Nearfield Instruments and VDL ETG sign Memorandum of Understanding to establish long-term strategic partnership
Eindhoven, Netherlands, June 13th, 2021
VDL ETG will develop, industrialize and deliver assigned
modules, focusing on performance, production volume increase, lead time
reduction, and value engineering – accordingly with NFl’s product roadmap.
In addition, both companies will cooperate to enable a timely
and reliable production ramp-up of the product lines developed and manufactured
NFI has developed and released its first semiconductor
metrology product based on the revolutionary mechatronics architecture of
HT-SPM. Currently, NFI is preparing for series production.
NFI intends to work with VDL ETG to further industrialize
and value engineer some of its product’s sub-systems through the signed
memorandum. The intention is that VDL ETG will further grow and expand its role
as a qualified mechatronic module/sub-system supplier.
Hamed Sadeghian, CEO of Nearfield Instruments, commented:
“After the successful introduction of the QUADRA product
line and soon the second product line, being subsurface probe metrology, the next
priority and focus are to meet our customers’
demand, with shorter delivery times and higher quality. To achieve this, the
role of our solid strategic supply chain is even more essential than before in
the success of Nearfield Instruments.
Nearfield Instruments and VDL ETG have been working together closely over an extended period already. I’m glad to see that VDL ETG, as an established and reputable supplier to the semiconductor equipment industry, has the commitment and ambition to be the strategic partner of Nearfield Instruments. This partnership means VDL ETG will help Nearfield Instruments grow, not only in terms of people and production capacity but also in the continued development of the critical modules of our systems. We are determined to continue and elevate our relationship with VDL ETG to this strategic level.”
Geert Jakobs, CEO of VDL ETG commented:
Our experience and industrial setup will support Nearfield Instruments in its
Go-to-Market challenge. We like to be the industrial partner to rely on.”