Irresistible Materials (IM), a UK materials technology company spun-out from the University of Birmingham, announced today it has signed a License Agreement with MicroChem Corp. (MCC), a supplier of innovative solutions for MEMS, Microelectronics and other emerging technology markets.
The License Agreement provides MCC with rights to sell and distribute IM's novel spin-on-carbon materials. IM's materials will be produced and supplied to MCC by Nano-C, Inc., IM's manufacturing partner and a leading manufacturer of nanostructured carbon-based materials and chemicals for electronics.
Scott Heidemann, Executive Vice President of MCC, said, "We are very pleased to be working with IM on the launch of this exciting new technology. There is a clear need in the semiconductor industry for improved materials to support the move to smaller and more precise feature sizes within microelectronic and MEMS markets. IM's patented hard-mask materials deliver an exciting breakthrough in performance that will enable our customers to pattern precise, high quality features at increasingly small dimensions."
Mark Shepherd, CEO of IM, said, "The alliance with MCC signals a key advance for IM, enabling us to support the launch of our new carbon hard-mask materials to address needs in multiple applications, from next generation 3-D micro-chip designs, to MEMS, NEMS and the replacement of existing costly vapour deposition processes."