SemiGen, Inc. announces the exciting purchase of the former Micrometrics/Metelics fabrication facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Moreover, SemiGen will be relocating operations to this location. The recently acquired facility boasts over 20,000 square feet of lab and cleanroom space, and accounts for a $2.5 million dollar facility and capability upgrade for SemiGen. This acquisition will enable SemiGen to offer complete RF/Microwave services and component solutions to their customers.
In addition to the facility, SemiGen also purchased much of the equipment that used to serve MicroMetrics/Metelics RF diode business. This equipment will find a new life augmenting SemiGen’s current outsourced fab capabilities, and due to redundancy of equipment, fixtures, and services, SemiGen’s current customers can count on a smooth transition without any interruption of services. Leading the move, Jim Morgan, President of SemiGen, has participated and led fab transitions 5 times in his 32 year career in the business, and is confident that the transition will be a huge success.
One of the main benefits of the new facility, is that SemiGen will be able to offer much deeper customization and faster turnaround to serve critical customer needs. These new capabilities will enhance SemiGen’s current, and future, PIN, Limiter, Schottky, Step Recovery, and Beam Lead diodes, as well as SemiGen’s Capacitor, Attenuator, Inductor Coil, and Thin Film services.
“The closures of the MicroMetrics & 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.” - Jim Morgan, President of SemiGen Inc.
SemiGen will be hosting an open house of the new facility during EDI CON 2017 in September. Stay tuned for further details about this opportunity to meet the SemiGen team and see their new, and enhanced, operation.