Cabot Microelectronics, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, announced the opening of a new research, development and manufacturing unit in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
The 56,000 sq ft R&D and manufacturing facility is located about 55 kms south of Seoul. The company has invested about US$13 million for the construction of the new facility.
The facility will initially support development and production of some advanced dielectrics slurry products and in the future, additional CMP slurry products may be produced. The new facility will augment Cabot Microelectronics’ capabilities in the Gyeonggi Province and enable the company to offer better support for major clients in South Korea.
VP of Cabot Microelectronics' Asia, David Li noted that the research, development and manufacturing facility supports the company’s strategic effort to work very closely with its South Korean clients. The opening ceremony was attended by several local dignitaries, co-suppliers, suppliers and customers of the company.
Cabot Microelectronics is one of the world's leading suppliers of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and is also a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry. The company's products play a major role in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices.