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AP&S honored with the productronica innovation award in the semiconductors cluster

"The productronica innovation award is a great and significant recognition. We are very proud to be this year's winner in the semiconductors cluster", said Sophie Hall, Director Product Engineering and R&D at AP&S, who had the pleasure of taking the award at the ceremony on Tuesday, November 16.

Colleague Andreas Hertz-Eichenrode, who had also traveled to the event, was thrilled too. Since, the jury was convinced by the product for which he is the directly responsible product developer and project manager. Namely, CleanSurF®, a new AP&S cleaner for FOUPs, SMIFs, carriers and boxes. The product was launched on the market in spring 2021. The cleaning tool ensures maximum cleanliness of all common wafer boxes according to the highest cleanliness standards and thus contributes to securing the process chains in semiconductor manufacturing. Both the overall concept and the several innovative features compared to existing cleaners were decisive for the winning in the semiconductors cluster.

"A great surprise. A week before the trade fair, we were told that we had been nominated for the productronica innovation award and are invited to the award ceremony in Munich. The moment when AP&S was announced as the winner remains in my memory. Such an amazing feeling. Thank you all, the entire CleanSurF® team, we achieved this together", said Andreas Hertz-Eichenrode during his speech at the AP&S Christmas party, which rounded off the exciting trade show week on Friday, November 19.

Learn more about the price and the award-winning product here in the video.