Kulicke & Soffa Creates Connections and Redefines Solutions at the Grand
Opening of Its Corporate Headquarters
SINGAPORE -- February 20, 2014
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa", "K&S" or
the "Company") celebrates the Grand Opening of their corporate headquarters,
spanning nearly 200,000 square feet. This new facility was customized
according to K&S needs and developed in conjunction with Mapletree Industrial
Trust. It encompasses the company’s corporate office, manufacturing, research
& development, marketing, sales & services, and customer training center.
The new K&S facility employs almost 600 full-time employees and shows a
growing presence in Singapore, leveraging the country’s skilled workforce,
while being strategically placed for their primarily Asia customer base.
Singapore is also a good fit for K&S, with its supportive government, and
emerging presence as a center of excellence for science and technology
development. K&S relocated their corporate headquarters to Singapore in 2010
and broke ground on the new site in May of 2012.
Mr. Bruno Guilmart, President and CEO of K&S, said, “Based on market
forecasts, the rapid adoption of 3D/TSV over the next few years shows an
emerging advanced packaging sector that will be our next wave of growth. We
are engaging industry leaders early, to deliver best-in-class advanced packing
solutions to our customers.”
“The opening of Kulicke and Soffa’s global headquarters building is a
celebration of the company’s strong partnership with Singapore. It is also a
testament to our precision engineering industry’s successful transformation
over the years, from mass production of low value-added parts to high
value-added engineering and manufacturing, including the manufacture of
complex equipment,” said Mr. Chang Chin Nam, Executive Director, Economic
Development Board. “By establishing its corporate headquarters and second
largest R&D center in Singapore, Kulicke and Soffa will be well-positioned to
capture growth opportunities in the Asian market.”
K&S proudly welcomes the Guest of Honor for the Opening Ceremony, Mr. S.
Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs
and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.
About Kulicke & Soffa
Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ: KLIC) is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment. As a pioneer in this
industry, K&S has provided customers with market leading packaging solutions
for decades. In recent years, K&S has expanded its product offerings through
strategic acquisitions, adding wedge bonding and a broader range of expendable
tools to its core ball bonding products. Combined with its extensive expertise
in process technology, K&S is well positioned to help customers meet the
challenges of assembling the next-generation semiconductor and LED devices.
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