BILLERICA, Mass., June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris, Inc., (Nasdaq:ENTG) a leader in contamination control and materials handling solutions and 3S Korea Co., Ltd., a leader in wafer shipping solutions, announced today their partnership for the sale of 450 mm wafer handling products to customers in Korea. Entegris will manufacture its 450 mm wafer handling and shipping products for 3S on a private label co-branded basis and 3S will have the exclusive rights to promote and sell the 450 mm products to Korean customers. The products covered by this collaboration include the 450 mm Front Opening Unified Pod (FOUP), 450 mm Multi Application Carrier (MAC), 450 mm Single Wafer Shipper (SWS) and related secondary packaging systems used with 450 mm products. Jong-lk Park, chief executive officer of 3S Korea, said: "We are excited about teaming up with Entegris in this collaboration which underscores our commitment to supply wafer handling solutions to our local customers, and offer advanced product support while they transition to 450 mm wafers." William Shaner, vice president and general manager for Entegris' Microenvironments Division, said: "This agreement demonstrates our strong commitment to Korean customers as they transition to 450 mm wafer technology. The combination of 3S Korea's leadership in the region and Entegris' technical capabilities creates a strong partnership to provide the industry's best wafer carrier solutions." ABOUT ENTEGRIS Entegris is a leading provider of a wide range of products for purifying, protecting and transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in the semiconductor and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com ABOUT 3S KOREA CO., LTD. 3S Korea Co., Ltd. engages in the development and manufacture of calorimeters, environment control test equipment and 300 mm wafer shipping solutions, was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Additional information can be found at www.3sref.com.
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