30 years of “Ultraclean technology and micromanufacturing” in Stuttgart
This department was first launched in 1986 after a request was received from the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology to conduct a study into the status of automation technology and trends in the semiconductor industry.
The results led to the establishment of a small cleanroom for testing semiconductor production machines. Since then, an internationally renowned test center for sterility technology with globally unique ultraclean and analysis laboratories has been created, used by the automotive, machinery and equipment, medical and bioengineering and aerospace technology industries. IPA Head of Department Udo Gommel looked back at what had been achieved since 1986 during a symposium and pointed out the future potential with top-level industry representatives.