SemiGen Acquires Larger Fabrication Facility For Operations
SemiGen, Inc. has purchased the former Micrometrics/Metelics fabrication facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire and will relocate operations from Manchester, New Hampshire to this location. The $2.5 million upgrade includes more than 20,000 square feet of lab and cleanroom space and much of the equipment that MicroMetrics/Metelics used for their RF diode business.
The new facility and equipment will strengthen SemiGen’s capabilities, with one of the main benefits deeper customization and faster turnaround to respond to customer needs. The MicroMetrics/Metelics equipment will augment SemiGen’s current outsourced fab capabilities and provide redundant equipment, fixtures and services, helping to ensure a smooth transition to the new facility, without any interruption of services.
Jim Morgan, president of SemiGen, said, “The closures of the MicroMetrics and Metelics locations in both California and New Hampshire have created a huge void in the silicon RF diode market. An aging engineering workforce and older technology consolidations like this could hurt the companies that rely on simple silicon diodes to survive. Long lead times, price increases and a loss of customer service creates an opportunity that my company will step up to the plate for.”
Morgan has participated and led fab transitions five times during his 32 year career and is confident that the move and manufacturing transition will be successful.
SemiGen provides manufacturing services and products that fill voids in the supply chain and manufacturing floor. The company’s design and manufacturing capabilities include RF/microwave assembly, PCB, thin film, box build, module repair and test services, coupled with diodes and passive components. The diode portfolio includes PIN, limiter, Schottky, step recovery and beam lead diodes; passive components include capacitors, attenuators and inductor coils.
SemiGen’s team can help customers with designs, build prototypes and handle volume production runs for the military, space, homeland security, optical, medical and commercial wireless markets. The company, founded in 2009, is ISO and ITAR registered. For more information, visit www.semigen.net.
SemiGen will host an open house of the new facility during EDI CON 2017, which will be held in Boston September 11-13.