Plymouth Science Park is preparing to welcome its newest tenant, which provides technical and consultancy services to companies in the semiconductor industry.

Ultra Semi Ltd was only launched at the beginning of  May 2020 but has moved quickly to secure space at an address that is already home to around 90 other technology and science-based businesses.

The man behind the venture, Managing Director, Clive Beech, has more than 40 years’ experience in the semiconductor (or chips) industry, across all aspects of manufacture and multiple process platforms.

He said that establishing Ultra Semi at Plymouth Science Park was a key step in making his new business a success.

Clive added: “Plymouth Science Park is an ideal location for Ultra Semi to be based.  We are very appreciative of the support that the team there has provided and we look forward to growing our business and firmly establishing ourselves in this prestigious science and technology community.”

Ultra Semi will work with semiconductor manufacturers and fabless semiconductor companies* to offer focused technical expertise in the areas of process and device architecture, yield improvement, reliability assessment, test, failure analysis and project management. 

Fay Davies, Business Development Manager at Plymouth Science Park said: “We are delighted that Clive and his team have chosen to locate here as we are already home to many other innovative technology, digital, creative, marine and science-based businesses all with a desire to succeed and grow. 

“Plymouth Science Park offers an ideal space for Ultra Semi to establish a base, evolve and collaborate. These are exciting times for them, and us.”

*Fabless manufacturers design and sell hardware devices and semiconductor chips and outsource their fabrication (or “fab”) to a specialised manufacturer.