Gigaphoton to set up support bases in Dalian and Xiamen, China

Improving its support system for the growing Chinese market

Oyama city, Tochigi Prefecture; Feb. 17, 2016 – Gigaphoton Inc., a major lithography light source manufacturer (Head office: Oyama, Tochigi; President & CEO: Hitoshi Tomaru), today announces that the company will set up new support bases in Dalian(Liaoning) and Xiamen(Fujian), China in 2016.

Since its founding in 2000, Gigaphoton has been providing support services for Chinese users. As a result of such efforts, the company’s products and services have gained a high reputation and trust among users.

Recently, the Chinese semiconductor market has grown dramatically, with both foreign leading semiconductor manufacturers as well as domestic companies investing in facilities. Moreover, the conventional focus on existing logical or analog devices has shifted to mass production of memory. China is expected to become the world’s largest semiconductor market in 2016. In line with this trend, Gigaphoton has been increasing its market share and its business in China has been growing rapidly.

To address this new phase, Gigaphoton has decided to set up new support bases in Dalian and Xiamen, China in 2016, which will greatly strengthen the company’s support system.

Hitoshi Tomaru, president and CEO of Gigaphoton, said: “I believe that the excellent stability, productivity and efficiency of our lasers as well as support services are appreciated by Chinese users. We will continue to improve our services to satisfy customers and support the rapidly growing Chinese market.”

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Since its founding in 2000, Gigaphoton has supplied valuable laser solutions to semiconductor manufacturers worldwide. We deliver top-quality support in the industry for the benefit of users. For more information, please visit www.gigaphoton.com.

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