The Cleanroom V building will create additional capacity for product and semiconductor process development, equipment demonstrations for existing and potential customers, feasibility studies as well as prototyping and pilot production, the company said.
Groundworks have recently been completed including footings that extend up to 14 meters deep into the ground. Once the cleanroom is completed it will host EVG's lithography systems, wafer bonders and metrology systems.
The Cleanroom V building provides 620 square meters of cleanroom floor space – nearly doubling the cleanroom capacity at EVG's headquarters. In total, the new building will encompass a floor space of about 4,400 square meters. The construction work is set to be completed by the middle of next year.
The cleanroom follows on from the opening in April 2019 of the company's Manufacturing III facility, which provides 1,800 square meters of production space for assembly of equipment.
"With the investment in expanding our cleanroom capacity, we continue to demonstrate our local commitment to Austria, as well as our global commitment to our worldwide customers," said Werner Thallner, executive operations and financial director at EV Group.
Over the last 10 years EVG has invested about €100 million at its headquarters.
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