SUSS MicroTec has appointed Dr Rainer Knippelmeyer as VP R&D and CTO. In this function Rainer Knippelmeyer will oversee research and development and innovation management for all products. His main focus will be on the creation of a cross-product technology roadmap within the SUSS MicroTec group. Rainer Knippelmeyer has many years of experience in research and development from his employment at various Carl Zeiss AG companies.
“The constantly increasing demands for future technologies like 3D integration make it essential for the success of the company to even more tightly coordinate the product developments in our divisions. The creation of this new position goes hand-in-hand with the merger of our product lines Coaters, Wafer Bonders and Photomask Equipment at our Sternenfels site,” says Frank P. Averdung, CEO and President of SÜSS MicroTec AG. “With his wealth of experience Rainer Knippelmeyer will be able to further emphasize the clear focus on development activities in the strategic markets for the SUSS MicroTec group. Our customers all over the world will benefit from the close linking of our development departments.”