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Decided to make additional investment in Spectronics Co., Ltd.

University of Tokyo IPC
Decided to make additional investment in Spectronics Co., Ltd. ……
Collaborative Creation Platform Development No. 1 Investment Limited Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “Kyosou 1”) operated by the University of Tokyo Collaborative Creation Platform Development Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Kosuke Ueda; hereinafter referred to as “Todai IPC”) Spectronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tarumi-cho, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture, President Yukihiko Nagaoka, hereinafter referred to as “SPX The company has decided to make an additional investment of 100 million yen to the company.
In addition, this investment in SPX will be made by QB Capital LLC (Headquarters: Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City, Representative Partners: Tsuyoshi Sakamoto, Takashi Hondo), Beer Mechanics Co., Ltd.
(Headquarters: Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President and Representative Director: Shimizu This will be a joint investment with Mirai Sozo Organization Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Yuyuki Okada).
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The world’s best technology that meets the needs for miniaturization and higher performance in the semiconductor industry, etc.
With the mission of contributing to industrial innovation with advanced laser technology, SPX manufactures and manufactures industrial pulsed laser oscillators and their application equipment, which enable ultra-fine processing of high-tech materials such as ceramics, CFRP, and resins. On sale.
Semiconductors and advanced materials require further miniaturization and higher performance, and the need for microfabrication of a variety of materials is increasing. However, conventional microfabrication using laser light currently has many issues, such as light intensity, damage from the heat that accompanies irradiation, and poor efficiency due to low output.
To address this issue, SPX planned and developed a picosecond laser oscillator with a unique structure. In particular, we have achieved a world-class level of products that can stably oscillate deep ultraviolet 266nm laser light at high output for long periods of time, which is particularly technically difficult.
* Other companies have reached the 355nm level.
The company is participating in the TACMI Consortium (Consortium for Technological Approaches toward Cool laser Manufacturing with Intelligence), an industry-academia collaboration led by Professor Yohei Kobayashi of the Institute for Solid State Physics, the University of Tokyo. In collaboration with universities, Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, we have developed ultra-fine laser drilling technology of 6 micrometers or less into package substrates, which is necessary for next-generation semiconductor manufacturing processes. The hole diameter of circuit boards currently used is approximately 40 micrometers, but for next-generation semiconductor manufacturing, the hole diameter is required to be 10 micrometers or less, and a technology has been created to meet this need. doing. In addition, CEO Nagaoka was appointed in April 2021 to strengthen the management structure, focus on the semiconductor industry, and build a mass production system. The University of Tokyo IPC invested in the company as a lead investor in August 2020, paying attention to the uniqueness of the company’s technology and products. We have now made an additional investment with the aim of accelerating the market introduction of SPX’s unique ultrashort pulse short wavelength laser oscillator. We will strive to strengthen our development and mass production system, domestic and international sales system, and management base to meet the needs of microfabrication of semiconductors and advanced materials.
Comment from Yukihiko Nagaoka, President and Representative Director of Spectronics Co., Ltd.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for sharing our mission of “contributing to industrial innovation with advanced laser technology” and for making an additional investment in this round of funding. Since receiving our first investment in 2020, we have received a variety of support, and in a project that started in 2021, we have narrowed down our target market segments and continued to develop and build systems to meet customer needs. With this
investment, we will accelerate our business development to realize our vision of becoming “the world’s most reliable laser technology partner company.”
Comment from Nako Kawashima, Manager, University of Tokyo
Collaborative Creation Platform Development Co., Ltd.
As the need for miniaturization of semiconductors and advanced materials increases, there are expectations for the implementation of new types of industrial microfabrication lasers that can handle even finer areas, rather than the existing CO2 lasers and fiber lasers. Ta. In order to meet the demands of this era, SPX has strengthened its management with the new CEO Nagaoka, and has continued to earnestly engage in dialogue with customers and develop to realize the vision of founder and director Okada. . It is now blooming. In order to provide further support, we have made an additional investment.
We are confident that SPX, armed with world-class technology, can dominate the deep ultraviolet laser oscillator market. We will continue to strongly support you!
Collaborative Creation Fund No. 1, aiming to develop a sustainable innovation ecosystem around the University of Tokyo
The Collaborative Creation Fund No. 1 will operate with a focus on promoting the development of University of Tokyo-related ventures and enhancing the quality and quantity of venture capital surrounding the University of Tokyo, thereby creating sustainable innovation and innovation around the University of Tokyo. The aim is to build an ecosystem and contribute to becoming one of the world’s venture creation bases. As specific operations, we have so far made LP investments (funds of funds) in six venture capital firms, and directly invested in and actively provided support to over 30 University of Tokyo-related venture companies. The University of Tokyo IPC, which manages long-term funds, will continue to provide support for biotech and deep tech ventures that require a long period of time and relatively large amounts of capital to commercialize, and will continue to accompany them toward their success. I’m coming. In order to accelerate the development of the innovation ecosystem around the University of Tokyo and, through it, innovation around the world, the University of Tokyo IPC will continue to leverage the academic and academic knowledge produced by academia through various collaborations with venture capital and companies that promote open innovation. We will create, develop, and invest in ventures that utilize research results.
[About Spectronics Co., Ltd.] Company name: Spectronix Co., Ltd. Company: 3-28-15 Tarumi-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka Capital: 10 million yen Representative: Yukihiko Nagaoka, President and CEO U R L
[About the University of Tokyo Collaborative Platform Development Co., Ltd. (Todai IPC)] Overview Established as an investment company aiming to develop the innovation ecosystem around the University of Tokyo Established in January 2016 Shareholders National University Corporation The University of Tokyo (100%) Location 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Entrepreneur Lab 261, South Research Building, The University of Tokyo Representative Director and President Kosuke Ueda U R L
[Inquiries] University of Tokyo Collaborative Creation Platform Development Co., Ltd. 261, Entrepreneur Lab, South Research Building, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo TEL: 03-3830-0200 / FAX: 03-3830-0183 / Email: info2@utokyo Person in charge: Mikiro Kawahara, Nako Kawashima
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