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SAMCO Relocated Its US East Coast Regional Office

SAMCO Inc of Kyoto, Japan, a supplier of plasma etch, chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and surface treatment systems to compound semiconductors device makers, has relocated its US East Coast regional office. Due to a rise in customers in the Northeast, the existing office in North Carolina has been moved to New York (85 Broadway, Suite F Amityville, NY 11701 USA; Tel: +1-631-464-0664; E-mail:, where the new office opened on 15 May. The relocation is aimed at enhancing SAMCO’s sales presence and service capability in the region.

Founded in 1979, SAMCO has been primarily engaged in manufacturing thin-film deposition (PECVD), etching (ICP, RIE, DRIE) and surface treatment (plasma and UV-ozone cleaning) process equipment for compound semiconductor production, especially applications such as LEDs and power devices.

In 1987, SAMCO’s US West Coast office was established in Silicon Valley and became the platform for the firm’s R&D, sales, and service operations in the USA. Due to rising business interest from the East Coast in recent years, the first East Coast office was set up in 2010 near North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (the largest research park in the USA), aiming to speed sales and service in the region. However, the North Carolina office was distant from key East Coast customers such as Princeton University, University of Delaware and several growing corporations, all of which are located in the Northeast. In anticipation of further sales expansion in the Northeast, the East Coast office has been relocated to New York to allow for easy access to universities, R&D centers, and corporations around major cities in the Northeast.

SAMCO says that it promotes academic-industrial alliance in research, and is already engaging in joint research and technical exchange with institutions such as Princeton University. The new office will allow the dispatch of technical personnel from SAMCO’s headquarters in Japan to the New York office and the strengthening of the firm’s collaborative research ability with prominent universities on the East Coast.

In April 2013, SAMCO’s West Coast office (OPTO Films Research Laboratory) was moved into a larger facility, enabling a boost in the firm’s R&D capability. With the addition of technical personnel to the new East Coast office in New York, SAMCO hopes to increase its North American annual sales revenue to more than $10m.

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SAMCO Relocates US East Coast Regional Office From North Carolina to New York