Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (SETi), a leading global supplier of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs), today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The $55 million investment will create 40 new jobs.
Founded in 1999, SETi manufactures and sells UV LED products for use in curing, sterilization, sensors, biomedical devices and home appliances. Over the past 20 years, SETi’s technology has evolved through continuous investment in the development of UV LEDs in the 200 nanometer (nm) to 400 nm range.
SETi is incorporating its UV LED products into heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units to disinfect the air and reduce allergens, with the UV LED technology being adopted by the company RGF in the United States and other HVAC manufacturers worldwide. Through this application and others, SETi aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The expansion of SETi, located at 110 Atlas Court in Columbia, will happen in multiple phases. The first phase, now in progress, will increase SETi’s production capacity tenfold and support the company’s near-term growth strategy. Phase two will upgrade the facility to include a much larger, automated cleanroom with state-of-the-art semiconductor equipment and will allow for future increases in capacity.
The full expansion is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022.
Individuals interested in employment at SETi should visit the company’s careers webpage.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded Richland County a $250,000 set-aside grant for costs related to the project.
“We are excited to celebrate the successes, innovations and developments that have afforded us an opportunity to expand our operations in Columbia, South Carolina. SETi would not be a world leader in the UV LED industry without the hard work and dedication of our employees. We look forward to expanding our talented team and are very optimistic about our future in South Carolina.” – SETi CEO Chae Kim
“We work every day not only to recruit new businesses to South Carolina, but to also take care of our existing companies like SETi. Richland County and our entire state have a real reason to celebrate today, as SETi’s growth and investment provide more opportunities for South Carolinians.” – Gov. Henry McMaster
“It is always great to see a company like SETi build on its success in South Carolina. Announcements like this showcase the diversity of our business climate, and we couldn’t be happier for this company and their growth.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“County Council is excited to see Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. investing in our community and adding new jobs after being an employer here since the early 2000s. Their growth demonstrates how businesses can succeed here in Richland County.” – Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (SETi) is expanding operations in Richland County.
• The $55 million investment will create 40 new jobs.
• SETi is a leading global supplier of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs).
• The company is located at 110 Atlas Court, Columbia.
• Individuals interested in joining the SETi team should visit the company’s careers webpage.