5th SEMI Brussels Forum Partners

5th SEMI Brussels Forum

Europe’s leading policy event for semiconductor and photovoltaic equipment and materials
24 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium
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Over 39 companies support the 5th SEMI Brussels Forum

acp-IT is with 60 employees and locations in Stuttgart, Dresden, Villach and Timisoara (Romania) a leading highly specialized software company developing and implementing professional IT solutions for planning and operation of advanced production lines. Our InFrame Synapse product family makes a major contribution to the optimization of our clients' production processes and to increasing quality significantly. This enables acp-IT to reduce project implementation time and cost and helps to perfectly adapt to the customers needs. www.acp-it.com

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 Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in fiber 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. www.aixtron.com

Anvo-Systems Dresden is specialized in monolithic non-volatile data storage system solutions in industrial and communication environments. The company provides high reliable standard products and intellectual properties (IP) featuring fast access time and extreme energy efficiency.

APT GmbH offers and service in Europe & Israel a large range of products in LED area, starting from wafer production ongoing to wafer test & sorting to phospherous inspection systems and finally test and sorting of assembled LEDs. In Memory & Logic IC production we offer wafer probing tools as well as final test solutions. Consumables in the package test area accomplish our product range. APT started operation 10 years ago in Munich Germany and has now subsidaries in Italy, Malta, UK, Israel as well in Singapore supporting mainly Asian loactions of European Semi-conductor & LED companies. www.apt-eur.com

ASM International N.V., headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International and its subsidiaries provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at www.asm.com

Brooks Instruments is a company of highly trained specialists whose goal is to provide flow solutions that exceed customer expectations. The European headquarter is based in the Netherlands. Our multi-lingual staff also provides after sales and service including start up, commissioning and helpdesk functions. Brooks Instrument’s portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters, thermal mass flow controllers and meters, Coriolis mass flow controllers, meters and transmitters, pressure control products, magnetic level instruments, and a variety of flow accessories. Brooks Instrument provides verification and calibration of all flow measurement and control equipment. www.brooksinstrument.com 

camLine: For more than 20 years camLine is providing software solutions for manufacturing of high-tech industries. The system house develops and markets its own product family LineWorks. In particular with the leading SPC system LineWorks SPACE, camLine is well-known in semiconductor, electronics, PV, and medical industries. SPACE is expanding its global market position with the latest SPACE add-ons eCAP (electronic Corrective Action Plans) and SDC (Statistical Defect Control). With Recipe Management and SQM (Supplier Quality Management) including eCoA (electronic Certificates of Analyses) LineWorks offers new capabilities that address process security inside manufacturing and comprehensive quality data management and traceability of entire modern supply chains. www.camline.com

CEI-Europe (Continuing Education Institute-Europe), is dedicated to providing Advanced Technology Continuing Education to engineers and scientist in Europe. Founded in 1980, CEI-Europe has educated over  30 000 professionals in the areas of Semiconductor Technology, Nanoelectronics and Photonics, Sensors, Telecommunications,  Circuit and System Design and Satellite Communications. Over 45 annual 2-5 day short courses are held throughout Europe every year. www.cei.se

Digmesa is a Swiss Company developing and manufacturing low-flow liquid flow sensors for more than 25 years. Innovative, contactless measurement devices allow difficult tasks like monitoring and dosing of CMP-Slurries, photoresist or DI Water to be realized at the highest accuracy of measurement. No matter what the medium or application: Digmesa has an optimal solution for any problem that may be encountered in the domain of measuring small or very small quantities of liquids down to 1 ml/min. www.digmesa.com

e-concept is your ISO 9001 certified technical partner for automation technology, control software and mecanical systems specializing in the Semiconductor industry. We meet the challenges posed by the functions of economical, high-quality machines and systems of automation technology -as a contractor or cooperating partner. We cover industrial applications for semiconductor and nanotechnology involving the design, delivery and installation of electrical engineering equipment for production machines and systems. Our services comply with all relevant international standards (CE, UL, NFPA, SEMI). www.e-concept-aachen.de

EV Group (EVG) is a world leader in wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology applications. Through its flexible manufacturing model, EVG develops reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership systems that are easily integrated into customers’ fab lines. Key products include wafer bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography, metrology, photoresist coating, cleaning and inspection equipment. Founded in 1980, EVG is headquartered in St. Florian, Austria. www.EVGroup.com

