Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > EV Group Secures Multiple System Order From Colibrys for Production of MEMS-Based Motion Sensors

Abstract:
EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of manufacturing equipment for the advanced packaging/3D interconnect, MEMS, SOI, nanotechnology, compound semiconductor and silicon-based power devices markets, today announced that it has received a multiple system order from Colibrys, a world-leading supplier of standard and custom MEMS-based motion sensors for harsh-environment and safety critical applications. This follow-on order is for one EVG520 semi-automated wafer bonding system and two EVG620 fully automated mask/bond aligners. One bonder and aligner tool set was installed at the Colibrys Inc. manufacturing facility in Stafford, Texas in January, while the other will be installed at the company's headquarters in Neuchatel, Switzerland before the end of the first quarter of 2008. Follow-on orders like this helped EVG realize a 30-percent overall increase in both revenue and order intake in 2007.

EV Group Secures Multiple System Order From Colibrys for Production of MEMS-Based Motion Sensors

ST. FLORIAN, Austria | Posted on February 21st, 2008

According to Colibrys' Vice President of Operations, Jim Marsh, "Our company is dedicated to delivering only the highest performance, highest reliability MEMS-based motion sensors for harsh-environment (energy, military and aerospace) and safety critical (industrial and instrumentation) markets. In turn, we demand the best from our suppliers when it comes to process capabilities, quality and comprehensive support. EVG has been a valued supplier to Colibrys over the last decade, providing the high-quality wafer bonding and aligner technology needed to cost-effectively manufacture our best-in-class MEMS sensors in high volume."

Marsh added that aside from the business growth, there were a number of specific factors leading to this most recent purchasing decision. This included the tool sets' flexibility in handling difficult substrates; high-force bonding capabilities, which are unparalleled in the industry; and repeatability and reliable performance. In addition, EVG's local support presence in both the U.S. and Europe, and the company's ability to deliver products in a short time frame to address Colibrys' manufacturing capacity expansion plans, were also critical in winning this order.

"On top of our two-decades-plus years of experience in the market, we offer best-of-breed equipment and process expertise to today's MEMS value chain, all at a low cost of ownership," noted EVG's CTO, Paul Linder. "We are committed to working closely with our customers to ensure their manufacturing processes are running at benchmark levels. All of this, coupled with our demonstrated and reliable performance and comprehensive support, is the reason leaders like Colibrys continue to turn to EVG for wafer bonding in high-volume MEMS manufacturing. In fact, 27 of today's top 30 MEMS manufacturers leverage EVG's equipment and that number continues to grow."

For more than 25 years, EVG has been providing cutting-edge equipment and process solutions to the MEMS industry, introducing the first backside lithography systems for the MEMS market in 1985. Over the years, the company has expanded its solution set to include a full portfolio of advanced manufacturing equipment for the MEMS market, such as full-field lithography, wafer alignment and bonding, resist coating, and developing and inspection. Today's news follows on the heels of a major MEMS-related milestone the company announced late last year -- the installation of its 500th bond chamber and 100th automated wafer bonder for high-volume manufacturing, which underscores the importance of wafer bonding as a key process for MEMS production.

About Colibrys

Colibrys is a world-leading supplier of standard and semi-custom MEMS based motion sensors to the harsh-environment (Energy, Military and Aerospace), and safety critical (Industrial and Instrumentation) applications. Colibrys has the full breadth of MEMS capability, undertaking design, development, wafer manufacture, packaging and test of MEMS components. Additional information is available at www.colibrys.com.

####

About EV Group (EVG)
EV Group (EVG) is a world leader in wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology applications. Through close collaboration with its global customers, the company implements its flexible manufacturing model to develop reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership systems that are easily integrated into customers' fab lines. Key products include wafer bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems.

In addition to its dominant share of the market for wafer bonders, EVG holds a leading position in NIL and lithography for advanced packaging and MEMS. Along these lines, the company co-founded the EMC-3D consortium in 2006 to create and help drive implementation of a cost-effective through-silicon via (TSV) process for chip packaging and MEMS/sensors. Other target semiconductor-related markets include silicon-on-insulator (SOI), compound semiconductor and silicon-based power-device solutions.

Founded in 1980, EVG is headquartered in St. Florian, Austria, and operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe, Ariz.; Albany, N.Y.; Yokohama and Fukuoka, Japan; and Chung-Li, Taiwan. The company's vertical infrastructure allows EVG to respond quickly to new technology developments, apply the technology to manufacturing challenges and expedite device manufacturing in high volume.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
EV Group
E. Thallner GmbH
DI Erich Thallner Strasse 1
A-4782 St.Florian/Inn
Phone: +43 7712 5311 0
Fax: +43 7712 5311 4600

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells December 9th, 2016

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers: New technique removes quasiparticles from superconducting quantum circuits December 9th, 2016

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster December 8th, 2016

Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D: Up-close, real-time, chemical-sensitive 3-D imaging offers clues for reducing cost/improving performance of catalysts for fuel-cell-powered vehicles and other applications December 8th, 2016

MEMS

Vesper a Finalist for Two ACE Awards: Ultimate Products and Innovator of the Year -- Industry’s first piezoelectric MEMS microphone and Vesper CTO Bobby Littrell recognized for prestigious electronics-industry awards November 10th, 2016

Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials November 9th, 2016

Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride: A Lehigh University team discovers that the widely used semiconducting material is almost as wear-resistant as diamonds October 31st, 2016

Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration October 18th, 2016

Sensors

Shape matters when light meets atom: Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices December 4th, 2016

Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production December 2nd, 2016

Tip-assisted chemistry enables chemical reactions at femtoliter scale November 16th, 2016

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing November 15th, 2016

Announcements

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells December 9th, 2016

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers: New technique removes quasiparticles from superconducting quantum circuits December 9th, 2016

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery: May improve lithium ion for larger devices, like cars December 8th, 2016

Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D: Up-close, real-time, chemical-sensitive 3-D imaging offers clues for reducing cost/improving performance of catalysts for fuel-cell-powered vehicles and other applications December 8th, 2016

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

Cetim Facility Receives Bruker Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System: New Optical Coordinate Measurement Technology Enables High-Precision 3D Scanning November 16th, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Plans to Spin Off New Product Line to Major Paint Compan November 9th, 2016

Leti Provides New Low-noise Image Technology to French SME PYXALIS; Will Be Demonstrated at Vision 2016 in Stuttgart November 3rd, 2016

DryWired's Liquid Nanotint to be the first nano-insulation in a Federal building: 250,000 federal buildings, most with uninsulated glass October 12th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project