Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. (APM) has been dedicated in the MEMS manufacturing since founded in 2001. It is one of the leading pure-play foundry service providers in the world. APM owns an automated 6-inch production plant comprised of a complete MEMS fabrication capabilities. Converted from a CMOS foundry, APM’s plant preserves the semiconductor production system and discipline, and equips the state-of-the-art MEMS facility.
APM was established as an IDM company, and had accumulated broad experiences through years of development of various MEMS devices. In 2007, APM spun off its MEMS products, and turned into a pure-play MEMS foundry. With the product experiences and a focus on process fabrication, APM becomes a matched partner to component companies in MEMS industry. Its process expertise, product knowledge, and creative ideas greatly help customers realize the concepts in short time, and then transition to production stage.
APM is located in Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, the centre for global semiconductor manufacturing. With professionals from both semiconductor and MEMS fields, APM accommodates various MEMS devices in its plant from low volume prototyping to high volume production. There are always more than 30 devices running concurrently in the production mode, and APM’s wafer output has been over 10,000 wafers per month. Among these devices are different kinds of sensors, passive elements, micro structures and actuators, which are used in consumer, automotive, industrial, telecommunication, and biomedical applications.
APM has put in great efforts and resources in high quality standard. APM is TS16949 and ISO9001 certified, and is RoHS compliant. It has shipped millions of MEMS devices to tier one automotive customer, and has applied the same quality mindset to all its customers’ products. In the last decade, APM has successfully helped numerous companies in MEMS production. These companies range from startup to large ones across the areas of US, Europe, Japan and China. The combination of automotive grade quality, competitive price and high volume capacity makes APM an attractive solution to MEMS fabrication.
Following the similar trend with its semiconductor counterpart, the collaboration between product design companies and foundries has become more and more intensive. APM has participated in the MEMS industry evolution and will continue to contribute and grow together with customers. The mutual success and long term relationship are always the ultimate goals APM strives for.