Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nemotek Prepares Wafer Level Cameras and Lenses Production

EETimes: Nemotek, the Rabat, Morocco-based company readying production of wafer level lenses and cameras , has qualified the first parts at its newly built manufacturing and packaging facility, and expects to start shipping devices in the fourth quarter of this year.

Nemotek has to date invested about $40M in a dedicated facility in Rabat, and the total proposed value of the investment over the next three years is $100M, to reach capacities of about 150,000 wafers a year by 2012.

Initially, the capacity is about 17,000 wafer line cameras a year from the 10,000 m2 facility, which includes a certified Class 10 clean room that is said to be the first in Africa located in the Rabat Technopolis Park, a hub for technology development in Morocco.

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