Although, silicon wafer specialist, 1366 Technologies does not expect to announce the location of its 250MW new production plant for the next six to nine months, the company has created a new VP of manufacturing position and appointed Brian Eller to head-up the operations.
Eller is said to bring almost 20 years of multi-national manufacturing, quality, engineering and plant management experirnce, which includes a 10 year spell within the pharmaceutical division and lighting and imaging division at SCHOTT.
Eller also held management positions and process engineering roles at Gerresheimer Glass and Alcatel Alsthom, respectively.
“Brian’s track record in building and running modern, efficient, high-volume businesses makes him a critical addition as we increase production rates and prepare to break ground on our 250 MW facility,” said Frank van Mierlo, CEO, 1366 Technologies. “Our momentum continues, and Brian will play an integral role in advancing our efforts and building our team.”
The company reiterated that it was still demonstrating manufacturing rates of 2,000 wafers per furnace per day with the goal of yielding 3x more wafers than standard wafer processes using the same space.