Rethinking and reimplementing
semiconductor manufacturing

We set standards

With the Next Level Epitaxy from ELEMENT 3—5, we are opening up completely new possibilities for our customers. Together, we are making the production of semiconductors much more efficient, cost-effective, flexible and sustainable. As an industry and development partner, we rely on the creativity as well as many years of experience and skills of our team to find new ways to make innovations a reality.

Our vision...

…is that innovations, that make the world a better place, reach people easier, faster and more environmentally friendly. ELEMENT 3—5 is the enabler. We make the comprehensive use of the latest wide-bandgap semiconductors and all the associated advantages possible in the first place.

What we believe in

01

Science and innovation

Science and research are our root, development and advancing are in our DNA and thus in all our products. This is also the foundation on which we build our success as a company.

02

Creativity and invention

Breakthroughs are not created by following the well-trodden paths. To further drive the semiconductor revolution, we continue to rely on our courage to do something new and our team's ability to turn ideas into tangible things.

03

Customer orientation

The challenges of our customers are at the beginning and at the end of all our considerations. Our understanding of the pain points in the industry, of processes and structures, puts us in a special position to realize tailor-made solutions and groundbreaking things in the semiconductor world.

04

Passion and teamwork

We share the enthusiasm for what we do with our team members. Together, we use our individual strengths to launch disruptive technologies. Despite all the work, we also make sure that the fun is not lost.

In the beginning it was...

...a research project. ELEMENT 3—5 started at RWTH Aachen University in 2010. A small founding team developed a novel approach for the epitaxy of broadband semiconductors. In 2015, Dr Yilmaz Dikme and Dr Volker Sinhoff began to have the new system and technology independently validated by renowned laboratories and researchers. With the help of experts from industry and experienced design engineers, the first ready-for-market product was finally created. After a successful series A financing round in 2022, the mass production tool is now picking up speed.

Dr Volker Sinhoff
Managing Director
Volker has been managing the business of ELEMENT 3—5 since 2015. The Ph.D engineer has a wide range of experience as an entrepreneur and managing director in the high-tech sector. In 2000, together with two partners, he founded a start-up for optical components, where he acted as managing partner until a successful exit in 2013. Prior to that, Volker had already worked as General Manager of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology IPT.
Dr Yilmaz Dikme
Director Technology
As a co-founder, Yilmaz has been on board at ELEMENT 3—5 from the very beginning. As Director of Technology, he is responsible for the development of the Next Level Epitaxy and its implementation. He earned his doctorate in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. After a few years in the semiconductor industry, he was also decisively involved in the founding of AIXaTECH GmbH, the forerunner of ELEMENT 3-5 GmbH, in 2010.
Ghassan Barbar
Director of Sales
Ghassan has been working in the semiconductor industry for about 20 years. His professional background and his many years of experience in R&D, C-level sales and product management in an international environment make the chemical engineer a recognized expert in the semiconductor industry. He worked as an independent consultant in the industry before taking over product management for the ACCELERATOR 3500K in 2022 and organizing sales.

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