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Fremont, Calif. -- Asyst Technologies Inc. has completed its first customer shipments from Solectron Corp.'s facilities in Singapore.
Asyst announced its intention to outsource its North American manufacturing operations in September 2002. In October, Solectron's Shinei International subsidiary began manufacturing using former Asyst manufacturing personnel and Asyst's facilities in Fremont, Calif. Over the succeeding weeks, working closely with Asyst supply chain managers, Shinei integrated the knowledge and techniques necessary to successfully transition the first Asyst products to Shinei's new, state-of-the-art clean-room manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Asyst Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of integrated automation systems for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, which enable semiconductor manufacturers to increase their manufacturing productivity and protect their investment in silicon wafers during the manufacture of integrated circuits, or ICs. For more information, visit www.asyst.com.