KLA-TENCOR Corporation, which makes machines that inspect semiconductor parts as well as produce them, has opened its new Advanced Packaging Development Centre (APDC) in Singapore.
The facility expands on the company's existing capabilities in the Republic and will support KLA-Tencor's Asia-based advanced-packaging customers.
KLA-Tencor is a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, which serve the semiconductor, LED and other related nanoelectronics industries. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centres around the world.
The new facility represents a strategic effort to complement KLA-Tencor's existing footprint in the region, where the company has had a presence since 1996. Having tools in Singapore will offer better proximity and support to Asia customers, with quicker turnaround for demos on the latest-generation tools and continuous enhancement of capabilities at the APDC.