The Swiss company has been manufacturing in Germany since 2002, but it has recently strengthened its long-term commitment to Berlin as a manufacturing base, tripling its production capacity for highly integrated electronics. Swissbit is set to increase the number of jobs in development and production from 200 to up to 300 by 2023, following the increased demand for memory in networked devices and embedded IoT solutions. 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 boasts almost 2,600m2 of dedicated production floorspace.
Digitalization will increase the demand for industrial memory products for industrial, Netcom, automotive (for example autonomous driving) and medical applications. Furthermore, increased networking of devices in the Internet of Things is seeing a dramatic rise in the requirements for the protection of data and devices and thus the demand for smart security products for embedded IoT solutions. Counterfeit protection for cash registers, which will be mandatory in Germany from 2020, is one of the application areas of the new Swissbit solution.
In the future, 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.
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