Silex Paves the Way for 12-inch High Tech MEMS Fab

Global pure-play foundry of MEMS Silex Microsystems AB has announced the first 12-inch wafer fab for pure-play MEMS manufacturing. Accordingly, this is the company’s largest major update since it introduced the world’s first pure-play MEMS foundry 8-inch wafer fab in 2008.

Moreover, the new wafer fab will enable wafer level and monolithic integration of 12-inch wafer-based CMOS and MEMS. The new fab’s location is close to the existing site in Stockholm, Sweden.

Silex fab site (File Photo)

Leads the Field

The 12-inch wafer size will further increase volume production by providing additional efficiency for large die manufacturing. Most importantly, the amount that can fit onto a 12-inch wafer scales far more than the corresponding area increases from 8 inches to 12 inches.

Edvard Kälvesten, CEO and Founder of Silex, said the new wafer size will vastly increase production capacity. Moreover, this will also enable the company to realize innovations of the world’s leading MEMS innovators.

“At Silex, we pride ourselves on remaining at the cutting edge of technological advancement. (Thus), the introduction of the 12-inch wafer processing capabilities will allow us to lead the field and remain the number-one pure-play MEMS foundry globally.”

State-of-the-Art Facility

Silex is the leading pure-play MEMS foundry globally. Hence, it is the first choice for the world’s MEMS visionaries. From the state-of-the-art facility in Stockholm, Sweden, Silex has delivered unparalleled engineering and manufacturing for customers’ innovations for a quarter of a century.

As the world’s largest and most advanced pure-play foundry of its kind, Silex combines unmatched capabilities of quality and scale. Furthermore, leveraging reliability, integrity, and rigorous protection of intellectual property. This ensures success and security for customers’ groundbreaking MEMS innovations, from concept to market.

Silex’s commitment to solving each customer’s unique needs, challenges, and goals through tailored solutions. Furthermore, the company complements this further by its relentless dedication to confidentiality and protection of IP.

This rigorous approach to confidentiality makes Silex an implicitly trusted long-term partner to the world’s MEMS innovators. Thus, Silex considers confidentiality not just a mere commitment but a cornerstone of collaborative success.

9 May 2024