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Samco announces collaboration with Swiss university


Partnership aims to expand overseas sales, and bolster the development of the European market

Japanese semiconductor equipment company Samco has embarked on a partnership with Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST).

This move aims to expand overseas sales, and bolster the development of the European market.

Samco will lend its best-selling RIE-10NR parallel plate RIE system and UV-2 tabletop ozone cleaner for research and development purposes to OST’s Institute for Microtechnology and Photonics (IMP). This collaboration provides a gateway to advanced research and development with access to OST's 600m² ISO 5-7 cleanroom facilities and equipment.

The two systems, RIE-10NR and UV-2, were placed at Samco-Ucp, Samco's European subsidiary in Liechtenstein, in April 2021. The IMP cleanroom at OST is a 10-minute drive from Samco-Ucp. It's fully equipped with pre- and post-etching process equipment; such as a resist coater, and measurement instruments including a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a film thickness meter for evaluating etching performance.

Vinzenz Gangl, Samco-Ucp's new CEO said: “We are delighted to have fostered a strong and fruitful partnership with OST, making this incredible opportunity a reality. The University offers fully-equipped clean room facilities and exceptional infrastructure, simplifying the process of sampling and research and development. We eagerly anticipate a bright and prosperous future in collaboration with OST”.

Pictured above: Marco Cucinelli, head of IMP cleanroom and Vinzenz Gangl, CEO of Samco-Ucp, with CCP Plasma Etcher RIE-10NR and UV Ozone Cleaner UV2.

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