SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – Semblant opened a customer innovation center in Shenzhen.

The opening of the facility follows the adoption of Semblant's MobileShield waterproofing technology by multiple smartphone manufacturers in China, and the growth of additional vertical markets in Asia, says the firm.

"We are excited to unveil our new customer innovation center," said Simon McElrea, CEO of Semblant. "Shenzhen is the world's epicenter for mobile phone manufacturing, both from an OEM and contract manufacturing perspective. With six factory installments completed in China to date, and many more planned, we have established this facility to demonstrate all aspects of our high-volume solution to current and future customers."

The Shenzhen center provides customers with insight into Semblant's nanotechnology capabilities. The facility features high-volume manufacturing lines, including state-of-the-art metrology, quality, safety, handling and maintenance systems. The site also provides product qualification and pilot-run services for a number of devices, in addition to providing turnkey partnership support and development services qualification.

In concert, the company has hired William Aw as vice president of Asia Sales. Aw previously worked for Indium.

No financial terms involving the new facility were disclosed.

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