What are the greatest opportunities for Leadec as a service specialist in the semiconductor industry?
The biggest opportunities lie in the newly planned investments through the European Chip Act. The global market leaders such as Infineon, Intel and Globalfoundries are investing not only in Germany, but also in Austria, Poland, and the UK – these are precisely the regions where we have a strong footprint. The new construction and expansion of production facilities, the so-called “fabs,” offer us the opportunity to jointly design the outsourcing of ancillary processes with the customer at an early stage. Here we can offer solutions ranging from automation technology to operations. It is a real competitive advantage that we bring a lot of experience to support this greenfield approach, where a completely new production facility is built on a previously unused or “greenfield” site.
One thing is clear: in Europe, everyone, customers as well as suppliers and service providers, has to deal with the same challenges. It’s a new field. And in semiconductor manufacturing in Europe, standard processes are of no use to us. Instead, we have to be flexible, continuously learn and become pioneers. The time is right.