Rokko Holdings Ltd (Rokko) has marked its 30th anniversary as a proven specialist in the global semiconductor industry, having overcome successive challenges and business cycles through its commitment to innovation and R&D, with a focus on quality and strong technical support at the core of its corporate culture.
With over 89 patents granted related to its semiconductor equipment and advanced material divisions, Rokko has remained nimble while forging industry leadership in providing advanced materials support as well as high-precision equipment for the back end (assembly, testing and packaging services) of the industry.
Headquartered in Singapore, it has benefited from the country’s predictable industrial policy and robust legal framework that protects Intellectual Property. Fortuitously, the Singapore domicile has also allowed Rokko to navigate recent challenges of the U.S.-China ‘tech war’ that have impacted the semiconductor industry in particular.
Rokko has a substantial customer base in China and Taiwan which accounts for over half of its annual revenue for the past few years. The balance is derived from the ASEAN region which has generally avoided geopolitical tensions affecting the chip sector.
Rokko’s Founder and Managing Director Mr Gary Lim said, “As 2022 draws to an end, we mark a major milestone in our history as a Singapore enterprise. Our management team has remained resolute in innovating constantly to stay ahead of the curve. This spirit has helped us to overcome many downturns in industry cycles, and in riding out the recent challenges of the pandemic.”
According to market research by Gartner, the global semiconductor industry is estimated to achieve global revenue of USD612 billion in 2022. With many industry experts expecting the revenue to rise to USD1.0 trillion by 2030, the sector – and Rokko’s prospects – remain bright.
Rokko was established in 1992 by Mr Lim, with an initial 12 employees. It has grown to a team of 250 that includes a pool of talented engineers, operating from 2 facilities in Singapore (including the corporate headquarters) and another 2 manufacturing facilities in Johor state, Malaysia.
The company is renowned for its proprietary back-end semiconductor high-precision equipment such as dual-track Auto Sawing and Sorting systems and Auto Vision Inspection (AVI) systems – which are sought after for their high productivity, reliability and quality.
These and other breakthrough equipment and tooling designs developed by Rokko’s exceptional R&D team have set new industry standards. Customers using Rokko’s products and solutions have been able to halve their capital expenditure for the complex singulation process of back-end semiconductor packaging and assembly in recent years.
In its second area of semiconductor expertise – advanced materials for semiconductor packaging – Rokko has successfully developed a complex IC leadframe design with an extremely fine line etching process to meet customers’ advanced packaging standards.
Rokko’s major customers now include the world’s top-ranking Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Testing (OSAT) players as well as MNCs involved in advanced packaging materials. This successful record has helped Rokko to achieve a critical competitive advantage in volume production after substantial investments in R&D and capacity expansion in recent years.
With a strong commitment to sustainability, the company’s environmentally conscious investments include a certified ‘Class A’ wastewater management system at its facility in Malaysia.
Rokko’s products are also certified for the automobile industry’s quality standard – IATF16949 – and are also accredited with the ISO14000 environmental compliance standard.
About Rokko Holdings Ltd.
Established in 1992, Rokko Holdings Ltd. (“Rokko”) and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) provide precision engineering services to well-established customers in the semiconductor and electronics industries. The Group has operations in 4 locations in Singapore and Malaysia, with a combined staff strength of 250. Rokko has been granted 89 patents to date. Its strong emphasis on R&D, backed by a team of talented engineers, has allowed the Company to thrive despite intense competition, and economic and industry cycles.
Rokko is renowned for breakthrough technology and deep commitment to quality and customer support dedicated to the back-end Semiconductor Assembly and Testing sector. Its products include complex IC leadframe design as well as high-precision tooling and equipment under ROKKO trademarks.