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X-FAB targeting increased revenue from MEMS foundry services

03 February 2011 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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“We see a huge business potential in this cooperation,” remarked Hans-Jürgen Straub, CEO of X-FAB. “With such excellent partners as the MFI and Fraunhofer, we form a powerful force offering a unique set of MEMS technologies. With strong demand and our combined resources, we aim to increase our annual MEMS revenue to more than US$50 million in the next five years.”

“Commercialization of MEMS and creation of new market opportunities are key targets for Fraunhofer ISIT,” noted Prof. Wolfgang Benecke, ISIT's managing director. “The alliance of MFI and X-FAB, along with the state-of-art 8-inch R&D capabilities of Fraunhofer ISIT on-site, creates boundless new possibilities in MEMS. Our partnership is unique worldwide.”

X-FAB also noted that it has the option to become the majority shareholder of MFI at a later date.

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