centrotherm showcasing new production solutions for the semiconductor industry at SEMICON Europa in Munich

Blaubeuren, 12.11.2018

  • New high-temperature process doubles wafer throughput and cuts process time by 50 percent
  • Equipment-cluster for the mass production of 300 mm wafers

To mark the start of SEMICON Europa, centrotherm (ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 and DE000A1TNMN7) is presenting its powerful new production solutions for the manufacturing of power semiconductors to an international audience.

A drive-in process at 1320°C was developed for centrotherm’s c.HORICOO 200 horizontal furnace. This process doubles the throughput of silicon wafers, while cutting process time by 50 percent. To this end, an innovative heating concept was implemented in the horizontal furnaces. The reliability and efficiency of the process were already demonstrated in mass production.

With the c.HORICOO 300, centrotherm is entering the field for the mass production of 300 mm silicon wafers. The equipment-cluster features more than eight process tubes fully automatically loaded by a robot, which significantly increases wafer throughput. As all centrotherm horizontal furnaces, the powerful c.HORICOO 300 is compelling with its excellent temperature uniformity and process stability so highly prized by customers in the semiconductor industry. A space-saving side-by-side installation of the cluster ensures optimal use of the cleanroom and thus low cost-of-ownership.

Visit us at SEMICON Europa from November 13 – 16, 2018 in Munich: centrotherm and subsidiary FHR Anlagenbau are showcasing their production solutions in Hall A 4669.


About centrotherm international AG

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for more than 60 years. As a leading, globally active technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. 

The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for crystalline solar cell and semiconductor manufacturing, forms the basis for successful partnerships with industry, research and development.

Our customers worldwide appreciate the process stability, scalability and availability of our production systems in mass production. Our work is also distinguished by the fact that we create specific, high-end process technology solutions tailored to our customers' requirements, and that we are outstanding in system construction.

Together, we face the daily challenges of setting new trends, maximizing production efficiency (such as for solar cells and semiconductors), and – paired with our systems' durability – securing investments. 

We thereby generate sustainable competitive advantages for our customers through targeted innovations in processes and production solutions.

We engage around 650 employees worldwide to further develop high-tech solutions for key markets. 

centrotherm international AG 
Württemberger Str. 31 
89143 Blaubeuren 
Internet: www.centrotherm.de 
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): A1TNMM (bearer shares); A1TNMN (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 (bearer shares); DE000A1TNMN7 (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
Inclusion: Basic Board, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Corporate domicile: Germany


Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304