Gore Licenses E-SONG for SMT Conductive Gaskets in Korea and Japan
Seoul, South Korea (May 9, 2012) – W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with E-SONG, a Korean company, for the production and sale of conductive gasket assemblies that are applied using SMT processes. The license covers the territories of Korea and Japan under Gore's Korean patent number 0680015 and Gore's Japan patent number 4249391. At the time of this press release, E-SONG is the only authorized licensee under these Gore patents.
Gore remains focused on developing and supplying unique EMI shielding and grounding products that deliver reliable high performance while enabling customers to have more effective and flexible packaging. Gore’s license with E-SONG will serve Korean and Japanese customers by providing an additional, authorized, local source of supply for Gore’s unique SMT applied conductive gasket technology. See gore.com/emi for more information about Gore’s EMI shielding and grounding solutions including SMT EMI gaskets and grounding pads.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Founded in 1958, Gore is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, USA. Today, Gore has more than 9,500 employees, called associates, located in 30 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.
Annual revenues are $3 billion. Gore’s fluoropolymer products provide innovative solutions throughout industry, in next-generation electronics, for medical products, and with high-performance fabrics.
While Gore may be best known for GORE-TEX® fabrics, all Gore’s products are distinguished in their markets. Gore creates next-generation cable assemblies and components for the electronics industry, sets the standard for outerwear comfort and protection, and solves difficult industrial problems with innovative materials and technology, and Gore medical products work in harmony with the body's own tissues to restore normal body function. Gore has repeatedly been named among the "100 Best Companies to Work For," in the U.S. by FORTUNE magazine. Visit gore.com to learn more.
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