MWS EU 2021 Speaker

Dr. Fumio Kita

  • Merck KGaA
  • Marketing Manager, Patterning Solutions
  • Biography

Dr. Fumio Kita is the Marketing Manager for More-than-Moore segment at Merck’s Patterning Solutions business and is responsible for lithographic materials. He joined Merck through the acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials. During his stint at AZ, Dr. Kita was instrumental in growing the business as theGlobal Marketing Director for Lighting, Energy, and Barrier products. He was responsible for the New Business Development of optical films and in charge of the Quality Systems of the German entity and the Active Ingredients business for lithographic products.

Dr. Kita received a doctoral degree and a diploma in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wuerzburg and has an EMBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

  • Presentation

Sustainable and Novel Solutions for Post-Process Wafer Cleans

Semiconductor manufacturers are increasingly facing the challenge of altering established materials and processes amid stricter regulations and rising concerns about their EHS impact.

Indeed, it is often far from trivial to find an alternative solution that combines the three aspects of i) green chemistry, ii) competitive technical performance, and iii) good cost-of-ownership position.

Merck is pursuing R&D programs to come up with sustainable innovative solutions. We provide technical services to support the industry with novel and application-specific solutions. This talk will provide insights into our newly developed and REACH compliant product portfolio of Wafer Cleans.

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  • Company Profile

Merck KGaA

About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science, and electronics. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 17.5 billion in 66 countries.

Most recently, Merck KGaA changed the name of its Performance Materials business sector to Electronics. The new name is the visible result of the strategic realignment conducted over the past several years and a further milestone of the “Bright Future” transformation program. We are the company behind the companies – advancing digital living!

As the company behind the companies advancing digital living, the Electronics business sector is involved in all major technology trends – be it 5G, Big Data, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, or the Internet of Things. Thanks to these and other megatrends, the demand for ever smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics is continuously growing.

Electronics covers a broad range of products and solutions, including high-tech materials and solutions for the semiconductor industry as well as liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics. The Electronics business sector generates around 90% of its sales in the two business units Semiconductor Solutions and Display Solutions.

We are the ONLY company covering the entire value chain in the semiconductor ecosystem providing customers with end-to-end solutions & expertise to accelerate the path from research to production.

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For further information on the Electronics business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, please visit

Merck KGaA Headquarters

Frankfurter Strasse 250

64293 Darmstadt


Phone: +49 6151 72-0

Telefax: +49 6151 72-2000 Email:

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