Silicon Saxony appoints Dr. Michael Arnold to board

Michael Arnold

PEER Group is pleased to announce that Silicon Saxony has appointed Dr. Michael Arnold as a Board Member. Silicon Saxony e.V. made the official announcement at their 2017 1st Members’ Forum in Dresden, Germany.  

As Managing Director of PEER Group GmbH, Dr. Arnold is responsible for overseeing PEER Group’s European operations. His position on the Silicon Saxony board recognizes his industrial career, experience in the semiconductor industry, and his focus on factory automation software solutions. According to the Silicon Saxony press release, he will “promote national and international networking with other industry associations, networks and expert committees in order to explore and accelerate options for joint projects beyond the borders of Saxony”. 

“PEER Group has a strong track record of both supporting and participating in industry associations and standards committees. Michael’s appointment to the Silicon Saxony leadership team demonstrates our strength as the leader in factory automation software for the semiconductor industry,” says Mike Kropp, PEER Group’s president and CEO. 

About Silicon Saxony 

Silicon Saxony is one of Europe‘s most successful trade association for the semiconductor, electronic, microsystems and software industries. The number of members has risen to 300 at present. The association links commercial enterprises, research institutes, universities and colleges.  

About PEER Group 

Smart Manufacturing starts with factory automation software. PEER Group® provides the largest portfolio of factory automation software products and services to high-volume manufacturers and equipment makers in the semiconductor, photovoltaics (PV), and electronics industries. With over 100,000 licenses shipped, we are the leading supplier of factory automation software for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control problems. PEER Group received Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) awards for our work in 2015 and 2016, and is recognized on the Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces Canada (2013-2017) and Branham300 (2012-2017) lists. Follow us on social at and @peergroup_inc.