Replisaurus Acquires S.E.T.

Replisaurus Will Produce Integrated, High-volume Manufacturing Tools for its Proprietary ElectroChemical Pattern Replication Technology with the Former SUSS MicroTec Division

Replisaurus Technologies, Inc. has acquired S.E.T. SAS to establish a production site for its integrated and fully automated high-volume manufacturing tools for the proprietary ElectroChemical Pattern Replication™ (ECPR™) technology. S.E.T. Smart Equipment Technology is the former device bonder division of SUSS MicroTec. It is a leading global supplier of high accuracy device bonders, including chip-to-wafer tools for 3D integration and versatile nanoimprint lithography (NIL) solutions. S.E.T. is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Replisaurus.“S.E.T. significantly strengthens our position as an emerging key player in the advanced-packaging market, and this acquisition provides us with an exceptional team of highly skilled engineers with significant experience in building very precise and fully automated semiconductor tools,” said James Quinn, CEO of Replisaurus Technologies.Based in Saint Jeoire, France, S.E.T. has a long tradition of innovation in high-precision applications for the semiconductor industry. Since 1975, it has delivered more than 2,500 systems and developed over 30 different types of equipment. With an installed base of more than 250 device bonders worldwide, S.E.T. is globally recognized for its superior post-bonding accuracy and the flexibility of its systems. Its chip-to-chip and chip-to-wafer bonding platforms can be adapted to all bonding technologies from fluxless reflow through most types of adhesives to thermo compression bonding. It will continue to develop and produce device bonders while manufacturing tools for Replisaurus’s ECPR technology.“Our complementary technologies and strategies make this a very good fit for both companies,” said Gaël Schmidt, managing director and president of S.E.T. “We are very excited to be a part of Replisaurus and to have the backing of its strong financial position.”How the company startedReplisarus has earlier been in STINGs (Stockholm Innovation & Growth) incubator, but is now an alumni company. It was in 2001 the idea for the unique production method was born among three students about to graduate from Lund’s technical university. When they then sought an environment in which to develop their technology it was natural to look closer at Kista Science City, partially thanks to the Electrum laboratory’s reputation. Replisaurus was accepted to STING in 2003.“STING gave us recent graduates an important quality stamp. Beyond that, it gave us access to a network of contacts that we personally lacked. STING also meant a lot when we had to find the first public money to finance the development”, says Patrik Möller, one of the founders.Read more at www.replisaurus.com