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SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners

SEMI’s success lies on our members’ supports. Our advocacy partners are companies that support a competitive European industry and engage in a dialogue and cooperation with policy makers. Learn more about the SEMI Europe Advocacy Program

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Meet the SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners 

Gold Partners

A world class test and handling equipment company, Advantest is a leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the global semiconductor industry. For more than 60 years, Advantest has led the way in developing innovative semiconductor test and handling solutions to meet the requirements of new and advanced ICs. Its leading-edge products are integrated into some of the most demanding semiconductor engineering and production environments in the world. Advantest products and services have continuously ranked among the 10 best suppliers for 26 years, according to the VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey. www.advantest.de

Agileo Automation specializes in software services for semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Since 2004, Agileo Automation supports its customer from equipment design through customer acceptance for semiconductor equipment automation (process equipment, EFEM, wafer handlers, reticle handlers), 

Agileo Automation’s services:

  • Equipment Host interface specification and implementation: SECS/GEM (E30) interface and 300mm interface (E39, E87, E40, E94,...).
  • Equipment controller software development with efficient equipment time to market using a software framework: E95 SEMI standard compliant user interface, several robots and load ports supported.
  • SCARA and 6-axis robot programming, PLC programming. 

Agileo Automation’s products:

  • Equipment Controller Software Framework
  • SECS/GEM and PV2 software libraries
  • E-84 electronic boards
  • Cycle time simulation software
  • Equipment Performance Analyzer Software


Air Liquide - The world’s leading supplier of gases and related services, Air Liquide serves major manufacturers of semi-conductors, flat panel displays and solar cells, leveraging its expertise, global infrastructure and strategic proximity to manufacturers worldwide. Its advanced electronics materials respond to increasingly challenging customer demands for improved mobility, connectivity, computing power and energy consumption. Its offers include ultra-pure carrier gases, specialty gases, advanced precursor molecules, onsite quality control and turnkey installation of advanced cylinder gas cabinet and wet chemical blending and distribution systems, as well as analytical, fluid management, on-site gas and chemical management services. www.airliquide.com

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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 opto-electronic 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 fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies. www.aixtron.com


Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.  www.appliedmaterials.com

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ASML's corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California, Taiwan and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United States. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers in more than 55 locations in 16 countries.Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.
ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services advanced systems used by customers - the major global semiconductor manufacturers - to create chips that power a wide array of electronic, communications and information technology products.With every generation, the complexity of producing integrated circuits with more functionality increases. Semiconductor manufacturers need partners that provide technology and complete process solutions. ASML is committed to providing customers with leading edge technology that is production-ready at the earliest possible date. ASML technology is supported by process solutions, enabling customers to gain and sustain a competitive edge in the marketplace. www.asml.com 

DAS Environmental Expert is a leading environmental technology company that provides sustainable solutions for waste gas abatement and waste water treatment while minimizing resource usage. The family-owned, mid-sized business with headquarters in Dresden, Germany stands out with two decades of technology and market know-how. Our worldwide employees further develop this knowledge every day. Every one of them is an Expert in his or her own field. This enables us to offer products and services that set the highest international standards. That is what we want to express when we say “Environmental Expert”. www.das-europe.com 

EBARA Precision Machinery Europe was founded in 1994 as subsidiary of the Japanese EBARA Corporation for the field of Semiconductors. With 130 employees, EBARA Precision Machinery  Europe is engaged in sales and service of its key products vacuum pumps, abatement, CMP and Plating and provides application and the engineering. It also can realize larger Projects in the Semiconductor and Solar industry. EBARA's strengths are proximity to the customer, fast responsiveness, complete Service coverage and its full commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. www.ebara-pm.euEBARA_logo

EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices, and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world. More information about EVG is available at www.EVGroup.com.

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FOGALE Nanotech is well known as the top expert in optical metrology for 3D applications, able to address R/D but also production requests, with standard and customized solutions.
Our Optical system combines several microscopy and interferometry techniques which allowed to make all kind of measurement & defect inspection on top & bottom wafer for many applications like:

  • 3D integration
  • TSV metrology
  • Wafer thinning process control
  • Wafer on temporary carrier dimensional control
  • Wafer on temporary carrier bonding inspection
  • Remaining Silicon thickness below TSV
  • Die stacking process control
  • Substrate: mono and multi-layer substrate dimensional control (SOI/GaN, SIC, Sapphire, ...)
  • Back grinding: Wafer Thickness, TTV, bow and warpage
  • MEMS: Bulk and surface micromachining process control and defect inspection
  • MEMS: 3D surface profiler, dynamic measurement, measurement under controlled atmosphere
  • MEMS: Deep high aspect ratio Via and Trench dimensional measurement



FUJIFILM Electronic Materials (FFEM) is a leading supplier to the semiconductor IC market. Our product portfolio consists of the broadest line worldwide of photoresists, polymides, CMP, high purity chemicals, diffusion and CVD chemicals to the technologically demanding semiconductor manufacturers.
Some eye catchers:

  • High resolution state-of-the-art resists: EUV, 193nm dry, wet, NTD.
  • Our low cure polyimides, a specialty coating used as a protective layer or "buffer coat".
  • A full range of ultra-pure CVD and diffusion chemicals- A comprehensive range of specialty etchants, cleaners, removers and other ancillary products.
  • The FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Color Mosaic® technology is a photosensitive-pigmented or dyed material incorporated in image sensors CMP slurries.


Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Since its foundation in 1984, imec plays a prominent role in driving future technology roadmaps and development in the semiconductor industry. Its global network of partners includes the leading IDMs, foundries, equipment and material suppliers, fabless and fablite companies. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top-talent of 2,100 people is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable environment. www.imec.be 

Lam Research Corporation is a trusted global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, offering market-leading solutions for thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam helps customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient electronic devices that drive the proliferation of technology into our everyday lives.  Headquartered in Fremont, California, the company maintains a network of facilities throughout Asia, Europe, and North America to meet the dynamic needs of its global customer base. www.lamresearch.com

LPE, since 1972, is an international specialist in epitaxial technologies and reactors (silicon and SiC) for Power Management, Sensor and MEMS applications.
LPE mission is to provide Customers with leading edge equipment and process solutions for advanced and traditional discrete devices, new generation sensors, improving process performance, lowering environmental impact and manufacturing costs .
LPE offers from design to sale of turnkey systems , from installation to commissioning and after sale services through a worldwide organization, staffed with qualified personnel and adequate spare parts service.
LPE Customer - centric approach favors partnership relations to ensure Customers satisfaction.

NANIUM is a world-class provider of semiconductor assembly, packaging and test engineering and manufacturing services, and a leader in 300mm wafer-level packaging (WLP). The company offers in-house capabilities for the entire development chain, from design to multiple packaging technologies, and the flexibility to tailor solutions that respond to the most specific and demanding customer requirements. The company is based near Porto, Portugal, and has an office in Dresden, Germany.  www.nanium.com 

Oerlikon Systems focuses on production systems for advanced nanotechnology and semiconductor applications. The core competence of Oerlikon Systems in the thin-film coating technology enables solutions in the area of advanced nanotechnology for touch panels, photovoltaics, thermoelectric generators and energy storage, saving, conversion and transmission. Applications for the semiconductor market include advanced packaging, power devices, read/write heads for hard disks, LEDs and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). These solutions facilitate the production of chips, devices and components used in consumer electronics and various industrial sectors, including the information technology, telecommunications and automotive industries. www.oerlikon.com/systems

Semilab was established in 1990 in Budapest, Hungary as an academicspin-off company, and offered electrical characterization methods for thesemiconductor industry. Since then, the company has grown significantly.Its portfolio has expanded through own R&D efforts and strategic acquisitions, and now consists of more than 30 product lines, offering solutions from lab-scale to fully automated in-line metrology tools.
Semilab has also entered the solar market, and is now able to providenearly complete coverage of characterization and process control needs ofthe crystalline silicon PV manufacturing process. Semilab is now the most successful metrology company in Europe and is committed to creating a growing, successful semiconductor and PV industry in Europe
. www.semilab.hu

Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec’s products include substrates for microelectronics (most notably SOI: Silicon-on-Insulator) and concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV). The company’s core technologies are Smart Cut™, Smart Stacking™ and Concentrix™, as well as expertise in epitaxy. Applications include consumer and mobile electronics, microelectronics-driven IT, telecommunications, automotive electronics, lighting products and solar power plants for large-scale utilities. Soitec has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in France, Singapore, Germany, and the United States. www.soitec.com

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SUSS MicroTec listed in Deutsche Börse AG’s Prime Standard is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. In close cooperation with research institutes and industry partners SUSS MicroTec is contributing to the advancement of next-generation technologies such as 3D Integration and nanoimprint lithography as well as key processes for MEMS and LED manufacturing. With a global infrastructure for applications and service SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8,000 installed systems worldwide. SUSS MicroTec is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit: www.suss.com

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TEL: As a leading global supplier of semiconductor production  equipment, Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) engages in development, manufacturing, and sales in a wide range of product fields. The company also leverages specialized technologies developed for the semiconductor production equipment market to engage in the area of flat panel display (FPD) production equipment. All of TEL's semiconductor and FPD production equipment product lines maintain high market shares in their respective global segments.
The company also leverages specialized technologies developed for the semiconductor production equipment market to engage in the areas of flat panel display (FPD) production equipment and Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaics. TEL provides outstanding products and services  to customers through a global network of approximately 90 locations in 15 countries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. www.tel.com

