MECARO Co., Ltd.

Pyeongtaek-si,  Gyeonggi-do 
Korea (South)
http://www.mecaro.com
  • Booth: C148


We have new name MECARO from MECHARONICS since 2015.

Mecaro Co Ltd  has been manufacturing the Heater block mainly,Chemical source for Semiconductor Industry and SUSCEPTOR for LCD industry. Heater Block is the device which heats up the wafer in the Semiconductor manufacturing process or the glass of the LCD manufacturing process. It is to optimizing the best processing environment for purge gas system and wafer chucking. Heater Block is used at the process under 500 degree and is being most widely used for CVD, PVD and Asher due to its superior thermal conductivity and easy surface coating. Precursor(Chemical source) which is used in Thin-film Deposition. Mecaro produces the Chemical Source for Thin-film Deposition is usually use for CVD, ALD, Sol-gel. Divided into Low-end products for mass production such as BPSG, TEOS, SOG and High-end products which consists the core of Memory such as Ru, Co, STO, BST etc. Main producing precursors are ZM40, Cp-Zr , TiCl4 etc.


 Press Releases

  • Mecaro, a semiconductor materials and components company, held a board meeting on the 6th and announced on the 8th that it will buy a 65 percent stake in Kopi Alendi at $5 billion through a paid increase in third party allocation.

    According to Mecaro, Kopi Alendi is a R&D (R&D) and design company for equipment, materials, and components that were established in 2016. The company is currently conducting R&D design and consulting for next-generation semiconductor equipment and signed off on a contract to transfer SSD test equipment business in August. 

    "We will secure next-generation technologies in semiconductor materials and components by acquiring (Cofial Endi) shares this time and strengthen our leading position." said a representative for Mecaro.

    Based on the stability and profitability of the existing business sector, Mecaro will continue to generate future growth engines through increased investment in R&D and activities such as M&A. 

    Meanwhile, Mecaro plans to split the business into its main business, the heater block for components for semiconductors, and the material precursor business, as well as its new unit, the eco-friendly energy business. The solar battery business, to meeting on Thursday.be split, is scheduled to be split in early November after approval through an extraordinary shareholders

  • "Korea is ahead in DRAM chips. Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix gave a lot of information to them because their arms are bent inside, so development is just a step ahead of them. I got a lot of test opportunities."

    Lee Jae-jeong, CEO of the company, made the remarks when asked about the success of localizing heater blocks and precursors. The remarks contrasted with somes criticism that the localization of materials, components and equipment is low as large companies do not give small and medium-sized companies a chance to supply them.

    Mecaro will produce and sell functional parts heater blocks that supply thermal energy evenly to silicon wafers, which are semiconductor substrates, and precursors, a chemical used for thin film deposition in semiconductor manufacturing processes.

    Since its establishment in 2000, Mecaro has succeeded for the first time in localizing a heater block that used to depend on foreign products for strategies. "At the time, 6-inch metal heater block was too expensive to produce between 20 million won and 30 million won per unit and foreign companies AS was not good, so we started to develop it after disposing of 30-40 products for two years." said CEO Lee.

    He stressed that it would not have been possible without customers will to give them 30 to 40 test opportunities. The unit price of the heater block in Mecaro is about 10 million won, more than half the price of imported goods.

    Since then, Mecaro has succeeded in making 8-inch and 12-inch products domestically, supplying more than 90 percent of them to Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. It has maintained its global No. 1 position by supplying more than 40 percent to foreign companies such as the U.S., Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Europe.

    The key to Mecaros dominance over Japanese rivals is Koreas competitiveness in DRAM. "Because there are customers who make world-class products next to us, we will constantly improve small defects." said CEO Lee.

    Mecaro has also succeeded in localization of precursors. A precursor is a liquid chemical used in thin film deposition in the semiconductor manufacturing process. Mecaro has succeeded in mass production of zirconium-affiliated precursors for the first time in Korea and holds intellectual property rights.

    "The precursor is the entire product of a large foreign company, and even in the early stages of its development, it paid the patent fee and made and delivered it," Lee said. "We have set a goal of developing Mecaros precursor material that will be in the history of Korean semiconductor and have been working on R&D for five years," he said. After two years of testing, we succeeded in developing a substance called ZM40, it said. Mecaro currently supplies 50 percent of SK hynixs precursors. Thanks to such enthusiasm, Mecaro, which had only 3.2 billion won in sales in 2006, grew to 10 billion won in sales for the first time in more than a decade.

    Research is also essential for localization of semiconductor materials, components and equipment that have been ignited by regulations on exports to Japan. Lee "The current of development is a difficult phase", exclusive localization and ceramic heater Block " such as Samsung, Hynix has realized that Japan is constantly.And I dont have technology in Japan is also raw materials to ask difficult. 

    "Samsung, Hynix is localized, so I wont dont want to not do it cant come with me because our technology" he said, " From now on, he costs a lot of money and time difficult.For a focused investment and deregulation, not to give up any ceremony because it is urgent, stressed.

    Lee also expressed his belief that a pro-Japanese strategy, not anti-Japanese, is needed to localize the plan. "When I was in Solmics in the past, I succeeded in developing a technology that led a retired person to become a consultant and domesticized the material," he said. "In order to quickly localize parts and materials, it is also effective to recruit key engineers   Japan to learn the technology."

