Yokogawa's minimal fab application laboratory
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, represented in Saudi Arabia by Yokogawa Saudi Arabia, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aramco to collaborate and explore potential opportunities for seeding and localising semiconductor chip manufacturing in the Kingdom and thereby promoting growth in the industrial digital business domain.
Under the MoU, Yokogawa, which has been a central member of Japan’s Minimal Fab Promoting Organization since 2017, will offer its expertise in deploying Minimal Fab technology to Aramco facilities.
It will also provide related training, maintenance, and support services with a view to ensuring end-to-end success.
Yokogawa, which is the only integrator of Minimal Fab technology, will serve as the optimal fit for Aramco as a one-stop provider of solutions including infrastructure development, start-up, operational support, and after-sales services.
Minimal Fab is an innovative production system that enables high-mix, low-volume manufacturing of semiconductors and MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) without the need for a cleanroom.
Yokogawa aspires to collaboratively expand its business horizons by working with Aramco to co-create value for society and the Kingdom in line with the country’s ambitious Vision 2030 and its own corporate brand slogan of ‘Co-innovating tomorrow’. --OGN