Dr. Pedro Muñoz
founder and General Manager of TomoSemi GmbH.
I found my passion for microfabrication equipment at the University of Cologne, Germany. During the Master’s Thesis and PhD, I was able to learn first hand thin film growth, micro-structuring, assembling and testing techniques and had a great joy at it. The THz mixers I manufactured came out well enough to be useful for radio-astronomic measurements of the interstellar gas from the Atacama desert and the SOFIA airborn observatory. After the PhD, I joined the largest manufacturer for opto-semiconductors in Europe, where I stayed for 12 years in leading positions at the laser diode fab in South Germany and in sales and business development in Central Europe and North America.
TomoSemi is the combination from the Japanese Tomodachi and Semiconductors. Tomodachi means just ‘friend’ because we are trying to help two very different cultures understand each other better. Japanese tools are robust, reliable and highly customized to customer wishes. The Japanese People have a very strong personal connection and commitment with the companies they work for and a very high respect for the customers they serve. They put huge efforts to create trust and long-lasting business relationships with their clients. I have also lived by the same set of values throughout my career and am very honored to represent these firms in Europe. My experience is that honesty and hard work does go a long way and I am looking forward to working with customers and partners with the same mindset.