Sponsors

March 20, 2012 | Zurich, Switzerland | Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport Messe

Be one of the first to sponsor this new and exciting event! MEMS Executive Congress® Europe is a cost-effective way to expand your sales reach while showcasing your company as a MEMS industry leader. 

 

Platinum Sponsor

EVG logo

www.evgroup.com

Founded in 1980, EV Group (EVG) is a global supplier of wafer bonders, aligners, thin wafer-, temporary bonding and debonding-equipment, photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems for semiconductor, MEMS and emerging nanotechnology markets.

EV Group holds the dominant share of the market for wafer bonding and debonding equipment and is a leader in lithography for advanced packaging, MEMS and Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL).

The company's unique Triple i-approach (Invent - Innovate - Implement) is supported by a vertical infrastructure, allowing EVG to respond quickly to new technology developments, apply the technology to manufacturing challenges and expedite device manufacturing in high volume.

Headquartered in St. Florian, Austria , EV Group operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe , Arizona ; Albany , New York ; Yokohama and Fukuoka , Japan ; Seoul, South Korea ; and Chung-Li , Taiwan . For more information, visit www.EVGroup.com.

 

Gold Sponsors

 

www.appliedmaterials.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. At Applied Materials, we turn today’s innovations into the industries of tomorrow.

 

 

www.spts.com

SPTS Technologies designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor and micro-device industries, with focus on the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device and power management markets.

The solutions offered by SPTS include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD, APCVD and large batch vertical furnaces, available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production. Comprehensive service and spare parts support are offered through a worldwide network of service centres and qualified local agents.

For additional product or contact information visit: http://www.spts.com

 

 Silver Sponsors

www.analog.com

Acknowledged as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices (ADI) has applied this expertise to advancing MEMS sensor performance for over 20 years. As a pioneer, innovator and leader in the MEMS industry, ADI produced the first fully integrated surface micromachined accelerometer in 1991 where self-test features and all the signal processing were on a single die. Since then, ADI has become a leading supplier of high performance MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes, inertial measurement units and microphones for the most demanding applications and continues to be the leading supplier of MEMS sensors for automotive airbag and stability control systems worldwide. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. 

For more information, visit http://www.analog.com

 

www.semefab.com

Semefab operates 3 wafer fabs on its Glenrothes sites supporting 6” and 4” wafer flows. Our operation supports a very diverse process portfolio, having a broad technology base.

Our teams are experts at inducting existing process flows and the subsequent optimisation within the Semefab equipment set. We are equally capable of full process development. Semefab is a very capable specialist volume foundry, and in addition to our volume business model, we support both a development model and a technology commercialisation model. Semefab supports development across the full technology cycle and collaborates with its customers to deliver the optimum outcomes. Semefab supports a broad sensor portfolio and has further strategic interests in energy harvesting and medical MEMS technologies.

 

Bronze Sponsors

www.amfitzgerald.com

 

Founded in 2003, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC is a MEMS product development firm that provides services in MEMS prototyping and short-run fabrication, multiphysics finite element modeling and fracture prediction, foundry selection and technology transfer, and technology strategy consulting.

 

www.apmsinc.com

Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) is one of the leading pure-play MEMS foundry service providers in the world.  Since founded in 2001, APM has dedicated in MEMS manufacturing and accumulated extensive experiences in volume production. APM runs an automated 6” facility at Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, the centre of global semiconductor manufacturing. With a capacity over 10,000 wafers per month, it has shipped various MEMS sensors, actuators and micro structures during the past ten years.

Based on its manufacturing experience and flexibility, APM can concurrently fabricate tens of MEMS devices in its production line ranging from the high volume devices, such as inertial sensors for mobile phones, to low volume but high value ones like attenuators for optical network. APM is an ISO 9001, ISO14001 and TS16949 certified company.

 

www.gsaglobal.org

 

GSA's mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. To fulfill this mission, GSA will:

  • Address the challenges and enable industry-wide solutions within the supply chain, including intellectual property (IP), electronic design automation (EDA)/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging.

  •  Provide a platform for meaningful global collaboration.

  •  Identify and articulate market opportunities.

  •  Encourage and support entrepreneurship.

  •  Provide members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence.

  • Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries worldwide.

