ITEC emerges as independent semiconductor equipment manufacturer to address chip shortage
06 July 2021
Fastest & highest productivity assembly systems & electrical test equipment; integrated smart manufacturing solutions using big data & machine learning for optimised Industry 4.0 automated production.
ITEC, the semiconductor equipment manufacturer founded in 1991 by Philips (now Nexperia), has announced its launch as a separate independent entity. ITEC remains part of the Nexperia group. This move will allow ITEC to address the third-party market in time to serve the current semiconductor shortage and boom. It provides manufacturers worldwide access to disruptive manufacturing solutions that are built to last.
ITEC has always been at the forefront of semiconductor production. General Manager, Marcel Vugts comments: “ITEC is rooted in semiconductor manufacturing, combining over 30 years of state-of-the-art equipment and automation expertise as partner to Philips, NXP and Nexperia. With an installed base of more than 2,500 of the industry’s most advanced tools, ITEC is committed to embed the latest technologies and process expertise into tailored solutions that redefine manufacturing. We enable our customers to excel in quality, productivity and sustainability with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).”
Currently, ITEC offers the following benchmark solutions for best-in-class semiconductor back-end manufacturing:
• ADAT assembly equipment for die bond & chip sort: currently the fastest equipment of its type, capable of processing up to 20 dies per second, producing 1.5 million chips per system per day.
• Parset test platform: enables electrical parameter testing of small signal and power MOS devices at a rate up to 92,000 chips per hour.
• Smart vision inspection systems: for semiconductor front-end and back-end manufacturing, using deep learning technologies.
• Factory automation & smart manufacturing: complete equipment control software suite, combining scheduling, optimisation, traceability and analysis functions using ‘big data’ analytics and machine learning (ML) to enable leading Industry 4.0 production for mass volume semiconductor manufacturing.
Vugts concludes: “During ITEC’s history, annual production of discrete semiconductors on our equipment has grown from 4.5 billion in 1991 to over 90 billion products in 2020 – that represents ten devices for every citizen on the world, each year. With the current worldwide shortage in semiconductors and lead times lengthening, ITEC – now as an independent company – is ideally positioned to support the exponentially growing industry, redefining the world of manufacturing.”
ITEC was formed in 1991 as a division of Philips (subsequently NXP and Nexperia) to provide semiconductor, RFID and miniLED manufacturing equipment and systems. In 2021, ITEC became an independent company within the Nexperia group of companies. ITEC provides the highest productivity assembly, test, inspection and smart manufacturing platforms, targeting mass volume manufacturing from small signal to power MOS devices. ITEC is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and has a large supply chain and customer support office in Hong Kong.
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