RoodMicrotec N.V.: RoodMicrotec's "ATLAS"-Project gets new Contract
Zwolle, 30 October 2013
RoodMicrotec confirms receiving an outsourcing contract with takeover of a
complete testcell in the context of its "Atlas" Project. This is a contract
from a Siemens AG, Drive Technologies Division company in Germany which
develops its own ASICs (application specific integrated circuit), chips for
specific applications. This Siemens AG, Drive Technologies Division company
has recently decided to outsource its activities in this area and to sell us
the equipment it used for that process. This is fully in line with the trend
we have outlined earlier that OEMs are increasingly focusing on their core
By outsourcing the development of ASICs, this Siemens AG, Drive Technologies
Division company can make significant cost savings and thus improve its
profitability. Also, the company can count on continuity and security of its
IP, because RoodMicrotec is an experienced and accredited independent service
For RoodMicrotec, this means additional sales, business expansion on an
additional tester platform and new business; also, RoodMicrotec has been
chosen amongst other testhouses as preferred supplier for the development of
new ASICs. The same production equipment can be used for this applications,
creating further upward sales potential. The production equipment will also be
available to serve other customers in the market.
The outsourcing trend is expected to continue, especially in view of the
win-win situation described above. Partly due to its infrastructure,
RoodMicrotec is very well positioned to benefit from this optimally. This is
confirmed by the fact that this Siemens AG, Drive Technologies Division
company's extensive audit selected RoodMicrotec as the best qualified
The contract will run for three years, with an initial volume of approx. EUR
400,000. The total volume is dependent on the success of the current and
future ASICs. It is clear, however, that RoodMicrotec's sales, even without
this particular order, will get strong positive momentum by using the same
production equipment for other customers' existing and future ASICs.
'We are very proud that we have secured this contract. It reconfirms that we
have the perfect portfolio for OEMs who wish to outsource their chip
development and supply chain. The fact that RoodMicrotec as an independent
service provider is not in competition with the customer's IP and can even
protect it, is also considered to be a great advantage', Philip Nijenhuis,
RoodMicrotec CEO, commented.
With 40 years' experience as an independent value-added service provider in
the area of micro and optoelectronics, RoodMicrotec offers fabless companies,
OEMs and other companies a one-stop shopping proposition. With its powerful
solutions RoodMicrotec has built up a strong position in Europe.
Our services comply with the industrial and quality requirements of the high
reliability/space, automotive, telecommunications, medical, IT and electronics
Certified by RoodMicrotec concerns inter alia testing of products to the
stringent ISO/TS 16949 standard that applies to suppliers to the automotive
industry. The company also has an accredited laboratory for test activities
and calibration to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
The value-added services comprise inter alia extended supply chain management,
failure & technology analysis, qualification & burn-in, test- & product
engineering, production test (including device programming and end-of-line
service), ESD/ESDFOS assessment & training, quality & reliability consulting,
supply chain management and total manufacturing solutions with partners.
RoodMicrotec has branches in Germany (Dresden, Nördlingen, Stuttgart), the UK
(Bath) and the Netherlands (Zwolle).
Philip Nijenhuis, CEO
Telephone +31 (0) 38 4215216
Atlas-Project: New contract
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