Main sponsors

Platinum sponsor

Herzogenrath/ DE

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 semiconductor materials as well as carbon nanotubes (CNT) and other 2D nanomaterials. Such components are used in fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.

AIXTRON’s product portfolio includes:
•           MOCVD Equipment based on the Planetary Reactor® or Close Coupled Showerhead® concept for compound semiconductor materials.
•           Warm-Wall CVD systems for high-temperature SiC applications and research systems.
•           MOCVD, CVD and Plasma Enhanced CVD systems for the deposition of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers. 

Premstaetten/ AT

The ams OSRAM Group (SIX: AMS) is a global leader in optical solutions. By adding intelligence to light and passion to innovation, we enrich people’s lives. This is what we mean by Sensing is Life. With over 110 years of combined history, our core is defined by imagination, deep engineering expertise and the ability to provide global industrial capacity in sensor and light technologies. We create exciting innovations that enable our customers in the consumer, automotive, healthcare and industrial sectors maintain their competitive edge and drive innovation that meaningfully improves the quality of life in terms of health, safety and convenience, while reducing impact on the environment. 

Our around 24,000 employees worldwide focus on innovation across sensing, illumination and visualization to make journeys safer, medical diagnosis more accurate and daily moments in communication a richer experience. Our work creates technology for breakthrough applications, which is reflected in over 15,000 patents granted and applied. Headquartered in Premstaetten/Graz (Austria) with a co-headquarters in Munich (Germany), the group achieved over EUR 5 billion revenues in 2021 and is listed as ams-OSRAM AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN: AT0000A18XM4). 

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Gold sponsor

LayTec AG

LayTec is a major provider of in-situ and in-line optical metrology for thin-film processes. These metrology tools are used in a broad range of thin-film applications such as LED & LASER production, thin-film photovoltaics, oxide and organic deposition as well as other large area deposition processes. LayTec’s integrated metrology provides access to all key thin-film parameters in real-time – either in-situ, during the deposition process, or in-line. Recently, also in-situ metrology tools for wet and dry etching have been added expanding LayTec’s portfolio along the production chain. Beyond these integrated methods, LayTec also offers mapping solutions which ideally complement in-situ measurements by providing uniformity analysis of the deposited layers. The implementation of LayTec metrology systems in production processes significantly shortens development cycles and enables an efficient quality control that helps to considerably reduce production and development costs.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
Tokyo/ JP

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) is an industrial gas manufacturer with abundant experience and unique technological capabilities supporting a wide range of industries, including the electronics, steel, chemicals, automobiles, construction, shipbuilding, food/beverages, and medical care sectors. TNSC is expanding business globally with self-developed products and products and technologies acquired through open innovation platforms.

LEDs, smartphones, and electric vehicles equipped with automated driving systems have dramatically enriched society in recent years. Compound semiconductors are indispensable materials in the core components required for these applications and Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems are needed in the manufacture of compound semiconductors. TNSC was the first company to introduce its self-developed commercial MOCVD systems in 1983. TNSC equipment has received praise for its world-class performance and stability. TNSC is also uniquely qualified to provide total solutions for MOCVD applications, including MOCVD equipment, purification and abatement solutions, and specialty gases and gas handling equipment.

The SR4000 MOCVD reactor series, originally introduced in 2002, is highly regarded worldwide for its exceptionally stable performance for HEMT, PN Diode, Laser, and RBG/UVLED applications. The newly introduced SR4000HT-RR has a compact design especially suited for university and research environments while maintaining high performance capability.

The UR MOCVD reactor series, available since 2008, includes workhorse solutions for production applications. The UR25K is configurable for multi-4" or 6" wafer processing and the UR26K is configurable for multi-6" or 8" wafer processing.

Bronze sponsor

Vilnius/ Lithuania

Further sponsors

Klar Scientific
Washington/ US

Klar Scientific develops compact, affordable instruments designed for scientists who need spectral information with high spatial resolution. The Klar Mini Pro microscope provides photoluminescence (PL) mapping for excitation wavelengths from the UV to near-IR. Klar also offers measurement services to provide clients with PL and Raman maps of their samples. These characterization methods are especially useful for nitride semiconductors.