It’s better to work together! That’s what the companies Tresky GmbH, budatec GmbH, Berliner Nanotest und Design GmbH and Bond Pulse thought in late summer 2023 and thus founded the International Semiconductor Alliance ISA. The intention is to help customers with the selection, project planning and implementation across all processes and to offer this service from a single source.
„Very often, all four of us noticed that we were not only in contact with the same customers, but were also often involved in the same projects. In order to offer our joint customers even better services, we decided to take the step of working together as closely as possible,“ explains Daniel Schultze, Managing Director of Tresky GmbH and one of the initiators of the Alliance.
The ISA founding companies combine a high level of technical expertise. Together, they offer the implementation of all sub-processes in packaging technology. Interested companies can obtain all processes in the manufacturing chain from the members of the ISA from a single source, from bonding, soldering and sintering to inspection and quality analysis. In addition, cross-process support and consulting services are offered for an efficient, reliable and reproducible manufacturing process. „Our customers and interested parties can thus rely on a holistic manufacturing concept that not only massively reduces implementation costs, but also time-to-market,“ says Dirk Buße, Managing Director of budatec GmbH. With Dr. Aaron Hutzler, a well-known process specialist in the industry, the Alliance has an expert with cross-process know-how, which is particularly valuable in the evaluation and assessment of work steps.
Various services can be obtained from ISA. „Of course, we advise our customers and pass on our knowledge to them. This involves a holistic evaluation of your assembly and connection technologies. We work with our customers to determine the ideal manufacturing processes and parameters for producing your end products,“ explains Dr. Mohamad Abo Ras, managing director of Berlin-based Nanotest und Design GmbH. Based on the end product, the production volume and the specified cost framework, ISA’s specialists draw up recommendations for process developments as well as structural and process optimizations. The evaluations ultimately shorten the time-to-market.
Furthermore, feasibility studies can be carried out in joint application laboratories. These laboratory facilities are also used to produce small series and prototypes on behalf of customers. „One of the most important parts, however, is the management of joint projects. Once we and our customers know how we manufacture their products, we support them in the holistic project planning and design of the manufacturing process. This means they get the manufacturing systems as well as the know-how and processes from a single source, which significantly reduces the overall effort on the customer side,“ emphasizes Schultze.
However, the Alliance is not only open to customers and interested parties. „Other companies can also join our Alliance. The productronica trade fair in Munich is a good opportunity to do so, as we can provide interested companies with further information about a possible collaboration,“ explains Alexander Dahlbüdding, also Managing Director of budatec GmbH.