OYAMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gigaphoton Inc. (Head Office: Oyama, Tochigi; President & CEO: Katsumi Uranaka), a leading manufacturer of excimer lasers used as light sources for semiconductor lithography, has announced the completion of a new head office building. The construction started in autumn 2016 to handle the increased sales due to the company’s larger market share and further business expansion such as launching new businesses.
Gigaphoton has seen a rapid increase in sales due to the expansion of its market share in recent years thanks to the worldwide support from customers for our Green Innovation activities, which reduce the running costs and environmental load of laser operations. In 2016, the company launched the GIGANEX brand for a new business of applying existing technologies to different industrial areas, and released an annealing light source for FPD manufacturing as the first offering. In the meantime, the new head office building to provide larger space for supporting further business expansion was completed on June 30, 2017. With the completion of the building, the production and storage areas have increased 40%, and the production capacity can be expanded up to 70% as compared with that in 2015.
Katsumi Uranaka, President & CEO of Gigaphoton said, “Under the slogan ‘Challenge for NEXT Growth,’ we will expand three businesses. They are excimer lasers for lithography, the new GIGANEX business and the EUV now under development. The completion of the new head office building is part of this business expansion. We will work hard to continue to be a company that grows together with our customers.”
Data on the new head office building
Location: 400 Yokokurashinden, Oyama-shi, Tochigi-ken
Building area: 3,620.70 m2
Architectural area: 6,686.33 m2
Since it was founded in 2000, Gigaphoton has delivered valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a light source supplier. In every stage from R&D to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services, Gigaphoton is committed to providing world-class support delivered from the perspective of everyday users. For more information please visit www.gigaphoton.com.