CS International 2017 was a massive success, attracting a record number of delegates, speakers and sponsors.

CS International 2018 will provide timely, comprehensive coverage of every important sector within the compound semiconductor industry. The conference goal is to provide communication and opportunity along the entire value chain of the compound semiconductor industry.  Whether you're looking for increased brand awareness, thought leader positioning, new business development...or any combination, CS International gives you the access you need. CS International enables you to develop and highlight your brand whilst accessing and engaging your key audience. 

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Accel RF

Accel-RF specializes in the development, design, and production of accelerated life-test/burn-in test systems for GaN and other RF compound semiconductor devices. These systems are turnkey integrated instruments that provide a cost effective, high value proposition for device manufacturers, fab-less device suppliers, testing-service providers, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and research and development laboratories. Accel-RF provides test equipment solutions for customers across all segments of the product life cycle curve; our products provide solutions for intrinsic reliability identification, process control validation, specification standard deviation characterization, and product qualification testing. Accel-RF solutions decrease product development time, ensure exceptional reliability, and accelerate income opportunities.


Advanced EPI

Advanced Epi's mission is to revolutionise the compound semiconductor industry by growing and supplying silicon carbide (SiC) based materials and devices that are tough, cost effective and designed to work in challenging places where there are currently no solutions.

Advanced Epi can offer customers cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC) epilayers heteroepitaxially grown on standard silicon wafers with (111) and (001) surface orientation as platforms for GaN/graphene or for applications in power electronics, MEMS, sensors, photonics and biomedical systems. The 3C-SiC growth process is compatible with standard silicon based epitaxial growth and device fabrication techniques and produces epi wafers that are among the highest quality available in the market and are free from wafer bow.



AIXTRON is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The company’s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and optoelectronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials, as well as polymers, carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in fibre optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signalling and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.


Brolis Semiconductors

Brolis Semiconductors is an infrared laser diode maker in the spectral range from 800 nm - 3000 nm based on GaAs, InP and GaSb. The company develops a range of light sources from SLDs to high-power multi-watt singel emitters and laser bars for defence, medical, sensing and research applications.



With more than 25 years of experience serving the semiconductor industry, CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS is your reliable partner for exhaust gas abatement, with a primary focus on dry bed absorption. More than 3,000 installations worldwide testify to customer confidence in CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS' unique products and services. We continue to extend our competence to support developing markets such as the solar industry and photovoltaics as well as MEMS. The key elements which guarantee safety, reliability and ease of handling have been purpose-designed to meet the demands of tomorrow's advanced materials: CS CLEAN SOLUTIONS is a truly global company with research and development, manufacturing and marketing located in dedicated centers of competence located throughout Europe, Japan, USA, and the Far East.


EAG Laboratories

EAG Laboratories is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical services to the compound semiconductor materials, processing and manufacturing industry. Our global network of labs supports R&D, manufacturing and failure analysis, providing easy access to high value analytical services that enable rapid and effective problem solving and product development. Ask EAG. We Know How.



EpiGaN focuses on delivering world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material per our customers' specifications, enabling them to develop innovative products. As a pure play epi material supplier, EpiGaN offers a clear business model, ideal to build long-term customer relationships.


EV Group

EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices, and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world. More information about EVG is available at www.EVGroup.com



Home of the Balzers BAK and the CLUSTERLINE, Evatec is a thin film solutions provider for LEDs, wireless technologies, power devices, MEMS and advanced packaging applications. Core technologies for deposition of CSOs, dielectrics, metals and compound semiconductors include enhanced evaporation processes and high rate sputter processes. From plasma damage free processing of GaN and damage sensitive sub layers for LED applications to deposition of new materials for wireless RF filter applications with enhanced piezoelectric properties, we offer complete solutions of hardware and process. Customers can select from multi-process cluster tools or single process batch tools with manual or automated handling according to application, process and throughput requirements.


FerroTec Corporation

Ferrotec Corporation is a worldwide leader in the supply of materials, components, and precision system solutions for businesses and products. Ferrotec’s Temescal systems are the preferred electron beam-based evaporative coating solution for the processing of Compound Semiconductor based substrates, backed by the company’s extensive process expertise in metallization and multi-layer coatings of materials such as Ti, Pt, Au, Pd, Ag, Ni, Al, Cr, Cu, Mo, Sn, SiO2 and ITO. For additional information about Ferrotec products, visit the company’s web site at www.ferrotec.com.


