X-Fab adds Semprius’ chip printing to foundry lineup

January 13, 2009 – X-Fab Semiconductor Foundries AG and semiconductor printing startup Semprius have agreed to a partnership for turnkey silicon wafer fabrication, under which X-Fab will invest $1.5M in the company and become its designated foundry.

Semprius’ technology involves microtransfer printing which transfers circuit elements from a semiconductor wafer to another substrate; benefits are said to be "massively parallel" and simultaneous printing of elements, high yields, and lower costs. Potential target markets include solar modules, electronic displays, and wireless devices.

"The strategic relationship with X-FAB will provide our customers with ready access to world-class semiconductor fabrication in all aspects, from a Semprius-certified design kit to fully warranted wafer delivery," said Semprius president/CEO Joe Carr, in a statement. For X-Fab, adding Semprius IP and know-how in printed electronics "opens a multitude of new markets for our foundry business, and we foresee many areas of potential cooperation with Semprius," commented CEO Hans-Juergen Straub.

POST A COMMENT

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

NEW PRODUCTS

Entegris announces GateKeeper GPS platform
07/15/2014Entegris, Inc., announced last week the launch of GateKeeper GPS, its next-generation of automated regeneration gas purification system (GPS) technology....
Bruker introduces Inspire nanoscale chemical mapping system
07/15/2014Bruker today announced the release of Inspire, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial...
MEMS wafer inspection system from Sonoscan
06/25/2014Sonoscan has announced its AW322 200 fully automated system for ultrasonic inspection of MEMS wafers....