Materials for the future
PiBond develops and produces unique materials that are activated by photons. These are crucial crucial for manufacturing semiconductor chips. Our work is rare, and among the handful of players in the world that share our passion, we are the only independent supplier in our field. We are based in Europe, but our playground covers the globe.
At Pibond, we are excited about future. While others wait to see what tomorrow holds, we work on creating it. Our products need to meet the demands of innovation that hits the market in 5 or 10 years, so we collaborate closely with the global leaders in semiconductor and photonics technologies. Today, we create semiconductor structures that are under 10 nanometres in size. This means that our materials and processes integrate billions of transistors on a single computer chip and make camera lenses that are less than 1 millimetre in diameter!
Years of research
PiBond was founded in 2014. However, our work dates back to the 90’s and research done by our founder, Dr Juha Rantala and his R&D teams. He pioneered the development and commercialization of siloxane and metal oxide materials for semiconductors and photonic applications. Today, our materials can be found in the most advanced electronic devices in the world – devices, you probably use every day – and our researchers work intensely on creating the technical solutions that enable tomorrow’s innovations.
PiBond’s products can be divided into three main areas: lithographic patterning layers, dielectrics, optical interface materials. These products are used in microprocessors, NAND/DRAM memory, image sensors, 3D imaging, and micro-LED displays. All of which you can find, for instance, in smartphones, data centers, data-transfer devices, automotive and augmented reality systems.
Bleeding edge innovation
Our products are manufactured in our state-of-the art production facility in Finland. The core of this 3000-m2 facility is ultra pure, temperature and humidity-controlled chemical production Clean Room (class 10-10,000). Here, we do extensive in-house semiconductor process testing and perform bleeding edge innovation, research and development work that makes us the technology leader in our field. Right now, we have over 112 patents, with 85 issued, 27 pending, and more to come.