ASMPT launches first European centre of competence for semiconductor solutions
ASMPT has opened its first European SEMI Centre of Competence (CoC) in Regensburg, Germany. This latest facility adds to a network of R&D and innovation facilities across the world, serving European customers as a key proof-of-concept facility for innovations and applications for its broad semiconductor solutions (SEMI) portfolio, and a direct point of contact for the efficient and rapid transfer of knowledge.
ASMPT already has a key SMT CoC in Munich, Germany. The new Regensburg facility will focus on ASMPT’s SEMI solutions business, which provides a broad range of assembly and packaging equipment for the microelectronics, semiconductor, photonics, and optoelectronics industries, offering a diverse product portfolio from bonding to moulding and trim & form to the integration of these functions into complete in-line systems.
Robin Ng, Group Chief Executive Officer of ASMPT, launched the EU SEMI CoC facility, which is sited within ASMPT AMICRA, the company’s subsidiary in the SEMI segment, in Regensburg.
“Our customers expect a local presence for their research and development activities as well as timely and competent knowledge transfer. With this EU SEMI Centre of Competence, we are able to support our many customers both in their development of new applications and to help ensure the success of new technologies that are being developed. We see several key opportunities in this region, for example within the automotive and photonics sectors in Germany.”
"We are pleased that we can now offer innovative ASMPT semiconductor solutions and know-how in our centrally located competence centre in Germany to the leading semiconductor companies and decision-makers in Europe,” added Dr. Johann Weinhändler, Managing Director of AMICRA.
Proofs of concept for Industry 4.0
Globally, ASMPT operates various R&D and innovation centres around the world.
At these modern facilities showcasing the latest equipment and solutions, new technologies can be comprehensively demonstrated, and customers can ascertain each innovation’s impact on electronics manufacturing processes and systems.
Customers will also be able to collaborate with ASMPT’s experts supporting each CoC on their interest areas and priorities for their development and production needs. Through close technology partnerships with other companies, these facilities also function as enablers for the integrated smart factories of the future.
Providing resilience in the supply chain
The EU SEMI CoC provides a defence against overall increased volatility in the global electronics supply chain. Over the last 2 to 3 years, supply chain disruptions have validated ASMPT’s focus on setting up regional research and development centres to serve its customers better.
“ASMPT sees its role not only as a leading supplier to the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide but also as an innovation driver for manufacturing processes,” explained Günter Lauber, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digitalisation Officer and SMT Segment CEO, ASMPT. “This reason alone makes it important for us to further expand our already substantial investment in research and development globally.”