The SOI Industry Consortium, aimed at accelerating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) innovation across broad markets, announced today that MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) has joined the worldwide organization.
MEMC is a global leader in the manufacture and sales of semiconductor materials, including SOI, partially depleted SOI, fully depleted SOI, strained SOI and other SiGe-on-insulator subtrates offerings. The addition of MEMC, which has a fifty-year history pioneering wafer technologies, expands opportunities for the SOI ecosystem to ensure alignment between suppliers and users.
“MEMC brings a track record of silicon wafer innovations and technological advances that improve semiconductor performance and manufacturing yields," said Dr. Srikanth Kommu, Director of SOI R&D at MEMC Electronics Materials, Inc. “We look forward to collaborative relationships with other members of the SOI Industry Consortium, which will benefit the fast-growing base of SOI users across the industry.”
“We are extremely pleased to have MEMC join us,” said Horacio Mendez, executive director of the SOI Industry Consortium. “As a leading supplier of silicon wafer technologies, MEMC brings valuable expertise to our ecosystem of companies and help ensure alignment in this time of SOI market acceleration.”
The SOI Industry Consortium welcomes companies, organizations, government and academic institutions to join the group in applying the full benefits of SOI-based electronics to global sustainability challenges, lowering the total cost-of-ownership of electronics and improving the quality of life.