Professional semiconductor solution provider Spirox Corporation (TWSE: 3055) announced the completion of a strategic equity investment in a start-up company ALES Technology with venture capital institutions, focused on one of ALES’ core businesses, Nano Probe and Micro Probe, and has signed an exclusive distribution contract in China. Spirox has started to promote the full range of nano and micro probe products to semiconductor and panel customers in China since July, and has also helped ALES Tech to achieve the goal of developing and launching GFIS-FIB (Gas Field Ion Source Focused Ion Beam Equipment) as soon as possible to layout of critical failure analysis detection and circuit repair technologies required for advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes in advance.
Spirox Strategic Investment in ALES Tech
From right to left: Chairman of Spirox, Peter Chin; CEO of Spirox, Paul Yang; Chairman of ALES, Wei-Tse Chang; CTO of ALES, Chris Lin; Director of ALES Alex Chung )
ALES Tech manufactures nano probe products using patented technology, providing electrical testing for wafers in advanced semiconductor processes.
Alex Chung , the earliest investor and director of ALES Tech and the general manager of Chengyan Innovation, believes that Spirox 's early investment in ALES and the establishment of close business partnerships in ALES’ core business, as well as the joint investment of other venture capital funds, have brought qualitative changes to ALES. It is undoubtedly one of the best case studies of Corporate Venture Capital in Taiwan in recent years. It’s a great pleasure to make this multi-party cooperation happen, and we are looking forward to the maximum synergy after cooperation, which will be seen by customers and quickly complete industrial diffusion.
Spirox Corporation (TWSE: 3055) is a professional semiconductor testing solution provider in the Great China. Partnered with worldwide leading suppliers, including AFORE, ERS, Hamamatsu, NI, TASMIT, SEMICS, ShibaSoku, Southport, Toray Engineering, Turbodynamics, etc., Spirox provides various integrated solutions to fulfill customer needs in testing, packaging, and inspection in semiconductor industry. Founded in 1987, Spirox is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with additional service branches in Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Chengdu. For more information, please visit www.spirox.com.
About ALES Tech
ALES Tech is a startup formed by a team of doctoral and master's degree researchers who resigned from the Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica. The team specializes in surface science and electrochemical technology research and integration. Under the guidance of Academician Tien-Tsorng cheng at the Institute of Physics, the team achieved scientific exploration in the development of Single Atom Tip (SAT). In 2019, ALES Tech was officially established in Kaohsiung, having obtained authorization for related patent technology from the Academia Sinica. ALES' two core businesses include providing probe products ranging from micrometers to nanometers as essential consumables for the electrical testing of wafers or panels. Additionally, ALES is engaged in the development of GFIS-FIB (Gas Field Ion Source Focused Ion Beam) as the optimal solution for circuit repair and failure analysis in advanced semiconductor processes. ALES is currently based in both Hsinchu and Kaohsiung. For more information, please visit www.alestech.tw.