CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and SCH Electronics (Shanghai) Co. announced today they have signed a sales agency agreement focused on semiconductor glass carriers in China. This agreement will connect potential customers in China to Corning’s glass carrier products and help expand Corning’s presence in this fast-growing market.
Corning’s semiconductor glass carriers are used for temporary bonding in advanced semiconductor packaging applications such as silicon thinning and fan-out packaging. These processes are key to producing smaller, faster computer chips for consumer electronics, automobiles, and other connected devices.
SCH Electronics delivers semiconductor components and provides technical expertise to support a seamless supply of materials, instruments, and engineering for the most sophisticated tech fabs in the world. SCH Electronics has business operations in Taiwan, China, and Singapore, and has established a network of customers throughout the Asia Pacific region over decades.
“We’re excited to work with SCH to better support customers in China as they join the industry trend of increased glass adoption,” said Dave Velasquez, division vice president and general manager of Corning Precision Glass Solutions.
“Corning has delivered glass-based solutions in high volumes to top-tier semiconductor customers globally for years, and SCH is well-established in China’s electronics supply chain. Together, we expect to greatly expand the reach of our high-quality glass products at cutting-edge semiconductor companies,” Velasquez said.
Leading chipmakers today are challenged with minimizing in-process warp to maximize their yield of working chips per batch. To do so, they must identify an ideal coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) for their carrier substrate. Corning glass carriers are available in a wide range of CTEs with quick sampling of small quantities possible to support these customers.
Corning glass carriers are one of several products in Corning’s portfolio of Precision Glass Solutions designed to address the emerging need for glass across microelectronics. This portfolio provides customers with a one-stop shop for world-class capabilities including proprietary glass and ceramic manufacturing platforms, finishing processes, bonding technologies, best-in-class metrology, automated laser-glass-processing, and optical design expertise.
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About SCH Electronics (Shanghai) Co.
Founded in 1987, SCH Electronics has retained a leadership position in materials supply and technical support for the most sophisticated technology providers in the Asia Pacific region. After decades of effort, SCHE has developed multiple business functions in semiconductor manufacturing. SCHE delivers worldwide spare parts such as filtration, perfluorelastomer o-rings, and leading semiconductor instruments such as flow controllers. SCHE provides technical expertise/analysis and reverse engineering capability in its machining shop. SCHE now has business operations in Taiwan, China, and Singapore. Today, the most advanced technology and material suppliers rely on SCHE's network throughout Asia Pacific to support and maintain a seamless supply to the most sophisticated technology fabs in the world.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.