Festo AG is both a global player and an independent family-owned company with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar. The company provides pneumatic and electrical automation technology for 300,000 customers in over 200 industries. Its products and services are available in 176 countries worldwide. With 13,500 employees in 58 national companies throughout the world, Festo generated revenues of € 1.3 billion in 2009, of which 9.5% is invested annually in research and development. As a learning company, Festo invests 1.5% of its revenue in education and training. The learning opportunities it offers are not only for employees; Festo Didactic GmbH provides industrial education and training programs in automation technology for customers, students and trainees as well. www.festo.com 

FRT: Fries Research & Technology GmbH (FRT) offers a comprehensive range of manual and automated multisensor metrology systems for the non-destructive investigation of various specimen, especially wafers. The tools determine 3D topography, profile, film thickness, roughness, TTV, part thickness and other properties. More than 300 reputable international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optical, photovoltaic and other industries equip their R&D and production fabs 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

FujiFilm: FUJIFILM Electronic Materials (FFEM) is a leading supplier to the semiconductor IC market. Our product portfolio provides the broadest line worldwide of photoresist, polymides, thin film systems and other high purity chemicals and services to the technologically demanding semiconductor manufacturers and solar cell producers. www.fujifilm-ffem.com

IDA (Irish Development Agency) is the Irish Government agency with responsibility for securing new investment from global companies across a range of sectors including Financial Services, ICT and Life Sciences. It also encourages existing investors to expand and develop their business in Ireland. At present, IDA manages a total portfolio of more than 900 companies employing over 130,000 people. The Information and Communications Technologies sector in Ireland attracts global investment, with seven of the world’s top ten companies operating here. Ireland’s ICT sector incorporates the full range of high-tech activities including Research and Development, High-Value Manufacturing, Shared Services, Supply Chain Management, Software Development and Technical Support. The sector operates in areas from computers to chips, telecommunications to software and components to copiers, and benefits from the highest number of science graduates of any EU member state. ICT accounts for €50 billion in Irish exports and this is set to grow as companies take advantage of competitive opportunities and a knowledge-based economy. Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity in OECD countries.  www.idaireland.com

Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. 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 is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1,750 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2009, imec's revenue (P&L) was 275 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2010 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 3.295 billion with approximately 26,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. www.infineon.com

International Rectifier is a pioneer and world leader in advanced power management technology, from digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs to advanced circuit devices, power systems and components. The world's leading manufacturers of computers, appliances, automobiles, consumer electronics and defense systems rely on IR technology to drive the performance and efficiency of their products. Today, power management technology plays a more important role than ever in saving the world's dwindling energy reserves while tackling tough technology roadblocks. www.irf.com

Laytec is a major provider of in-situ and in-line optical metrology for thin-film processes. These tools are used in a broad range of thin-film applications such as compound semiconductors, photovoltaic, oxide and organic deposition. A permanently refined and expanded portfolio of optical measurement techniques such as reflectometry, emissivity corrected pyrometry, laser deflectometry, reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy are uniquely combined to create our series of integrated metrology products. LayTec’s systems provides access to all key thin-film parameters in real-time – either in-situ, during the deposition process, or in-line. www.laytec.de   

Linde Gas is the leading high-purity gas and chemical supplier to the photovoltaics industry, supplying more than 17GW of PV manufacturing capacity worldwide, in both thin film and crystalline silicon technologies. Our mission is to develop innovative gas and chemical technologies that help solar cell manufacturers move toward both grid parity and green parity, encouraging the adoption of environmentally sustainable manufacturing. For example we pioneered the replacement of high Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases used in chamber cleaning with zero GWP fluorine. www.linde-gas.com/photovoltaics

M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH was ranked as one of the TOP 100 German World Market Leaders. In 2010 M+W Group generated an order intake of 2.1 billion euros and revenues of nearly 1.8 billion euros with a workforce of approximately 6,000 employees. www.mwgroup.net

memsstar: Founded in 2003, memsstar Limited is a company delivering technology, equipment and services to the MEMS and semiconductor industries. It is comprised of two divisions: memsstar delivers processing technologies and equipment for the next generation of MEMS devices while pt35 provides a comprehensive range of semiconductor equipment, products and services designed to allow its customers to develop and extend their technological & manufacturing capabilities. memsstar’s unique, patented processing system solution delivers unrivalled process control and wide process windows for vapour phase isotropic etch and surface modification. pt35 works in partnership with customers and suppliers to develop cost effective semiconductor processing solutions and the highest possible return on investment on equipment assets. www.memsstar.com

