The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has approved an infrastructure project of SemiTEq JSC that will produce manufacturing equipment for molecular beam epitaxy and planar processing. The total budget for the project is estimated at 630 million rubles; RUSNANO will invest up to 140 million rubles.
The project’s realization will expand production of existing equipment types and bring into production new equipment for non-silicon electronics, in particular, the first domestic production of molecular beam epitaxy units. The project plans to issue production equipment for electron beam evaporation, plasma etching and plasma enhanced deposition, and rapid thermal processing. It will also produce nanolaboratory research complexes.
«This is a striking example of an infrastructure project. Its realization will support the development of domestic microelectronics, optoelectronics, solar energy, communications, and other hi-tech sectors,» noted RUSNANO Managing Director Evgeny Evdokimov. «The project is mainly meant for the domestic market, but thanks to high-quality engineering and competitive pricing of SemiTEq equipment, output will be in demand from the global market. By 2015 approximately 25 percent of total sales will be in exports.»