John Kiesebrink [ASML], Frank Mertens [ASML] & Benno Beuting [Cordis]

Developing semiconductor production tooling, using a low-code platform and virtual twinning

15:00 – 15:40

“Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re working on.” With these wise words from Thomas Edison in mind, we at ASML adapted new software development technologies into our latest assembly tool. By introducing a low-code platform for control software and virtual twinning, a significant reduction in development costs and lead time has been achieved, combined with a substantial increase in reliability, maintainability and quality. Want to know more? Join our talk!

John Kiesebrink is a team leader within ASML’s Manufacturing & Service Tooling group. He drives the development of software solutions for production, qualification tooling and research tools, within different product lines. After his study, he started as an engineer within Fuji Photo Film, working on the automation of production and logistic systems, followed by several years as a software architect and project leader in equipment and machine building, with an interest in building generic software solutions for machine control systems. Hereafter, he worked as an engineering manager, with a strong drive to structure the development process and adapting innovative technology in control system architectures.

Frank Mertens is currently working as a software architect at ASML. He has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech and medical industry, specializing in software development for controlling machines and test setups. He covered all stages of product development, from simple prototypes to innovative medical devices. He’s passionate about working in a multidisciplinary team and introducing new technologies.

Benno Beuting is the founder and CEO of Cordis, a low-code software company with offices in the Netherlands and Spain. Its main product, Cordis Suite, is a low-code software development platform for machine-control applications used by high-tech companies such as Philips, ASML and Altran/Capgemini. He has over 25 years of experience in the control of mechatronic systems and is an industry leader in the digitalization of these systems, mastering Fourth Industrial Revolution concepts. He holds master’s degrees in mechatronics, robotics and automation engineering.