Danobatgroup and Fagor Automation Invest in Wooptix: Pioneering Semiconductor Metrology Sparks Innovation Drive

In a strategic move to explore new business horizons and embrace emerging technologies, Danobatgroup and Fagor Automation, supported by the Mondragon Corporation, have announced a significant investment in Wooptix. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of semiconductor metrology, positioning the companies at the forefront of technological innovation.

The investment, made through a funding round, underscores the commitment of Danobatgroup and Fagor Automation to diversify their offerings and capitalize on cutting-edge advancements. Wooptix, the first spin-off company of the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, specializes in semiconductor metrology and is poised to revolutionize the industry with its innovative solutions.Participating in the funding round are esteemed partners including Bullnet Capital, CDTI (Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation), Intel Capital, and Mondragón Promotion Fund, among others. This collaborative effort reflects a shared vision to embrace disruptive technologies and drive forward-looking initiatives.Wooptix’s origins in astrophysics have paved the way for groundbreaking developments in capturing light and imaging technologies. Leveraging proprietary formulas and patents, the company has pioneered the application of Light Field and Wavefront Phase technologies across various sectors, with a particular focus on advanced semiconductor manufacturing.One of the key breakthroughs by Wooptix is the utilization of wavefront phase imaging as a novel semiconductor metrology technique. This cutting-edge approach enables the precise measurement of wafer geometry, capturing millions of data points with sub-nanometer height precision and unparalleled spatial resolution.For Danobatgroup and Fagor Automation, the partnership with Wooptix represents an opportunity to delve deeper into the semiconductor sector and leverage the company’s innovative solutions. Both entities bring extensive experience and expertise to the table, with Fagor Automation boasting a track record in the development of production and measurement equipment, while Danobatgroup’s subsidiary Hembrug specializes in precision turning solutions for critical semiconductor components.Nerea Aranguren, Director of Innovation at Danobatgroup, emphasizes the significance of Wooptix’s disruptive technology and its potential applications across various industries. “This cooperation with Wooptix opens up new avenues for innovation and business development,” says Aranguren. “With our industrial background and expertise, we are well-positioned to contribute to the industrialization phase of Wooptix’s technology and identify new business opportunities.”Jose Emilio Oti, R&D Director at Fagor Automation, echoes this sentiment, highlighting the company’s commitment to innovation and technological advancement. “Our collaboration with Wooptix aligns with our vision of exploring new technologies and expanding our capabilities in the semiconductor industry,” says Oti. “By leveraging Wooptix’s cutting-edge solutions, we aim to offer innovative products and services to our customers, further enhancing our position in the market.”The Mondragon Business Development Centre’s participation in the operation through its venture capital fund underscores its commitment to supporting the growth and development of innovative start-ups. As a tool aimed at facilitating the adaptation of cooperatives within the Mondragon Corporation to evolving market trends, the venture capital fund plays a crucial role in fostering innovation and driving sustainable growth.Looking ahead, the collaboration between Danobatgroup, Fagor Automation, and Wooptix holds immense promise for the semiconductor industry. With a shared vision of embracing innovation and driving technological advancements, the partners are poised to redefine the landscape of semiconductor metrology and propel the industry into a new era of growth and innovation.

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