Entrepix Selected by Major Aerospace Defense Contractor to Provide CMP for Production of Infrared Sensors
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entrepix, Inc., a leading provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) foundry and equipment services, today announced the signing of a CMP FastForwardTM volume pricing agreement (VPA) with a leading aerospace defense contractor. The agreement demonstrates the increasing acceptance of Entrepix’ CMP FastForward portfolio by the integrated device, sensor and MEMS manufacturing markets.
Under the agreement Entrepix will integrate CMP into the customer’s manufacturing flow to support its volume production of advanced infrared (IR) and optical sensor systems. The CMP FastForward VPA enables the aerospace contractor to leverage Entrepix’ complementary foundry and equipment expertise in order to achieve a complete CMP solution that optimizes both the financial and technological benefits for the sensor manufacturer.
Commenting on the announcement, Tim Tobin, Entrepix’ CEO, said, “This agreement reinforces the sensor and MEMS communities’ recognition of Entrepix’ technical capabilities – in this instance, specifically with CMP processing of the infrared detector simultaneously with the sensor’s integrated CMOS chip. It also exemplifies Entrepix’ commitment to consistently producing the best in class process performance that is required to meet the exacting demands of an aerospace defense contractor. Entrepix’ CMP FastForward solutions continue to provide our customers the most flexible and reliable long term solutions so they may best focus their resources and minimize their time to revenue.”
About CMP FastForward™
Entrepix’ CMP FastForward brings to market the most extensive portfolio of CMP processes, foundry services and equipment offerings for semiconductor manufacturing. CMP FastForward is designed to assist manufacturers at all levels of CMP experience and address both engineering and production requirements with flexible solutions. This ranges from highly customized development projects to the integration, qualification and ramp-up of an entirely new CMP line. Companies just starting in CMP find substantial benefit from utilizing CMP FastForward as it greatly reduces implementation time, capital investment and project risks. For companies already using CMP, Entrepix improves financial return and long term competitiveness through engineering work for both process enhancements and cost reductions, plus providing upside and expansion capacity for high volume manufacturing. Implementing CMP FastForward accelerates time-to-revenue, reduces cost and risk, and improves operational focus.
Entrepix, Inc. is a leading provider of Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) process outsourcing and equipment services. The company provides production, integration and optimization services to IDMs, OEMs, MEMS, nanotechnology and CMP consumables suppliers from its ISO 9001:2000 certified foundry in Tempe, AZ. Entrepix also supplies CMP and metrology equipment to support customers’ internal processing requirements. The company’s comprehensive processing and equipment capabilities provide customers CMP solutions, from initial integration and optimization, through pilot production and high volume manufacturing. Visit www.entrepix.com for more information.