Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. is engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of semiconductor assembly equipment. It operates through the Equipment and Expendable Tool segments. The Equipment segment fabricates and supplies ball, heavy wire wedge, wafer level, and die bonders. The Expendable Tools segment produces and sells a variety of tools for a broad range of semiconductor packaging applications including capillaries, bonding wedges and saw blades. The company was founded by Frederick W. Kulicke and Albert Soffa in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.