This is the first issue of the new digital Besi Newsletter. Not as a printed page, but brought to you as a web-page. Dynamic, interactive and always up-to-date.
On December 14 Meco celebrated its 40 years anniversary. Meco stands for “Metal finishing Company” and in its early days it had more activities than only equipment. The company started as an electro plating company building its own equipment. The equipment part became larger and eventually a separate company. Meco is part of Besi since 1995.
For years the development trend in the semiconductor industry is to reduce size, integrate more functionality and skip process steps wherever possible. With this development trend, the separation between front-end and back-end becomes smaller and smaller. This brings the cleanroom in view of the machines developed by Besi Netherlands in Duiven.
The recently completed EAST project in which Besi participated, has won the 2018 Innovation Award. The award was presented at European Forum for Electronic and Components and Systems (EFECS) in Lisbon, Portugal, 21 November 2018.