TBS presents the new partner, TRYMAX
Trymax’s organisation is focused on providing plasma based equipment solutions for the semiconductor and related industries. We use our technical expertise to provide innovative engineering and technical solutions for our customers. We also have a strong R&D focus, particularly in the area of process applications.
What series of equipment does Trymax offer?
We offer our Trymax NEO equipment for a wide range of plasma based resist removal, etching and surface cleaning applications. We have one NEO range of equipment for all wafer substrates up to 200mm in diameter, and a second one for 300mm substrate diameters. All customers can be catered for – from those who need semi automatic single chamber systems for R&D applications such as Universities and Technical Institutes right through to high volume leading edge semiconductor companies who are in need of fully automatic high productivity systems configured with multiple process chambers.
What trends determine the development of equipment?
The needs of our customers are the primary drivers of new product and process developments at Trymax. The semiconductor and nanotechnology industries are very innovative, and there are always challenges and opportunities for us, for example in relation to fragile substrate handling, processing at low temperatures and the removal of organic polymers in non-oxidizing chemistries.
What distinguishes Trymax solutions from analogues?
Trymax solutions are developed with state-of-the-art components to deliver the best overall solutions to our customers for throughput, process performance and cost of ownership. Our equipment is very reliable and requires very limited maintenance. Trymax has shown itself to be very flexible when it comes to developing engineering solutions for different types of substrates that require special handling such as lithium niobate, gallium arsenide and silicon carbide. We are constantly listening and reacting to the feedback we get from our customers so that we can improve our product offerings.
What are the challenges facing Trymax?
Trymax is undergoing significant global growth and has been rapidly increasing its market share across several regions. To support this success and engage more customers, Trymax is scaling up the company in various areas. We have increased our manufacturing capabilities at our headquarters in the Netherlands and will move into new purpose built factory next year. Trymax has also reinforced its competencies in process, technical engineering, field services and sales to meet the growing demand for its products. For instance, we decided to collaborate with TBS to develop our business in Russia. By working closely together, we are convinced that this new partnership will allow us to increase our penetration of the Russian microelectronics industry.
Which areas are of priority from the point of view of the development of nanoindustry?
The areas of power semiconductors, MEMS & Sensor, automotive products, RF filters and advanced back end are some of the key sectors of interest for Trymax. We’ve been engaged with customers in these markets for close on 15 years already. Based on the recent market forecasts, there is still significant growth anticipated in these sectors over the next 5 years. This represents a big opportunity for Trymax to firmly establish itself as one of the leading global semiconductor equipment suppliers and this is our goal.
How do you assess the prospects for the Russian market?
Trymax have been talking to a number of potential customers for some time. With the recent help of TBS we have now been able to identify a number of sales opportunities for Trymax NEO equipment in Russia.
How in demand are Trymax’s solutions in Russia?
There is a lot of interesting R&D work going on in Russia, and there has been a lot of interest shown in our NEO 200 and 200A platforms. We have high hopes for 2019.
Interview: Alexey Alyoshin