Technology forum focuses on industrial laser adoption

5th July 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Technology forum focuses on industrial laser adoption

"Since its invention in the 1960s, the laser has evolved from 'a solution looking for a problem' to a tool becoming indispensable in many application fields, spanning multiple industries,” explained Royce Lee, Sales Director of Consumer Electronics Industry, Laser Technology, TRUMPF. “Advances in laser technologies ranging from power scaling to ultra short pulse technologies and cost per watt reduction has further accelerated the adoption of this technology in many areas."

Trumpf, Coherent, Hans’s Laser and more are part of the 1st Executive Forum on Laser Technologies, taking place from 6th to 7th September 2017 in Shenzhen, China, alongside the 19th China International Optoelectronic Expo 2017. Powered by Yole Développement (Yole) and CIOE and supported by EPIC, this conference proposes a powerful programme focused on laser technologies and market trends.

Under a dynamic context investigated by Yole’s analysts, many technical issues, business opportunities, and emerging applications have been identified. Laser technologies are today undoubtedly present in many industries including the semiconductor industry with applications focused on process manufacturing (dicing – lithography and debonding process steps). What is the status of the laser technologies today? Applications and related market segments, technology challenges, competitive landscape and more will be discussed at the 1st Executive Forum on Laser Technologies. Yole, in collaboration with CIOE and EPIC developed a relevant programme of presentations, Q&A and networking sessions to explore this industry.

“The 1st Executive Laser Technology Forum is a market and technology focused programme,” announced Eric Yang, Vice General Manager at CIOE. “Because of the leading market positioning of companies based in South China, especially involved in laser micro processing applications, both partners Yole & CIOE naturally decided to set up the Laser Forum in Shenzhen, China. This collaboration is showing the growing adoption of laser technologies in numerous industries, for lot of applications. Laser Forum is a unique opportunity for industrial players to learn more about the technologies status and meet related experts”.

"Laser applications in the semiconductor industry are quite broad and diversified,” commented Amandine Pizzagalli, Technology & Market Analyst, Advanced Packaging & Semiconductor Manufacturing at Yole. Therefore, various type of laser technologies can be applied in major semiconductor processes such as welding, drilling, cutting, annealing, and debonding. The selection of the most suitable laser processing type is strongly depending on the material you would like to process, the related processing parameters as well as the manufacturing process steps. “The penetration of laser technologies in each market segment is evolving independently,” added Pizzagalli. "Laser technologies growth is depending on the technology maturity and the complexity of the semiconductor manufacturing process steps as well as the status of the semiconductor market segments.”

The laser forum will bring together an excellent panel of manufacturers, integrators and users experts. The aim of this exciting programme is to allow participants to get valuable insights into the status and future of the laser industry as well as provide opportunities for meeting with industry leaders.

Over the course of one and a half days, the programme will address laser emerging applications and key markets, new technologies, and future trends. Yole & CIOE forum is a must for all laser industry executives as well as for manufacturers, integrators and users managers to network and learn about all the latest industry trends.

“Bridging the gap between industry experts and users, the forum will feature one main conference which includes a series of specific presentations and panel discussions to examine industry topics,” announced Pierrick Boulay, Technology & Market Analyst, Solid State Lighting at Yole.“Together with key players, we will highlight the key technical and business trends in laser source technology and manufacturing in a dedicated meeting place, gathering Chinese and international companies, from users to suppliers.”

1st Executive Forum on Laser Technologies includes three sessions: Laser Technologies & Market Trends - Laser Processing for Semiconductors - Emerging Applications. As a speaker of the Emerging Applications session, Rainer Paetzel, Director of Strategic Marketing, Coherent LaserSystems will present the role of laser for displays application. He commented: “Laser processing plays a vital role in the manufacturing of displays today for cutting, patterning, singulation… and a variety of repair processes. Advanced lasers and processes will be enabling for the production of future display technologies.”

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