CoorsTek

(CRTK)

, a maker of components for the semiconductor equipment industry, is broadening the capacity of its

CoorsTek Korea

unit to include lasered, ceramic substrates used in the production of electronic circuits for the automotive and telecommunications industries.

The expansion is a move to diversify the company's customer base to include electronics manufacturers.

The Korea unit currently provides ceramic components for semiconductor processing equipment and other machinery and applications. Production of the lasered substrate is slated to begin during the first quarter of 2001.