Rotterdam-based Nearfield Devices, a startup that specialises in course of management and metrology options, introduced on Tuesday that it has secured €27M in a funding spherical.
New investor ING Company Investments participated within the spherical together with the present buyers INvest-NL, Innovation Industries, and TNO.
Make investments-NL has invested €7.5M on this spherical by way of the Deep Tech Fund.
Nearfield Devices says the extra funding will allow the Dutch firm to speed up the manufacturing of its fault-detection options.
Nearfield Devices: Develops course of management metrology options
Based by Roland van Vliet and Hamed Sadeghian in 2016, Nearfield Devices is a spin-off of TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Utilized Scientific Analysis). The corporate operates from Rotterdam (head workplace) and Eindhoven (Excessive Tech Campus).
The corporate presently has 139 staff.
The Dutch firm develops and delivers course of management metrology options that measure important 3D nanostructures non-destructively throughout microchip manufacturing.
Examples of microchips are reminiscence and logic processors for laptops, smartphones, knowledge centres, and so on. Measuring these constructions is important to producing good chips.
Nearfield Devices’ method utilises Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) to scan surfaces in 3D with an atomically sharp tip.
The corporate says it has improved and refined SPM to attain important measurement speeds and non-destructively measure advanced 3D constructions each on the floor (product “QUADRA”) and beneath the floor (product “AUDIRA”).
Different metrology applied sciences (typically primarily based on electrons or gentle (photons)) can not precisely or non-destructively measure the smallest 3D nanostructures precisely or rapidly.
Make investments-NL is the Dutch nationwide financing and growth establishment. As an affect investor, Make investments-NL focuses on enabling financing for firms initially thought-about unfinanceable.
Make investments-NL focuses on crucial societal challenges in collaboration with different financiers, buyers, and growth specialists in the private and non-private sectors.
It contains transferring in the direction of a carbon-neutral and round financial system, making certain reasonably priced and accessible healthcare, and supporting deep technological improvements.
René Brama, Senior Funding Supervisor at Make investments-NL, says, “We stay enthusiastic concerning the distinctive know-how and staff of Nearfield Devices. The entry of ING Company Investments strengthens confidence in the way forward for this revolutionary firm throughout the Dutch semiconductor trade.”
Innovation Industries is a Dutch enterprise capital agency centered on high-tech, medical, and agri-food know-how firms.
Along with monetary assist, Innovation Industries gives operational and strategic assist to place its portfolio firms for achievement optimally.
TNO is an impartial analysis organisation primarily based within the Netherlands. It presents a variety of superior technological and scientific options.
TNO primarily focuses on utilized sciences, supporting trade and authorities with revolutionary, sensible data.
ING Company Investments, a subsidiary of ING Financial institution NV, gives a variety of tailored fairness and subordinated debt options. The corporate invests as a shareholder alongside administration and strategic or monetary events.
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