Main sponsors

Platinum sponsor

AIXTRON SE
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.
www.aixtron.com 


ams OSRAM
Regensburg/ DE

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). 

Find out more about us on https://ams-osram.com 


Gold sponsor

LayTec AG
Berlin/ DE

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. www.laytec.de.


SENTECH Gesellschaft für Sensortechnik mbH
Krailling/ DE

SENTECH Instruments develops, manufactures, and sells globally, innovative capital equipment focused on deposition, structuring and characterization of thin films in semiconductor technology, microsystems, photovoltaics, nanotechnology and materials research. SENTECH offers advanced solutions for non-contact, non-invasive optical characterization using ellipsometry and reflectometry. SENTECH is an expert in the etching and deposition of thin films using plasma process technology, furthermore, SENTECH offers atomic layer deposition systems. SENTECH plasma etching and deposition systems including ALD and ALE support leading-edge applications. They are economical whilst featuring high flexibility and reliability. Plasma systems are used worldwide for industrial as well as research applications in nanotechnology, micro-optics, sensorics, photonics and optoelectronics. Low damage etching by the SENTECH proprietary PTSA ICP plasma source enables our customers to manufacture unique compound-semiconductor devices.

Fields of Activity

  • Plasma Process Technology
  • Thin Film Metrology
  • R&D Instrumentation
  • Equipment for Semiconductor Industry Manufacturing

Range of Services

  • Plasma Process Technology
    • Reactive Ion Etching, ICP RIE
    • Plasma Deposition, ICPECVD
    • Atomic Layer Deposition (PEALD)
  • Thin Film Metrology
    • Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
    • Laser Ellipsometry,
    • Reflectometry
  • Industrial Quality Control

Research and Development

SENTECH offers a broad range of spectroscopic ellipsometers, laser ellipsometers, and reflectometers for the measurement of thickness and optical constants of thin films and layer stacks. SENTECH excels in industrial quality control for photovoltaics, sensors, and automotive.

SENTECH serves a worldwide customer base and is well established in advanced technology markets. A global distribution network of experienced and highly qualified partners plus SENTECH’s in-house service team provide quick and efficient customer service. SENTECH is active in the home market in central Europe with its own sales company SENTEH Gesellschaft für Sensortechnik mbH and sales force. You can reach SENTECH at sales@sentech.de.

Special Equipment

Customer-specific plasma processes and solutions for QC are developed at SENTECH application labs for plasma process technology and thin film metrology. SENDURO MEMS is one of the fully automated solutions for QC. All equipment and technologies are available for demonstration. The highest standard of application support is provided by SENTECH’s experienced application experts.


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.


Silver sponsor

Attolight AG
Lausanne/ CH

Attolight is an emerging leader in defect inspection for advanced semiconductor materials and devices. The company designs and develops automated solutions for semiconductor inline defect inspection and high-end material research tools in industrial R&D and academia. Attolight's core expertise lies in the applications of quantitative cathodoluminescence (CL), advanced data analysis, and design & production of integrated CL tools. CL is a non-destructive characterization method that produces spectroscopic data at the nanoscale and provides a deeper understanding of the structure of materials.

The company's technology has a wide variety of applications in different areas such as reliability and performance analysis of LEDs, GaN power transistors, deep UV emitters, lasers, solar cells, and biosensors. The company has a global presence with systems in Europe, Asia, and North America, and is headquartered at the EPFL Innovation Park where the Attolab is located as well. 


Malvern Panalytical B.V.
Almelo/ NL

We draw on the power of our analytical instruments and services to make the invisible visible and the impossible possible. We unleash the power of very small things to make big things happen. Our analytical systems and services help our customers to create a better world. Through chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials, they improve everything from the energies that power us and the materials we build, to the medicines that cure us and the foods we enjoy.

We partner with many of the world’s biggest companies, universities and research organizations. They value us not only for the power of our solutions, but also for the depth of our expertise, collaboration and integrity.

We are Malvern Panalytical. We’re BIG on small.™


Nouryon Functional Chemicals B.V.
Deventer/ NL

Nouryon provides markets with essential chemistry. For the semiconductor industry we produce high purity metalorganics based on aluminum, indium, gallium, zinc and magnesium.

Our products are used in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications, including lasers, sensors, solar cells, LEDs, and smartphones. We have a strong base in industrial scale metalorganics production.  For our customers, in control product purity is essential. Beyond this we provide the reliability from our fully backwards integrated manufacturing facilities and benchmark delivery technology of our products.


STR US, Inc.
Richmond, VA/ US


Bronze sponsor

LIGHT CONVERSION
Vilnius/ LT

LIGHT CONVERSION is the world-leading manufacturer of wavelength-tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers with worldwide recognized TOPAS and ORPHEUS series products. LIGHT CONVERSION designs and manufactures industrial femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE, harmonics generators, and comprehensive spectroscopy systems HARPIA, as well as state-of-the-art optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) systems. All together the portfolio forms a best-in-class set of devices for femtosecond applications in industry, medicine, and research. LIGHT CONVERSION has maintained stable growth in international markets and established itself as a world-class manufacturer of high-value laser products while keeping close ties with academia and investing significantly back into its core research and development operations.


Veeco GmbH
Aschleben/ DE


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.


k-Space Associates, Inc.
Dexter/ US

k-Space is a leading supplier of advanced metrology instrumentation and software used in research and production facilities around the world. Founded in 1992, its thin-film metrology systems monitor wafer and thin-film temperature, stress, curvature, bow, deposition rate, thickness, reflectivity, spectral reflectance and transmission, and Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED).

Researchers and manufacturers use our ex situ and in situ systems for development, monitoring, and process control applications. Through extensive customer input, close collaboration with its worldwide customer base, and a strong commitment to unparalleled technical support, k‑Space has developed today’s most powerful thin-film metrology and industrial metrology tools. Have a measurement challenge in mind? Visit www.k-space.com



IWN 2022 is additionally supported by:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Bonn/ DE