AIXTRON SE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of deposition systems for the semiconductor industry, has received the “Innovation Award for Automation 2016” at the 13th Automation Network Forum in Dresden. AIXTRON convinced the jury with its user-oriented operation system for the deposition systems that the company has been supplying to the global semiconductor industry for more than 30 years. These are used to produce light-emitting diodes (LED), lasers, power electronics, organic electronics (OLED), memory and logic chips, and carbon nanomaterials.
In its substantiation, the jury highlighted that – with its new ATO (AIXTRON Tool Orchestrator) operation solution – AIXTRON had successfully overcome the apparent contradiction between high automatization levels and manual operation. In enhancing the user interface, the company’s engineers had also made system users the key focus of their considerations.
Comments Dr. Christian Geng, Director of Technology at AIXTRON: “We are delighted by this award, as it recognizes AIXTRON’s power of innovation in an important aspect of system construction. We aim to make it as easy as possible for our customers to operate our systems and thus enhance their production efficiency. Given increasing automation of all production processes, operation software and the user interface are playing an ever greater and more decisive role.”
The Innovation Prize for Automation is awarded each year by the Automation Network Dresden (AND) to honor the development of innovative system automation software concepts. The Automation Network Dresden is an initiative of the five Dresden-based automation specialists HAP GmbH, Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH, AIS Automation Dresden GmbH, SYSTEMA GmbH, and XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH.