OYAMA, JAPAN; April 1, 2013 — Gigaphoton, Inc., a major lithography light source manufacturer, announced today that as of April 1, 2013, it has delegated Komatsu (China) Ltd. (“Komatsu (China)”) to take the place of Scientech Corp. Shanghai (“Scientech”) as its new service representative in China, and has commenced business operations under the former. Through Komatsu (China), Gigaphoton will aggressively promote new business opportunities to find potential customers in China by teaming up with lithography system manufacturers as well as further reinforce its local technical support system centered on its service support bases in China for existing Chinese customers of Gigaphoton excimer lasers for semiconductor lithography systems.

Until now, Gigaphoton has developed its excimer laser business in China with Scientech as its service representative. With that agreement having expired, Gigaphoton elected to transfer its service support framework to Komatsu (China), a regional supervisory company under Gigaphoton’s parent company Komatsu Ltd. Moreover, in order to ensure the seamless transfer of the high-quality service support provided to clientele up until now, on the occasion of its new delegation as Gigaphoton’s service representative, Komatsu (China) has established an Optical Instruments Business Department on April 1 with the full support of Scientech, and has accepted the transfer of excimer laser service personnel from Scientech.

Through its close network with Komatsu (China), Gigaphoton will continue to offer speedy, top-level service support to its clients in China, which has been positioned as a vital site of operations in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Komatsu (China) Ltd.: Overview (As of April 2013)

COMPANY NAME: Komatsu (China) Ltd.
ADDRESS:  28 Floor, Hang Seng Bank Tower, 1000 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
ESTABLISHED ON:  February 7, 2001
REPRESENTATIVE: Ziguang Wang, President & CEO
BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Sales of construction and mining equipment, sales of forklifts and associated services, and service support for excimer lasers used for lithography tools in semiconductor manufacturing

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

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