 

www.inemi.org

 

iNEMI is an industry-led consortium of more than 95 electronics manufacturers, suppliers and related organizations.

Our Mission: Forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.

Key Deliverables: The industries most comprehensive set of technology roadmaps and organizing and managing results oriented collaborative R&D Projects. We have two pre competitive MEMS project teams underway

 

www.ivam.de

 

Being an international association of companies and institutes in the field of microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials, we make every possible effort to create essential competitive advantages for our members. Our members have benefited from our commitment and competence since 1995. About 300 member companies and institutes from approx. 20 countries open up new markets and set new standards with the support of IVAM by now. You will find all members, their products, services and contact details at a glance online or in the printed version of the IVAM directory.

We regard ourselves as the communicative bridge between suppliers and users of high-tech products and services in need of explanation in the fields of "microtechnology", "nanotechnology" and "advanced materials."
What does IVAM do?

  •  We bring innovations to market and create competitive advantages through technology marketing.

  •  We work on international markets and provide worldwide networking.

  •  We provide lobbying services for small and medium-sized enterprises in the high-tech industries.

 

www.yole.fr

Beginning in 1998 with Yole Développement, we have expanded to a group of companies providing market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, media, and financial services.

Yole Développement group has grown to more than 40 associates worldwide covering emerging and disruptive silicon and micro manufacturing markets including MEMS, medical technologies (including Microfluidics and BioMEMS), advanced packaging, compound semiconductors, power electronics, LEDs, and photovoltaics. The group supports companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide in understanding markets and following technology trends to grow their businesses.



Press/Media Sponsor

www.bosch-sensors.com

www.bosch-sensortec.com

Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE) - headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany - is the largest manufacturer of micromechanical sensors and one of the largest automotive semiconductor manufacturers in Europe. AE is the undisputed market leader for automotive MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors. We design, manufacture, and sell sensors, ASICs, ASSPs, and power semiconductors, based on experience in automotive electronics components of more than 40 years. With sales and application forces located in Europe, North America, Japan, China, and South Korea, AE offers worldwide customer support. In addition to the Bosch Group itself, our customer base includes many well-known ECU makers in the Automotive sector. For more information about Bosch Automotive Electronics, visit www.bosch-sensors.com.

Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, offers micromechanical sensors and their application for the consumer electronics market. The product portfolio includes triaxial acceleration sensors as well as pressure sensors. Bosch Sensortec has continuously proven its technology leadership in consumer MEMS accelerometers by introducing the industry smallest standard packages and providing lowest full operation power consumption. For more information about Bosch Sensortec, visit www.bosch-sensortec.com

Since 1988 Bosch has been active in the field of MEMS, being one of the pioneers in this technology. Bosch delivered more than 1.6 bill MEMS sensors to customers till today, confirming its leading position in the global market.

 

Dinner Sponsor

www.maxim-ic.com

Maxim is a world-wide leader in the design, development and manufacture of the analog and mixed-signal devices that enable all four of these key interactions. Maxim’s products are used in a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics equipment including consumer products, personal computers and peripherals, handheld electronics, wireless and fiber communications, test equipment, instrumentation, video displays, and automotive applications.

 

Lunch Sponsor

www.freescale.com/sensors

Freescale is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. As a proven leader in high-volume manufacturing, Freescale has an extensive portfolio of acceleration, magnetic, pressure and touch sensors.

Expanding on its more than 30-year heritage of sensor innovation, Freescale's Xtrinsic sensing solutions are designed with the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software to help deliver smart, differentiated sensing applications. Xtrinsic solutions offer ideal blends of functionality and intelligence designed to help our customers differentiate and win in highly competitive markets. www.freescale.com/sensors

 

Panel Sponsors

www.acutronic.com

Founded in 1973, ACUTRONIC (www.acutronic.com) has grown to be a recognized supplier of motion simulators and test equipment for gyro- and accelerometer-based sensors. ACUTRONIC products cover the spectrum of motion testing needs for the MEMS industry. Our product line ranges from single-axis rate tables to multi-axis motion simulators; from low-precision to high-precision; with and without temperature chambers; and with limited or unlimited rotation. ACUTRONIC continues to develop new products and services to meet the unique testing needs of the MEMS industry.

