19 December 2017
EVG completes latest phase of production capacity expansion
EV Group of St Florian, Austria – a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductor, power device and nanotechnology applications – has completed construction and opened a new building at its corporate headquarters to expand capacity for producing process equipment.
As part of an investment of more than €20m announced in May, the building allows for a significant expansion of warehouse space and provides more than 50% additional test room space for the final system assembly as well as technical source inspection of the systems by its customers.
Picture: The completed building at EVG’s headquarters.
“EVG operates in highly dynamic markets, where we always strive to provide our customers with the latest technologies to realize their product ideas with the shortest possible time to market,” says executive operations & financial director Dr Werner Thallner. “Our headquarters expansion helps ensure that we continue to deliver on this pledge,” he adds. “We completed this expansion in record time too, and we already have plans for additional capacity expansion in preparation for future growth.”
Picture: New test rooms at EVG’s corporate headquarters provide additional space for final system assembly, as well as technical source inspection by customers along with EVG specialists.
Designed to house larger systems including high-volume manufacturing platforms and solutions for panel-sized substrates, the new test rooms are equipped with the latest air conditioning and cleanroom technology. Ambient conditions created through these measures are similar to those found in customers’ semiconductor fabs or bio-medical labs, says EVG. The security concept at the firm’s headquarters, which extends to the new building complex, enables customers to have controlled access to individual test rooms where the technical source inspection of their tools can take place together with EVG specialists.
Several EVG systems have already been moved to the new facility for final assembly, software installation and initial set-up in order to make more room available for fulfilling additional system orders.