Rigaku Opens Taiwan Branch to Enhance Collaboration and Innovation

March 12, 2024, Tokyo - Rigaku, a global solution partner in X-ray-analysis proudly announces the opening of its new Rigaku Taiwan Branch (“RCTW”). This expansion marks a significant milestone in Rigaku's longstanding commitment to advancing the semiconductor electronics, life and material science ecosystem, particularly in Taiwan, a critical region for technological advancement.

Kiyoshi_OgataTechnical supports offered by RCTW underscores the company's dedication to better serve its Taiwanese customers and strengthen collaborative efforts in semiconductor development with strategic foundry and high-volume production fabs, and other critical sectors like Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Chemistry, Universities and Academic industries.

Dr. Kiyoshi Ogata, Senior Executive Vice Present and General Manager of Rigaku Corporation, emphasizes, "Rigaku has been serving semiconductor customers in Taiwan for many years. With the new fast-paced technology innovations, the need to work side by side with customers is ever greater." Ogata highlights the significance of RCTW “Facilitating closer collaboration enables technical teams of RCTW to work alongside customers seamlessly and proximity to Rigaku R&D and Manufacturing in Japan.” 

Sam Chao, President of Greater China Semiconductor and Metrology Division, with more than 30 years’ experience in semiconductor industry and capital equipment in APEC semiconductor market will lead the new Taiwan and China organization.

As part of Rigaku's commitment to Taiwan, additional plans are underway to establish the Rigaku Taiwan Technical Center. This center will feature demonstration facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories, aimed at accelerating development processes and providing faster turnaround times for customers. Chao expressed enthusiasm about deepening working relationships with Taiwanese customers through this initiative.

Sam ChaoBy establishing a stronger presence in Taiwan, Rigaku aims to enhance collaboration, drive technological advancements, and ultimately contribute to the growth and success of its customers in the region.

RCTW Information

Rigaku Corporation Taiwan Branch
Rm. 505, 5F.
No. 33, Ziqiang 7th St.
Zhubei City, Hsinchu County 302
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886 3-6576472#5051

About the Rigaku Group 

Since its establishment in 1951, the engineering professionals of the Rigaku group have been dedicated to benefiting society with leading-edge technologies, notably including in its core fields of X-ray and thermal analysis. With a market presence in over 90 countries and some 2,000 employees from 9 global operations, Rigaku is a solution partner in industry and research analysis institutes. Our overseas sales ratio has reached approximately 70% while sustaining an exceptionally high market share in Japan. Together with our customers, we continue to develop and grow. As applications expand from semiconductors, electronic materials, batteries, environment, resources, energy, life science to other high-tech fields, Rigaku realizes innovations “To Improve Our World by Powering New Perspectives.” 

For details, please visit rigaku.com (As of November 30, 2023) 

Press contact 

Sawa Himeno
Head of Communications Dept., Rigaku Holdings Corporation
+81 90 6331 9843

Sam Chao 
President Greater China
Semiconductor Metrology Division, Rigaku Corporation
+886 93 097 6346