  • With Japans export regulations and exclusion of white lists, localization of semiconductor materials, components and equipment has become an urgent national task and has become urgent. Experts, however, say the localization of the sector is difficult for any specific company alone, and the multilateral efforts of the device giant, supplier small and medium enterprises and academic circles and the government should bear fruit. 

    Japans Prime Minister Abe has recently pushed the Korea-Japan economic war even more breathlessly, saying, "The policy toward Korea has not changed as much as dust." 

    At a time when we need to share our experiences and wisdom on localization, we met with Mecaro President Lee Jong-soo and listened to the process and sincere advice to localize it. Mecaro has successfully localized materials and components used to manufacture semiconductors and is already actively supplying them to large businesses, and recently acquired a 65 percent stake in Kopi Alendi, which develops high-tech equipment needed for the pre- and post-conductor process, for 5 billion won.

    - There is a problem with the operation of the global value chain that has been created by countries around the world in cooperation. In other words, one corner of the free trade order has been broken. Besides, were the party. What is the prospect of this phenomenon being temporary or expanding in the future as part of protectionism?

     ▲ Regardless of whether the U.S. presidential election will take place in 2020, protectionism is expected to expand further across the board. The global supply chain, which was established amid the globalization that began in 1980, has become the foundation for both advanced and developing countries such as the U.S. to grow. However, strong protectionism has been gaining momentum again recently as the countrys interests are preferentially prioritized along with the limits of expanding its global supply chain. Both Britains Brexit and Japans recent export regulations to Korea can be seen as part of this protectionism.

    After all, protectionism that prioritizes its own interests will likely continue until a new global supply chain of advanced countries is rebuilt, with the U.S. and China focusing on the continued trade friction between the U.S. In fact, the rules of the WTO (World Trade Organization), the representative body of free trade, are breaking, and the U.S. withdrawal   the Trans-Pacific Economic Partnership (FTA) is weakening the ability and binding force of free trade agreements between countries.

    - Introduce mecharos technology and products.

    ▲  Mecaro is supplying materials and components that are used in semiconductor manufacturing to device manufacturers.
    One of them is a thin film deposition precursor called precursors. In particular, high-k precursor ZM40 used in ALD (Atomic Deposition) process has been domestically produced and IP has been secured, and is currently supplying it to domestic conglomerates and overseas markets. Based on these ZM40 materials, we have secured and are supplying various deposition film materials used in semiconductors.

    In addition, the company localized the heater block, which is a key component of various deposition process (CVD, PVC, ALD, etc.) equipment used in semiconductor processes, and supplies it to device manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. It is understood that the heater block is a core component of deposition equipment that manages heat. In particular, it has the largest market share in Korea with its technological prowess and quality, and has many customers in overseas markets. Such products could be achieved through the active localization will and support of the nations two largest device makers. I pride myself on being a desirable example of co-prosperity between large and small businesses.

    - What direction do you think domestic equipment manufacturers should go in the future? And what direction and vision does Mecaro want to take the lead?

    ▲ Domestic materials, components and equipment manufacturers should pay attention to items that are more dependent on technology competitiveness than simply those that are highly dependent on a particular country. Although global supply network can be used at any time through national diversification policy, high-tech materials, components, and equipment that do not use high-tech technology are not always available in Korea, it is essential to localize them because state diversification cannot solve them. However, there is no need to localize all items. Localization should be promoted   a long-term perspective through  ion and concentration. At this time, it is also a good idea to determine locally made items through co-prosperity of government, large businesses, device manufacturers and suppliers. After all, it is absolutely necessary to advance into foreign markets after securing technical skills through domestic supply.

    Mecaro will not be satisfied with its supply relationship with existing conglomerate device makers, and will continue to push for localization projects of key materials based on continued research and development and prior investment, and will focus on building a stable portfolio through product diversification. To this end, the company intends to continue win-win cooperative relations with large business device manufacturers and invest in industrial, academic and research activities to take the lead in localization of core materials for the ever-advancing semiconductor process. It will expand its global supply network based on localization of materials in South Korea, which is the worlds No. 1 supplier of memory semiconductors, and will make continuous efforts to become the top supplier in global light bulbs and heater blocks, which are major business Lastly, I would like to say that transparent management and management mindset are very important in corporate management. I hope to build trust with all the members and customers through transparent management, and I hope that we will move forward with a mid- to long-term vision, not just immediate profits.


 Products

  • Heater Block & Chemical
    Heater Block, which is the core of the semiconductor/FPD industry, and Chemical Source, which is a thin film raw material, and contributing to the development of the next-generation semiconductor industry....

  • Mecaro Co Ltd  has been manufacturing the Heater block mainly,Chemical source for Semiconductor Industry and SUSCEPTOR for LCD industry. Heater Block is the device which heats up the wafer in the Semiconductor manufacturing process or the glass of the LCD manufacturing process. It is to optimizing the best processing environment for purge gas system and wafer chucking. Heater Block is used at the process under 500 degree and is being most widely used for CVD, PVD and Asher due to its superior thermal conductivity and easy surface coating. Precursor(Chemical source) which is used in Thin-film Deposition. Mecaro produces the Chemical Source for Thin-film Deposition is usually use for CVD, ALD, Sol-gel. Divided into Low-end products for mass production such as BPSG, TEOS, SOG and High-end products which consists the core of Memory such as Ru, Co, STO, BST etc. Main producing precursors are ZM40, Cp-Zr , TiCl4 etc.

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