CEO Kenneth Park.
As the pioneering developer of localized equipment in the Korean semiconductor industry, CEO Kenneth Park continues to achieve breakthrough innovations in technology, improve quality and performance of devices, and develop new cutting-edge equipment. In 2010, the company ranked top in global manufacturing and services for semiconductor asher processes. Park continues to drive the growth of PSK by taking advantage of aggressive R&D investment to enhance technological processes, while , continuing efforts to improve the performance and capabilities of our dedicated employees.
Welcome. I'm Kenneth Park, the CEO of PSK
"Success in the localization of semiconductor equipment is an impossible task without passion."
It was back in 1990 when CEO Kenneth Park officially announced that he would localize semiconductor equipment for the first time in the country's history and eventually founded PSK. Previously, Korea was entirely dependent on expensive imported equipment with nation's, semiconductor industry desperately needing domestic manufactured equipment, in order to achieve price competitiveness. However, the development of semiconductor equipment involved highly advanced technology and an exorbitant amount of investment. In the past, No one could step up to the challenge.
However, Park chose to walk this untravelede path because he had a vision and believed that the semiconductor market had enormous potential for growth.
PSK had initially launched the development of asher processing, of semiconductor equipment. Initially, PSK had signed a technology agreement with Japan at the time. However, their Japanese counterparts were more eager to use Korea for marketing rather than transferring technology. PSK decided that it could not just sit idly by and took matters into their own hands. As a result, in 1995, Park launched a pioneering laboratory for research and development. Even when the Asian financial crisis hit in 1997, Park did not slow down the company's R&D efforts. He did not want to merely copy existing products. Dedicated to usinge creativity and advanced ideas, Park was able to producehighly reliable equipment with far better performance than any other foreign-made products.
Finally in 1997, the company's efforts paid off with the successful development of domestic equipment. However, he Park had to work harder to earn the trust of customers and outperform existing products on the market.
"Relentless Technology Development to Stay #1."
After PSK's success with commercial localization, many semiconductor equipment companies cropped up in Korea. Though PSK was ranked number one in the industry, it did not come without considerable efforts.
First, PSK never ceased to upgrade its equipment to stay at the forefront of technology, not to mention staying on top of emerging markets as well.
PSK was already Korea's leader and #1 in global market share by 2007, but Park never became complacent. This is why PSK continues to be aggressive with regard to technology development.
"The Future of PSK"
PSK was not satisfied as the number one global manufacturing and service provider in terms of the asher processing in 2007 and 2010; instead, we have already begun to expand into new business sectors. It is difficult to predict what the future holds for the semiconductor market, however, Park says he will not waver from his initial dedication to technology development and innovation. Behind this motivation is PSK's firm belief in the talent resource that grows within the company, thanks to the people-oriented management philosophy. From past to present, Park is confident about the future of PSK: