Eduard started working in the semiconductor industry in 1995 for ASML, initially as Director of Investor Relations but since 1997 as Division President for ASML Special Applications, to serve niche lithography markets. He started this initially independent business unit with a small team but it grew to be a significant contributor to ASML overall business, as a consistent source of operating profit from customers in Asia, USA and Europe.
Since 2007 he is active as an independent entrepreneur and has founded several companies with success. In 2016 he started with the development of UniqIC - the predecessor of SandGrain - and took over the business in 2019.
A rare economist - former financial controller in the Nedlloyd Group - (lost in) technology land for 25 years he thoroughly enjoys the continuous technological and business challenges. He has the intent to do that for the next decades. Eduard has a MA in Finance and Economics, and MBA of Webster University (Leiden). Fluent in Dutch, English and German, and a good working knowledge of French and Spanish - however struggling with his Vietnamese.
Happily married for 30 years, father of 3 (and grandfather of 2) beautiful children he enjoys a rather active lifestyle and the good things in life.
Pieter obtained his MSc and PhD (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering at the TU Delft in The Netherlands. From 1985 to 2014 he had a 30-year career within Philips and NXP Semiconductors, working in Research, as head of development in Germany and Singapore and as RF Program Manager in Philips Semiconductors. From 2008 to 2014 he was the CTO of the biggest business unit of NXP, covering a wide variety of high-performance RF, analogue and mixed-signal businesses, for which he had the ultimate technology strategy responsibility.
Pieter is an independent consultant with his company Maximus-R&D, consulting leading semiconductor players on R&D processes and IC technology strategy. He served as supervisory board member with Effect Photonics in Eindhoven and was president of the Supervisory Board of Mapper Lithography in Delft.
Pieter is happily married for 35 years, has three adult children, a dog and two cats. He has many hobbies, of which the main ones are aviation (private pilot) and classical oil painting.
Chip design and manufacturing, with lithography as special area within manufacturing.
Casper received his M.Sc. degree in Physics (with honors) from TU Delft in The Netherlands.
Next he joined Philips Research Laboratories in 1984, where his research has covered topics as submicron CMOS devices, CMOS technology and lithography.
Casper has headed several project teams and was as a team leader for lithography research at Philips. From 2001 till 2011 he was a department head for advanced CMOS technology. Until 2015 Casper was responsible for all process technology research in NXP semiconductors.
He joined Tu Delft in 2015 as director of the Else Kooi Laboratory and from 2020 on he combines the directorship of both Else Kooi and Kavli laboratories, happily supporting the TU-Delft research and helping with the first steps to be made into the market and applications.
Casper is married and the proud father of 3 adults and enjoying their selection of beers and music whenever he can.
Jeroen obtained his M.Sc. degrees in both Mathematics and Physics from Universiteit Leiden, and then a PhD in cryptography from the TU Eindhoven. He then went on to become assistant professor at Universiteit Twente before moving to industry. Jeroen has 35+ scientific publications and over 20 patent applications.
At Irdeto, he worked from 2008 until 2019 as Technology Manager and Senior Researcher on security concepts like traitor tracing, whitebox cryptography, secure unique ICs and software security. He also fueled the productization of collusion-resistant codes at Irdeto and led projects on watermarking delivery and traitor tracing. Jeroen was part of the Advanced Technology and Innovations team at Irdeto that spawned UniqIC, the predecessor of SandGrain.
In his free time, Jeroen enjoys playing and designing board games. Most of his favorite games are long, economic strategy games, like the 18xx series.
Halbe is an independent patent and management consultant with his company Lunshof Management and participated in SandGrain since august 2019.
In 1989 he joined family business Van der Lely, working on agricultural equipment and milking robots. He graduated as patent attorney, joined Van Doorne’s Transmissie in 1997 as manager patents dep., executive secretary and secretary to the supervisory board, supported the process of merging into Bosch Automotive Division. He became co-founder and inventor at Vario Systems bv, the technology and patent of which transferred to Bosch GmBH.
In 2005 he joined MAPPER Lithography, formulating a patent portfolio with well over 1400 rights. Since 2015 he is co-founder and advisor to Spintone bv., developing technology for capturing and transforming carbon from air into carbon nano products. In 2019 he joined ASML for supporting transfer and integration of the MAPPER patent portfolio in ASML.
Halbe is happily married, he has two kids in the age of secondary school and university. He passively enjoys classic music, goes for walks and likes to learn about the most various of topics by both reading and youtube documentaries.