For filtration and materials handling components for the semiconductor industry
Entegris, a US supplier of contamination control solutions for demanding manufacturing environments, has opened a new manufacturing and research facility in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.
The new facility will be used for the design and manufacture of advanced filtration and materials handling components for the semiconductor and other high-tech industries, and will provide lab services to customers in Taiwan and across Asia.
Once the new facility is fully operational, Entegris expects to employ up to 160 manufacturing, sales, service and engineering staff in Taiwan. The firm employs around 2,800 people worldwide.
Taiwan is an important market for Entegris, representing 16%, or nearly US$110m, of sales in 2010. Last year total sales were $688m.
“This expansion adds to our existing presence in this region and extends our ability to address growth opportunities in the semiconductor, solar, energy storage, and other emerging markets across Asia,” said Gideon Argov, president and chief executive of Entegris.
Paul Yang, Entegris’ regional director for Greater China, added: “Our decision to open this facility reflects our commitment to be close to our customers in Taiwan and around Asia. We can now support these customers with products that are produced locally, as well as jointly develop filtration technology needed for their most advanced manufacturing processes.”