high-volume production. With a global business outlook, Gigaphoton strives to be the world’s number-one lithography light source provider, focusing on end-user needs in every phase of its business, from research and development to manufacturing to best-in-class reliability and world-class customer support. Visit http://www.gigaphoton.com

Company Contacts:

Katsutomo Terashima

Gigaphoton, Inc.

Tel: +81-285-28-8410

Fax: +81-285-28-8439

E-mail: katsutomo_terashima@gigaphoton.com

 

Hiroto Kao

Gigaphoton, Inc.

Tel: +81-285-28-8420

Fax: +81-285-28-8439

E-mail: hiroto_kai@gigaphoton.com