Intel Invests in Wafer Equipment Startup

July 2006
Electronic News;7/17/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 29, p24
Trade Publication
This article states that semiconductor equipment maker BlueShift Technologies has completed a B round of financing that includes the participation of the venture capital arm of the world's largest chipmaker Intel. Andover, Massachusetts-based BlueShift's new round totaled $12 million, and existing investors Bridge Venture Partners and Atlas Venture also participated in the round. BlueShift's QuickLink platform offers the potential to increase the efficiency of semiconductor manufacturing of 300mm wafers as well as future 450mm wafers. In addition, the company said, the technology eases the transition from 300mm to 450mm in a cost effective manner.


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