Ruurd Boomsma is Chief Technology Officer  Besi, covering all aspects of technology roadmaps and developments plans for all equipment developed at Besi. Also responsible for strategic supply chain management and overall Quality. Received a Master Degree in Technical Physics focus on Semiconductor Physics and High Vacuum Technology, from the State University of Groningen the Netherlands.  Started working in the Semiconductor Industry in 1984.  Initially in front end equipment at ASM followed by MRC and later Unaxis  and now over 10 years active at Besi.  Tasks included work on supply chain Asia, reorganizing the Plating activities, held final responsibility for all the Die Attach activities worldwide, now CTO of Besi.