Goal for TOK Support to Venture Businesses
To innovate through teaming of TOK core technologies and venture businesses’ exceptional technological capabilities
In 1962, TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD. (“TOK”) launched the first photoresist, and since then we have pioneered the cutting-edge microprocessing technologies as the world’s leading supplier. These microprocessing technologies play an essential role in the advancement of a variety of electronics utilizing photolithography, that we are all familiar. Taking advantage of these core technologies that we have been developing over many years, we are actively collaborating with and supporting venture businesses that possess superior technologies needed to create new innovations. We believe in promoting a rapid R&D followed by commercialization that makes full use of both TOK and the partners strengths, thereby creating astonishing innovations throughout the world.
Attributes for TOK Support of Venture Businesses
We aim to generate synergistic effects between our strengths and these venture businesses’ strengths.
We would like to maximize the synergistic effects of TOK core technologies and the exceptional technological capabilities of these venture businesses, thereby building a win-win relationship to achieve growth together. We are seeking a R&D-driven venture businesses that possess excellent technical capabilities, regardless of the stage of the investment business structure, such as an "early stage" or a "middle stage.
We support venture businesses through various methods. We conduct contract manufacturing, sales channel development, and provide financial support with focus on joint development.
We will promote joint development that can deliver new market possibilities through the fusion of venture business partner and TOK technologies,
Sales Channel Development
We will make effective use of TOK’s human resources and venture businesses’ sales channels to maximize synergistic effects and expand both sales of the joint developed products and venture businesses’ original products.
We also offer production support for venture businesses that seek third-party manufacturing partners through utilization of our manufacturing facilities.
We also provide financial support for product realization in promising market for both TOK and venture business.
We are targeting innovation that combines new fields with TOK’s photolithography and patterning technologies.
TOK expects to generate synergistic effects between TOK’s technologies and expertise that we have built up in the semiconductor, MEMS and display fields, and the venture businesses’ new technologies. As an R&D-driven company, we seek venture businesses that possess superior and unique technologies.