Although Tosoh SMD has supplied the China market for over 20 years, the firm has only now established a thin-film sputtering target manufacturing subsidiary in Shanghai, China. Citing the need to better serve its semiconductor, flat-panel display, solar, and large area coating customers in China, Tosoh expects the facility will enable it to grow its business in the region.
“Tosoh SMD, Inc., has been successfully serving the China market for over 20 years, and we forecast continued strong growth in the demand for our leading-edge sputtering target materials within the region,” commented Marty Blazic, Tosoh SMD's president and COO. “Through the establishment of Tosoh SMD (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. we are ensuring that our customers will be able to obtain thin film deposition materials and support from a localized supplier.”
The Tosoh executive also acknowledged China's emergence as a pivotal country for value-added manufacturing and end-product demand.