Escatec doubles the size of its ISO Class 7 cleanroom

To meet growing demand for miniaturised electronic components and smart materials

The new Future Lab for MOEMS production

Escatec has nearly doubled the size of its ISO Class 7 cleanroom to meet increasing demand for miniaturised, multi-function components and ‘smart materials/systems’.

The Switzerland-headquartered provider of contract and manufacturing services is also increasing staff numbers to accommodate the expansion.

The company has added new equipment for material preparation, components creation and assemblies and a new 'Future Lab’ will offer advanced state-of-the-art R&D, custom designs, specialised prototyping, and novel process development to provide leading-edge LED solutions. A dedicated workspace next to the cleanroom has also been added for 'hands-on' design work with Escatec's partners.

Wolfgang Plank, Director of the MOEMS department at Escatec, said: 'SSL is the main light source in every new microelectronic device, with the market offering many different products. However, highly-integrated, ultra-miniature, high-power, specific colour/radiation LEDs for special uses are hard to source because the volumes are just not there compared with standard products.

'As a specialist in pioneering the use of LEDs, Escatec has built up an extensive, reliable sourcing network for base materials, from dies to custom glues and from silicones to special semiconductors to create modules and assemblies. This enables us to offer customers almost limitless possibilities for custom solutions to suit most requirements, volumes, and price points.

'Doubling our Class 7 cleanroom will enable us to bring in the latest equipment to provide a world class MOEMS service for an increasing number of customers.'

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