The eWLB technology uses a combination of traditional ‘front-end’ and ‘back-end’ semiconductor manufacturing techniques with parallel processing of all the chips on the wafer, leading to more efficient manufacturing costs. Together with the increased level of integration of the silicon’s overall protective package, in addition to a dramatically higher number of I/Os per area, the technology provides significant cost and size benefits for manufacturers of cutting-edge wireless and consumer products.
The business relation is built on Infineon Technologies’ leading edge technology and NANIUM’s existing capabilities in high- volume production of 300mm WLP/RDL (Wafer Level Packaging/ Redistribution Layer) processes, the know-how of its experienced team and the in-house state-ofthe- art manufacturing equipment. To further enrich current resources and guarantee project success, more than 35 Million Euros will be invested at NANIUM for the introduction of 300mm eWLB wafer manufacturing in high volume capacity.
“The signed agreement is a milestone for our company. With this new leading edge technology and its high market demand, NANIUM is certain to create a sustainable tomorrow as an independent company,” stated Armando Tavares, President of NANIUM’s Executive Board. Furthermore, “NANIUM has been licensed by Infineon Technologies AG to use this breakthrough technology in other applications and has the capability to respond to further business prospects by rendering high quality services to the forerunners in the semiconductor industry.”
The first production volume of 300mm eWLB wafers is expected in the 3rd quarter this year and cruise capacity will be reached at NANIUM’s facilities around October 2010.
Nanium is an independent company, dedicated to providing development, manufacturing, testing and engineering services in the semiconductor business, operating namely in WLP / RDL and in traditional substrate and lead frame based packages. Thanks to 13 years experience in the semiconductor business (as former Siemens Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies and recently Qimonda Portugal), Nanium has a highly qualified and competent team and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ready to provide services beyond its client’s expectations. The company is headquartered in Vila do Conde (Porto), Portugal.