Intense Photonics expands with new clean room

17 January 2003 -- Intense Photonics, High Blantyre, Scotland, has expanded its capability with the addition of 1000 square feet (95 square metres) of clean room.

17 January 2003 -- Intense Photonics, High Blantyre, Scotland, has expanded its capability with the addition of 1000 square feet (95 square metres) of clean room at its Scottish semiconductor fabrication facility. The new area provides additional optoelectronic life test, assembly and packaging development.

Equipped with a full suite of assembly and test tools including GSI Lumonics' latest galvo-laser welder systems, the new fabrication space completes the semiconductor production capability at the organization's High Blantyre site. This will enable Intense Photonics to fully qualify its products in house.

The facility will continue to house device design, device modelling and volume manufacture of advanced compound semiconductor chips.

"We remain committed to our policy of outsourced packaging and assembly for volume manufacture. This expansion enables the first level of assembly and test to be co-located with the fabrication facility, allowing rapid feedback of product performance", said COO Keith Henderson.

"The ability to rapidly prototype, on site, fully packaged parts for test and evaluation is a key part of our product development cycle. This complements our world class volume chip capability" added David Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer.

Robert Crawford, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, said: "I am delighted to see a Scottish based high technology company continuing to invest and develop despite the highly challenging technology market. We have worked closely with Intense Photonics from its beginning, and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire continues to support the company as it moves into a new and exciting phase of its development."

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