ACUTRONIC also recognizes that many MEMS companies either are not ready to make the investment in testing equipment, do not have in-house motion testing expertise, or only have short-term needs for R&D testing. To help meet this demand ACUTRONIC offers the ability to rent test time in our motion test facility or lease motion test equipment.

 

www.okmetic.com

Okmetic is the global market leader in silicon solutions for MEMS sensors manufacturing. The company has the widest range of products for surface and bulk micromachining, encapsulation and MEMS-IC-integration designs including double side polished (DSP), single side polished (SSP), epitaxial and bonded silicon on insulator (SOI) wafers with value adding features as Cavity SOI (C-SOI) and SOI with +/- 0.3 device layer tolerance. Wafer diameters available from 100 mm to 200 mm.

Okmetic’s wafers are used in devices for the automotive and aviation industries as well as in medical, industrial and consumer applications and environmental monitoring. Okmetic has a global customer base and sales network, productions plants in Finland and in the US, and contract manufacturers in Japan and China. Operating systems conform to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004.

 

Break Sponsors

www.grenoble-isere.com

AEPI, the Grenoble-Isère Economic Development Agency, is entirely responsible for promoting Grenoble-Isère and capitalizing on its assets to attract new business.

Its mission comprises three key objectives:

  • promoting and developing the economic notoriety of Grenoble-Isère,
  • contributing to the economic development of its constituent territories,
  • prospecting for, welcoming and locating new business.

Over the last 10 years AEPI has supported and assisted the location of 200 companies, which have created more than 5,000 jobs. The organization’s prime added value is its experience and know-how for identifying, attracting, locating and keeping productive activities in Grenoble-Isère.

 

www.csem.ch

CSEM, Centre Suisse d' Electronique et de Microtechnique (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private applied research and development center specializing in micro- and nanotechnology, system engineering microelectronics and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and the technological expertise derived from applied research.

CSEM's mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry, particularly Swiss industry, by developing applied technology platforms in micro- and nanotechnologies and ICT and transferring them to the industrial sector. The development of such highly innovative platforms is supported by the Swiss Confederation and by several cantons including Neuchâtel, Basel Land, Graubünden, the cantons of central Switzerland (Obwalden, Nidwalden, Luzern, Schwyz, Zug and Uri) and the Fürstentum Liechtenstein.

 

www.frt-gmbh.com

Fries Research & Technology (FRT) offers a comprehensive range of metrological surface measuring systems for the non-destructive investigation of topography, roughness, thickness,wear and many other properties. Reputable international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optics and pharmaceutical industries equip their R&D and production facilities with FRT metrology systems.

FRT operates from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, maintains subsidiaries in the United States and Switzerland and operates a worldwide distribution/service network.

 

www.planoptik.com

Plan Optik AG is the market leader in packaging wafers for MEMS and Optoelectronics as well as carriers for the process handling of thin semiconductor wafers. Cap wafers are made from glass, quartz and glass-silicon-compounds. Plan Optik’s wafers and carriers are characterized by very low thickness and ttv variation – made by unique, self developed CMP processes.

All products are ground or polished and clean room packed. Wafer diameters available up to 300 mm. Typical thickness from 100 to 3000 micron. Customized cavities, holes and trenches are manufactured by wet etching, ultra sonic drilling and sand blasting. Si-glass-compound wafers (bonded glass-silicon stacks) and conductive via wafers for wafer level packaging are offered as well. A patented production method is used for making micro lenses from glass on wafer level which are suitable for wafer level packaging of CMOS image sensor cameras as well as for various optoelectronic applications. Plan Optik operates two production plants in Germany and has a global customer base and sales network. By the support of a quality system conforming to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949 Plan Optik has set the standard in respect to high end glass and compound substrates for the MEMS and semiconductor industry.

 

www.svtc.com

SVTC Technologies – Accelerating Nanotechnology Innovation
SVTC is the premier innovation partner for accelerating nanotechnology development and commercialization.  SVTC’s proven advanced technology and secure IP infrastructure combined with our Technology Development Process supports companies developing MEMS, microfluidics, novel transistors, photovoltaics and other nanotechnologies for the Semiconductor, Life Science and Aerospace & Defense markets. SVTC is engaged with leading-edge companies to drive technology development from Lab to Fab and accelerate high-volume MEMS manufacturing.  SVTC provides access to its full-scale development facilities, allowing customers to develop silicon-based solutions using a full complement of advanced CMOS and MEMS equipment.  SVTC also provides development support services and training on MEMS technology for customer engineers.

