In 2009 the European Semiconductor Equipment and Materials industry decided to form a 450mm dedicated initiative, called EEMI450, to bring the interested parties together, to promote common 450mm efforts and to induce common 450mm European projects. Currently, this Initiative has more than 45 members, and to date, four 450mm European research projects have been labeled through the European ENIAC and CATRENE funding instruments.
The EEMI450 Initiative has written a white paper which defines the goals of the EEMI450 Initiative and in which the economical motivation concerning the 450mmm wafer transition for the semiconductor industry is explained. The white paper emphasises the importance of early engagement in 450mm research and development activities for the European semiconductor related equipment and materials industry, which plays a significant role in the global semiconductor marketplace.
Bas van Nooten, ASM
Tel.: +31 36 540 6711