New RAVE division offers semiconductor makers custom lithography defect study

February 13, 2012 – MMD Newswire — RAVE N.P. Inc. established a new division, Advanced Technical Instruments or ATI, comprising SEM, AFM, and other analysis tools, as well as custom semiconductor and photomask services such as haze generation systems.

The new division was formed following RAVE’s acquisition of certain assets of the Lake Champlain operation of Applied Research Associates. ATI will be headquartered in Williston, VT. Brian Grenon will lead the new organization as business unit manager. Grenon’s experience is in analytical chemistry sciences, and research in photomask and semiconductor fields.

Core offerings include bio-medical, optical microscope and scientific instrumentation products and advanced analytical services:

  • high-resolution surface and material analysis including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS).
  • custom services to the semiconductor and photomask industries such as haze generation systems and samples, enabling photo-induced defects in advanced wafer lithography study.

RAVE N.P., Inc. is a subsidiary of RAVE LLC. RAVE N.P. Inc. also runs the division ECO-SNOW SYSTEMS, which makes precision cryogenic surface process equipment for cleaning applications in the microelectronics industry. RAVE LLC is a global supplier of advanced process solutions to the semiconductor and photomask making industries.

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