Since its inception in 1951, Rigaku Corporation has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Today, credited with hundreds of major innovations, the Rigaku Group of Companies are world leaders in the fields of X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray reflectivity (XRR), crystallography, small and wide angle scattering (SAXS/WAXS), computed tomography (CT), handheld Raman, thermal anlysis.
Rigaku in-line metrology systems lead with innovation, whether creating semiconductor chips or improving production line quality. MFM310, Wafer X310, and TXRF-(V)310 – among other tools – are being used in cutting-edge semiconductor fabs worldwide. As core technologies to support these tools, Rigaku has developed multi-layer mirror X-ray optics, rotating anode X-ray sources and hybrid photon counting 2D detectors. We plan to further broaden our response to customer needs by developing and supporting advanced Micro-XRF and CD-SAXS tools.
Single crystal X-ray diffractometers for chemical crystallography are developed and manufactured in Rigaku Polska sp. z o.o., a Rigaku Group company based in Wroclaw, Poland. Acquired in 2015, it was formerly known as Oxford Diffraction. Rigaku also manufacturers state-of-the-art X-ray detectors incorporating integrated circuit sensors developed by AGH University of Science and Technology.
The company and its employees are dedicated to developing and supplying universities, industry, and government labs with the ultimate in customer-focused integrated solutions across a wide variety of disciplines, including semiconductor metrology, structural proteomics, nanoengineering research, as well as general purpose XRD and XRF for materials analysis and quality assurance.
Rigaku employs over 1,400 people worldwide in operations based in Japan, the U.S., Europe, Singapore and China. We value our people. Our value comes from them. Close collaboration between our users and employees sets the direction and focus of our work, allowing us to address customers’ needs and stay close to the marketplace. For more information, visit:
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx’s core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore’s Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).
SK hynix has four production facilities in Wuxi and Chongqing, China as well as domestic business sites in Icheon and Cheongju. As a global company, SK hynix also operates sales subsidiaries in ten countries including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Taiwan and China, and four R&D corporate bodies in Italy, U.S., Taiwan and Belarus. Based on its 30-year-old know-how for production and operation of semiconductor business, SK hynix makes efforts to secure competitiveness in technology and costs and lead the global semiconductor market by conducting continuous R&D activities and investment.
Silicon Creations is focused on providing world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing (PLLs), SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations’ IP is proven from 7- to 180-nanometer process technologies. With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. Silicon Creations, founded in 2006, is self-funded and growing. The company has development centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Krakow, Poland, and worldwide sales representation.
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ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
For over 25 years TechInsights has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies including 37 of the top 50 U.S. patent holders. By revealing the innovation others can’t inside the broadest range of advanced technology products, we prove patent value and enable business leaders to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions. Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, TechInsights’ Patent and Technology Analysts deliver specialized products and services from global offices.
Cadence Academic Network was launched by Cadence in 2007. The aim was to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems.
Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless technology that powers the IoT. Nordic pioneered ultra-low power wireless and helped develop Bluetooth Low Energy. The company’s award-winning Bluetooth LE solutions have made it the market leader, and are complemented by ANT+, Thread, and Zigbee products. Nordic’s reputation is built on the supply of leading-edge wireless technologies and development tools that shield designers from RF complexity. This approach extends to Nordic’s latest technology, cellular IoT. Launched in 2018 after four years of development, this NB-IoT and LTE-M solution leverages cellular infrastructure to extend the IoT.
Link to website: www.nordicsemi.com
We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron®, Crucial®, and Ballistix® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, NOR Flash and 3D XPoint™ memory, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like data center, networking, automotive, industrial, mobile, graphics and client. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol.
To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com
Since its founding in 1999, the Micron Foundation has contributed over $100 million through philanthropy and people to communities where our team members live and work. The Foundation and Micron’s corporate giving are driven by the Micron Gives organization with grants, programs and volunteer efforts focused on promoting science and engineering education and addressing basic human needs.
Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment.
We currently produce a wide range of innovative products—including data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP and other processors—that are designed to meet the needs of our broad base of customers. Our main design centre in Europe is located in Limerick, Ireland where a wafer fab is also co-located and design activities range from precision analog & mixed signal to beyond 100GHz mm-wave for industrial, communications, consumer and automotive applications. We have additional European design centres in Valentia Spain, Edinburgh Scotland, Newbury England and Munich Germany
X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal and MEMS foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for automotive, industrial, consumer and medical applications. Its customers worldwide benefit from the highest quality standards, manufacturing excellence and innovative solutions by using X-FAB’s modular CMOS processes in geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 µm, and its special SOI, SiC and MEMS long-lifetime processes.
With its six manufacturing sites in Germany, France, Malaysia and the USA, X-FAB has a combined capacity of about 98,000 eight inch equivalent wafer starts per month and employs about 4,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.xfab.com.
SCALINX www.scalinx.com is privately owned fabless ASIC design company headquartered in Paris, France with strong experience in design of Signal Conversion ASICs for Test & Measurement, Defense & Aerospace and Communications markets.
The ASIC developments are supported by SCALINX three design centers in Paris, Caen and Sophia Antipolis respectively.
SCALINX proprietary SCCORE™ technology (Smart Conversion CORE) breaks the barriers associated with the design of wideband CT ΔƩ AD converters and makes its unique features accessible to ASIC domain.
Our Smart Conversion Platforms, based on SCCORE™ technology, are the ideal starting point to elevate the performance, reduce the BoM and shorten remarkably the development time of ASIC projects.
Toshiba Memory Corporation (becoming now a KIOXIA Corporation), a world leader in memory solutions, is dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). Toshiba Memory will officially change its name to Kioxia Corporation on October 1, 2019. In April 2017, Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Toshiba Memory pioneers cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people’s lives and expand society’s horizons. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH™, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers.
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EUROPRACTICE has been supporting customers with design tools and easy access to low-cost prototyping and small volume fabrication in ASIC, MEMS and photonics technologies during the last decades.
The current service is being offered by IMEC (B), STFC-UKRI (UK), Fraunhofer IIS (D), CMP (FR) and TYNDALL (IRL).
As part of a new European grant, the existing services will be complemented and extended by adding new technologies to serve new markets, diversifying the service towards smart system integration and packaging, encouraging new users from non-traditional sectors, and support the training of future generations of engineers that will be required for the growing digital economy in Europe.
Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow
Rector of Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Rector of Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
Mayor of Warsaw
Mayor of Krakow
INFORMATION FOR SPONSORS
The ESSDERC/ESSCIRC joint conference is the most important and successful conference on microelectronics technology and circuits in Europe, annually organized for already more than four decades.
It aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in this field. The keynote and invited speakers from academia and industry, the tutorials and workshop, as well as the quality of the presentations and the networking opportunities are making this conference a key event attended by researcher s and industrialists from all over the world.
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