Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Taiwan. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

"Micron to Produce Advanced Memory Chips in Taiwan Using EUV Lithography by 2025, Reinforces Commitment to Island's Semiconductor Industry"

Micron Technology is set to begin producing memory chips in Taiwan using advanced EUV lithography technology by 2025, ahead of its other production sites. The company's local division head, Donghui Lu, confirmed this move and emphasized that Taiwan remains a top investment destination for Micron. The collaboration with Japanese and Taiwanese companies facilitated the development of this technology. 

Micron's decision to produce HBM type memory in Taiwan highlights the island's significance in its operations, accounting for up to 65% of production volumes. The advantageous Taiwanese infrastructure and the company's commitment to geographic diversification contribute to its expanding and modernizing operations. This move underscores Micron's dedication to innovation and maintaining a competitive edge in the semiconductor industry.

Source: Aroged: Micron will begin producing memory in Taiwan using EUV lithography by 2025 - Aroged

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

ASM International Unveils Cutting-Edge Training Center in Tainan, Taiwan

Dutch semiconductor equipment leader ASM International NV has established a pioneering training center at the Southern Taiwan Science Park's Tainan branch to offer intensive training for over 100 engineers employed by its clients. This newly inaugurated facility is ASM's first training center in Taiwan and signifies a significant step in enhancing semiconductor expertise. With more than 50 percent global market share in atomic layer deposition (ALD), ASM's training center introduction aims to harness virtual reality technology for hands-on learning and precision semiconductor equipment mastery. The center is poised to propel innovation and foster synergies between Taiwan and the Netherlands, two pivotal players in the semiconductor industry.

The training center will leverage cutting-edge virtual reality technologies, allowing trainees to transcend conventional learning boundaries. The utilization of online courses coupled with virtual reality tools will empower engineers to grasp the intricate aspects of precision semiconductor equipment more effectively.

Guido Tielman, head of the Netherlands Office Taipei, highlighted the strategic collaboration between the Netherlands and Taiwan in shaping the global semiconductor landscape. He underscored the significance of this training center in fortifying ties and harnessing the immense business opportunities presented by the dynamic semiconductor sector.

This venture aligns with Taiwan's thriving semiconductor ecosystem, further enriched by the presence of other industry giants like ASML Holding NV, renowned for its extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) photolithography machines. The Netherlands, Taiwan, and ASM International are collectively poised to leverage their expertise to excel in the competitive global semiconductor market.

ASM International's state-of-the-art training center marks a pivotal moment in the advancement of semiconductor knowledge and technology. This strategic collaboration between the Netherlands and Taiwan is set to drive innovation, propel semiconductor advancements, and foster the development of highly skilled engineers, amplifying the capabilities of the global semiconductor industry.

Dutch IC equipment supplier opens training center in Tainan - Focus Taiwan

Friday, June 2, 2023

Finnish ALD equipment manufacturer Beneq has entered a partnership with Lung Pien Vacuum Industry Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.

Finnish ALD equipment manufacturer Beneq has partnered with Taiwan's Lung Pien Vacuum Industry to promote ALD technology for optical applications. They held a seminar to exchange knowledge and explore ALD solutions for mass production challenges. ALD is a process that deposits atomic thin films with advantages like large-area coverage and precise film thickness control. Beneq, a global leader in ALD equipment, introduced AtomGrassTM ALD, a wide-angle broadband anti-reflective coating. Lung Pien will provide Beneq's equipment and services to its optics customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership aims to actively promote ALD coating technology for high-end curved lenses in Taiwan's optical market.

Finnish ALD equipment manufacturer Beneq has formed a partnership with Lung Pien Vacuum Industry, a prominent vacuum coating equipment manufacturer based in Taiwan. The collaboration aims to promote ALD technology for emerging optical applications, such as camera lenses for mobile phones and automobiles. In April, the two companies organized an "ALD Optical Coating" seminar in Taiwan, inviting major optical manufacturers to exchange knowledge and explore ALD solutions for mass production challenges. ALD is a deposition process that involves the formation of self-limited reactions between precursor gases and a substrate surface, resulting in atomic thin films with advantages like large-area coverage, high step coverage, low-temperature processing, and precise film thickness control.

Peter Hsieh (left standing), Beneq’s Advanced ALD Sales Director, and Kalle Niiranen (right standing), Technical Sales Manager, hosting the ALD Optical Coating seminar on the 20th of April in Taichung, Taiwan.

Beneq has been a pioneer in industrial ALD production since 1984 and has established itself as a global leader in ALD equipment manufacturing. The company offers a wide range of technical products and R&D services, with a focus on finding industrial ALD solutions through collaboration and co-development. Beneq recently introduced AtomGrassTM ALD, an innovative wide-angle broadband anti-reflective (AR) coating. This solution provides exceptional anti-reflective properties with less than 0.07% average reflectance across a wide wavelength range and significantly improves performance at high angles of incidence.

According to Peter Hsieh, Sales Director of Beneq's Advanced ALD Business Unit, the demand for ALD is increasing in the nano-processes of the integrated circuit industry. ALD has replaced traditional methods like CVD and PVD for many key thin-film processes. Hsieh believes that ALD's development is now closer to industrial-grade 12-inch mass production equipment, opening up excellent application opportunities in various fields, including optoelectronics, automotive, medical materials, and more.

Lung Pien Vacuum Industry, founded in 1991, has a longstanding relationship with the optical industry. The company offers a comprehensive range of services, including product design, development, equipment manufacturing, production planning, operator training, and process design consulting. While Lung Pien primarily focuses on vacuum evaporation and sputtering equipment manufacturing, thin film process technology services, and other related products, their partnership with Beneq will enable them to provide Beneq's ALD equipment and services to their extensive network of optics customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The collaboration between Beneq and Lung Pien aims to actively promote ALD coating technology for high-end curved lenses in Taiwan's optical market, leveraging ALD's ability to provide uniform conformal thin film layers for complex structures.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Picosun strengthens its presence in Southeast Asia

ESPOO, Finland, 24th June 2021 – Picosun Group extends its global sales and service partner network further by signing a partner agreement with Hermes-Epitek Corporation Pte. Ltd. Hermes-Epitek Corporation, headquartered in Taiwan, is one of the world’s largest high-tech equipment distributors. The company provides equipment for semiconductor and optoelectronic manufacturing, as well as tech services and parts sales.

“We look forward to cooperate as Picosun’s sales representative and external field service provider targeting both 8-inch and 12-inch ALD markets in all Southeast Asia countries”, states Teo Kim Leong, Director, Hermes-Epitek Corporation.

“Southeast Asia is one of Picosun’s important market areas, where the demand for industrial ALD solutions is constantly increasing. For almost ten years now, Picosun has successfully provided world leading ALD solutions to numerous customers and partners in both academies and industries in Southeast Asia. I’m happy that with the partnership with Hermes-Epitek Corporation we are able to serve our customers in the region even better”, says Edwin Wu, CEO, Picosun Asia Pte. Ltd.

Picosun provides the most advanced AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries. Picosun’s ALD solutions enable technological leap into the future, with turn-key production processes and unmatched, pioneering expertise in the field – dating back to the invention of the technology itself. Today, PICOSUN® ALD equipment are in daily manufacturing use in numerous leading industries around the world. Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in Germany, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China mainland and Taiwan, offices in India and France, and a world-wide sales and support network. Visit

More information:
Edwin Wu
Picosun Asia Pte. Ltd.
Tel. +358 40 480 3449