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Posted: May 12, 2011
SVTC Technologies and SIMAX Lithography Cooperate to Support Lithography Roadmaps in New and Emerging Markets
(Nanowerk News) SVTC Technologies and Simax Lithography have entered into a cooperative agreement where they will combine their core competencies in the Bay Area to offer an extended portfolio of services to their customers. The focus of the cooperation is for SVTC to support Simax with a full array of semiconductor development capabilities. SVTC's portfolio of Lab-to-FabTM services, offers a full complement to Simax Lithography extending the capabilities of existing lithography equipment for processes moving to the next manufacturing node. Simax Lithography's Technology and Applications Support knowledge complements the extensive 24/7 development capabilities of SVTC in a very natural manner, especially for those customers who are developing new technologies.
"SVTC's capabilities to support customers in their process and business development for new semiconductor devices are a natural fit with Simax Lithography's extensive experience with emerging lithography applications. Working closely together is a logical choice that already is proving to benefit all involved: our customers, SVTC and Simax Lithography", said Eduard Hoeberichts, CEO of Simax Lithography.
In addition to this cooperation agreement, Simax has assumed office space at SVTC's IP secure facility in San Jose, California. Using SVTC's development lab, Simax and SVTC will cooperate in development projects, site acceptance and lens qualification support.
"We look forward to continuing our relationship with Simax Lithography. By working closely together, we're able to accelerate development cycle times and provide cost effective, IP secure solutions for the technology transitions taking place in today's new and emerging markets." said Bert Bruggeman, CEO of SVTC.
About Simax Lithography
Simax Lithography fills the market need for high quality services for mature technology lithography equipment, especially ASML PAS 5500 and PAS 2500/5000 systems. Our exclusive focus is on customers using mature technology equipment for existing and emerging lithography applications.
Simax Lithography was founded in 2009 and has quickly established itself, with locations in The Netherlands, the United States, Korea, Hong Kong and Vietnam, as the premier global provider of third-party services for ASML equipment, proving its compelling value proposition.
SVTC Technologies provides development and commercialization services for innovative semiconductor process-based technologies and products, cost effectively and in an IP-secure manner. Through facilities in San Jose, California and Austin, Texas, SVTC serves customers in rapidly growing markets such as MEMS, microfluidics, high voltage, and TSV that are used in a wide array of industries such as life science, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, consumer-mobility and clean energy. SVTC offers a suite of leading-edge equipment and services, including full-scale 8-inch and 12-inch process capabilities, advanced CMOS and non-CMOS equipment, analytical services, development support tools and commercialization services. SVTC is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ITAR registered. SVTC's investors include Oak Hill Capital Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital and the company's management and employees. SVTC is an equal opportunity employer. More information can be found at http://www.svtc.com.