TAOYUAN CITY, TAIWAN -- MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions officially opened its $4 million Global Development Application Center here this week.

The advanced technology and application center will house sales, technical service, customer service, and office personnel alongside the laboratory staff.

Important customers, tier one manufacturers, and industry representatives joined the company’s top management for the ribbon-cutting.

Harry Yang, general manager - Taiwan, described the new facility and its impact, “With MacDermid Alpha Taiwan's unique role as a chemical and materials supplier to all steps of the electronics manufacturing supply chain, this $4 million investment to build a highly optimized technical center is the next step in a long journey to our goals. With these new capabilities, we can foster not only local, but also cross-strait development of advanced printed circuit board and IC substrate manufacturing processes. Additionally, the facility enables study of MacDermid Alpha’s assembly materials, semiconductor packaging processes, and wafer interconnection in a way that optimizes every material within an electronic device.”

The first floor of the applications development technology center houses an advanced IC substrate and metallization process pilot line that features equipment specific for ultra-fine line processing. The second floor houses a wafer-level packaging applications laboratory with capabilities for the testing of solder ball, micro solder spheres, reflow metrology, and a fully functional tool for wafer-level tin bumping. Production-scale wet processing equipment lines are located on the third floor, along with a chemical analysis laboratory. Following the company’s emphasis on innovation and service, the facility will host training of regional MacDermid Alpha Taiwan technical service staff, conduct in-depth product development and pilot studies, and leverage the advanced equipment available on-site and at customers in the area. Engineer training and project planning will be conducted on the fourth floor R&D training center.

“We really hope that through these investments and new capabilities, we can assist regional companies achieve their goals and allow new growth opportunities in Taiwan’s electronics industry as a whole,” Yang said.

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