Accelerating Time to Market, Reducing Development Costs and Risk
With access to SVTC’s 250 production ready tools, multi-disciplined engineering team and 2500+ process recipes, customers can accelerate technology development quickly and cost effectively.  The 95,000 square feet of 24/7 cleanroom space is an IP-secure environment that is accessible by customer engineers.  SVTC’s Technology Development Process accelerates next generation technology time to market by developing a production ready process that can be transferred to high volume manufacturer.

 

Supporting Sponsors

 

Smart Systems Integration is the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturer to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create the basis for successful research co operations with focus on Europe.

The event is part of the activities of EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration.

The concurrent exhibition is the right place for research institutions, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, producers of sub-assemblies, components and systems in the sectors microsystems and nanotechnology, microelectronics, micromechanics, sensor technology and wireless communication.

 

http://www.leti.fr

Léti is the French major R&D center for MEMS covering all the chain from the component design to the pilot production. It designs, manufactures and qualifies all kind of microsystems (pressure sensors, inertial sensors, optical sensors, RF MEMS). Léti has development and industrial transfers in automotive, consumer, industrial,medical and wireless markets Competitive Advantage:

Five main advantages: covering all the chain from design to pilot scale, up-to-date 200mm MEMS line (~8000m²) with continuous (3 shifts, 7 days/week) operation, World class research environment in Minatec, Long experience in industrial transfers , Wide patents portfolio

 

www.imec.be

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.

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shangai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited).

Contact:
imec : Katrien Marent, Director of External Communications, T: +32 16 28 18 80, Mobile : +32 474 30 28 66, katrien.marent@imec.be

 

www.isuppli.com

IHS iSuppli technology value chain research and advisory services range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics market trends and analysis and from display device and systems research to automotive telematics, navigation and safety systems research. For more information, please visit www.isuppli.com and by following on twitter.com/iSuppli.

 

www.mstbw.de

The professional association MST BW (Mikrosystemtechnik Baden-Württemberg e.V.) is commissioned by the state of Baden-Württemberg to act as the central contact party for microsystems engineering and as coordinator of the Spitzencluster (leading-edge cluster) MicroTEC Südwest.

In the field of microsystem technology, MST BW represents the interests of industry, research facilities, and universities in Baden-Württemberg. The association therefore represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis politics and institutions. It serves as a connective link between research and the economy to sustainably promote and secure knowledge and technology transfer in the region as well as collaboration on an international level. Together with competent partners, it furthermore presents our performance capability in the field of microsystems engineering nationally and internationally.

MST BW additionally accompanies the strategy process of the Spitzencluster and coordinates all activities within the scope of MicroTEC Südwest.

MST BW invites participants of the MEMS Executive Congress and SSI conference to visit IMTEK (university of Freiburg) as well as the company Micronas, both located in Freiburg. For further information on the tour, please contact amin.njah (at) mstbw.de.

 

www.nmi.org.uk

NMI is the trade association representing the UK Electronic Systems, Microelectronics and Semiconductor Communities. Our objective is to aid the continual development of a sustainable and world-leading industry in the UK.

 

www.semiconeuropa.org

SEMICON Europa is the place to see the leading companies, technologies, and people driving the future of micro- and nanoelectronics design and manufacturing. SEMICON Europa exhibitors are the suppliers to and partners of the Europe’s leading microelectronics companies. From silicon to system — and everything in between and beyond — SEMICON Europa showcases the biggest and brightest names in microelectronics manufacturing.

 

www.electroiq.com/semiconductors

For more than 50 years, Solid State Technology has delivered trusted technology and business insights to senior level management, engineers, process developers and other critical decision-makers in the semiconductor and related industries. Through our web portal, website, e-newsletters, and print and digital magazine, we provide our global audience with the in-depth technical analysis, authoritative commentary and up-to-the minute news they need to make informed purchase decisions.

Our unique, trusted position in this global community makes us the most effective integrated marketing partner for delivering your message, building affinity for your brand and generating the mindshare and market share you need to succeed as your business grows and evolves.