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About NexPlanar

NexPlanar, formerly NeoPad Technologies, builds chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) pads for the semiconductor device industry, offering a full spectrum of ultra-soft to hard pads with molded grooves that minimize defectivity while improving polish quality and consistency. NexPlanar uses nano-domain technology that improves planarity and across-wafer uniformity and can be utilized to customize the CMP pads for specific applications. NexPlanar's nano-lubricants and molded groove technologies allow for low stress CMP (required for advanced CMP applications), result in an order of magnitude fewer defects, low slurry consumption processing and lower overall cost of ownership.

Headquarters Location

7175 NW Evergreen Parkway Suite 200

Hillsboro, Oregon, 97124,

United States


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NexPlanar Patents

NexPlanar has filed 36 patents.

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Semiconductor device fabrication, Microtechnology, Colloidal chemistry, Grinding and lapping, Electronics manufacturing


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Semiconductor device fabrication, Microtechnology, Colloidal chemistry, Grinding and lapping, Electronics manufacturing



Latest NexPlanar News

Cabot arranges $142m NexPlanar acquisition

Sep 29, 2015

29 September 2015 Cabot arranges $142m NexPlanar acquisition Intel, Samsung and Entegris are set to exit semiconductor technology provider NexPlanar following an acquisition by Cabot Microelectronics. Author: Thierry Heles, Reporter US-based semiconductor technology developer NexPlanar is set to be acquired by peer Cabot Microelectronics for approximately $142m, providing exits to chip maker Intel, semiconductor technology supplier Entegris and electronics company Samsung. This rest of this content is only accessible to Global Corporate Venturing Subscribers This content is only accessible to subscribers. If you are a subscriber,please sign in. Otherwise, if you would like to try before you buy and haven't previously taken out a free trial, you can do so below. You can also see details on subscriptions by clicking the Subscription Options button.

NexPlanar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was NexPlanar founded?

    NexPlanar was founded in 2003.

  • Where is NexPlanar's headquarters?

    NexPlanar's headquarters is located at 7175 NW Evergreen Parkway, Hillsboro.

  • What is NexPlanar's latest funding round?

    NexPlanar's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did NexPlanar raise?

    NexPlanar raised a total of $50M.

  • Who are the investors of NexPlanar?

    Investors of NexPlanar include CMC Materials, Horizon Technology Finance, InterWest Partners, BlueRun Ventures, Intel Capital and 7 more.

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