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NXP Semiconductors


NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power, Digital Processing and manufacturing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, industrial, consumer, lighting, medical, computing and identification applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 29,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales of USD 5.4 billion in 2008.
NXP takes part with three competence groups: ITEC, CSC-Innovation and Back-end Innovation.
NXP-ITEC stands for Industrial Technology and Engineering Center. It was founded in 1991 as a successor of the BM (Bedrijfsmechanisatie). Its primary focus is to generate cost effective assembly equipment for mass production of low-pincount semiconductors. Manufacturing of NXP-ITEC equipment is fully subcontracted. ITEC invented the BIM (Breakthrough in Manufacturing) concept: a high volume flowline for assembly of low pincount semiconductors.
CSC-Innovation stands for “Competence Support Center-Innovation”, which is located in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The aim of this group is to support the Business Lines with the development of innovative solutions for low-pincount packages, platform-concepts, processes and technologies.


Role of NXP in the FAB2ASM Project

In WP1, NXP will be set-up a roadmap for technology transfer to industry. In WP3, NXP will work on an industrial assembly tool with self-alignment. In WP5, NXP will integrate all the technologies developed in FAB2ASM to the tool. In WP6, NXP will demonstrate the developed tool. NXP is the leader of WP6


Key person

Bas Verhelst, key person for ITEC. He holds a physics degree from Utrecht University, and has been working on semiconductor back-end technology since 1986. He started at Philips Research on semiconductor testing, and moved over to Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) later, to work on assembly equipment. He manages a team of around 40 engineers with expertise on embedded software, mechanics, electronics, mechatronics, and physics.


Bas Verhelst

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NL 6534AE Nijmegen,


NXP Semiconductors