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Over 60 companies support the 6th SEMI Brussels Forum
AEPI is the economic development agency for Grenoble-Isere/France. The Grenoble area, smart valley in southeastern France, is Europe's top center in micro-nanotechnologies and derived applications, and home of the program Nano2012, representing over 2.3 billion investment on the Crolles STMicroelectronics site. Working closely with Minatec-CEA-Leti as well as the industrial cluster Minalogic, AEPI provides complimentary information and services to companies exploring business opportunities. Grenoble Isere is located close to France's national research center on solar activities INES, and hosts as well industrial cluster Tenerrdis, centered on New Technologies for Energy. AEPI is also a member of the local board of the Semi Europe Grenoble office, located on the Minatec Campus, and is an active supporter of the European cooperation between Silicon Saxony and Grenoble microelectronics clusters. www.grenoble-isere.com

Advantest is the world leading supplier of automatic test equipment (ATE) to the semiconductor industry. As a global company Advantest offers total ATE solutions for every area of semiconductor test and operates R&D centers on 3 continents. Advantest’s test solutions and device handlers are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines worldwide. Having acquired Verigy in 2011 Advantest serves a comprehensive customer base in Memory- and SOC-test. Advantest products and services rank among the 10 best companies continuously for 23 years according to VLSI research. www.advantest.de

AIS Automation Dresden GmbH - Our expertise and competence for innovative, reliable and investment-safe software solutions AIS Automation Dresden, headquartered in Dresden, Germany, was established in 1990 and is a global system provider for innovative software solutions for factory automation with more than 150 employees. AIS provides software solutions for factory and manufacturing automation for photovoltaics, semiconductor and automobile supporting industries as well as control systems for thin-film, plasma and vacuum technologies. Further business fields include process and fab automation and software solutions for traffic and railway technologies. With regards to factory automation, this includes the complete range of production IT. For production control the FabEagleMES – Manufacturing Execution System, APS solution for detailed production planning, RES-Q for emulation of production environments, and FabEagleframework for process refinement like APC, SPC, FDC. Over 50 factories working in the PV industry worldwide use AIS software solutions for added transparency and efficiency in their production lines. AIS is a subsidiary of Roth & Rau AG and is therefore also part of the Meyer Burger Group, giving its customers access to a comprehensive service and support network worldwide. www.ais-automation.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



Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) 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. At Applied Materials, we turn today's innovations into the industries of tomorrow. http://www.appliedmaterials.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

ASML is one of the world's leading providers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems, which continue to help our customers - the major chipmakers - reduce the size and increase the functionality of microchips, and consumer electronic equipment.

Austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining almost 30 years of analog design know-how with state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities and production partnerships. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading standard and customized analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,200 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive. Through the merger with TAOS, a world leader in advanced light sensors, austriamicrosystems has expanded its innovative sensor offering for growth markets such as mobile devices. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker: AMS). For more information, please visit www.austriamicrosystems.com 

Capres develops and manufactures micro and nano-scopic four point probe based metrology tools for the read head and semiconductor industry to answer the challenges of narrower process windows and thinner conductive films. They allow direct, accurate and highly space resolved sheet resistance and hall mobility measurements of monitor and product wafers. www.capres.com 

CEA-Leti - Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. An anchor of the MINATEC campus, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m² of state-of-the-art clean room space on 200mm and 300mm wafer platforms. It employs 1,400 scientists and engineers and hosts more than 190 Ph.D. students and 200 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Leti owns more than 1,700 patent families. www.leti.fr

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

The CSVR “Center for Surface and Vacuum Research” is Russian state metrogical center that conducts the R&D in following areas:
- metrology and standardization in nanotechnologies;
- reference materials, calibration and measurement methods for nanotechnologies and nanoindustry, assuring the traceability of measurement results to SI unit standard;
- peculiarities study of measuring devices probes, beams of charged particles, optical and X-ray radiations interaction with nanostructured objects.
SPIE and SEMI corporate member. www.nicpv.ru

COMET's Plasma Control Technologies business develops and manufactures standard and customized components and modules for systems used mainly in the semiconductor, LCD and LED display, solar and broadcasting industries. The end products include, among others, memory chips, microprocessors, flat panel displays and solar panels. The excellent reputation for product quality has resulted in close collaboration with leading international companies in the RF industry. Plasma Control Technologies is a product area of the Modules & Components division of the COMET Group. www.comet-pct.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". http://www.das-europe.com/en/startpage/

