Swedish semiconductor trailblazer, AlixLabs, has successfully secured over € 3 million (SEK 40 million) in funding to accelerate their pioneering work. Specializing in semiconductor advancements, AlixLabs has developed a revolutionary Atomic Layer Etching (ALE) Pitch Splitting technology (APS), which has attracted investment from amongst other Navigare Ventures, Industrifonden and FORWARD.one.

The semiconductor industry has long faced challenges related to escalating expenses, particularly due to the high costs of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) equipment. AlixLabs enables a significant step towards transforming semiconductor manufacturing by making it more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Through their ALE Pitch Splitting technology (APS), they enable the precise division of nanostructures while significantly reducing energy consumption and emissions. This breakthrough has now caught the attention of investors, as it addresses the rising costs associated with current manufacturing techniques.

“The infusion of capital not only validates our vision but also empowers us to bring our groundbreaking technology to the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing. This investment marks a significant milestone as we work towards our goal: to have our meticulously developed process adopted by circuit manufacturers in their most advanced production by 2025.”

says Jonas Sundqvist, CEO of AlixLabs 

AlixLabs’ innovation arrives at an opportune moment, with the European Union’s ambitious semiconductor initiative, the EU Chips Act, allocating substantial resources for semiconductor companies. With over 43 billion euros earmarked for the next five years, this initiative complements AlixLabs’ mission to drive technological progress and sustainable manufacturing.

“At Industrifonden, we’re committed to science-backed, scalable investments that have the power to drive meaningful change in society. AlixLabs is redefining semiconductor manufacturing and we’re proud to support them on their journey towards a more efficient and sustainable industry.”

comments Tobias Elmquist, Senior Investment Director at Industrifonden