Synthesis of German and Russian engineering schools
Pavel Didenko: We have combined the best features of the German and Russian engineering schools. DEAXO was established in 2014 in Dresden to promote the development of microelectronics in the East Germany region, which is now known as Silicon Saxony, but since the backbone of the team had a lot of experience and a good reputation in Russia, the company immediately became actively involved in the modernization of the Russian semiconductor industry. Already in 2015, a company was founded in Moscow, which currently employs 30 people, most of whom are engineering staff. Russian engineers are involved in the implementation of international projects of the company, and this allows them to acquire unique experience and knowledge, which are then used to create new, modern infrastructure of domestic microelectronics. Due to the presence of Russian experts of international level, we can carry out the most complex projects within a limited budget and time frame.
Do you have the necessary resources to carry out large-scale projects?
Evgeny Klyusov: If necessary, we involve partner organizations, in particular, construction companies, although there are specialists of working professions in our staff. In any case, the whole complex of works is carried out under our control.
Pavel Didenko: Large projects are always involved a large number of contractors, including suppliers of engineering systems, process equipment, and in some cases – several engineering companies, if their competencies complement each other. We have the necessary resources and competencies for managing complex projects and are able to implement them with high quality and on time.
What is the specificity of work in Russia?
Vladimir Uzdovskiy: If foreign customers, as a rule, undertake everything necessary to quickly get a result, in Russia projects are often delayed, and not through the fault of the organizations-performers.
Evgeny Klyusov: We are focused on high-quality results and the implementation of projects on time, but for reasons beyond our control, this is not always possible in Russia. However, our distinguishing feature is that even in these conditions we fit into the agreed timeframe.
In which areas besides microelectronics, photonics and related industries engineering services are in demand?
Evgeny Klyusov: The pharmaceutical industry is the second most important market for us. In Russia, we are now starting to implement projects in this field, and intend to develop this area in the international market.
What do you think about the prospects for the development of Russian microelectronics?
Pavel Didenko: After the completion of several major projects in the market there is some lull. But there are prerequisites for increased activity: the Department of the radio-electronic industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia is taking measures to implement the state program for the development of the electronic and radio-electronic industry, the City of Moscow has established the Zelenograd Development Corporation, which successfully solves the complex problems of developing and supporting the domestic microelectronic industry. For our part, we became residents of the Zelenograd innovation cluster, cooperating as a technological partner with the Agency for Technological Development, which is very interested in transferring up-to-date technologies to Russia, and we hope to increase our contribution to the modernization of domestic microelectronics.
Interview: Dmitry Gudilin