Gigaphoton Receives the Commendation of Being "Best Supplier" by Two Large Semiconductor Manufacturers of South Korea

Highly Evaluated, Especially for Technology that Reduces Consumption of Inert Gases

OYAMA, Japan--()--Gigaphoton Inc. (headquarters: Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture; President & CEO: Hitoshi Tomaru), a major manufacturer of lithography light sources, announced that it has received commendations from Samsung Electronics (headquarters: Seoul, South Korea) and SK hynix Inc. (headquarters: Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea), two large semiconductor manufacturers of South Korea.

On October 14, in recognition for its many contributions in taking positive measures to reduce consumption of inert gases, Gigaphoton received a “BEST in Value” supplier award from Samsung Electronics, a semiconductor manufacturer that is distinguished throughout the world. Again highly praised on October 23, an accolade was given with regard to these same contributions, from SK hynix Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer that is distinguished throughout the world, a local subsidiary of Gigaphoton within South Korea (headquarters: Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) received a “BEST PARTNER OF THE YEAR (Technology Innovation)” award.

These awards are the result of actively providing “eTGM technology”, which can greatly reduce the consumption of inert gases such as neon that are used in Gigaphoton’s laser light sources, thereby contributing to the reduction of the environmental cost of users. The awards are also proof of Gigaphoton’s continuous support activities for stable operation of its laser equipment, benefiting high volume manufacturing (HVM) of users.

Hitoshi Tomaru, President & CEO of Gigaphoton, expresses the following. “This year, as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of Gigaphoton, receiving these kinds of awards from two semiconductor manufacturers who are distinguished throughout the world is a great honor, and we are deeply grateful. Our green technology has been highly evaluated, and in 2015, as in 2014, we expect to achieve at least 50% market share, so we truly realize our responsibility to contribute to the industry. We pledge to work even harder in the future to provide technologies and products that are useful to customers.”

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About Gigaphoton:

Since its founding in 2000, Gigaphoton has developed and provided user-friendly and high-functionality DUV laser light sources for major semiconductor manufacturers throughout all of Asia and in regions of the United States and Europe. Gigaphoton aims at being the premier company in the world for supplying excellent lithography light sources, which are necessary for high volume manufacturing (HVM) in which productivity and cost-effectiveness are key. Gigaphoton constantly focuses on the needs of the end user, and promises the best reliability in the industry as well as customer support at the global level, for all phases from research and development through manufacturing. Please see www.gigaphoton.com for details.

Contacts

Contact for news media:
Gigaphoton Inc.
Akinori Matsui, +81-(0)285-37-6931
Corporate Planning Division
web_info@gigaphoton.com

Contacts

Contact for news media:
Gigaphoton Inc.
Akinori Matsui, +81-(0)285-37-6931
Corporate Planning Division
web_info@gigaphoton.com