Synova Boosts Korea Presence


SEOUL, South Korea- Synova received tool orders from a Korea-based organic LED (OLED) manufacturer and a U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturer’s Korea facility. The equipment provider will also open its Seoul micromachining center (MMC) this month.

For OLED mask manufacture, the Korean company ordered an LSS 1200 system to replace a chemical-etch process. The LGS 200A laser grinding system will replace grinding wheels for thin-wafer edge grinding in the U.S. manufacturer’s Korean location.

The level of interest and activity in Asia, particularly Korea, has grown in the past few years for Synova, said Frederic Pasche, Asia-Pacific sales manager. The company’s Seoul MMC will give prospective and current customers in the region demonstrations, sample testing, and applications development services and support.