CHANGING THE VANTAGE POINT: Different software perspectives for high-end production sites

With the increased demand for smart devices and accessories, triggered by the pandemic, the demand for high-value electronic components went up considerably, resulting not only in market growth but also pressuring semiconductor companies to increase production volume while at the same time maintaining the high quality.

Concepts of smart manufacturing are becoming an important factor in managing the higher demand putting thereby industrial software solutions even further into the spotlight. Equipment control and the integration of new machines into an existing manufacturing system are a significant part of the technological ecosystem. Together with our speakers, we invite you to change the vantage point and see different angles of automation software – its challenges, its chances, and its importance for high-end production sites.

When: April 29, 2021 | 9 am till noon

Where: On your screen – Yes, I want to listen to the experts



08:45 – 09:00            

Start of Login for Participants

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome & Introduction
Michael Jacob & Dirk Sauer

09:10 – 09:30

Equipment control: Status-quo vs. the future
Beneq Oy

09:30 – 10:00

How will equipment control change in the next 5 years?

Frank Geißler | Director Sales at Kontron AIS GmbH

Enrico Schellenkens | Product Support Manager
at Trymax
Thomas Dreyer | Director R&D at Kontron AIS

10:00 – 10:20

EDA Framework
Mike Köhler | System Engineer at Infineon

10:20 – 10:50 

Is the current way of equipment integration state of the
art or too complex?

Frank Geißler | Director Sales at Kontron AIS

Steffen Kindler | System expert at Infineon

Ralf Süß | Osram
James Amano | Sr. Director International Standards at SEMI
Bert Müller | Head of BU System Integration & Railway Technology at Kontron AIS

10:50 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:20

Current developments in backend / PCB manufacturing
Tom Bednarz
Managing Director | Critical Manufacturing Germany

11:20 – 11:50

Q&A-Session: Automation demands for electronics production
Michael Jacob | CEO Kontron AIS

Dr. Alexander Mühlig | Vice President R&D at Ersa
Holger Wußmann | General Manager Kontron Electronics

11:50 – 12:00





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About Automation Network Dresden (AND)

The high-tech cluster known as the Automation Network Dresden and all its member companies AIS, Fabmatics, SYSTEMA and XENON are recognized globally for working on sophisticated factory automation projects and technologies. The Automation Network Dresden brings together thought leaders, engineers, and researchers from around the world for the innovationsforum for automation in Dresden, Germany and in Hillsboro, Oregon/USA.

Together we are shaping the fourth industrial revolution in semiconductor and related high-tech industries. The innovationsforum is dedicated to bringing you the latest information on best practices, new technologies and the future of automation. Come join us to see how the 4th industrial revolution takes shape.