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Core Systems and Kingstone Semiconductor Launch Ion Implantation Service in Wuxi, China

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA - March 2, 2010 - Core Systems Inc., a leading supplier of ion implant services and ion implanter disk refurbishment, has announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Kingstone Semiconductor Company Ltd., to bring ion implantation services to China and the Asia Pacific region. The new venture, KingCore LLC, will be headquartered in Wuxi, China and will begin implant services in May 2010. KingCore is sponsored by the Wuxi National Integrated Circuit Design Base Co., Ltd. with offices in the Wuxi New District which has been designated to receive ~$1 billion USD funding under the P.R. of China’s new 5-year plan for MEMs development. KingCore’s technology and resources will be positioned to take advantage of further development in this area.

Walt Wriggins, CEO of Core Systems, Inc., says that “KingCore’s implant services will be the first such commercial implant foundry in China. KingCore will provide an opportunity for integrated device manufacturers to outsource their implants to lower costs, improve productivity and take advantage of technology otherwise not available in their own fabs.”

John Chen, chairman and CEO of Kingstone commented, "The unique combination of Core Systems’ implantation technology and Kingstone’s implanter technology provides Chinese customers excellent implantation outsourcing services and solutions for advanced implantation processes.”

Core Systems is a world leader in semiconductor ion implant outsourcing technology. Core was founded in 1990 to supply ion implant technology, products and services to the semiconductor manufacturing community. The division headquarters is located in Sunnyvale CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley with unique access to customers, technology suppliers, materials and technical resources.

Kingstone Semiconductor Company Ltd., headquartered in Shanghai, China, is led by a multinational team renowned in the field of ion implantation. Kingstone believes that its' focus on developing and manufacturing leading edge technology based on customer requirements and feedback sets it apart from its competition. KingCore will exhibiting at Semicon China, March 16th, 17th and 18th at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC).