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76 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2023 Feature Interview by Pete Starkey I-CONNECT007 Pete Starkey gets the rundown from Dr. Tobias Helbich, global product manager at MKS Atotech, on how specialty chemi- cal technologies are poised to reshape the global PCB and advanced packaging indus- tries. rough a comprehensive product line- up and years of industry expertise in the sur- face-finishing solutions space, MKS' Atotech has successfully cultivated both a leading mar- keting position and a top-notch reputation in facilitating critical processes like electrochem- ical and electroless deposition that are so inte- gral to advanced electronic devices and inno- vation in this field. With rapid advances in the electric vehicle sector and many opportunities on the horizon in the field of advanced pack- aging, surfaces—and the future—are looking bright. Pete Starkey: I'm delighted to have the oppor- tunity to speak with Dr. Tobias Helbich at MKS Atotech's booth here at electronica. Tobias, thank you for making us so welcome. It's great to meet you. Tobias Helbich: ank you very much, Pete, for coming to our booth and for giving us the chance to talk to I-Connect007. I'm also very excited to speak with you here in Munich at electronica. Starkey: Tobias, could we begin with a sum- mary of what technology areas you cover? Helbich: Sure. Let me start with the bigger pic- ture: Atotech, a brand of MKS has various products that cover a very wide field, special- izing in surface metallization or, even broader, in surface treatment. Starkey: Yes, I traditionally associate the Atotech brand with that area of expertise.

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