Applied Materials to open centers

Hong Kong – May 8, 2001 – Applied Materials has started construction of a new Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore. Additionally, it has opened a new cleanroom manufacturing facility for semiconductor components in Taiwan.

The Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore’s Changi Business Park will incorporate a training center where customers can learn to use the company’s wafer processing equipment. Applied has more than 500 employees in Singapore and Malaysia.

In Taiwan, where the company has more than 830 employees, Applied Materials said its new clean-room facility was to be part of a multi-phase manufacturing center at Tainan.

It said the facility is aimed at better support of customer needs for training, components and process capability in Taiwan by establishing a more complete supply chain for the local industry and extending high-technology development to southern Taiwan.

Applied Materials did not say how much it was investing in the two Asian facilities.


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