a manufacturer of customized Wafer-Level Cameras for portable applications,
today announced certification of its Class 10 clean room. This state-of-the-art
facility is the first in Africa located in the Rabat Technopolis Park, a hub
for technology development in Morocco. The facility will serve as the center
for the design and manufacture of Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP), Wafer-Level Optics
(WLO) and Wafer-Level Cameras (WLC) to be used in camera phones and other portable
devices. With the Class 10 certification, Nemotek Technologie validates its
ability to produce world-class silicon wafers in a high-level sterile environment.
Nemotek Technologie’s clean room will reside in a 10,000 m2 facility
enabling the company to streamline the manufacturing of wafer-level camera modules
and significantly reduce the threat of airborne particles that may cause harm
to chips. Particle defects such as dirt or dust on the image sensor surface
are the largest factor for yield loss during camera module assembly, with particles
on the die serving as a cause for assembly failure. The clean room will streamline
the manufacturing process and produce high quality, low defect wafer-level solutions.
As customer demand increases, the clean room can be upgraded to a Class 1 –
the highest, most sterile clean room environment.
“To become the first wafer fabrication company to maintain a Class 10
clean room facility in Africa is a major accomplishment for us as well as the
industry,” said Jacky Perdrigeat, CEO of Nemotek Technologie. “There
is a growing demand in the industry for miniaturization without sacrificing
quality. We understand this demand from customers to produce quality solutions
that are low in defects. With a clean room as part of our manufacturing facility,
we are producing materials in a sterile environment and advancing the production
of miniature wafers without interference of outside elements.”
Nemotek’s clean room was validated and certified by Luseo, an independent
certification company based in France. Luseo checked and certified that Nemotek
Technologie’s clean room met the international standards and system qualifications
that apply to airflow, power electricity, temperature, pressure and other parameter
controls. These certifications are based on the universal standard ISO 14644-1/3/4/5
for clean rooms and associated controlled environments.
The clean room and facility will be managed by a skilled, multi-cultural team
of technical professionals with experience in design, manufacturing, packaging,
optics and image sensors.
Nemotek Technologie manufactures customized Wafer-Level Cameras for portable
applications. The company provides customers with design and manufacturing services
for Wafer-Level Packaging, Wafer-Level Optics and Wafer-Level Cameras. Established
in May 2008, Nemotek Technologie is funded by Caisse de Dépôt et
de Gestion (CDG). The company features a world-class manufacturing and clean
room facility located in the Rabat Technology Park, a hub for technology development
based in Morocco.