MicroTec, Inc., a leading supplier of process and test solutions for the
semiconductor industry, announces a suite of processing tools that enable new
generations of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) has been selected for
SVTC Technologies' facility in Austin, Texas.
As a key supplier to SVTC, SUSS also will provide joint development and support
for processes and tooling.
The SUSS toolsets at SVTC include manual and automated platforms to perform
lithography and bonding - two of the critical process steps in the creation
of MEMS devices. SVTC, a leading independent semiconductor process-development
foundry, will use these tools to provide process solutions and a prototyping
foundry for emerging MEMS and other devices.
“The SUSS toolset represents the latest technology - giving our customers
the opportunity to lead the way for emerging MEMS devices,” said Dave
Bergeron, chief executive officer of SVTC.
MEMS devices have been instrumental in creating many state-of-the-art products
for the consumer, healthcare, automotive and entertainment industries. Expected
to increase at a 13 percent compound annual growth rate through 2010, MEMS are
the enabling technology behind many well-known applications such as inkjet printing,
automobile air bags, global positioning systems and motion sensing game controllers.
Future markets to be opened by MEMS technology include fuel cells, combustion
optimization, drug discovery and delivery systems, as well as next-generation
navigation and gaming systems.
“We are very pleased to be chosen by a high-quality organization such
as SVTC and are excited about the possibilities that this partnership brings
to SUSS MicroTec and our customers”, said Dr. Stefan Schneidewind, CEO
of SUSS MicroTec. “The MEMS industry has long been a focus for our company.
The opportunity to partner with such highly respected forward-looking organization
as SVTC will only strengthen our ability to service our growing customer base
and our position as a leading equipment supplier to the MEMS market.”