Nanium is a Semiconductor Assembly & Test company located in Portugal. NANIUM is dedicated to provide development, manufacturing, testing and engineering services, operating namely in WLP/RDL and traditional substrate and leadframe based packages. Our experienced and highly competent team of around 400 people is prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges and to provide services beyond customers´ expectations. The company was formally established in February 2010, under the ownership of the two largest privately owned Portuguese banks and the Portuguese state. Having started in 1996 as Siemens Semiconductors, the site followed the spin-off of the group into Infineon Technologies (1999) and more recently into Qimonda (2006). Therefore, we rely on a 15 years’ long experience in the demanding semiconductor market, having substantial engineering knowledge and experience in leading-edge packaging technologies and handling wafer up to 300mm in high volume. Being the biggest OSAT (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) company in Europe, we strive for excellence and are committed to create value to our customers. www.nanium.com

Neuro Technology Middle East Fze offers customized, comprehensive products and services in the fields of ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) control, Soldering, Communication testers etc.) that provide customers the latest in  production, rework, field service and maintenance of electronic equipment. Our activities include distribution of materials as per the current ESD standards, besides ESD consulting, planning, training and Audits. We, at Neuro Technology have been providing turnkey solutions to the electronic service industry for more than a decade, with a very professional approach.  Our role had been pivotal in the service sector of high tech electronics like mobile telecom, aviation and consumer electronics.  We have also been conducting frequent full day trainings, with expert trainers from Germany, Switzerland, Finland & Japan. Our product line comes from very reputed manufacturers and we are their official distributors, thus having an upper edge in providing our customers with prompt and apt solutions and service. www.neurotechnology.ae

Oerlikon Systems is a global leader in the creation of production systems for the semiconductor and optical disc industry. With leading partners Oerlikon develops production techniques for ultra-thin high-performance chips in the area of nanotechnology. They walk on path never gone before and find new solutions – Enabling Nano Technology. Advanced Technologies business activities include applications and technologies, from which the highest prevision and accuracy is required. Amongst these, e.g. are thin film components for projection displays or automotive, a further range of chip assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry and the manufacturing production solutions for nanotechnology.  Focusing on the world of nanotechnology, Oerlikon is at the cutting edge of this future market. The latest technologies, materials and manufacturing, and profound know-how can align atoms to create the next high performance microchip. www.oerlikon.com

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology offers flexible, configurable process tools and leading-edge processes for the precise, controllable and repeatable etching, deposition and growth of micro- and nano-structures. Our systems provide process solutions for the micro- and nanometre engineering of materials for semiconductor, optoelectronics, HBLED, MEMS & microfluidics, high quality optical coating and many other applications in micro- and nanotechnology. www.oxinst.com

Perm Chemical Company specializes in commodity manufacturing of fine and specialty chemicals, development and up-scaling of chemical technologies from lab to a plant, researches of fluoro-organic compounds, catalysts for interphase exchange. The main products - fluorinated aromatic and aliphatic and halogen-containing non-fluorinated compounds – are intended for wide range of applications. www.ibd.perm.ru

Peter Wolters GmbH, a component of Novellus' Industrial Application group, is a leading manufacturer of high precision surface polishing systems for substrates made of silicon, sapphire, gallium arsenide, silicon carbide and other materials used in the manufacturing of microelectronic, micro-optical, and micromechanical devices. Peter Wolters is headquartered in Rendsburg, Germany. www.peter-wolters.com 

ProTec Carrier Systems GmbH offers solutions for handling and processing of (thin) substrates based on its proprietary transfer-elecstrostatic carrier technology (T-ESC®).
– The technology is protected by worldwide patents.
– The solutions include handling and chucking devices as well as different kinds of T-ESC®, that cover variuous applications.
– Additional to standard applications ProTec offers solutions for customer specific process applications, e.g. slide-off (debonding), detaping, adapter solutions, bow elimination and many more. www.protec-carrier-systems.com

ROHM Semiconductor is a global electronic components manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto/Japan and known for top quality products. ROHM Semiconductor has a large product portfolio: Integrated circuits, discrete semiconductor, optoelectronic devices and passives. ROHM Semiconductor is listed on Tokyo stock market. Its revenue in 2010 was 335.641 Mio Yen and employs 21,000 employees worldwide. Since 2009, OKI Semiconductor is part of the ROHM Group. ROHM Semiconductor European head office is located in Willich-Münchheide/Germany and serves the EMEA region (Europe and Middle East) through its 12 sales offices. www.rohm.com

SemiLev is a private company founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneurs together with an industrial partner and backed by strong financial institutions. SemiLev develops and markets contactless robotic systems, equipment frontend modules and sorters for wafer-and mask-handling in the semiconductor industry. At the heart of these products is a technology platform based on contactless bearings and wireless energy and data transmission made practical for this applications for the first time. This constitutes an important step toward completely contamination and wear-free wafer- and mask- processing in a chip factory. www.semilev.de

