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29 November 2016

Evatec establishes South East Asia operation

Evatec Ltd of Trübbach, Switzerland, which makes thin-film deposition and etch processing equipment for semiconductor, MEMS, optical and optoelectronic applications, says that, to support the expected strong business growth in South East Asia and provide better direct support to customers in this region, it has established a 'South East Asia hub' with offices in both Singapore and Malaysia.

The SEA region (including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam) has a population of about 620 million people with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.65 trillion expected in 2016. Regional growth is projected to average 5.2% over 2016–2020, led by growth in Philippines and Vietnam, according to the OECD Economic Outlook 2016. The region's economy depends heavily on agriculture but manufacturing and services are becoming more important- notably manufacturing of textiles, electronic high-tech goods such as microprocessors and heavy industrial products such as automobiles.

Evatec's SEA activities will be led by Kevin Chen. Born in Taiwan, Chen joined Evatec in August as managing director of Evatec South East Asia. He has more than 15 years experience holding senior management positions in the capital equipment & materials industry for semiconductors, LED and solar manufacturing, with a proven sales track record in growing business and managing multi-cultural global organizations. He leads the team in the sales & marketing, field and application engineering, and back-office support functions.

"I am glad to have chance to build up the Evatec SEA team and work together with lots of local talents," says Chen. "Most of them have more than 20 years' experiences in high-tech or the semiconductor industry," he adds. "With the strong commitment from the Evatec SEA team and support from the team in Switzerland, we feel confident that we will grow our business here as expected."

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