DuPont unveils semiconductor materials lab in Taiwan
Jul 25, 2006
Materials-technology titan DuPon unveiled a semiconductor-materials laboratory yesterday at its Taiwan branch, suggesting its optimistic view of Taiwan's semiconductor-materials market.
The lab costs DuPont NT$300 million (US$9.3 million at US$1:NT$32) and takes two years to complete. Executives of the company's Taiwan branch, located in the Hsinchu Science Park, pointed out that the laboratory would largely boost their company's efficiency in delivering examination service to Taiwanese customers.
DuPont's executives pointed out that the company has opened a semiconductor-technology laboratory each in the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, before the Taiwan laboratory was unveiled.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) of the United States forecast the world semiconductor industry would continuously grow through 2009 and the Asia Pacific region would post the fastest growth rate, allowing it to represent 49% of the world's market in 2009.
John Odom, president of DuPont EKC Technology Group, pointed out that the laboratory would be dedicated to developing advanced liquid for cleaning copper process and related technologies.
Executives of DuPont's Taiwan branch pointed out that the newly opened lab was DuPont's first facility dedicated to semiconductor-materials technologies. Around two years ago, the branch established a materials-application center, which opened a laboratory each in Taoyuan City and suburban Kuanyin Hsiang, northern Taiwan, to focus on printed circuit board materials and micro-circuit materials as well as flat-panel display and green-energy materials.
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