Taiwanese GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. acquires Danish Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S  

2016.10.28

The Taiwanese company, GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., has acquired the Danish company, Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S. The acquisition serves to pave the way for the companies to become the best silicon wafer suppliers in the world.

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. is a world-leading silicon wafer manufacture. Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S is a world leading supplier of ultra pure silicon to the global semiconductor industry. The companies have been working closely together for almost 20 years and with the acquisition the relationship will be even further strengthened.

The acquisition will enable GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. to expand its operation into float zone wafers and consolidate its global position within the semiconductor industry. For Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S, the acquisition will contribute to a strengthening of the company’s worldwide distribution platform and significantly accelerate the company’s development.

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, welcomes GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. to Denmark: “Topsil is well-known in Denmark and throughout the world for its specialised high tech competencies developed over many decades. I am confident that GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. will benefit from the investment in Topsil and at the same time ensure the future development of the company, its unique know-how and the employment of more than 100 employees at factory in Frederikssund.”

CEO of GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., Doris Hsu, is also pleased with the acquisition: “Topsil Semiconductor Materials has for decades been known as the leading technology provider within the specialised market of semiconductors. By acquiring Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S we will not only enhance our position in this market but we are confident that the high level of know-how within the company will ensure that we will remain at the forefront of future technology development within this area for years to come. In this process, Invest in Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity has contributed with valuable information and advice.”

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Invest in Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity has assisted GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. with information and advice on framework conditions in Denmark. Furthermore, GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. was introduced to the Danish business culture and advised on how to overcome the challenges of cross border transactions.

If you want to know more about how we can help your company establish in Denmark please contact Director, Steen Hommel, via e-mail steeni@um.dk or phone +45 3392 0271.

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