Nanda Technologies GmbH, a Unterschleissheim, Germany-based developer of a new system for highthroughput full wafer inspection used in semiconductor manufacturing, has raised about $4m in venture capital funding.
The funds were provided by Capital-E, a Belgium-based venture capital company focusing on semiconductor investments, KfW, through its ERP Start-up-Fund, as well as existing shareholders including Brains-to-Ventures, Ventegis Capital AG, Bayern Kapital and DEWB.
Nanda will use the proceeds to support pre-production evaluations at leading semiconductor manufacturers.
In conjunction with the round, Capital-E will take an active part in the board to support the further growth of the company.
Based on a proprietary optical design combined with innovative image processing software, Nanda can increase the speed of inspection while maintaining high sensitivity. The result is a significant decrease in inspection cost per wafer compared to existing tools and the inspection of every wafer in the process flow instead of sampling only a few.