By Carrie Meadows
In July, ATMI, Inc. (Danbury, CT) announced the launch of four High Productivity Development Centers in the United States and Asia, which the materials, process, and handling company plans to utilize to support customers integrating new semiconductor development and manufacturing processes.
At centers located in Connecticut, California, Taiwan, and Japan, ATMI personnel conduct experiments designed in collaboration with customers that can evaluate up to 192 different test chemistries at once, using fewer wafer materials.
By making it possible to assess large numbers of precisely varied chemical formulations concurrently, the technology generates large amounts of meaningful data in a very short period of time, explains Doug Neugold, CEO of ATMI.
“New materials are being introduced into manufacturing processes at an unprecedented pace