Xcerra and Spirox Reinstate Agreement On Sales and Support Operations in Mainland China and Taiwan

Highlights:

  • Spirox retains responsibility for field sales, applications engineering and customer service support in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Xcerra will own and operate Xcerra Development Centers in mainland China and Taiwan

NORWOOD, Mass., June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) and Spirox Corporation (TWSE:3055), today announced that they have reinstated the distribution agreement assigning Spirox the exclusive rights for field sales, application engineering and customer service support operations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. Xcerra and Spirox will jointly develop a communication plan for interacting with customers and will work collaboratively so that the combined effort maximizes the growth opportunity for Xcerra’s semiconductor test products in the region. Both companies are committed to a supportive working relationship moving forward.

Dave Tacelli, president and chief executive officer of Xcerra, commented, “Spirox is a valued partner and has played an important role in Xcerra’s growth in Taiwan and China. We truly believe that this agreement will allow us to continue to meet increased customer demand and we look forward to Spirox’s continued support in enhancing Xcerra’s position as a major player in this high growth region.”

Xcerra will continue its plan to establish and solely own and operate Xcerra Development Centers (XDC) in Shanghai, China and Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan. The XDCs are technical centers for customers in the regions and beyond. These centers will support certain of Xcerra’s activities in those regions, including system level engineering, advanced applications support, research and development, and business development.  Further, each XDC will work closely with Xcerra’s product groups to help align Xcerra’s product roadmaps with local customers’ future high-volume production test requirements.

David Sheu, president and chief executive officer of Spirox commented, “Spirox and Xcerra have been close partners for the past 30 years and have collaborated to build up a strong position in the Greater China market. We are excited about continuing our relationship with Xcerra through an updated agreement that strengthens our relationship and better reflects the realities of today’s business environment. With the addition of direct Xcerra resources through the XDCs in Taiwan and mainland China we believe Spirox engineers will greatly benefit from Xcerra’s presence as well as our customers.  With Xcerra’s and Spirox’s nearly 30 year working relationship to support our mutual customers in the region, both companies understand the unique value we each deliver to the market and by working together we can enhance our mutual long term business prospects.”

About Xcerra

Xcerra Corporation is comprised of four businesses in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing test markets: atg-Luther & Maelzer, Everett Charles Technologies, LTX-Credence and Multitest. The combination of these businesses creates a company with a broad spectrum of semiconductor and PCB test expertise that drives innovative new products and services, and the ability to deliver to customers fully integrated semiconductor test cell solutions.  Xcerra addresses the broad, divergent requirements of the mobility, industrial, automotive and consumer end markets, offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources.  Additional information can be found at www.xcerra.com or at each product group’s website; www.atg-lm.com, www.ectinfo.com, www.ltxc.com and www.multitest.com

About Spirox
Spirox is a premier Sales / Engineering / Service channel into the Greater China market that helps deliver quality integrated solutions to our customers in the major industries of Semiconductor, Electronics Manufacturing, Telecom and Automobile markets by providing leading edge solutions and products from IC Design Characterization Products & Services, Semiconductor Test & Assembly Solutions, Automatic Optical Inspection and Defect Detection Equipment. Headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, and has offices in Kaoshiung, Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and California.  Listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2002 (Code #3055). More information, please visit Spirox website at www.spirox.com

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CONTACT: Investor Contact:

Richard Yerganian, 
Vice President, Investor Relations
Xcerra Corporation
Tel. 781.467.5063
Email [email protected]

Investor Contact:

Max Chen
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing
Spirox Corporation
Tel: +886 3 573 8099
Email: [email protected] 

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