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Mycronic Receives SLX Mask Writer for Delivery to the United StatesMarch 22, 2023 | Mycronic AB
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Mycronic AB has received an order for an SLX mask writer from a new SLX customer, for delivery to the United States. The order value is in the range of US$3-5 million. Delivery of the system is planned for the second quarter of 2023.
The SLX laser mask writer meets rising demand for photomasks for the semiconductor industry and a future need for replacement and modernization. Photomasks manufactured by laser mask writers are of high importance and account for a majority of all photomasks produced for semiconductor manufacturing. SLX is a modern and energy efficient mask writer based on the same technology as Mycronic’s mask writers for displays.
“We highly value the close collaboration with our customers regarding their current and future needs. For this order, we are happy to be able to meet the customer’s request not only regarding performance, but also to be able to deliver the SLX mask writer already during the coming quarter”, says Charlott Samuelsson, Sr VP Pattern Generators at Mycronic.
Mycronic’s Pattern Generators division provides mask writers for display manufacturing and production of semiconductors.
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