DB Schenker - The high-tech expertise of DB Schenker is built on the proven logistics capabilities dedicated to the semiconductor and solar industry. The gained know-how of special requirements needed, along with global logistics competence, help realize flexible logistics concepts in order to connect companies and markets within the semicon/solar industry: Collaboration between semicon/solar manufacturers, suppliers, their customers and their integrated logistics service providers generate innovative solutions for sustained market success. Our product range includes:Turn Key Solutions, Equipment Logistics, Spare Parts Logistics, Logistics for Finished Products/Supplies, Downstream Solutions,Consulting/Call Center, Value Added Services. www.dbschenker.com  

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


DISCO is a leading solution provider for Dicing (Kiru), Grinding (Kezuru) and Polishing (Migaku) technologies. We manufacture precision dicing, grinding, polishing machines and also dicing blades and grinding/polishing wheels. Our big advantage is that we can provide you with not only machines but also total process solutions based on our wide range of application experiences. www.discoeurope.com

Dynamic Micro Systems Semiconductor Equipment GmbH is at the forefront of innovative
technology within the semiconductor industry.
DMS products are of a very high quality, state of the art and among the most reliable in the industry. The company develops, manufactures and distributes equipments to the world wide semiconductor industry.
Continues improvement in design, performance and total cost of ownership in cooperation with the customers's input and the expertise of DMS. www.dms-semi.de


EBARA Precision Machinery is a leading global supplier of highly innovative products for the Semiconductor, LED and PV industry.The product range encompasses Chemical Mechanical Polishing and Plating machines, Dry and Turbomolecular Vacuum pumps, Abatement and Ozonizer systems.
EBARA Precision Machinery Europe provides Sales, Support, Installation, refurbishment, Applications and Systems Engineering for EBARA products in the regions of EMEA and East Europe. Our products and services are designed for environmental protection with unique feature for Energy saving, utilities and consumables minimization. www.ebara-PM.eu

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).


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Evatec Ltd - Home of the  "BAK" batch evaporator and the "Radiance" cluster tool, Evatec delivers  complete thin film production systems for semiconductor and optoelectronic applications including LEDs, Power Devices, Smart Hand Helds, Sensors & MEMS. Choose from enhanced evaporation, sputter, PECVD and ICP technologies for deposition and etch  of metals, compounds, dielectrics and TCOs. Cassette to Cassette & robot substrate handling, extended throw and load lock / split chamber systems are designed and built according to customer's applications and throughput. Our applications team is ready to understand your process needs and help you define the most efficient production platform. http://www.evatecnet.com/

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


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FEI is a global technology company with more than six decades of leadership in imaging and analytical instrumentation.
It develops, manufactures and supports the world’s most technologically advanced scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM, TEM, and S/TEM), focused ion beam (FIB) and DualBeam™ (FIB/SEM) systems, as well as application-specific software.
FEI solutions are used in leading laboratories and research institutes around the world to visualize, analyze, prototype and manipulate materials and structures at the nanometer scale and beyond. www.fei.com/

Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics VmE consists of thirteen institutes and three associated members, with a total workforce of around 2,700 and a budget of roughly €315 million. Its main purpose is to scout for new trends in microelectronics technologies and applications and to integrate them in the strategic planning of the group. Other activities concentrate largely on establishing joint focal research groups and projects. In this way, the group is able to provide innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, with future-oriented research and application-oriented developments that will help them gain a decisive competitive edge. www.mikroelektronik.fraunhofer.de

Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gallium arsenide (GaAs) compound semiconductor materials for the microelectronic and optoelectronic industries.
Freiberger has established an outstanding reputation as the sole supplier for VGF (Vertical Gradient Freeze) and LEC (Liquid Encapsulated Czochralski) material and is well known for its use of very efficient production techniques. Freiberger is well known for its use of very efficient and highly automated techniques to produce the highest quality epi-ready wafers.
Freiberger currently operates a facility with 4,000 m² of clean room space and with over 280 employees. www.freiberger.com/

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 400 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 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, India and Japan. Its staff of about 1,900 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2010, imec's revenue (P&L) was 285 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be 

INDEOtec is a Swiss privately held company offering thin film deposition equipment. The Octopus product family is a modular and fully automated cluster equipment with multiple PECVD/PVD deposition modules.
Our products are tailor-made for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) devices on silicon wafer and glass, and serves both advanced c-Si (crystalline hetero-junctions) and TF-Si (amorphous silicon and microcrystalline silicon) applications. Octopus is particularly suited for R&D institutes from industries and universities and also for pilot-production lines purposes.
Our staff is comprised of an engineering team with over 25 years of professional experience with in-depth knowledge of thin films and solar PV. www.indeotec.com/

InnoLas Semiconductor - Founded in 1995 InnoLas Semiconductor is a German based leading manufacturer of high quality wafer laser marking and sorting equipment for the semiconductor and LED industries.In these markets we provide sorting and laser marking process solutions for wafer sizes from 2” to 450mm. Our lasers allow marking of a range of materials, for example silicon, silicon carbide, gallium arsenide, quartz, sapphire, germanium and others.Thru our sister company InnoLas Laser we are able to adopt our laser sources to custom process requirements as needed by our worldwide customer base.

