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Ushio America Has Started Marketing Leading-Edge PVD Systems of Tango Systems in the Japanese Market

December 13, 2015
By Business Wire News


Ushio America, Inc. (President & CEO, Shinji Kameda), a leading manufacturer of specialty and general illumination lighting solutions and a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., today announced that the company has started marketing and servicing of the leading-edge PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) systems manufactured by Tango Systems, Inc. (President & CEO, Ravi Mullapudi), in Japan.

Ushio America signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Tango Systems on November 1, 2015, for marketing and servicing of Tango’s PVD systems, including the flagship Axcela™ PVD. Under the agreement, Tango Systems has appointed Ushio America to be the exclusive distributor of Tango’s products in Japan.

Ushio America will sell and service Tango’s flexible and cost-effective PVD system models Axcela™, Onyx™, and Topaz™ allowing up to 3 potentially different target materials to be processed by a single system — used for a variety of promising applications, including EMI shielding, PVD processing for panels, 3D/TSV, MEMS, and WLP — to Japanese semiconductor device manufacturers.

  • Axcela™: Multi-chamber 200-mm/300-mm HVM PVD system
  • Onyx™: Single-chamber low-volume production PVD system
  • Topaz™: Multi-chamber panel PVD system for up to 520×520 mm glass/organic panel

“I am very pleased to introduce Tango’s PVD systems to the Japanese market,” said Shinji Kameda, President & CEO of Ushio America, Inc. “We believe they are the most reliable, high-performance, and low-CoO PVD systems in the market today, and will allow Japanese device manufacturers to enhance a competitive edge in their PVD processes.”

“We are very pleased to have recently signed a representation agreement with Ushio America” said Ravi Mullapudi, CEO of Tango Systems, Inc. “This mutually beneficial partnership, capitalizing on their respected expertise and experience, will greatly increase Tango Systems’ engagement in the Japanese market. We look forward to a successful, long-standing business relationship.”

Ushio America will exhibit Tango’s PVD systems through a panel display at USHIO booth No. 2012 of SEMICON Japan 2015, which will be held on December 16 through 18 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan).

About Tango Systems, Inc.

Established in 2005, Tango Systems, a leading innovator in high-performance, cost-effective PVD systems, has been supplying equipment and PVD process solutions in the advanced packaging, hard disk drive, ultra-thin films, interposers and TSV markets for 10 years. Customers benefit from Tango Systems’ TSV processing through ease of maintenance, high throughput, the lowest cost-of-ownership, high tool availability, active wafer cooling and low-temperature PVD processing. For more information on Tango Systems, visit our website:

About Ushio America, Inc.

Ushio America, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of specialty and general illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, the company now carries over 2,500 specialty and general lighting products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries, such as semiconductor, printed circuit, PKG, general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific, medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For further information, visit

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