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Wirtschaftsministerium sponsoring IMS CHIPS with 3 million euros to switch to 8 inch wafer technology

August 22, 2017

Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart – IMS CHIPS - will receive 3 million euros in sponsoring by Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau to switch its research infrastructure to 8 inch wafer technology. This is the first of a 4.78 million euro sponsoring package. In order to keep its market competitiveness IMS CHIPS will be switching the current 6 inch wafer technology to the more common 8 inch wafer technology by the end of 2020.

“IMS CHIPS being a competence hub throughout Baden-Württemberg is indispensable for the transfer of knowledge in microelectronics and nano structuring. A prerequisite for this is that the existing research infrastructure at IMS CHIPS corresponds with the industrial standards. This makes a switch to the 8 inch technology essential”, says the Minister of Commerce, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut.

Further information is included in the press release: PM_Foerderung_Umstellung_8-Zoll_Wafertechnologie