SOURCE: Novati Technologies, Inc. and Tezzaron Semiconductor

Novati Technologies, Inc. and Tezzaron Semiconductor

Novati Technologies, Inc. and Tezzaron Semiconductor

October 22, 2012 11:52 ET

Tezzaron Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of SVTC's Austin Fab, Now Novati Technologies

NAPERVILLE, IL and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) - Tezzaron Semiconductor's acquisition of the former SVTC facility in Austin is complete. The fab now operates as a newly formed Texas corporation, "Novati Technologies, Inc.," with Tezzaron as the sole shareholder of the corporation. The deal closed on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

The acquisition preserved the facility's wafer production and analytical capabilities and its highly skilled workforce. Normal operations were maintained throughout the transition.

"We are open for business," said David Anderson, Novati CEO. "Our capabilities remain unchanged, and we will continue to support customers as before. We are engaged in full-shift 24/7 wafer processing and we are here to stay."

James T. Ayers Jr., Chairman and CEO of Tezzaron, said: "This transaction is consistent with our vision to be the world's leader in 3D-ICs and our long-term strategy of driving competitive advantages in advanced materials and novel technologies, which represent high-growth, high-margin opportunities. We look forward to working with management to fully realize Novati's great potential."

Novati Technologies has hired all of the former Austin-based SVTC employees and continues to provide its new and existing customers with the same critical services: contract research and development, silicon wafer fabrication, and commercialization services. Tezzaron is working with Novati to add new capabilities, including the manufacturing of Tezzaron's leading-edge 3D-ICs.

Novati also serves companies in the life sciences, aerospace & defense, MEMS, NEMS, and related markets. Its current fab capabilities include:

  • Full-flow CMOS processing on 200 mm silicon and other substrates
  • "More than Moore" diversified production
  • Back-end copper processing on 200 mm and 300 mm wafers
  • Development of micro- and nano-electromechanical (MEMS and NEMS) devices
  • Flexibility to incorporate new structures and unique materials
  • Broad portfolio of 200mm and 300mm patterned and unpatterned test wafers

Naperville, Illinois-based Tezzaron Semiconductor Corporation designs and produces three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D-ICs). The several layers in each 3D-IC are vertically interconnected with built-in through-silicon vias (TSVs) and function together as a single integrated chip. Tezzaron also builds patented ultra-high-speed memory products. Tezzaron's products and technologies have applications in defense, super-computing, consumer electronics, scientific data acquisition, and anywhere that speed, reliability, and power optimization are needed.

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