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Aixtron receives Innovation Award for Automation

Automation Network Dresden singles out user-oriented interface for operation of modern deposition systems

German deposition systems company Aixtron has received the 'Innovation Award for Automation 2016' at the 13th Automation Network Forum in Dresden, Germany.

The award was for the company's user-oriented operation system for the deposition systems it has been supplying to the semiconductor industry for more than 30 years.

The jury highlighted that - with its new ATO (Aixtron Tool Orchestrator) operation solution - Aixtron had successfully overcome the apparent contradiction between high automatisation levels and manual operation. In enhancing the user interface, the company's engineers had also made system users the key focus of their considerations.

Christian Geng, director of technology at Aixtron said: "We are delighted by this award, as it recognises Aixtron's power of innovation in an important aspect of system construction. We aim to make it as easy as possible for our customers to operate our systems and thus enhance their production efficiency. Given increasing automation of all production processes, operation software and the user interface are playing an ever greater and more decisive role."

The innovation prize  is awarded each year by the Automation Network Dresden (AND) to honour the development of innovative system automation software concepts.

The Automation Network Dresden is an initiative of the five Dresden-based automation specialists HAP GmbH, Roth & Rau - Ortner GmbH, AIS Automation Dresden GmbH, SYSTEMA GmbH, and XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH.

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