Asia Express - East Asian ICT
SIMAX, Vietnam's Global CyberSoft to Set Up Semiconductor Fab Service JV in Ho Chi Minh City
June 08, 2009
Vietnamese technology solution provider GCS (Global CyberSoft) has joined the semiconductor fab service alliance of SIMAX Global Services, a US-headquartered service provider of equipment for semiconductor manufacturing and related operations, according to a report by Viet Nam News on May 23. Also, the two companies plan to set up a joint venture in Ho Chi Minh City in the third quarter of 2009. Commencement of facility construction is slated for the first quarter of 2010 and operations for year-end 2010. Moreover, collaboration between GCS and SIMAX is projected to comprise services specialized in field service, parts and consumables, engineering, remanufacturing, and trading for established equipment in semiconductor manufacturing and application markets in Asia. Via the alliance, it is expected that SIMAX will transfer its product and equipment manufacturing lines to Vietnam in the future.