Atomica Corp. (formerly Innovative Micro Technology) unleashes the power of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to help solve the great problems of our time. Utilizing a uniquely collaborative approach to development and manufacturing, it partners with innovative companies to deliver breakthrough MEMS-based solutions in cloud computing, autonomous vehicles, cell therapy, molecular diagnostics, genomics, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. Atomica is the largest MEMS foundry in the USA, serving customers from its 130,000 ft2 manufacturing campus (with a 30,000 ft2 class 100 clean room) in Santa Barbara, California. The company is ISO 9001 certified and ITAR registered. Its extensive experience spans the full spectrum of MEMS, including photonics, sensors, microfluidic biochips, and other micro components.
Why the new brand, Atomica?
We’ve undergone a two-year transformation initiated with new ownership in late 2018, followed by a new executive team and a new 8” wafer line. The addition of over $50 million in cutting-edge semiconductor equipment allows Atomica to deliver on its brand promise to successfully commercialize our customers’ life-changing technologies.
The new name reflects the company’s mission to unleash the power of MEMS to address major problems in the world. Atomica’s material science experts draw from the richness of the periodic table to engineer and manufacture innovative solutions. These MEMS components are typically a fundamental part or “atomic unit” of the groundbreaking technologies of Atomica’s customers.
Who are we?
Atomica is resolved to help our customers bring their innovations to life using our proven phase-gate process to successfully navigate the challenges of design, development, prototype, scale-up, and high-volume production.
Atomica has over two decades of MEMS experience with a dedicated team of world-class MEMS experts that have worked on hundreds of MEMS programs. This experience combined with our volume production facility help ensure customers get to market fast with the highest chance of commercial success.
- 13-acre, 130,000 ft2 manufacturing facility with the capacity to support high volume production
- 30,000 ft2 class 100 clean room
- Over 400 tools for both 6” and 8” wafer production
- Broad materials flexibility, providing access to an extensive set of processes and materials unavailable in CMOS fabs, including noble metals, polymers, and virtually any substrate (e.g., silicon, SOI, glass, fused silica, quartz, borosilicate, piezos, and III-V).
Atomica is the largest MEMS foundry in the US, providing close collaboration for North American customers and the assurance that intellectual property is protected and respected. The Company is privately held and controlled by Cerium Technology.
Atomica has mature quality systems to ensure processes are repeatable, scalable, traceable, and secure. This includes:
- ISO 9001 certified (since 2006)
- ISO 13485:2018 compliant (Medical Quality System Regulation)
- IATF 16949: 2016 compliance in progress
- Mature MES, document control, and phase-gate systems
- ITAR registered
Atomica is located in the Santa Barbara area (Goleta, California) next door to the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the top engineering universities in the world. This talent pool combines with Atomica’s multi-disciplinary team of scientists and manufacturing engineers to tackle the hardest process development and integration challenges with an eye toward manufacturability (DFM). Atomica is continuously building its expansive library of proven processes to ensure customers can quickly get to market with the best performing devices at the least risk and development cost.
Contact us to see how we can help bring your innovations to life.