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Trends – How Comet is solving for what’s next
Prepared to exploit new potential in Asia.
The markets in Asia continue to grow and Comet is on site – with enlarged manufacturing capacity, strengthened know-how, and a new Asia design center as well as sales and service close to local customers.
Following the successful ramping of its new production site in Malaysia, the Comet Group further expanded its presence in the Asia region in 2021. The goal: to even better serve the promising markets in Asia and to fully exploit its potential as one company with two technologies and common markets. This approach also created the best footing for continuing to respond flexibly to geopolitical changes and to new trends in the markets.
Space for product development and more at the new demonstration and training center in Taiwan
Taiwan is a hotspot for the semiconductor and electronics industry. The production of microchips requires not only advanced plasma control equipment, but also x-ray technology for quality inspection of the substrates and the interconnects in the increasingly complex chip structures. Electronic products such as camera lenses, batteries, smartphones and LED screens, for which Taiwanese electronics manufacturers are known worldwide, are tested for quality using x-rays, as are made-in-Taiwan components for electric cars.
To better serve the needs of local customers, Comet opened a small but sophisticated sales and service subsidiary in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan’s Silicon Valley, in late 2020. Significantly, it also includes a training center and an x-ray demo lab. “The central location makes it easy for us to have direct contact with our local customers,” says Gordon Shyu, Country General Manager, Taiwan. “Often customers come to see us at an early stage of the collaboration and then we work together on product development in the demo center.”