In response to the growing PV industry, Covidien has announced that its Mallinckrodt Baker business unit has opened a new applications lab in Deventer, The Netherlands to serve both the PV and IC manufacturing industries in Europe. Additionally, the company has announced the expansion of its application laboratory in Seoul, Korea, to meet demand for its J.T.Baker photoresist strippers and residue removers in the Asia–Pacific region.
The Deventer lab is a state-of-the-art building that will further the company’s PV business by enabling consultation and product evaluation services to its customers. It will also serve as a product development support hub, lending access to Europe’s product development and design scientists.
“The opening of our new applications facility in Deventer reinforces our commitment to the PV industry and also positions us to better serve our IC customers in Europe. This new facility will increase our ability to offer critical application support to current and future customers in a timely manner,” said Terry McGovern, Global Marketing Director, Microelectronics, for Mallinckrodt Baker. “The lab allows Mallinckrodt Baker to work with customers, tool suppliers, research institutions and material suppliers to provide applications support that will optimize our chemistries in each unique process.”
The Korea lab will receive a new cleanroom and single wafer tool, thereby adding to the capabilities of the lab in addressing customer requirements in the Flat Panel Display and IC industries.