SVTC Technologies, the
leading commercialization service provider for new, emerging silicon-based technologies
in areas such as CMOS, MEMS, photovoltaics and other related nanotechnologies,
has formed a partnership with Advantec Co. Ltd. to supply SVTC test wafers and
analytical services to Greater Asia.
Advantec, a leading manufacturing and sourcing company in the semiconductor
industry, will serve as SVTC's exclusive distributor in Japan, China and Taiwan.
SVTC will produce top-quality blanket and patterned test wafers for material
and equipment suppliers as well as advanced test wafers for chip-makers working
at geometries as small as 22 nm. In addition, SVTC Analytical Services will
offer leading-edge microscopy, materials analysis and other analytical services
directly to the region for the first time.
"The current supply chain for test wafers and wafer services in East Asia
is characterized by an uncoordinated mix of chip-makers and brokers, which results
in an inconsistent quality in wafers and wafer services," said Don Kemp,
VP of Operations for SVTC. "Our successful history and relationship with
Advantec will provide customers in Asia with the highest quality test wafers
and services along with unimpeded access to us as a manufacturer."
"We are pleased to be working with SVTC to deliver high-quality wafers
and analytical services to the markets we serve," said Tzu-Chin Lin, president
of Advantiv Technologies, Inc., Advantec's subsidiary in the U.S. "We plan
to increase the proportion of SVTC wafers in our inventory , knowing that our
customers will receive the best products available in the industry."
SVTC has provided test wafers for the Japanese market successfully for 10 years
through Advantec after its other markets began expanding. "We started seeing
a lot of growth with our customers outside of Japan, especially in Taiwan and
China," said Frank Tolic, business development manager for SVTC Wafer Services.
"We began working with Advantec, and they gave us inroads throughout all
of Asia. Now through our partnership, anyone in the region can secure reliable
SVTC wafers and services."
"Advantec's market knowledge and sales expertise throughout Asia provides
this region fast access to our full range of test and analytical services -
performed by engineers, for engineers," said Julian Searle, business development
manager for SVTC Analytical Services. "Our relationship with Advantec will
drive further growth for our services in these rapidly expanding markets."
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 novel memory,
novel transistors, logic, MEMS, biotechnology, image sensors and photovoltaics.
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's investors include Oak Hill Capital Partners, Tallwood Venture Capital
and the company's management and employees. SVTC Technologies is an equal opportunity