31 August 2010


SÜSS MicroTec appoints VP R&D, focusing on cross-product roadmap for Coaters, Wafer Bonders and Photomask Equipment lines

Equipment and process solutions provider SÜSS MicroTec AG of Garching, near Munich, Germany has appointed Dr Rainer Knippelmeyer as VP R&D and chief technology officer, overseeing R&D and innovation management for all products. His main focus will be on the creation of a cross-product technology roadmap within the SÜSS MicroTec group.

“The constantly increasing demands for future technologies like 3D integration make it essential for the success of the company to even more tightly coordinate the product developments in our divisions,” says CEO & president Frank P. Averdung. “The creation of this new position goes hand-in-hand with the merger of our product lines Coaters, Wafer Bonders and Photomask Equipment at our Sternenfels site,” he adds.

Knippelmeyer has many years of experience in R&D at various Carl Zeiss AG companies. “With his wealth of experience, Rainer Knippelmeyer will be able to further emphasize the clear focus on development activities in the strategic markets for the SÜSS MicroTec group,” continues Averdung. “Our customers all over the world will benefit from the close linking of our development departments.”

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