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Posted: Nov 15, 2011
SVTC Technologies and SUSS MicroTec Partner to Accelerate Development of Wafer-Level Processing for MEMS and 3D ICs
(Nanowerk News) SVTC Technologies, the premier innovation partner for accelerating nanotechnology development and commercialization, announced today it is partnering with SUSS MicroTec, a leading equipment supplier for MEMS and advanced 3D IC integration. This collaboration is targeted at supporting wafer-level processing for MEMS and 3D IC integration with focus on the newest bonding applications needed for next-generation electronics. The partnership with SUSS MicroTec continues an ongoing SVTC strategy to provide an ecosystem of partners all geared towards providing comprehensive value-added solutions to customers.
"As a leading research and development company, the partnership with SVTC provides complementary expertise and know-how," said Frank P. Averdung, President and CEO, SUSS MicroTec AG. "Our partnership with SVTC will focus on developing new processes and solutions in the field of wafer-level packaging. We are looking forward to this promising liaison that extends the value proposition we offer to our customers, today and tomorrow. "
SUSS MicroTec has consigned alignment and bonding equipment to one of SVTC's state-of-the-art 24/7 cleanrooms located in San Jose, California. The collaboration between the two companies will allow mutual customers to test out equipment and develop new processes without interfering with their own manufacturing flows. This partnership will also enable the two companies to jointly develop and characterize new lithography and wafer-bonding technologies.
"This partnership represents a unique opportunity for our mutual customers to gain access to the technology needed for next-generation packaging," said Bert Bruggeman, CEO for SVTC Technologies. "Moreover, our collaboration with SUSS MicroTec will greatly enhance our ability to support the demands for advanced MEMS manufacturing technology by our customers."
SVTC Technologies provides a complete range of solutions through in-house capabilities and a select network of strategic partners. Based on years of hands-on, collaborative experience, SVTC has assembled an ecosystem of valued partners that complements SVTC's capabilities to provide a broad array of technology development services.
About SUSS MicroTec
SUSS MicroTec, listed on TecDAX of Deutsche Börse AG, is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. In close cooperation with research institutes and industry partners, SUSS MicroTec contributes to the advancement of next-generation technologies such as 3D integration and nanoimprint lithography as well as key processes for MEMS and LED manufacturing.
With a global infrastructure for applications and service, SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8,000 installed systems worldwide. SUSS MicroTec is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.suss.com.
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 fabrication, 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.