Announcement of Gigaphoton’s New Excimer Laser Brand “GIGANEX”

Applying current excimer lasers to advance into new fields

OYAMA, JAPAN; April 20, 2016 ― Gigaphoton Inc. (headquarters: Oyama-shi, Tochigi-ken; President & CEO: Hitoshi Tomaru), a major semiconductor lithography light source manufacturer, announced its new excimer laser brand “GIGANEX” on April 1, 2016.

Since its establishment in August 2000, Gigaphoton has been providing valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a semiconductor lithography light source manufacturer. Over fifteen years, Gigaphoton’s excimer lasers and support services have clearly been gaining the trust of users, and there are now about 1,300 lasers in mass production operations at semiconductor manufacturers around the world.

Gigaphoton has announced they will develop a highly reliable excimer laser, “GIGANEX,” utilizing their considerable technical capabilities acquired by their experience in semiconductor lithography, for use in the fields of FPD production, flexible device processing, semiconductor fabrication, etc. Moving forward, Gigaphoton intends to explore further possibilities in excimer lasers, together with new innovative partners, to provide GIGANEX solutions.

Gigaphoton President and CEO Hitoshi Tomaru explains. “Our company has accumulated experience as a major semiconductor lithography light source manufacturer over more than 15 years, and in fiscal 2016 we are embarking on a new challenge – to expand the range of applications of our lasers into other fields. I expect Gigaphoton’s technology to expand even further and continue to contribute to the industrial world.”

Details of “GIGANEX” will be introduced at the following exhibitions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Name of Exhibition:              SID Display Week

Exhibition Website:                  

Period of Exhibition:             May 24 – 26, 2016

Location of Exhibition:          Moscone Convention Center (San Francisco)

Exhibition Hall:                     North Hall D

Booth No.:                            1241


Name of Exhibition:              SEMICON South East Asia

Exhibition Website:                  

Period of Exhibition:             April 26 – 28, 2016

Location of Exhibition:          SPICE Arena, Exhibition Hall (Penang, Malaysia)

Booth No.:                            B130

About Gigaphoton

Since it was founded in 2000, Gigaphoton has delivered valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a laser supplier. In every stage from R&D to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services, Gigaphoton is committed to providing world-class support delivered from the perspective of everyday users. For more information please visit

Media contact:

Gigaphoton Inc.

Corporate Planning Division

Akinori Matsui

TEL: +81-(0)285-37-6931




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