Markets

The ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group is part of an exciting market environment. Annual sales of electronic products are constantly rising – and therefore also the number of microchips required for them.

High-tech equipment for their fabs is an important success factor for semiconductor manufacturers around the globe. The Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group is one of the partners of this industry, with two strong product areas: Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics and Photomask Systems. Our new, innovative New Solutions business is a further field of activity.

Lithography optics and other optical systems for use in wafer scanners are part of the key equipment needed for microchip fabrication. The same applies to the photomask, the pattern of which is transferred, when exposed, to the wafer on a greatly reduced scale. ZEISS correction and metrology systems make an important contribution to the optimization of photomasks. In the New Solutions area ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology provides its customers with innovative and unique applications that offer decisive added value to the semiconductor and other industries – the process gas analyzer is one prime example.