- Jenoptik, Alchimer Win 2008 Best of West Award
SEMI has announced the winners of their inaugural 2008 Best of West award at Semicon West in San Jose. Jenoptik and Alchimer were chosen by a panel of journalists, members of the academic community, and industry leaders based on their engineering or scientific achievement, financial impact, and/or social contribution. Jenoptik, specialist in photonic and mechatronic technologies, won for the Jenoptik-Votan G Semi, a wafer dicing system that utilizes thermal laser separation (TLS). Alchimer, specializing in electrochemical technology, won for the eGviaCoat for the electrografting of copper seed layers used for the metallization of through silicon vias (TSV).
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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