July 29, 2004 – Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. has announced plans to construct a manufacturing facility in China. Scheduled for a 1Q05 opening, the facility is strategically located in Kangqiao Technology Park, Pudong, Shanghai.
The facility will have a cleanroom with class 100 and class 1000 areas for the welding and assembly of gas delivery systems and other major modules of the semiconductor process tool, according to company reports. Ultra Clean Holdings is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment industry, focusing on gas delivery systems.
Clarence Granger, president and CEO, said: “It is clear to us that to capture additional outsourcing opportunities in subassembly manufacturing and integration, we need to locate where those opportunities currently exist and are likely to expand. We believe that opening this facility in Shanghai will allow us to serve current customers more effectively, and position us well to penetrate new customers in the Asian market.”