Hitachi Kokusai's Semiconductor Equipment Group Sources Globally via GES Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19 /CNW/ -- GES Inc. today announced it has been
awarded a personnel service contract by Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service
Inc., one of the subsidiaries of semiconductor equipment division of Hitachi
Kokusai Electric Inc. Under terms of the contract, GES Inc. and Hitachi
Kokusai's Semiconductor Equipment Group will develop multiple field service
teams with engineers from Vietnam to support Hitachi Kokusai's semiconductor
processing equipment products. The new agreement is the latest
outsourced-engineering partnership with GES Inc., for support of the equipment
users at more competitive costs, and aimed at improving customer satisfaction.
    "GES Inc. is enabling us to improve the quantity and the quality of the
services that we provide to our customers, which is exactly what they demand
from world-class suppliers. This mutually-beneficial relationship should allow
us to build a prosperous partnership together," said Masakazu Ozawa, President
& CEO of Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service Inc.
    Hitachi Kokusai's Semiconductor Equipment Group has a long and successful
history of providing semiconductor equipment to the industry. They have been
awarded the Top Supplier of the Year award, many times from a number of
leading-edge semiconductor companies for their contributions. Meanwhile, GES
has been securing numerous contracts with equipment companies to provide them
quality engineering talent from Vietnam, at more affordable costs to their
global operations. The semiconductor buildup in Vietnam continues to gather
momentum, as more device manufacturers, Assembly & Test House providers and
equipment companies have announced operations there to improve their margins,
and prepare for future global markets.
    "This contract from another of the world's foremost suppliers of
semiconductor equipment, and with such an established reputation for top
technical performance, is yet another validation of the industry's confidence
in our value added service solution," said Don Tran, GES CEO.
    About Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. designs and manufactures Wireless
Communication and Information System, Broadcasting and Video Systems, and
Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems, and globally provides those systems to
the United States, Europe, Asia, etc. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.'s common
stock trades on Tokyo Stock Exchange (1st Section), and Osaka Securities
Exchange (1st Section).
    The semiconductor equipment division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. is
a premiere global supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and
providing its state-of-the-art technology solutions in the semiconductor
    For more information, visit Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.'s web site at
    About Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service Inc.
    Established in 1989, Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service started
business as the service division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. Provides
total solution of various semiconductor equipment covering from installation,
maintenance, conversion, renewal etc. to operator's training of the equipment
to contribute stable operations and productivity of the equipment. It leads
all the subsidiaries of Hitachi Kokusai's Semiconductor Equipment Group as a
core company.
    About GES Inc.
    Founded in 2006, GES provides worldwide field service engineering, design
and engineering support, and manufacturing services to the semiconductor, FPD
production equipment and semiconductor manufacturing industries. The company
has operations in the U.S., Vietnam, Japan and Taiwan.
    Contact: Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service - 81-42-570-5936

              GES - Marty Mason 408-431-1399

For further information:

For further information: Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service,
+81-42-570-5936; or Marty Mason of GES, +1-408-431-1399,; Web Site:,

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