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Semprius to use X-FAB after US$1.5 million investment from the foundry

12 January 2010 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries has made a strategic investment of US$1.5 million in Semprius, ‘point-of-use electronics’ IC developer and is developing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules for large-scale solar power generation. X-FAB will also become the designated foundry for Semprius technology.

The foundry said that by using the Semprius develop novel technology for the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices, could enable a manufacturing process that is faster and far less expensive to produce. The companies are targeting multiple markets and applications, including solar modules, electronic displays and wireless devices.

“The strategic relationship with X-FAB will provide our customers with ready access to world-class semiconductor fabrication in all aspects, from a Semprius-certified design kit to fully warranted wafer delivery,” said Joe Carr, President and CEO of Semprius, Inc.

Semprius is commercializing a novel process for printing high-performance semiconductors on any substrate, including glass, plastic and other semiconductor materials.

Semprius’ proprietary micro-transfer printing technology enables CPV modules constructed from a large array of very small gallium arsenide-based, multi-junction solar cells.

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