IMS Chips

The Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS) is a trust foundation under public law in Baden-Württemberg and concentrates on business-oriented research in silicon technology, nano structuring, customized circuits (ASIC) and image sensor technology. The research facility is partner to small and medium-scale companies in Baden-Württemberg in particular and cooperates with internationally-renowned semiconductor corporations and contractors. Headed by Professor Dr. Joachim Burghartz, around 100 highly-qualified employees and visiting researchers focus on microelectronics, micro system technology and nano structuring.



IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers with products that cover a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a 'one stop shop' for the wafer needs of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers. With a pedigree dating back more than twenty-five years, IQE offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio, with a choice of technology platforms from multiple, global manufacturing facilities across Europe, Asia and the USA. Our unparalleled experience in the production and supply of substrates and epiwafers across a number of key market areas make IQE the perfect partner for substrates and epiwafers for visible and infrared optoelectronic devices, multi-junction CPV solar cells and RF components for wireless applications.


K-Space Associates

k-Space Associates, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of in situ, in-line, and ex situ metrology solutions for the semiconductor, thin-film, and photovoltaic industries. Since 1992, we have delivered cutting edge thin-film characterization tools and software, thanks to close collaboration with our worldwide customer base. We realize the best products are developed with our customers’ input, so we’re good listeners. Our products utilize optical imaging technology for non-contact, non-invasive real-time data acquisition, processing, analysis, and process control of parameters such as temperature, spectral reflectance, film thickness and growth rate, and wafer curvature and film stress.  We look forward to another 25 years of developing and supplying world class metrology solutions.



KLA-Tencor, a leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions, serves the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries with state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. With a broad portfolio of application-focused technologies and expertise, KLA-Tencor helps nanoelectronics manufacturers manage yield throughout the fabrication process and respond to the challenges posed by shrinking device sizes, the transition to new production materials, new device and circuit architecture, more demanding lithography processes and new back-end packaging techniques. KLA-Tencor is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., and has manufacturing, support and R&D facilities throughout the world.



LayTec develops, manufactures and markets optical in-situ and in-line metrology systems for thin-film processes. Our organization is expressly designed and committed to offering leading thin-film metrology solutions. We work closely with production line end-customers, equipment manufacturers and leading research institutions in order to achieve the most advanced thin-film process analysis and control.



Nanometrics is a leading provider of advanced, high-performance process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, such as data storage components and discretes including high-brightness LEDs and power management components. Nanometrics’ automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, overlay registration, topography and various thin film properties, including film thickness as well as optical, electrical and material properties. The company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, to advanced wafer-scale packaging applications. Nanometrics’ systems enable advanced process control for device manufacturers, providing improved device yield at reduced manufacturing cycle time, supporting the accelerated product life cycles in the semiconductor market. 

Nanometrics was incorporated in California in 1975. Nanometrics has been publicly traded since 1984 and is listed on NASDAQ (NANO). We have been a pioneer and innovator in the field of optical metrology. Nanometrics has an extensive installed base of more than 6,500 systems in over 150 production factories worldwide. Our major customers and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners include the largest semiconductor and process equipment manufacturers in the world.



Nanotronics is changing the way materials and electronics are manufactured. We automate industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world's smallest technologies: semiconductors, microchips, hard drives, LEDs, nano-fillers, nanotubes, and more. nSpec® is an integrated part of production processes at many of the world's leading manufacturers. nSpec® is powered by industrial enterprise software that provides scientists + engineers the first set of tools as advanced as the devices they build.



Suzhou Nanowin Science and Technology Co., Ltd (NANOWIN) ,founded in Suzhou Industry Park, China in 2007, is a high-tech company devoting to developing technologies to fabricate high-quality nitride semiconductor materials. NANOWIN's key advantage is unrivaled materials expertise, and owns essential patents in GaN substrate and growth technologies. NANOWIN offers standard and customized free-standing GaN substrate and GaN/sapphire templates with extra low dislocations densities, which are suitable for applications in high-power LED, blue and green LD, HEMTs, high-power electronic/electric devices. Our mission is bringing key values to the related industries, such as full color display, semiconductor lighting, communication, and renewable energy, and being a pioneer in the industry applications of nitride semiconductors.



