8 January 2010


EpiWorks completes Phase II of capacity expansion

EpiWorks Inc of Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA says it has completed Phase II of its capacity expansion, which provides enough cleanroom space to produce over 200,000 6” epiwafers per year at the facility. The firm manufactures 4” and 6” wafers for the wireless and solar cell industries, and 2”, 3”, 4” and 6” wafers for the semiconductor laser and detector industries.

“We have carefully planned the additional cleanroom space and production capacity with customers to ensure that EpiWorks continues to stay ahead of demand. With the new cleanroom on-line, the additional wall-to-wall capacity also enhances our ability to quickly add more production tools and provides greater flexibility for new product development,” says Dr David Ahmari, executive VP, EpiWorks.

Quesnell Hartmann, CEO at EpiWorks, added, “We are excited by the progress we made with customers in 2009, despite the unusual economic conditions. In addition to maintaining profitability, EpiWorks qualified several new wireless, laser and detector products and established a new solar cell wafer product line. The new production floor will allow us to increase output in each of these areas. Our contractors and employees have done a fantastic job meeting our timing and budgetary goals, thus providing a smooth runway for increasing production in 2010 and beyond.”

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