6 December 2017
Ushio to distribute Picosun’s ALD equipment in Japan
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) thin-film technology firm Picosun Oy of Espoo, Finland has begun collaborating with light source and optical equipment maker Ushio Inc of Tokyo, Japan to boost sales of its ALD technology in the Japanese market.
Japan has long been one of Picosun’s most important markets, where demand for industrial ALD is rising, leading to the establishment of local subsidiary Picosun Japan Co Ltd for customer service in the area. Now, to extend this sales and service network further, Ushio will work as Picosun’s sales representative. Ushio is a supplier of manufacturing equipment to the global semiconductor market, and Picosun’s fully automated, SEMI-compliant and production-line-compatible industrial ALD systems will be a key addition to its portfolio.
“Through this collaboration we are able to offer added value to our customers, in the form of integrated manufacturing solutions consisting of Picosun’s high-class ALD systems combined with our own products such as lithography tools and curing equipment,” says Jikihara, general manager of Ushio’s System Solution Division sales department. “With Picosun’s equipment design, production-proven processes, and unmatched ALD expertise, our customers can realize a wide range of cutting-edge products in areas such as integrated circuits (especially 3D/TSV components), LEDs, and MEMS,” he adds.
“Ushio’s established position and high reputation in the semiconductor industry will be valuable assets to Picosun,” comments Picosun Japan’s CEO John Kenney. “When it comes to our industrial clientele, Japan is one of our strongholds. Several Picosun batch and cluster ALD systems are already running in production at high-profile customers, and demand for more is steadfastly growing. It is vital that our local sales and support network is unwavering and always able to meet the requirements of these important customers, with cost-efficient and comprehensive turn-key solutions.”
Picosun’s ALD solutions are being presented in booth #5733 at SEMICON Japan 2017 in Tokyo Big Sight (13-15 December).