2018 sponsor company profiles
AIXTRON is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The company’s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and optoelectronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials, as well as polymers, carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in fibre optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signalling and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.
Brolis Semiconductors is an infrared laser diode maker in the spectral range from 800 nm - 3000 nm based on GaAs, InP and GaSb. The company develops a range of light sources from SLDs to high-power multi-watt singel emitters and laser bars for defence, medical, sensing and research applications.
CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS
With more than 25 years of experience serving the semiconductor industry, CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS is your reliable partner for exhaust gas abatement, with a primary focus on dry bed absorption. More than 3,000 installations worldwide testify to customer confidence in CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS' unique products and services. We continue to extend our competence to support developing markets such as the solar industry and photovoltaics as well as MEMS. The key elements which guarantee safety, reliability and ease of handling have been purpose-designed to meet the demands of tomorrow's advanced materials: CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS is a truly global company with research and development, manufacturing and marketing located in dedicated centers of competence located throughout Europe, Japan, USA, and the Far East.
EpiGaN focuses on delivering world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material per our customers' specifications, enabling them to develop innovative products. As a pure play epi material supplier, EpiGaN offers a clear business model, ideal to build long-term customer relationships.
Home of the Balzers BAK and the CLUSTERLINE, Evatec is a thin film solutions provider for LEDs, wireless technologies, power devices, MEMS and advanced packaging applications. Core technologies for deposition of CSOs, dielectrics, metals and compound semiconductors include enhanced evaporation processes and high rate sputter processes. From plasma damage free processing of GaN and damage sensitive sub layers for LED applications to deposition of new materials for wireless RF filter applications with enhanced piezoelectric properties, we offer complete solutions of hardware and process. Customers can select from multi-process cluster tools or single process batch tools with manual or automated handling according to application, process and throughput requirements.
Ferrotec Corporation is a worldwide leader in the supply of materials, components, and precision system solutions for businesses and products. Ferrotec’s Temescal systems are the preferred electron beam-based evaporative coating solution for the processing of Compound Semiconductor based substrates, backed by the company’s extensive process expertise in metallization and multi-layer coatings of materials such as Ti, Pt, Au, Pd, Ag, Ni, Al, Cr, Cu, Mo, Sn, SiO2 and ITO. For additional information about Ferrotec products, visit the company’s web site at www.ferrotec.com.
The Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS) is a trust foundation under public law in Baden-Württemberg and concentrates on business-oriented research in silicon technology, nano structuring, customized circuits (ASIC) and image sensor technology. The research facility is partner to small and medium-scale companies in Baden-Württemberg in particular and cooperates with internationally-renowned semiconductor corporations and contractors. Headed by Professor Dr. Joachim Burghartz, around 100 highly-qualified employees and visiting researchers focus on microelectronics, micro system technology and nano structuring.
IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers with products that cover a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a 'one stop shop' for the wafer needs of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers.
With a pedigree dating back more than twenty-five years, IQE offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio, with a choice of technology platforms from multiple, global manufacturing facilities across Europe, Asia and the USA.
Our unparalleled experience in the production and supply of substrates and epiwafers across a number of key market areas make IQE the perfect partner for substrates and epiwafers for visible and infrared optoelectronic devices, multi-junction CPV solar cells and RF components for wireless applications.
LayTec develops, manufactures and markets optical in-situ and in-line metrology systems for thin-film processes. Our organization is expressly designed and committed to offering leading thin-film metrology solutions. We work closely with production line end-customers, equipment manufacturers and leading research institutions in order to achieve the most advanced thin-film process analysis and control.
Nanotronics is changing the way materials and electronics are manufactured. We automate industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world's smallest technologies: semiconductors, microchips, hard drives, LEDs, nano-fillers, nanotubes, and more. nSpec® is an integrated part of production processes at many of the world's leading manufacturers. nSpec® is powered by industrial enterprise software that provides scientists + engineers the first set of tools as advanced as the devices they build.
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprising over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.
Plasma-Therm® is a leading provider of advanced plasma processing equipment. Plasma-Therm systems perform critical process steps in the fabrication of integrated circuits, micro-mechanical devices, solar power cells, lighting, and components of products from computers and home electronics to military systems and satellites. Specifically, Plasma-Therm systems employ innovative technology to etch and deposit thin films. The company's Mask Etcher® series for photomask production has exceeded technology roadmap milestones for more than 15 years.
Plasma-Therm’s Singulator® systems bring the precision and speed of plasma dicing to chip-packaging applications. Manufacturers, academic and governmental institutions depend on Plasma-Therm equipment, designed with “lab-to-fab” flexibility to meet the requirements of both R&D and volume production.
Plasma-Therm's products have been adopted globally and have earned their reputation for value, reliability, and world-class support. Plasma-Therm’s status as a preferred supplier of plasma process equipment has been recognized with VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction awards for 19 years, including “RANKED 1st” awards from 2012 to 2017.
Qorvo is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defence applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD & TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certiried manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs; GaN and BAW products and services.
Revasum (pronounced re vôsəm) (“re” is for removal and “vasum” is Latin for equipment) is a new company headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, providing premiere CMP and grinding technology to critical growth markets such as power, RF communications, LED, MEMS, solar, and other mobile applications. Our mission is built on a design philosophy of investing in new product development that is specifically targeted at these global markets, with the purpose of meeting the unique needs of the device makers in this high-tech space. Revasum offers new and certified refurbished systems for sale worldwide.