Almost 1,000 people took the opportunity during the Long Night of Industry on June 22, 2017 to take a glance behind factory gates that are otherwise closed at the high-tech location of Dresden. Twenty companies participated this year, for the first time also including First Sensor Microelectronic Packaging GmbH. We develop and produce electronic microsystems at this location and specialize among other things in optical sensors. These are used to scan suitcases at the airport when you next go on vacation, for instance, or to guide satellites through space.
Altogether we welcomed around 80 guests during the Long Night of Industry – a colorful mix from young to experienced. They started their visit with an overview of the world of First Sensor and its wide range of products, solutions and skills. The participants then had the opportunity to view our clean room production facilities. Separated from the outside world by air locks, tiny chips are processed there by means of installation and connection technology to create sensors or complex sensor systems.
Looking is good, but touching is even better: Our guests were therefore also able to take hold of our products and admire the tiny components and structures, such as the sensor chips on silicon wafers, at close range. Our guests made use of this opportunity with great interest, as although our products are small and barely visible in everyday life, their significance is enormous: Hardly any commonplace device would work today without sensors.
Visitors who got a real taste for the world of sensors after these insights were able to talk to our HR experts about vacant positions and career prospects during the Long Night. And those who missed the event can find out more on our "At a Glance" career pages.