Brewer Science and Arkema announce partnership to bring high-performance material to semiconductor market

Brewer Science, Inc., and Arkema announced a partnership to produce high-quality directed self-assembly (DSA) materials for use in semiconductor manufacturing. DSA will be one of the key technologies that enable high-volume, cost-effective nanoscale manufacturing.

This partnership leverages Brewer Science’s strength based on more than 30 years of experience in advanced semiconductor materials and process solutions with Arkema’s experience of more than 20 years in block copolymer (BCP) technology and manufacturing. This combination of manufacturing and support expertise will accelerate the introduction of DSA material technology for next-generation lithography applications.

“We are excited to work with Arkema to bring this technology to market,” said Dr. Daniel Sullivan, Director of Brewer Science’s Semiconductor R&D. “Brewer Science has earned the reputation for bringing value to customers and moving the industry forward. Our goal is to provide a turnkey DSA process so customers can obtain all the materials and process knowledge needed to implement DSA quickly and cost-effectively. Combining each company’s expertise in materials and manufacturing will allow us to deliver a robust solution to the industry.”

“Arkema is committed to deliver high-quality DSA materials to the Semiconductor Market. This unique partnership will accelerate the introduction of a commercial solution in the market and provide a unique support to our future customers built on the strength of both companies,” said Ian Cayrefourcq, Scientific Director of Arkema.

Both companies plan to bring process stability to DSA by providing BCP in volume to support an entire node life with a single batch while also offering a wide range of process flexibility through a full suite of DSA materials and Arkema’s proven BCP blending process.

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