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.


Dr. (Tech) Meri Helle
25 years of experience in semiconductor technology sales and business.


  • CEO: Summa Semiconductor.
  • Business development, sales and engineering: Okmetic Oyj.
  • R&D: Nokia Research Centre.
  • Research in quantum physics, material science.
Dr. (Tech) Sami Suihkonen
20 years expertise in semiconductor technology R&D and commercialization.


  • COO/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.


  • 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 Board positions in many high-tech start-ups
Juhani Kalanti
Advisory board member 28 years experience in semiconductor industry sales, including ST Microelectronics
Lauri Lipasti
Advisory board member Micronas, Fincitec, Atmel, Lewel, Kindhelm

Collaboration projects

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

Funded with support from the European Commission

Summa Semiconductor Oy is a fully independent company owned by founders. Company operations are based in Micronova, Finland. Company was founded in 2015. Micronova is part of Finland’s national research infrastructure for micro- and nanotechnology. It is run jointly by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University and offers scalable cleanroom resources Here .

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