Metatron Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Metatron Kapehairana (WK) I (OAN)
|Named after||Metatron's cube|
|Formation||October 10, 1985|
|Founded at||Tokapa, The Oan Isles|
|Merger of||Barque Lithography (2008)|
Fort Jubrayn Optics (2012)
|Type||Publicly-traded for-profit limited liability company|
|Legal status||Limited liability company|
|Headquarters||Tokapa, The Oan Isles|
|Services||Contract chip manufacturing|
Design for manufacturing
|Owner||Metatron Holding Company, Tivot (34%)|
Chief executive officer
Chairman of the board
|Metatron Holding Company|
|8.7 billion KRB|
Metatron is a publicly-traded for-profit limited liability company from the Oan Isles that manufactures integrated circuits. It was founded in 1985 by a multinational team of scientists who met through their post-graduate studies at the University of Tokapa: Atawhai Taumata (from the Oan Isles), Darryl McKinsey (from South Hills), Basiloy Modvenovich (from Tuvaltastan), and Casey Burnham (from Great Morstaybishlia) in Tokapa, where its head office remains. Its largest shareholder is the Metatron Holding Company which is also its parent organization and it is located in Tarov, Tivot. The current CEO is Bing Sion (from Emberwood Coast). Metatron acquired Barque Lithography (a company from Axdel) in 2008 and Fort Jubrayn Optics (from Staynes) in 2012. It is one of the largest and most valuable companies originating from the Oan Isles.
Atawhai Taumata, Basiloy Modvenovich, Darryl McKinsey and Casey Burnham were PhD candidates at the University of Tokapa in 1970. They were working on a research project on semiconductor substrates under the supervision of Prof Leigh Cameron from Kuthernburg. Through their experiments and findings they published their dissertation in 1975. They made discoveries about the conductive and insulating capabilities of crystalline silicon and proposed applications their use in integrated circuits for computational devices.
Atawhai Taumata's uncle High Chief Taumata of Wekatoka encouraged the team to continue working on the project. He provided the initial seed funding for the project. They continued working on it until they developed their first working prototype integrated circuit in 1979. They pitched the idea to numerous investors and eventually, High Chief Taumata managed to get the Oan Armaments Company (now known as Oan Arms) to invest in the idea. After working for another 6 years, Metatron was born in 1985. They began as a contractor for the Oan Defence Forces producing chips for military applications.
Upon hearing that Oan Arms was selling the technology to other militaries that were committing war elsewhere, Basiloy Modvenovich was deeply distressed and asked the co-founders to end their relationship with the ODF. Atawhai Taumata asked his uncle to buy Modvenovich out, giving him the controlling share of the company. Basiloy walked out in 1988. Casey Burnham was constantly at odds with Darryl and Atawhai over development.
She left as the Chief Technology Officer in 1994, a position that Atawhai took up. Darryl bought her out. He continued as the CEO of the company. Atawhai inherited his uncle's title and had to dedicate more of his time managing the Taumata Family Trust, thus he resigned as the CTO and remained as Chairman of the board. Rudo Seabrook from South Hills continued as CTO. Darryl made some disastrous financial decisions and he divorced his husband, who left the marriage with half of everything he owned. He was bankrupt and thus sold his share to Atawhai who took over the entire Metatron Corporation in 2004. To escape the tax reforms in the Oan Isles being implemented around 2006, the Metatron Holding Company was established in Tivot in the same year.
Bing Sion came on as the Chief Operations Officer in 2008. He pushed for the acquisition of Barque Lithography in the same year getting closer to Darryl. Rudo and Bing kept competing for Darryl's favour because they knew that Atawhai would support Darryl's choice Of CEO when he eventually resigned. Bing successfully negotiated the acquisition of Fort Jubrayn Optics in 2012, sealing the deal for his succession as CEO. Darryl stayed on as CEO to coordinate the initial public offering of Metatron on the Sani Bursil Stock Exchange. They raised 1.34 billion KRB from the deal. Bing took on more of Darryl's duties until he was appointed CEO in 2016.