Norstel AB is a Sweden-based pioneer and manufacturer of high quality SiC substrates and SiC epitaxial wafers which are mainly used in GaN/SiC RF and in SiC Power Semiconductor applications.In its SiC PerfectionTM program Norstel develops and produces SiC wafers which exhibit lowest possible defect rates for substrates and for SiC n- or p-type epitaxy. Next to its sublimation process used for power wafers Norstel has commercialized its world-leading and patented HTCVD growth technology which delivers un-doped, high resistivity Semi-Insulating 4H SiC substrates whose high purity and low defect rates make them ideally suited for high performance RF GaN HEMT applications.



Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprising over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.



Plasma-Therm is a U.S. manufacturer of advanced plasma-processing equipment, providing etch, deposition, and die-singulation technologies used in semiconductor packaging, solid-state lighting, power, data storage, renewable energy, MEMS, nanotechnology, photonics, and wireless communication markets. Plasma-Therm's global sales and service network supports over 600 commercial, academic, and governmental customers.



Qorvo is a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defence applications. Qorvo was formed following the merger of RFMD & TriQuint, and has more than 6,000 global employees dedicated to delivering solutions for everything that connects the world. Qorvo has the industry's broadest portfolio of products and core technologies; world-class ISO9001-, ISO 14001- and ISO/TS 16949-certiried manufacturing facilities; and is a DoD-accredited 'Trusted Source' (Category 1A) for GaAs; GaN and BAW products and services.



Revasum (pronounced re vôsəm) (“re” is for removal and “vasum” is Latin for equipment) is a new company headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, providing premiere CMP and grinding technology to critical growth markets such as power, RF communications, LED, MEMS, solar, and other mobile applications. Our mission is built on a design philosophy of investing in new product development that is specifically targeted at these global markets, with the purpose of meeting the unique needs of the device makers in this high-tech space. Revasum offers new and certified refurbished systems for sale worldwide.



Samco is a semiconductor equipment company that offers process systems for both R&D and production, which revolves around three major technologies: thin film deposition with PECVD and ALD systems; microfabrication with ICP etching, RIE and DRIE systems; and surface treatment with plasma cleaning and UV ozone cleaning systems. As a pioneer in the industry with nearly 40 years of process knowledge and experience in providing cutting-edge, extremely reliable systems around the world, we take pride in partnering with our customers as we solve their unique challenges with customized solutions.


SEMI Europe

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.


Seren Photonics

Seren Photonics uses nano-engineering to enhance the properties of III-N materials. Our focus is on semi-polar gallium nitride templates designed to enhance the performance of LED’s & lasers. Such materials offer significant benefits over conventional polar GaN especially in addressing the green gap and in reducing efficiency droop.


Technology Park Pulsar

Technology Park Pulsar is a multilevel collaboration of renowned Russian enterprises holding leadership in semiconductor electronics for more than 60 years. It is located in Moscow and sustains cooperation with industrial heavyweights and academic institutions nationwide. Technology Park Pulsar performs R&D, full-cycle production and commercialization of innovative lighting products based on InGaN/GaN and GaN\GaN LED structures. Product portfolio includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, modules and arrays as well as customized illumination projects for offices, residential spaces, industrial facilities and grounds of different functionality. Process technology is based on firm proprietary innovations and meets global quality and environmental requirements.



ULVAC GmbH offers solutions for compound semiconductor (CS) processes covering equipment and technologies for SiC and GaN power devices and LED.For CS, ULVAC offers production tools for high temperature ion implanting, activation annealing, oxidation, carbon cap sputtering, SiC trench- and via etching, GaN and AlGaN etching with high selectivity and ashing/strip processes.

For LED, ULVAC offers production tools for the etching of PSS and GaN; sputtering of DBR, low temperature SiO2, AlN, GaN, new Cu alloy pad electrode to reduce Au; C2C evaporation system for metallization, Vapor-Deposition-Polymerisation for encapsulation.

All ULVAC products are supported by its local sales and service networks.



Veeco's process equipment solutions enable the manufacture of LEDs, flexible OLED displays, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips. We are the market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam and other advanced thin film process technologies. Our high performance systems drive innovation in energy efficiency, consumer electronics and network storage and allow our customers to maximise productivity and achieve lower cost of ownership.


Yole Développement

Founded in 1998, Yole Développement group supports industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, it covers MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics and Batteries & Energy Management.


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