ISIS sentronics is world leader in the field of non-contact, non-invasive optical metrology
We offer many years of experience in high-precision non-contact measurement of layer thicknesses and surfaces with sensors that are in some cases unique. This constitutes the basis for development of a series of complete solution packages marketed by ISIS sentronics.
Our patented sensors enable extremely fast, high accuracy determination of layer thicknesses and 3-dimensional surface topographies and roughness.
The company’s semi-automatic systems can measure both layer thicknesses, bow/warp and flatness and also other 3D surface parameters, bumps, TSVs, and roughness of wafers. www.isis-sentronics.de/

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. Our integrated metrology systems uniquely integrate a combination of optical measurement techniques such as reflectometry, emissivity corrected pyrometry, laser deflectometry, reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy. LayTec’s systems provide 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 a world leader in the supply of ultra-high purity gases and chemicals to the semiconductor and photovoltaics industries.
In semiconductor we partner with industry leaders in memory, logic and foundry operations, while in PV we supply more than 17GW of manufacturing capacity worldwide, in both thin film and crystalline silicon technologies.
Linde’s mission is to enable smarter, lower cost and more sustainable electronics manufacturing through innovative technologies and solutions.
For example we are pioneers in the replacement of high Global Warming Potential (GWP) gases used in CVD chamber cleaning with zero GWP fluorine.



LPE's production strategy concentrates on Si and Silicon Carbide EPI reactors dedicated to severe applications such as Schottky, Power Transistor, PowerMos, Rectifier, very thick epi layers for IGBT devices grown in a single process.
Our philosophy involves building up a partnership relationship with our customers to ensure that each one receives an efficient yet highly personalized service, this in turn leads to:
• long term co-operation on products
• protection of investments over time
• direct assistance and support
• easily available spare parts even for machines which are no longer in production.

NANIUM is dedicated to provide package and system design, development, manufacturing, testing and engineering services in the semiconductor business, operating mainly in Wafer Level Packaging (WLP). NANIUM also offers package solutions based on laminated organic substrate and metal leadframe interposers. With more than 15 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, NANIUM has a highly qualified, competent, well experienced and motivated team as well as state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ready to provide services beyond its customer’s expectations.
More information is available at www.nanium.com

Oerlikon Systems offers cost-efficient and flexible thin film deposition systems and processes to three key markets: Semiconductors – with applications for advanced packaging, hard disk read/write heads, LEDs, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Optical data storage – with metallization of Blu-ray and DVD discs, Advanced Nanotechnology - with photovoltaics, touch panels, thermoelectrics and energy storage. The market launch of our HEXAGON system - offering higher productivity and improved cost of ownership - introduced a new handling concept to improve mass production in wafer level packaging applications. With the SOLARIS Oerlikon Systems is targeting the “clean technology” markets with energy conversion, energy storage and increased energy efficiency applications. www.oerlikon.com/systems 

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors in Regensburg (Germany) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors and is considered an authority on innovative light technologies. Because the company for decades has been investing in technology and quality, steadily expanding its competencies and resources, it today sets the highest international standards in the fields of illumination, visualization and sensory technology. Its products range from high-performance light-emitting diodes (LED) and infrared diodes (IRED) to semiconductors and detectors. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world.

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 


PAC TECH GMBH, a group member of NAGASE & CO., LTD., manufactures equipment for the microelectronic & advanced packaging industry and offers wafer level bumping & packaging contract manufacturing out of Nauen, Germany (HQ), and through the 100% subsidiaries PAC TECH USA INC., Silicon Valley, USA and PAC TECH ASIA SDN. BHD., Penang, Malaysia. The product line includes equipment for solder jetting, wafer-level solder balling, wafer-level solder rework, laser assisted flip-chip bonding and high volume electroless NiAu & NiPdAu wafer bumping. These processes are also offered as subcontractor services, as well as AOI, X-Ray inspection, wafer-level RDL, wafer thinning, wafer dicing and tape & reel services. www.pactech.de

Prolog Semicor, Ltd. is one of the largest manufacturers of silicon ingots and wafers in Ukraine.Company offers large assortment of monocrystalline silicon ingots for solar application (round, square and pseudosquare / for special solar application) and for semiconductor application; round, square and pseudosquare silicon wafers for solar and semiconductor applications; medium-sized (80-90W) and large-sized (175-190W) solar modules. Company has leading technology, equipment and efficient expert staff for manufacture all these products, which are in great favour in many countries of the world. Quality system is certified per ISO 9001-00. www.semicor.ukrpack.net/

ProTec Carrier Systems GmbH offers solutions for handling and processing of (thin) substrates based on its proprietary Transfer ElectroStatic Carrier (T-ESC®) Technology.
– The technology is protected by worldwide patents.
– The solutions include handling and chucking devices as well as different kinds of T-ESC®, that cover various 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.

