Summa Semiconductor Oy

About Us

Summa Semiconductor Oy is a fully independent company providing semiconductor manufacturing services since 2015. Our operations are based in Micronova, a key center of Finland’s national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology.


Pasi Salonen
A senior executive with business and technical expertise, driving business growth with multimillion revenues at international top-tier technology firms.


  • CEO: Summa Semiconductor
  • Over 22 years in business management and leadership roles

  • IT, telecoms, printing healthcare, security and consulting sectors

Dr. (Tech) Sami Suihkonen
20 years expertise in semiconductor technology R&D and commercialization.


  • CTO/CFO: Summa Semiconductor.
  • Process development for III-N LEDs: OptoGaN Oy/GmbH.
  • 100+ publications on III-N materials and devices.
  • Several joint publications with two Nobel laureates.
PhD. Veli-Matti Airaksinen
40 years experience in semiconductor R&D, production and management.


  • COO: Summa Semiconductor
  • Development of epitaxial processes for InP, AlGaAs/GaAs and Si.
  • Developed epitaxial silicon products and production at Okmetic Oyj.
  • Director of Aalto Nanofab 2003 – 2013.
  • 50+ publications and patents on semiconductor materials.

Experienced advisory board and non-executive team

Prof. Jyrki Saarinen
(Summa Board Member, Entrepreneur) Heptagon founder ($900+ million exit to ams AG in 2017), founder and board positions in many high-tech start-ups
Juhani Kalanti
(Advisory board member) ALD 1970s, Micronas 1980s, ST Microelectronics (28 years with $20+ bn cumulative sales)
Lauri Lipasti
(Advisory board member) Micronas, Fincitec, Atmel, Lewel, Kindhelm
Meri Helle
(Summa Board and Advisory board member) Summa Semiconductor Oy Co-founder.

Collaboration projects

MicroElectronics Training, Industry and Skills
METIS is bridging the skills gap in the microelectronics sector for a more competitive Europe. The Sector Skills Alliance, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, brings together a consortium of 19 key partners to develop skills intelligence deliver the METIS curriculum and training and promote microelectronics as a career choice. METIS embodies excellence in microelectronics, with key partners representing industry (start-ups, SMEs, large firms), national and EU industry associations, formal educational providers and regulatory bodies in the field of accreditation and certification. The consortium is coordinated by SEMI Europe.
The stakeholders represent 13 countries:
  • Austria (Infineon Technologies, Technical University of Graz)
  • Belgium (imec)
  • Bulgaria (Technical University of Sofia)
  • Cyprus (European Association of Career Guidance)
  • Finland (Summa Semiconductor Oy)
  • France (X-FAB France, DECISION)
  • Germany (Bosch, Silicon Saxony, Dresden Chip Academy)
  • Hungary (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Italy (IAL-FVG, CIMEA)
  • Norway (University of South-Eastern Norway)
  • Spain (Graphenea)
  • Sweden (WiTEC)
  • Turkey (Arcelik)

For more information visit the METIS website

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