X-FAB acquires majority share in MFI renamed as X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe

November 05, 2012 // By Julien Happich
X-FAB Silicon Foundries has increased its share in the German-based MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH (MFI) from 25.5 percent to 51 percent, becoming the majority shareholder, and also renamed MFI as X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.

These moves reflect X-FAB's focus on MEMS manufacturing services and technologies. The Itzehoe site complements the MEMS capabilities and resources of the recently announced X-FAB MEMS Foundry in Erfurt, adding technologies for micro sensors, actuators, micro-optical structures and hermetic wafer-level packaging processes.
X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe will continue its long-term cooperation with the Fraunhofer ISIT MEMS Group to accelerate the exploitation and commercialization of existing and emerging technologies, applications and intellectual property for automotive and other markets.
According to Thomas Hartung, vice president of marketing at X-FAB Group, "Our customers will benefit from both an even wider spectrum of available MEMS technologies and from direct access to X-FAB's manufacturing facilities for CMOS-compatible MEMS processes. X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe will play an important role in the implementation of our MEMS strategy, and brings us closer to our goal of becoming one of the top three pure-play MEMS foundry

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