BERLIN – Swissbit opened a €20 million manufacturing facility here, tripling its production capacity for highly integrated electronics.
The plant boasts almost 28,000 sq. ft. of dedicated production floorspace and has been in operation since October, manufacturing the latest memory and security modules for industrial use.
Swissbit is set to increase the number of jobs in development and production from 200 to up to 300 by 2023, the firm says.
The site has a placement capacity of 80,000 components per hour, continuous 300mm wafer handling, and advanced 3D packaging capabilities.
“At our new manufacturing site in Berlin, we are able to showcase our state-of-the-art advanced packaging technologies and demonstrate the precision we achieve for the production of our highly integrated packages and memory modules. Normally, to experience similar facilities in action you would need to fly to Asia,” said CEO Silvio Muschter. “Swissbit products have always been and will remain Made in Germany. Our plant in Berlin has it all: skilled developers, proven experience and the latest equipment. We’re excited to be close to an important developer and startup scene and thrive on the cooperation opportunities with local research and educational institutions that the location offers. We have already been actively fostering our involvement in these communities since 2002 and want to continue expanding – and that includes the creation of new high-tech jobs here in Berlin.”