Siltronic is a global leader in the market for hyperpure silicon wafers and a partner to many top-tier chip manufacturers. Our production facilities in Europe, Asia and the USA develop and manufacture wafers with diameters of up to 300 mm. Siltronic’s silicon wafers are the heart of today’s microelectronics – you will find them in computers, cellphones, flat-screen displays, navigation systems and many other applications. Our technological expertise, high quality, strong customer focus and global orientation rank us among the semiconductor industry’s leading producers. Our vision: To offer perfect silicon solutions which are always one generation ahead of the competition and to create lasting value for our customers, staff and shareholders. www.siltronic.com

Simax Lithography is a value-adding provider of mature lithography equipment and services for ASML and Nikon equipment. We offer full service for maintenance and applications support at competitive prices. Our engineers are highly experienced and skilled. www.simaxlithography.com

Soitec is the world's leading supplier of advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries. The company leverages its proprietary Smart Cut™ technology to engineer new substrate solutions, such as silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers, which became its first high-volume application. Since then, SOI has emerged as the material platform of the future, enabling the production of higher performing, faster chips that consume less power. Today, Soitec produces more than 80 percent of the world’s SOI wafers. Headquartered in Bernin, France, with two high-volume fabs on-site, Soitec has offices throughout the world and a new large volume production site in Singapore. Three other business units complete the activities. The first focuses on compound materials for the manufacture of high-frequency electronics and other optoelectronic devices. The second one provides Smart Stacking™’ circuit transfer technology for applications such as image sensors and 3D-integration. The third one focuses on concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar systems for the industrial production of energy. www.soitec.com

S.P.M. is a company born in 1988. We have started as a manufacturing company for front end processes in semiconductor field but, during the last years, we have developed different equipment for: photovoltaic/solar (realization of texturing line, cells recovery systems, parts cleaning for Thin Film) and for back end (automatic equipment for deflashing of leadframes with water jet). Our production includes a wide range of equipment like CDS, Manual/Semiautomatic/Automatic Wet, premixing systems, etc. We can also develop special machines as per customers’ needs. We are always at the research of new ideas to improve processes with a special care on environment and operators safety. www.spm-semiconductor.it

STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company’s net revenues were $10.35 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com

Tec-Sem founded in 1981 in Switzerland is one of the pioneers in clean room automation. Over the past 30 years, Tec-Sem has established itself as a leader in semiconductor equipment manufacturing as well as in semiconductor OEM-automation solution provider. Today Tec-Sem  is specialized in semiconductor equipment development and manufacturing with a focus on Wafer and Reticle Management solutions. www.tec-semgroup.com

Trymax Semiconductor and Trymax Semiconductor Equipment 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

Vistec Electron Beam is a world leader in the design and manufacture of electron beam lithography systems. The company provides systems to both key semiconductor manufacturers as well a Universities and Centres of Excellence. The application areas span a wide range of existing and emerging semiconductor and nanotechnology applications including silicon direct write, compound semiconductor, mask making, advanced research, integrated optics and several new emerging markets. Thanks to its location in Jena (Germany), the company benefits from the synergies between leading edge research institutes, small and mid-sized equipment and supplier companies as well as key semiconductor manufacturers in the neighbourhood area. www.vistec-semi.com

Wacker Polysilicon is a leading supplier of hyperpure polysilicon to the worldwide semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Our well-known superior quality and excellent performance has made us a supplier of choice for all major wafer producers and we continue to grow with those dynamic markets. www.wacker.com

Xycarb: For more than 30 years, Xycarb Ceramics has been a leading company providing a complete range of advanced technical consumable parts and complementary products and services for the Semiconductor,- LED,- and Solar processing industry. Xycarb Ceramics is specialized in consulting & engineering, part supply and repair. Xycarb Ceramics offers a complete range of products in quartz, ceramics and graphite. Our solutions are preferred and utilized by a worldwide range of top customers, in order to drive development and increase efficiency in production of advanced devices for the electronic, opto electronic and solar industry applications. These applications are derived from compound and silicon semiconductors, which are being used in diverse industries from lighting and display technology, to wireless, cell phone and automotive applications. Xycarb Ceramics is a division of the Schunk Group representing a 1 Billion dollor turnover via companies in 27 countries employing 7500 employees. Xycarb Ceramics international headquarters is located in Helmond, the Netherlands. Via our branches in Europe, Asia and USA plus cooperation with our strategic partners, Xycarb has been serving its global customers successfully for over three decades. www.xycarb.com

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