In his new role, Mr Ichiyama assumes responsibility for sales, application support, service, and operations in the wider Asian region excluding Japan, providing customers with access to Saki’s total M2M solution: 3D solder printing automated inspection system (SPI), 2D/3D automated visual inspection system (AOI), X-ray automated inspection system (AXI) and Saki’s system software lineup.
Mr Ichiyama is relocating to Singapore from Europe where, as regional General Manager since the founding of Saki’s European subsidiary Saki Europe GmbH, he has been instrumental in successfully driving business growth in the European region. With Saki’s high-quality inspection systems, he has contributed to the quality assurance process for quality-conscious customers from diverse industries including the power semiconductor industry.
Katsuhiro Eddie Ichiyama comments:
Against the backdrop of the current COVID-19 pandemic, expectations for ‘connected’ technology in many areas have risen sharply, and the absolute quality of communication infrastructure has become a real challenge. At the same time, there is a growing need to optimize labor resources with a rise in demand for automated production solutions at our customers’ manufacturing sites. Saki offers a wide range of solutions that improve the efficiency and productivity of production lines with our automated inspection system that solve the problems our customers are facing, particularly those who have transferred production from China, South Korea, Japan, Europe and America to alternative Asian manufacturing sites.
Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automated recognition through robotic vision technology. Saki’s 3D automated solder paste, optical, and X-ray inspection and measurement systems (SPI, AOI, AXI) have been recognized to provide the stable platform and advanced data capture mechanisms necessary for true M2M communication, improving production, process efficiency, and product quality. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, with offices, sales, and support centers around the world.