Silex Microsystems Opens New MEMS Production Facility
Järfälla, Sweden, February 6, 2004 – Silex Microsystems, a leading supplier of customized MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), today held the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art 6” wafer MEMS production facility in Järfälla, Sweden. The new plant, which is in full production since the beginning of January, allows the company to produce high performance MEMS components in large volumes.
The inauguration was led by the chairman Johan Siberg and CEO Jan Nerdal from Silex Microsystems, with the presence of the chairman of the municipal executive committee of Järfälla, Mrs. Lotta Håkansson.
“What started in a borrowed conference room in the summer of 2000 – where 5 entrepreneurs from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Acreo AB decided to fund Silex Microsystems – is now an international company with 30 employees and over 40 customers” said Jan Nerdal.
Silex Microsystems has completed all installations and the qualifying of its 6″ wafer production line. The end capacity will be around hundred thousand wafers per year, which will be sufficient to manage the volume demand from our customers. Over ten customer projects have been launched in the new facility and two have already been delivered to customers.
The new 1000m² manufacturing facility is comprised of 500m² of office space and 500m² of clean room areas and represents a total investment of €7.7.