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Riber Receives Major MBE Services And Components Order

The company will carry out full reconfiguration of a production system in France
Riber has announced a major order for the modernisation of the fleet of R&D and pilot production MBE systems used by GIE III-V Lab, the joint Alcatel-Lucent, Thales and CEA-Leti industrial research laboratory.

This order, included in the backlog at December 31st, 2013, concerns the full refurbishment of a production system.

More specifically, its modernisation will help increase the Riber's customer’s production capacity for optoelectronic and microelectronic components destined to the telecommunications and defence industries, while significantly extending the system’s lifetime.

This is Riber’s biggest system upgrade project to-date, covering all functions and components of an MBE production system.

This order confirms Riber’s customer service strategy with the strengthening of its technical and commercial organisation, and the development of standard products for the upgrading of the installed production system base.

The mission of III-V Lab is to perform research and development on III-V semiconductor components, from basic research to product development, taking advantage of the commonalities between the technologies developed for different markets addressed by Thales and Alcatel-Lucent, such as telecom, space, defence and security.

III-V Lab has also the capacity to produce and sell components (epitaxial wafers, processed wafers, modules) in small to medium quantities; this is one of its main business development axis.

Such capacity is particularly adapted to address in a flexible way the rapid evolution of the market, allowing partner companies (modules or systems manufacturers, including of course the mother companies Alcatel-Lucent and Thales) to have an early access to the components; in a second step, depending on the market evolution, if larger quantities are required, the technology will be transferred to a partner company with larger production capacities.


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