Mapper Lithography opens its new MEMS manufacturing facility in Moscow. This facility will produce advanced MEMS elements which form the heart of the electron-optics column for Mapper’s lithography system.
In August 2012 Mapper and Rusnano closed an € 80 mln financing round. Part of this investment was used to establish a manufacturing site in Russia for Mapper’s lens components. The micro electromechanical (MEMS)-based lens components system, one of Mapper’s major innovations, will be integrated in Mapper’s FLX-series product. The Russian MEMS fab is located in Technopolis in Moscow and will have sufficient lens element output for 20 machines per year.
“The start of this fab is of great importance to us.” says Bert Jan Kampherbeek, CEO of Mapper Lithography. “The facility has some of the most advanced equipment to manufacture high precision MEMS devices. This is our next step in industrializing our revolutionary lithography technology”.
On June 20th 2014 Mapper received a Rusprix award for the outstanding contribution to the development of Russian-Dutch relations in the field of high-tech from the Russian embassy in The Netherlands
Lithography, founded out of Delft University of Technology, is a Delft-based company focusing on the introduction of a groundbreaking maskless lithography infrastructure for the semiconductor industry. Its tools utilize an innovative multiple e(lectron)-beam technology with which next generation semiconductors can be manufactured more cost effectively. Whereas traditional optical lithography technology requires the use of a costly mask (up to € 2 million per chip module), Mapper’s machines eliminate its necessity. Especially end-users of chips made in relatively low volumes, such as chips for mobile phones and cars, benefit from a maskless solution, since the mask costs are dominating the total costs.
About MAPPER Lithography
MAPPER Lithography, based in Delft, The Netherlands, and founded out of Delft University of Technology, is developing a groundbreaking maskless lithography infrastructure for the semiconductor industry. Its tools utilize an innovative multiple e-beam technology with which next generation semiconductors can be manufactured in a more cost effective fashion. It makes the traditionally used mask redundant and combines high resolution and high productivity. MAPPER employs 250 people. For further information, please visit www.MapperLithography.com