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Rite Track is a leading supplier of new & refurbished track solutions and wafer carrier inspection equipment for the semiconductor, TFH, CPV, MEMS, LED, III/V markets.  Rite Track offers customized track solutions and enhancements for refurbished TEL Mark & ACT systems as a recognized industry expert & for SVG 8X/ 9X systems as the product line owner.  Award-winning global support is available with locations worldwide.  Through a recent licensing agreement, Rite Track now also offers the same outstanding parts & technical support for Rudolph CV Series wafer carrier inspection equipment to insure your carriers meet specification before production use. www.ritetrack.com/

ROFIN - Whether CO2, solid-state, fiber or diode lasers, the ROFIN Group provides all of the decisive key technologies and covers the entire spectrum of industrial lasers. Our product portfolio ranges from laser-beam sources to highly complex systems, providing the full power spectrum, from single-digit watts up to multi-kilowatts. Whether it's laser cutting, laser welding, laser marking or surface treatment – The application areas are as broad as our product range. ROFIN is your open-minded consultant and one of the worldwide technology and market leaders. www.rofin.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 2011 was 341.886 Mio Yen and employs > 21,000 employees worldwide. Since 2009, OKI Semiconductor ( now: LAPIS Semiconductor ) is part of the ROHM Group. ROHM Semiconductor GmbH, 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


Semilab was established in 1990 in Budapest, Hungary as an academic spin-off company, and offered electrical characterization methods for the semiconductor 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 provide nearly complete coverage of characterization and process control needs of the 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. http://www.semilab.hu/

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

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SITRONICS Microelectronics is the largest manufacturer and exporter of ICs in Russia and CIS. It is the  leader of Russian semiconductor industry. SITRONICS Microelectronics has a complete production cycle from IC design up to its assembling and personalization and focuses on the following products: smart cards, transport fare and other RFID, sim-cards, chip bank cards, ICs for e-passport. The company is certified for compliance with the standards of QMS ISO 9001 and EMS ISO 14001. www.mikron.sitronics.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 

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SVCS Process Innovation designs and manufactures batch horizontal diffusion and LPCVD furnaces for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries. Other products include various gas source systems like gas cabinets, valve manifold boxes and custom equipment gas manifolds. The heart of all SVCS tools is in-house designed control system that is often used for refurbishment of third party equipment.
SVCS  experience is based on a long history of the semiconductor industry in former Czechoslovakia. Besides the domestic market, the installation base, supported by SVCS local offices and distributors,  include China, Taiwan, Russia, India, Malaysia and other European countries. SVCS participates in the EU-funded research programs to achieve higher solar cell efficiency. www.svcs.cz/


Tokyo Electron Limited (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. TEL provides outstanding products and services to customers through a global network in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. www.tel.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 

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Umicore is a global materials technology group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are centred on four business area: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Performance Materials and Recycling. Each business area is divided into market focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.
Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuell cells, and recycling. Umicore's overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.
The Umicore Group has industrial operations on all continents and serves a global customer base; it generated a turnover of € 14.5 billion (€ 2.3 billion excluding metal) in 2011 and currently employs some 14,600 people. www.umicore.com


Valqua America, Inc. - What does “VALQUA” mean?  This is a collaboration of “VALue” and “QUAlity” both of which we have been delivering globally for over 84 years as a leading seal manufacturer. Our semiconductor seals “ARMOR SERIES” have been in the market since 1998 and, have contributed tremendously in lowering C.O.O. and increasing YIELD at numerous semiconductor FABs. This was the first high-performance FKM developed as an alternative to costly FFKM.
To bring more “VALQUA”, we have developed our newest product “VICTRA-ER.” Released in 2008, it is the first hybrid seal with enhanced anti-plasma and sealing properties extending the lifetime of operation. http://www.valqua-america.com/

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 

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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  

Zimmermann & Schilp Handhabungstechnik GmbH (ZS-Handling) develops, manufactures and distributes the ultrasonic bearing technology for non-contact handling.
The focus aims at high-tech systems for the handling of highly surface-sensitive and fragile parts of the semiconductor, photovoltaic and FPD production. Apart from customized solutions, ZS-Handling offers standard products like non-contact grippers, linear transfer units, singulation, buffers and chucks.
The ultrasonic bearing developed by ZS-Handling enables completely new process-design and offers huge potential in terms of increasing yield and quality standards. The most striking benefits include cleanroom compatibility as well as considerably lower breakage-rates, surface-damage and contamination. www.zs-handling.com/