March 5, 2001–Phoenix, Arizona–Rodel Inc., an innovator of integrated materials for the microelectronics industry, has completed an agreement with Eternal Chemical Co. Ltd. to distribute and market Eternal Chemical’s advanced copper CMP slurry solutions. Eternal Chemical, a leading chemical company in Taiwan, will use Rodel’s market channel to the global semiconductor industry and customer support infrastructure to bring its copper slurry products to the marketplace.
“This partnership offers global semiconductor manufacturers access to a copper slurry solution currently in production at a major manufacturer in Taiwan,” says Joan Koppenbrink, Rodel’s vice president of corporate marketing. “With the variety of copper integration schemes currently in practice, Eternal Chemical’s products complement Rodel’s current portfolio of copper CMP pads, slurries, fixed abrasives, and reactive liquids. We see this partnership as a ‘win-win-win’ for Eternal Chemical, for Rodel, and our customers.”
“In this up-most competitive environment of electronic industries, it is an honor to have the opportunity to work with a major player like Rodel. Through this partnership, we are aiming to become a key provider in the semiconductor industry,” says Allen Kao, president of Eternal Chemical.