Gigaphoton to have support sites in China for 10 or more locations

Timely establishment of new support sites for customers entering the China market

Oyama, Tochigi; July 6, 2017 -- Gigaphoton Inc. (Head Office: Oyama, Tochigi; President & CEO: Katsumi Uranaka), a leading manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, has announced that the company will add support sites in China to have a total of 10 or more locations by the end of FY 2017.

Semiconductor production in China has been very active in recent years with increased capital investments by domestic and major international semiconductor manufacturers. Although China used to mainly manufacture conventional logic and analog devices, China now also mass-produces memory and is becoming one of the largest semiconductor markets in the world. After setting up support sites in Dalian and Xiamen in 2016, Gigaphoton established sites in Hefei and Shenzhen in spring 2017, making a total of eight sites in China now. The company plans to open support sites in cities including Nanjing and Chengdu from July on, totaling 10 or more sites by the end of FY 2017. In addition, it will establish One Gigaphoton, a system for supporting customers as a Gigaphoton group through close cooperation between the headquarters and subsidiaries in Korea and Taiwan to address the rapid growth of the Chinese market. The number of support staff is also expected to almost double from the current level.

Katsumi Uranaka, President & CEO of Gigaphoton said, “In order to support the fast-growing Chinese market, we will set up support sites in a timely manner to keep pace with the speed of our customers’ business. We believe our customers will feel the stability and high productivity of our laser through the support sites. Gigaphoton will continue to be a company that supports the growth of customers’ business.”

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