Design, Construct, Validate and Maintain

State-of-the-art facility

Ichor Systems core business operations cover the vending, service, support, and refurbishment of Semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The company, formerly known as Semi Scenic, was founded in East Kilbride in 2003 and was acquired by California-headquartered Ichor Systems Inc., in April 2012.

Background to the project

As a critical services turnkey partner to major original equipment manufacturers, Ichor’s customer base are able to outsource all non-critical elements of their tool design, production and support in order to focus their resources on process and technology development. The company which operates from seven key strategic sites globally, possesses deep experience in managing rapid product introductions, worldwide supply chain networks, scheduling flexibility and exacting 
production quality standards.

Ichor Systems made the decision to move the Scottish manufacturing arm of its business to new 37,651ft2 facilities at Hamilton International Park in order to dramatically increase production capacity. After a competitive tender process, T-SQUARED was awarded the full turnkey design, construction and validation project consisting of four large clean, controlled areas.

The new facility, which required an extensive fit-out program due to the high-specification 
cleanroom requirements of the semiconductor industry, will deliver up to ten new jobs as well as securing the future of Ichor’s existing staff.

T-SQUARED subsequently designed and built a state of the art manufacturing facility which in turn has enabled production to be tripled since it opened.

Scope of the project

The scope of works undertaken by T-SQUARED included design, construction and validation of four large clean controlled areas. As part of this, they were responsible for delivering:
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Fabric Works

  • Cleanroom Production HVAC Systems including HEPA Filtration
  • Offices HVAC Systems
  • DX Systems
  • Installation of new Mains Electrical Board
  • Small Power
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting

  • Data Installation
  • Commissioning and Validation

Timescales - The project was completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule and on budget.