Taipei, 28. December 2021 – Heraeus, a leading technology group, today announced its plans to open an innovation lab in Taiwan.
The Germany-based company plans to establish its new lab in Tai Yuen Hi-Tech Industrial Park in Zhubei City. The 180 square-meter, state-of-the-art facility will serve as a local application lab for the company and its local partners and is expected to open in the first half of 2022.
The new facility will house application and innovation teams of the Heraeus Global Business Unit Heraeus Electronics and corporate start-up Heraeus Printed Electronics and cater specifically to the regional semiconductor market. It will be the company’s fifth innovation center dedicated to electronics.
“The new innovation lab reflects Heraeus’ commitment to the region, while also representing a key milestone in our goal to becoming the number one technology partner for our customers,” said Chi Keung Lau, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sales at Heraeus Electronics. “We are on-site, where our customers face unique market challenges. Being closer to local partners means quicker response times and faster development and support.”
The Taiwan innovation lab offers quick and comprehensive testing services and tailor-made solutions for local customers with a short lead time. The state-of-the-art equipment of the lab includes an industrial inkjet printing system to conduct multi-unit feasibility tests and proof of reproducibility for EMI shielding as well as quality management and testing equipment for solder pastes and wire bonding. Customers benefit from design support, materials analysis, troubleshooting, and the design of experiments conducted by Heraeus’ local industry experts.
“With the lab customers can bring parts over in a matter of hours or even minutes and immediately test,” adds Franz Vollmann, Head of Heraeus Printed Electronics. “This enables us to embed our material into customer development and offer a fast and easy response.”
Jointly testing and developing advanced packaging solutions helps customers improve the first-time success rate and shorten development cycles as today’s electronics devices need to deliver more functionality with more processing power and greater speed. Module complexity and the number of components in system-in-package are increasing, while devices must miniaturize. Customers face cost pressure and a need for higher integration support as well as customization and flexibility.
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Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned portfolio company. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy that started in 1660. Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health, and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership. In the 2020 financial year, the FORTUNE Global 500 listed group generated revenues of €31.5 billion with approximately 14,800 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.
About Heraeus Electronics
Heraeus Electronics is a leading manufacturer of materials for the assembly and packaging of devices in the electronics industry. The company develops material solutions for the automotive, power electronics, and advanced semiconductor packaging market and offers its customers a broad product portfolio - from materials and material systems to services.
About Heraeus Printed Electronics
Heraeus Printed Electronics develops system solutions for inkjet printing of conductive inks. These enable hi-accuracy, hi-speed printing of thin layers of silver ink on several substrates. This innovation meets EMI shielding requirements of components, for example System in Package (SiP) in mobile phones.