Manufacturing Components Articles

Air-cooled wafer probe chuck debuts in modular format

Oct 17, 2011

ERS uncrated the ERS AirCool 3 wafer thermal test system with modular options and easy integration into all major wafer prober systems.

Steam + gas subsystem targets film uniformity, better wafer cleaning, and PV fab steps

Oct 13, 2011

RASIRC debuted the Steamer Turbo for specialty applications in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries, featuring integrated gas blending control.

Edwards dry pump optimized for solar, FPD, semiconductor fab

Oct 12, 2011 Edwards Limited expanded its iXH harsh process dry pump family with the iXH500H series of 500m3/h pumps optimized for flat panel display (FPD), solar, and advanced semiconductor processes...

Applied Energy Systems building new semiconductor gas equipment plant

Sep 30, 2011 Applied Energy Systems Inc. is breaking ground on its Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing and Technology (SEMAT) Center next week. The SEMAT Center will manufacture leading edge gas sou...

Vacuum gauge sensor prevents temperature drift

Sep 21, 2011 InstruTech released its Cold cathode Ionization vacuum gauge CCM501, which the company is calling its Hornet module. The CCM501 is a rugged Cold Cathode gauge based on double inverted mag...

Semiconductors Industry News

Semiconductor tool orders slide below billion-dollar mark in September

Oct 21, 2011 Awaiting "stability in the overall economic outlook," semiconductor device makers spent 40.4% less with North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment ye...

Materion buys EIS Optics Limited, adds Shanghai factory

Oct 20, 2011 Materion Advanced Materials Technologies acquired EIS Optics Limited, adding a 97,000sq.ft. manufacturing site in Shanghai, China for optical coatings. EIS Optics makes optical ...

Asian foundry selects Mattson RTP tool

Oct 19, 2011

Mattson Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN) won acceptance for its Helios XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry.

Writing an outsourcing spec that delivers

Oct 18, 2011 Once you've chosen an outsourcing partner, focus on the details. Mark Danna of Owens Design shares how to write a project specification that is adaptable and designed to bring a...

MVTS expands in California, Malaysia, and Taiwan

Oct 18, 2011 MVTS Technologies opened new offices in San Jose, CA; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand for test, assembly, and other IC production equipment and s...

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