UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) is opening a sales office in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto, Japan, the semiconductor testing and assembly services provider headquartered in Singapore announced today.
This is a strategic move to support existing and new customers, and to expand its business in one of the largest automotive and consumer electronics semiconductor markets in Asia, the company said in a statement.
The opening of the UTAC Nagaokakyo office follows the firm establishment of the partnership with Panasonic in June this year which includes the acquisition of three Panasonic testing and assembly facilities in Southeast Asia. The acquisition resulted in Panasonic becoming one of UTAC's key customers.
The three facilities in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia in addition to existing UTAC facilities in Thailand, Singapore, China and Taiwan enable UTAC to offer a wide range of test and assembly services and geographical locations to customers in Japan, the company said in a statement.
"We have established a direct sales presence in Japan to capitalize on our relationship with Panasonic and further grow our business with new Japanese customers. Through the Panasonic acquisition, UTAC has inherited a talent pool who understands the quality and supply demands of Japanese customers. UTAC will use these resources to expand our business and relationships in Japan," said Dr John Nelson, CEO of UTAC.
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