Services and products
Metatron produces integrated circuits for fabless companies. This means that it produces integrated circuits based on the design specifications of its clients. Furthermore, it produces generic integrated circuits for general purpose usage. Additionally, it produces semiconductor wafers that other companies use to produce integrated circuits of their own.
Metatron is arguably one of the largest chip makers in the world by volume of chips produced and revenues generated. The high quality of its products and the networks of clients it has created have made it highly attractive. It produces microchips for the big three technology companies: Cluster (from Northrenpynt, Aponivia), Damehowe and Primrose (from Staynes, Great Morstaybishlia). It also produces microchips for Hejeld AB and Tarva Defense Systems (from Cryria), Velox Motors and Volktel (from Volkia), Audelli Group (from Great Morstaybishlia), Janus (from Asilica), ICM (from Tretrid), and KAE Systems plc (from Kuthernburg).
Bing Sion, the incumbent CEO, is a transgender man from Emberwood Coast who studied at the University of Aura. He was appointed as the CEO in 2016 after the resignation of the previous CEO, Darryl McKinsey. He had worked under McKinsey as the COO for 12 years. He is an experienced and highly skilled engineer and entrepreneur who has several noteworthy publications and has received numerous accolades from various international bodies. Kawatu Taumata is the granddaughter of Atawhai Taumata and she represents the interests of the Taumata Family Trust which is the majority owner of the Metatron Holding Company.
Metatron acquired Barque Lithography in 2008 which was a lithography company from Axdel. This company was reconstituted as Metatron Lithography. It now manufacturers lithography equipment for Metatron Foundaries. It remains in the city of Barque.
Metatron also acquired Fort Jubrayn Optics in 2012 which was originally from the city of Fort Jubrayn in Great Morstaybishlia. The company was reconstituted as Metatron Optics. It now produces optics equipment for Metatron Foundaries. The company pioneered extreme ultraviolet technology that can be used to produce highly sensitive and fast chips. It remains in Fort Jubrayn.
Divisions and subsidiaries
Metatron Optics and Metatron Lithography are subsidiaries of Metatron whose main function is to provide optic and lithography equipment respectively for Metatron Foundaries.
Metatron Foundaries is the division responsible for researching, developing and manufacturing semiconductor wafers and integrated circuits. It has the capability to produce wafers ranging from 2 microns to 5 nanometers. It is located in Tokapa in The Oan Isles. It oversees and runs the fabrication facilities of the company.
Metatron Distribution is a division located in a complex called Metatron City in the city of Aegis in Valeria. Metatron established this division in 2005 and relocated it from the Oan Isles to Valeria due to the favorable logistical, regulatory and cost conditions in that country. The government of the Oan Isles encouraged the move to strengthen ties between the Oan Isles and Great Morstaybishlia. This division is responsible for testing, packaging and distribution of chips.
Metatron was criticized by sapient rights and environmental conservation groups for importing raw materials such as silicates from Packilvania which has notoriously poor working conditions and environmental protections. The company dispelled the criticisms by commissioning an investigation into the practices of its suppliers. Through the investigation it found that 12 out of 17 met a set of basic standards. It removed 5 of the suppliers and continues to send inspection teams to the sites to ensure that sapient and environmental rights are being respected. Furthermore, it signed the Fair Work Declaration which was a declaration by international companies to ensure that their supply chains respected workers.
The company was recognised by the Oan Academy of Science as a national champion of the Oan Isles for scientific innovation through its research and development operations. Its scientists have contributed to discoveries in conductivity, thermodynamics, electromagnetics and other scientific areas. For instance, Constance Makepunu, engineer in the materials research unit og Metatron Foundaries, won the National Science Medal for contributions to silicon substrates research.
The company has been cited by Oan News as one of the best places to work in the Oan Isles due to their generous salaries, worker protection schemes and working environments.