April 29, 2005 – Isonics Corp. has announced the completion of a new 300mm silicon wafer manufacturing line for producing new test wafers and providing reclaim services at its Vancouver, WA, facility. The company expects the first sales of 300mm products to begin next month.
Isonics said it would initially focus its 300mm efforts on US-based chip manufacturers, but expects to continue to compete globally in the test wafer and reclaim services market.
“Based on our discussions with domestic chip manufacturers, there appears to be strong demand for the products and services we are prepared to provide. We are told that a very large part of the US demand for 300mm reclaim services is presently provided by Asian suppliers since there is insufficient domestic production capacity of high-quality wafers,” said James Alexander, chairman and CEO of Isonics.