By Ken Molitor, Chief Operating Officer, QP Technologies
A new year always brings the promise of a fresh start, a chance to reset, reinvigorate and perhaps refocus goals and objectives. This may never have been truer than when 2021 arrived.
In February 2020, we moved our operations into our new, wholly owned headquarters in Escondido, California, a few miles away from our former facility. This allowed us to optimize our production line, improve efficiencies, and take on new, more complex projects – never dreaming of what was just around the corner.
Although our company has been able to continue operating as an essential business throughout the past year – in turn, helping enable our customers to sustain their own production – we’ve remained ever mindful of the human toll and personal challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about for so many.
With that said, we entered 2021 with strong optimism for the year ahead, and this week we have implemented a change that was a long while in the making. Quik-Pak is now QP Technologies – a new name chosen with the needs of our customers in mind, to reflect that we offer you the best of two worlds.
As Quik-Pak, we became known for fast-turn, cost-efficient, “under one roof” services that have allowed us to be a trusted resource for your wafer preparation, chip packaging and assembly needs for more than 20 years. Helping you get your products to market quickly and efficiently remains our highest priority.
As QP Technologies, we are building on this foundation by combining our proven know-how with expanded capabilities. We’ve developed innovative technology that we’re implementing in new ways so that we can offer products and services that meet your growing needs – both immediate and emerging – while continuing to provide high quality and fast delivery.
Big-name chipmakers are building up their U.S. fab capacity, which will heighten demand for onshore packaging and assembly offerings – in turn, creating new opportunities for QP Technologies in the coming year and beyond. Our established position as a leading U.S.-based packaging and assembly provider is an advantage for our customers, as working with us enables them to lessen the risks associated with offshore supply-chain providers. We will be talking about this more as the year progresses.
Overall, the year ahead is likely to be a strong one for the industry and for our business. We look forward to working with our customers and partners to help make this prospect a reality.