Trymax Semiconductor BV and Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV are privately held global semiconductor companies, founded in The Netherlands in 2003 and having it’s registered headquarters in Nijmegen. Our core business is to support semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world with innovative solutions for plasma based, photo resist removal and surface cleaning equipment as well as isotropic etch systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company continues its tradition of combining innovative technical leadership with expertise in systems and process design to provide the semiconductor, telecommunications, MEMS, data storage, and related industries with a wide range of plasma etching solutions. www.trymax.nl

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Vistec Electron Beam GmbH: As a long-standing equipment supplier, Vistec Electron Beam GmbH is providing leading technology solutions for advanced electron-beam lithography. Based on the Variable Shaped Beam principle, the electron-beam lithography systems are mainly utilized for semiconductor applications and advanced research as silicon direct write, compound semiconductor, mask making as well as integrated optics and several new emerging markets. Among standardized and proven systems, Vistec Electron Beam also provides customized solutions according to special technology requirements. The company is located in Jena, Germany. In addition to its production facility in Germany, Vistec Electron Beam maintains service and support centers in Europe and Taiwan. www.vistec-semi.com


Silver Partners

AEPI is the economic development agency for Grenoble-Isere / France. The Grenoble area, smart valley in southeastern France, is one of Europe’s top centers in micronanoelectronics and derived applications, and home to major players and equipment suppliers such as STMicroelectronics, Soitec, Applied materials, Air Liquide, and many others. Working closely with Minatec-CEA-Leti as well as the industrial cluster Minalogic, AEPI provides complimentary information and services to companies exploring business opportunities. AEPI is a member of the local board of the Semi Europe Grenoble office.
AEPI is also a full partner in the European project Silicon Europe, promoting the collaboration between 5 major microelectronics clusters in Europe: Silicon Saxony (Dresden), High Tech NL(Netherlands), DSP Valley (Belgium), Me2C (Austria) and Minalogic (Grenoble).

ARCSIS is the trade association for the microelectronics and semiconductor activities in the Provence-Alps-Riviera (PACA) region, in France. It participates in assuring sustainability, full economic development and enhanced competitiveness of the regional microelectronics and communicating objects industry. Its 60 members include industries as well as research centers and universities. Since 2005, ARCSIS has managed a major collaborative research and development program: CIM PACA (PACA Integrated Microelectronics Center), which groups together the microelectronics community around three interconnected platforms: Design, Characterization and MicroPackS (Micropackaging and Security).
ARCSIS is also a key member of the world-ranking competitiveness cluster Secure Communicating Solutions (SCS). www.arcsis.org

The future belongs to those who achieve the most. Being faster, more capable and an idea ahead has made DB Schenker one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services.

Our product range includes:

- Clean Room Logistics         - Warehouse Management
- Equipment Logistics            - Quality Assured/Certified Supply Chain
- Spare Parts Logistics           - Global Projects Support
- Downstream Solutions        - Fab Support & In-House Logistics
- Value Added Services         - Logistics for Finished Products/Supplies


Fries Research & Technology GmbH (FRT) offers a comprehensive range of metrological surface measuring systems for the non-destructive investigation of topography, profile, film thickness, roughness, abrasion and many other properties. More than 500 reputable international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optical, photovoltaic and many other industries equip their R&D and production departments with FRT metrology systems. FRT operates from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and maintains subsidiaries in China, Switzerland and the United States. Additionally, FRT provides a distribution and service network in the USA, Asia and Europe. www.frt-gmbh.com

For more than 30 years, RECIF Technologies designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains robotic handling equipment dedicated to the semiconductor industry. RECIF Technologies is based in Blagnac (France) and owns two sales and service subsidiaries in Wappingers falls USA (NY upstate) and Hsin Chu in Taiwan, and is working closely with sales partners from all over the world.


SAT Group was founded in the 1987 and was responsible for the distribution of spare parts and industrial equipments.
Since 1992 it's focused in the semiconductor industry as a designer and manufacturer of spare parts and equipments ultrapure.
He later developed research projects in partnership with the University and Multinational company and patented several components such as pneumatic pumps no metal parts, modular and easy upgradable Full automatic Wet Bench and ultrapure equipments in general. www.fluorosat.com

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About the SEMI Europe Advocacy Program

SEMI Europe is committed to advocacy: we maintain an office in Brussels and we regularly interact with decision-makers, helping them to understand what our members do, how the semiconductor ecosystem can contribute to Europe’s global competitiveness and what policies can help.
Join our program and enjoy the following benefits:
  • Logo visibility in SEMI Europe Advocacy advertisements and banners
  • Invitation to 8th SEMI Brussels Forum and networking dinner
  • Invitation to SEMICON Europa Executive Summit 2014

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