In terms of technology, future microelectronics and microsystems will be distinguished by extreme miniaturization and significant cost-reduction and by the fact that they address environmental concerns. In terms of implementation, assembly, interconnection, and packaging technology will largely determine the functionality, quality, and cost of future systems.


The HTA covers the whole value chain from applied research and development and engineering at the system level, to production in different fields including modeling, simulation, and design.

Competencies of the Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA)

Back-end and packaging


Silicon and CMOS

Mechatronics and robotics


Silicon and non-silicon microsystems technology

Our competencies encompass a broad range of applications:

Aeronautics and space



Energy management and systems



Industrial process control



Information and communication technology



Building and home automation


Consumer electronics


Healthcare and wellness