Hitachi Kokusai’s Semiconductor Equipment Group sources globally via GES, Inc.

February 19, 2008 — /PRNewswire/ — SAN JOSE, CA — GES, Inc. today announces it has been awarded a personnel service contract by Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service, Inc., one of the subsidiaries of semiconductor equipment division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. Under terms of the contract, GES Inc. and Hitachi Kokusai’s Semiconductor Equipment Group will develop multiple field service teams with engineers from Vietnam to support Hitachi Kokusai’s semiconductor processing equipment products. The new agreement is the latest outsourced-engineering partnership with GES Inc. for support of the equipment users at more competitive costs, and aimed at improving customer satisfaction.

“GES, Inc. is enabling us to improve the quantity and the quality of the services that we provide to our customers, which is exactly what they demand from world-class suppliers. This mutually beneficial relationship should allow us to build a prosperous partnership together,” says Masakazu Ozawa, president & CEO of Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service, Inc.

Hitachi Kokusai’s Semiconductor Equipment Group has a long and successful history of providing semiconductor equipment to the industry. They have been awarded the top supplier of the year award many times from a number of leading-edge semiconductor companies for their contributions. Meanwhile, GES has been securing numerous contracts with equipment companies to provide them quality engineering talent from Vietnam at more affordable costs to their global operations. The semiconductor buildup in Vietnam continues to gather momentum as more device manufacturers, assembly and test house providers, and equipment companies have announced operations there to improve their margins, and prepare for future global markets.

“This contract from another of the world’s foremost suppliers of semiconductor equipment, and with such an established reputation for top technical performance, is yet another validation of the industry’s confidence in our value added service solution,” says Don Tran, GES CEO.

About Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. designs and manufactures wireless communication and information system, broadcasting and video systems, and semiconductor manufacturing systems, and globally provides those systems to the United States, Europe, Asia, and other regions. Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc.’s common stock trades on Tokyo Stock Exchange (1st Section), and Osaka Securities Exchange (1st Section).


About Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service, Inc.

Established in 1989, Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service started business as the service division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. provides solutions for various semiconductor equipment, covering installation, maintenance, conversion,renewal, and operator training, contributing stable operations and productivity of equipment. It leads all the subsidiaries of Hitachi Kokusai’s Semiconductor Equipment Group as a core company.

About GES, Inc.

Founded in 2006, GES provides worldwide field service engineering, design and engineering support, and manufacturing services to the semiconductor, FPD production equipment, and semiconductor manufacturing industries. The company has operations in the U.S., Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.



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