Project Description

UK MEMS Production Facility

A project to create the largest MEMS manufacturing site in the UK to mass produce Silicon-based inductive Gyroscopes for use in a diverse range of critical applications.

We Provided The Following Services

UK MEMS Production

UK MEMS Production Facility Construction

A purpose designed and built facility for the production of over 6 million Silicon-based MEMS gyroscopes in Plymouth United Kingdom.

OPServices were primarily employed to provide electronics assembly expertise from wafer dicing to encapsulation. The unique product design of the gyroscope presented several volume manufacturing challenges. With in-depth knowledge of production semiconductor assembly equipment OPServices worked with recognised equipment vendors to create automated and robust solutions. OPServices with Disco Corporation of Japan developed software updates to their dual dicing system to resolve dicing of stacked wafers with thickness variation. A suite of wafer mounting and de-mounting systems were also purchase from Disco to complete the package. All equipment was commissioned and processes developed by OPServices.

With multiple wafer-level mounted components OPServices selected Besi Austria GmbH (formerly Datacon of Austria), to provide 3x 2200APM modules which provided a fully automated wafer assembly process. For MEMS die-attach OPServices again turned to Datacon to provide further APM 2200 module for automatic die placement. To facilitate automatic aluminium wire bond OPServices purchased 4x used K&S 8060 wirebonders through a private treaty agreement. All machines were returned to the OEM for factory refurbishment. This approach contributed significantly to the >£2M cost savings of which OPServices brought to the overall project.

All equipment were specified, procured, installed and qualified by OPServices Ltd, on-time and under-budget.

  • Equipment specification, procurement, installation and qualification.

  • Procurement of production and site equipment through private treaty and industry auctions.

  • Provided over £2M in project savings through process streamlining and efficient procurement methodology.

  • Successful qualification of the UK’s first MEMS volume production facility.

UK MEMS Production Facility

PROJECT INFO

On-time 100%
Over £2M Project Savings
Assembly Yield 99%

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Company History

OPServices is contract electronics manufacturing services provider formed in March 1999 and based in Lincoln, United Kingdom. We provide electronics assembly and testing services, also referred to as electronics manufacturing services (EMS) across a global market. We provide easy-access and management of contract manufacturing activities and manage technology transfers. OPServices also provides immediate industry expertise through a network of experienced contract based industry engineering, sales and business management team.

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GLOBAL OFFICES

UNITED KINGDOM

UK & Ireland

SWITZERLAND

Mainland Europe

NORTH AMERICA

U.S.A & Canada

GLOBAL OFFICES

UNITED KINGDOM

UK & Ireland

SWITZERLAND

Mainland Europe

NORTH AMERICA

U.S.A & Canada