Entegris, Inc, a developer of yield-enhancing materials and solutions for highly advanced manufacturing environments, announced this week at the SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow the development of a platform of CMP filtration solutions using nano-melt-blown (NMB) filtration technology, as well as the expansion of its CMP research, analytical services and manufacturing capabilities in Taiwan.
“CMP processes continue to grow in complexity in both the materials used and the need for greater planarity in each layer of today’s devices,” said Entegris Vice-President of the Liquid Microcontamination Control business unit, Clint Haris. “Entegris continues to invest in people, technology and facilities in Asia to introduce new solutions for the semiconductor market. As our customers produce integrated circuits with smaller feature sizes, our nano-fiber technology reduces the number of defect-causing contaminants from reaching the wafer.”
The Entegris filter platform using NMB media now includes the Planargard bulk, Solaris point-of-tool and Planarcap point-of-dispense families to provide contamination control solutions throughout the CMP process area. Developed and manufactured in Taiwan, the NMB media utilizes the increased porosity of the nano-fibers to reduce shear stress placed upon the slurry during transport and filtration operations. These innovations result in extended filter lifetime and greater removal of defect-causing contaminants.