May 14, 2012 -- Asia-based ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT) Group, a supplier of semiconductor assembly, bonding, and packaging equipment, will integrate with the SIPLACE organization in Europe. ASMPT acquired SIPLACE as a business unit under the name ASM Assembly Systems in 2011. SIPLACE’s advanced sales and service network and back-office support functions will expand ASMPT’s European business.
ASMPT’s European team, headquartered in the Netherlands, will integrate with the SIPLACE organization and be led by Hubert Herzberg, previously director of the SIPLACE product management.
“Herzberg will make sure that the integration process will not focus on internal organizational questions, but on the requirements of the market and the benefits for our users,” said SIPLACE CEO Günter Lauber, who expressed confidence in the synergies between ASMPT and SIPLACE.
ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG makes surface mount technology (SMT) placement machines and solutions. For more information about ASM Assembly Systems (SIPLACE), visit www.siplace.com.
A subsidiary of ASM International (Netherlands), ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT), Singapore, supplies front-end and back-end chip assembly and semiconductor packaging tools. ASMPT has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989. ASMPT is one of the stocks in the Hang Seng HK MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Index, the Hang Seng Information Technology Industry Index, and the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index. For more information about ASMPT, visit www.asmpacific.com