Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) announced that Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (CEO: Craig Kerkove), a subsidiary of Hitachi High-Tech, will team with Kurt J. Lesker Company ® (CEO: Kurt J. Lesker IV, “Kurt J. Lesker”) as the exclusive distributor in Japan for Kurt J. Lesker’s PRO Line™ PVD 75™ Thin Film Deposition System and PRO Line™ PVD 200™ Thin Film Deposition System. The systems will be offered to Hitachi High-Tech Group’s customers in Japan.
In the rechargeable battery and flexible device markets, demand has been increasing for products such as smartphones and wearable devices. Therefore, new displays, high-performance films and other such technologies have entered commercialization and the market continues to expand. Manufacturers' Research and Development teams will need a thin film deposition process for development of these types of devices or applications and Kurt J. Lesker’s Thin Film Deposition Systems can support those efforts.
Kurt J. Lesker is a leading global provider of high-quality vacuum equipment and offers extensive knowledge in the manufacturing of Thin Film Deposition Systems for Research & Development applications as well as production. The Hitachi High-Tech Group strives to improve technological innovation and will offer support for Research & Development and manufacturing processes for customers who require Thin Film deposition processes, targeting rechargeable battery and flexible device markets.
About Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is engaged in activities in a broad range of fields, including Analytical & Medical Solutions (manufacture and sales of clinical analyzers, biotechnology products, and analytical instruments), Nano-Technology Solutions (manufacture and sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and analysis equipment), and Industrial Solutions (providing high value-added solutions in fields of social & industrial infrastructures and mobility, etc.). The company's consolidated revenues for FY 2018 were approx. JPY 731.1 billion [USD 6.6 billion]. For further information, visit http://www.hitachi-hightech.com/global/
About Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (“HTA”) is a privately-owned global affiliate company that operates within the Hitachi Group Companies. HTA sells and services semiconductor manufacturing equipment, analytical instrumentation, scientific instruments, and bio-related products as well as industrial equipment, electronic devices, and electronic and industrial materials. For more information on Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi-hightech.com/us.