Epiel obtained financing to expand production and start 200 mm Epi manufacturing
Epiel has obtained bank financing for a comprehensive facility modernization project that has long been planned by the company. The project aims to increase overall Epi wafer production capacity and introduce 200 mm Epi products for Power device and Integrated circuit applications to fulfill the needs of the leading Russian semiconductor manufacturers.
The project features installation of new high-class equipment units at every technological step including wafer preparation, epitaxial deposition and parameter control. In addition Epiel plans to expand its export operations by offering 200 mm Epi products to customers worldwide.
Initially Epiel fab expansion had been scheduled for Q1-Q4 2011, but due to overall economic instability it has had to be postponed for 12 months. In 2012 Epiel plans to set the new facility in operation, gradually increasing capacity utilization.