Swissbit opens new electronics production facility in Berlin

Jan. 13, 2020
Memory specialist triples production capacity for highly integrated system-in-package

Swissbit ,a specialist provider of data-storage and security solutions for industrial applications and the Internet of Things have opened a state-of-the-art electronics production facility in Berlin, Germany. Swissbit has been manufacturing in Germany since 2002.

The manufacturer has tripled its production capacity for highly integrated electronics.Secretary of State, Dr. Frank Nägele, took part in the reception at the factory in the CleanTech Business Park in Berlin-Marzahn. Swissbit is set to increase the number of jobs in development and production from 200 to up to 300 by 2023.

Taking just over a year to construct, the factory has been in operation since October 2019 with complex precision manufacturing of the latest memory and security modules for industrial use. The plant has almost 2,600m2 of dedicated production floorspace. Swissbit supplies the latest generation flash memory solutions and security products for embedded IoT applications, including memory modules with integrated chips for authentication and data encryption. Counterfeit protection for cash registers, which will be mandatory in Germany from 2020, is one of the application areas of the new Swissbit solution.

At the opening event, a tour of the facility offered guests an insight into the latest manufacturing technology and processes. Swissbit will also offer access to its technology and processes to other developers of high-tech products as a service. This includes highly automated production equipment for assembly and connection technology for highly integrated electronics products, with placement capacities of, for example, 80,000 components per hour (cph). In total, Swissbit invested 20 million EUR into the expansion and construction of the new production facility.

"At our new manufacturing site in Berlin, we are able to showcase our state-of-the-art advanced packaging technologies and demonstrate the precision we achieve for the production of our highly integrated packages and memory modules," said Silvio Muschter, CEO of Swissbit. "Normally, to experience similar facilities in action you would need to fly to Asia. Swissbit products have always been and will remain ‘Made in Germany’. Our plant in Berlin has it all: skilled developers, proven experience and the latest equipment. We’re excited to be close to an important developer and start-up scene and thrive on the cooperation opportunities with local research and educational institutions that the location offers. We have already been actively fostering our involvement in these communities since 2002 and want to continue expanding – and that includes the creation of new high-tech jobs here in Berlin."