May 16, 2012 -- Semiconductor assembly equipment supplier Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) broke ground on its Singapore global headquarters expansion, near the current leased headquarters location. A state-of-the-art 30,000m2 facility in Serangoon will bolster the company’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities, and host service and support functions.
The new headquarters should be completed in H2 2013. The additional “infrastructure and scale” were necessitated by Kulicke & Soffa’s growth over its 12 years in Singapore, said Bruno Guilmart, president and CEO. Guilmart praised Singapore’s proximity to the company’s semiconductor packaging customers and supply chain, and the encouraging work environment. Tan Choon Shian, Deputy Managing Director, Economic Development Board, called the expansion a “significant commitment” for Singapore’s precision manufacturing environment.
Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ: KLIC) makes semiconductor and light-emitting diode (LED) assembly equipment, offering ball bonding and die and wedge bonding tools. Learn more at www.kns.com.