Matthias’ choice was to embark on a career in engineering, and he already joined X-FAB as a student as part of his dual studies in electrical engineering. Meanwhile, he has been working as an engineer at X-FAB in Erfurt for more than ten years. He is currently serving as senior engineer in the failure analysis department, but what exactly are Matthias' tasks?
Matthias provides support to the production team and contributes to the quality of X-FAB’s products by analyzing sources of defects on silicon wafers. He is doing laboratory tests but also microscopic examinations to exactly determine defective areas on a wafer. Matthias also analyzes defective wafers returned by customers and works closely with external partners like institutes to characterize such failures and define improvements for the future. No two days are alike and it never gets boring. For Matthias, it is the mix of lab and office work that makes his job so rewarding.
After work he likes to spend his time outdoors romping about with his kids and the dogs. Often he can also be found in his little workshop doing woodwork, building stylish furniture or tinkering with electronic gadgets.
Matthias is well respected in his professional environment with his achievements being much appreciated and he is proud of having built such a good reputation: "I am happy about being needed professionally. I draw part of my strength from that. The other part I get from my family." His professional credo, which is reflected in Matthias' actions, can be described as followed: Quality is when customers return and not the goods.
My top priorities: making microchips work and being a father.
Matthias works as a defect analysis engineer and has two kids. He is responsible for defect inspection on the wafers and measures the quality of the wafers on the microscope.
If you could learn something new in just 10 mins, what would it be?
I would love to be able to do a kickflip with my skateboard.
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