ATMI Inc., a supplier of materials solutions to the microelectronics industry, has cut the ribbon on their new manufacturing facility in JangAn, South Korea. ATMI launched the expansion of its Korea operations in the Fall of 2012 with a groundbreaking ceremony for this new facility and with the opening of a new advanced technology center in Suwon.
“We have made a lot of progress in the past 18 months,” says Christian Kramer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ATMI’s Microelectronics business. “With the facility structures now in place, and qualifications underway, we are continuing the push to meet commitments to our customers, the Province and the people of South Korea. This is an effort of strategic and economic importance to many, so I am excited to see it reach operational status. I would like to thank the wonderful people from the local governing bodies and agencies for their support and our ATMI team members for their excellent efforts in making this a reality.”
Construction of the four main buildings of the manufacturing site is complete, and customer qualifications have commenced for ATMI’s ion implant process products, the Safe Delivery Source and VAC gas cylinder systems.
“We are looking forward to the capability this facility will provide us to fully support our customers on a local and regional level,” says Steve Jang, head of Korea operations for ATMI.
ATMI recently signed an agreement with industry peer Entegris Inc., wherein Entegris will acquire ATMI for $1.15 billion (see related story here: http://www.cemag.us/news/2014/02/semiconductor-companies-merge-1b-deal). The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. ATMI provides specialty semiconductor materials, and high-purity materials handling and delivery solutions for the worldwide semiconductor, flat panel, and life sciences industries. Entegris provides products for purifying, protecting, and transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in semiconductor and other high-tech industries.
Release Date: April 9, 2014