Nearfield Instruments establishes Korean subsidiary

Hwaseong, South Korea

Nearfield Instruments (NFI), the leading semiconductor scanning-probe metrology equipment supplier, today announced the establishment of its Korean subsidiary, with its headquarters in Hwaseong.

Nearfield Instruments Korea focuses on  Korean customer service and joint development activities as well as R&D to accelerate NFI’s roadmap. The Korean office will be NFI’s first overseas office and its third location. NFI foresees that the South Korea location will expand rapidly in terms of capacity through the recruitment of highly talented candidates in the new Hwaseong location.

The establishment of the Korean entity confirms the significant customer demand for NFI’s products. NFI has developed two new products and metrology technologies based on SPM (Surface Probe Metrology), “QUADRA,” and SSPM (Sub-Surface Probe Metrology). NFI employees more than 100 staff members

Hamed Sadeghian, President and CEO of Nearfield Instruments, commented: ‘I am delighted that we have opened our Hwaseong offices. NFI Korea enables us to work even closer with our customers to support their innovation cycles, and provide faster service to our customers by narrowing the geographic distance.’

Nearfield Instruments already has two locations based in the Netherlands. The headquarters in Rotterdam is the primary product development and system integration site. The headquarters includes offices, laboratories, and cleanroom facilities.

In 2020, NFI opened its second location in the Netherlands, at the High-Tech Campus (HTC) in Eindhoven, where the main focus lies on mechatronics and advanced motion control.