April 16, 2012
Highly secretive wafer level chip scale packaging (WLCSP) start-up Deca Technologies might take over SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) Fab 1, when the solar photovoltaics (PV) supplier consolidates its Philippine manufacturing operations to Fab 2 this quarter.
SunPower invested an undisclosed amount of capital in Deca when the packaging house launched, and is a minority shareholder. It gave Deca half of its fab space in Laguna Technopark, Philippines to use, as well as human resources, and process/operational know-how. Deca is also funded by Cypress Semiconductor.