Wafer Fabrication & Metrology
Aremco’ Equipment Division manufactures a series of high reliability equipment for the electronics, ceramics and metallurgical industries including: (1)Screen Printers for thick-film microelectronics, liquid crystal displays, brazing, and photovoltaics; and (2) Furnaces for heat treating, assaying and powder metallurgy.
Aremco’s advanced material division is a leader in the development and production of technical ceramics, adhesives, coatings, sealants and potting compounds for applications to 3200 ºF. These materials are used throughout industry in the design of sensors, electrical components and analytical instruments. Industries served include automotive, aerospace, chemical processing, metallurgical, power generation and semiconductor.
Aremco’s Crystalbond and Wafer-Mount adhesives are ideal materials for temporarily mounting products that require dicing, polishing, and other machining processes. These adhesives exhibit high bond strength and adhere readily to metals, glass and ceramics. When processing is complete, reheating and cleaning with one of Aremco’s environmentally friendly cleaning agents removes these adhesives.
More than 50 leading technology companies and research centers use our unique probe and tool technology that is ideal for R&D as well as production monitoring. Our probes and tools allows direct measurements of Sheet Resistance, Hall Mobility, and Active Carrier Density on very thin conducting films down to a few nm directly on 300 mm product wafers or smaller samples without sample preparation.
CAPRES A/S is setting the industry standard and our unique CIPTech® tool is the preferred method for characterizing magnetic films in the MRAM and Read Head industry.
CAPRES A/S is setting the new standard for measuring Hall mobility and active carrier density with our unique microHALL® tool.
CAPRES A/S is a born global company. We source components, subsystems and manufacturing capacity from companies in Europe, North America and Asia and we sell our products to global companies worldwide.
An energetic, young industry upstart launched in 2009, Colnatec has established new industry standards in the design, development, and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance sensors and electronic instrumentation used in multiple, diverse areas:
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Solar cell manufacturing (CIGS)
Mobile display (OLED)
Optical Coatings (PVD)
Food packaging (R2R)
High speed electrical devices (MBE)
Architectural glass (In-Line)
Semiconductor wafer processing (CVD).
Through the use of patented and patent-pending technologies, researchers, manufacturers, and system-builders are able to increase the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic films, reduce production and run times and costs, and improve overall performance; it’s ultimately about achieving higher yield. Holder of numerous patents Colnatec received the Department of Energy SBIR Phase I and II awardsfor a self-cleaning process control sensor to be used in manufacturing CIGS solar cells. This sensor extends crystal life indefinitely and enables solar cell manufacturers to achieve cell and module efficiencies well beyond the status quo. Colnatec is also one of about eight winners of the Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge Grant Program for promoting innovation in the technology sector.
Energetiq is a developer and manufacturer of advanced light sources that enable the manufacture and analysis of nano-scale structures and products. Used in complex scientific and engineering applications such as analytical instruments for life sciences and leading edge semiconductor manufacture, Energetiq’s light products are based on new technology that generates high brightness across the spectrum, from 1nm to 1000nm and beyond, with high reliability, long operating life, and in a compact package.
Energetiq’s light sources are used for: analytical spectroscopy, microscopy, and sensing in the life-sciences; lithography, metrology and photoresist development in semiconductor manufacturing; soft x-ray microscopy; and a variety of applications where synchrotron radiation and traditional arc-lamps have commonly been used.
Energetiq was founded in March 2004 by an experienced high technology development team with deep understanding of the high power plasma physics needed for high performance light products used by semiconductor equipment manufacturers, semiconductor wafer fabs, life sciences industries and the scientific research community. The expertise and experience of this team enables Energetiq to provide products with the highest levels of performance and reliability.
Freiberg Instruments is now one of the world’s fastest growing, young and dynamic analytical instrumentation companies with products covering a broad spectrum of applications in fields/industries like Semiconductor, Microelectronics, Photovoltaic, Dosimetry, Medical Research, Luminescence Dating, X-ray diffraction, Material Research and Electron Spin Resonance.
Established in 2005 as an university spin off from TU Bergakademie – The University of Resources, Freiberg Instruments devoted the first few years to develop and test a whole family of fast, nondestructive, electrical characterization tools under production conditions, measuring parameters like minority carrier lifetime, photoconductivity and resistivity.
MDP Microwave-Detected Photoconductivity:
The advanced method MDP is well suited for both, defect investigation by e.g. injection dependent minority carrier lifetime measurements, as well as mapping of wafers or even ingots for inline metrology. MDP has a variety of advantages in sensitivity, speed and resolution.
MD-PICTS is a modification of MDP, where temperature dependent measurements of the defect part of the transient are accomplished. This allows to do a spatial resolved defect characterization.
Torrance, CA 90505
Heidelberg Instruments is one of the world leaders in the production of laser lithography systems, with more than thirty years of experience in maskless lithography and with an installation base of more than 850 systems worldwide. The company offers a variety of maskless pattern generator systems: these range from small and easy to use tabletop systems to highly complex photomask production equipment with exposure areas of several square meters. Heidelberg Instruments systems are installed in academic and industrial sites in more than 50 countries and are used in research, development and production. Applications include MEMS, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, ASICS, TFT, Micro Optics and others.
Materials Science Applications of J&M equipment include geology and petrography (vitrinite reflectance, maceral analysis), color measurements on foils, LEDs and TFT displays, end point detection with plasma etching on wafers, fluorescences, rapid kinetics of nanoparticles and much more.
Fibre Optic Applications
Conception, Design & Components for OEM
TIDAS S: Rapid and precise analysis in laboratory and microscope spectroscopy.
TIDAS P: Increases productivity and reduces through-put times.
TIDAS E: Routine instruments for education and research.
TIDA OEM: Components and complete systems for your measurements requirements.
Laurell Technologies Corporation remains at the forefront of practical yet affordable tool design, while remaining absolutely dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Starting with a single idea from a customer who was unable to clean his GaAs wafers in 1985… We have, from these humble beginnings, cultivated a reputation for excellence and worldwide popularity with almost 20,000 installed. Yes, some ideas are more powerful than others, but hard work in the persistence of excellence rules the day.
We manufacture spin coaters & spin processors exclusively, in the United States of America. Most models are in stock and ready for delivery within 24 hours.
Our products are designed to be process developmentfriendly.
Our application-specific approach allows us to offer even more functionality at less cost.
We also configure our universally-designed systems to best meet your needs—we don’t assume that we know what you need until you tell us.
We have years of experience and expertise in handling valuable and fragile substrates. We’ve designed chucks for every kind of substrate imaginable — from the smallest, thinnest, most delicate substrates to heavy photomasks — and manufactured these chucks from the finest materials available.
If anything ever does go wrong, we typically repair most equipment within 24 hours.
Our systems allow you to easily develop the process that best fits your application, all while maintaining safe visualization of your substrate.
Melles Griot is the market leader in providing enabling optics systems, vertically integrated from components through system design, manufacturing and metrology. We combine deep technical expertise with creative engineering teams who understand how to bring product ideas to market successfully for OEM customers worldwide.
Our expertise in design, fabrication, metrology, and high precision assembly, combined with a global manufacturing base, uniquely positions Melles Griot to provide the highest performance solutions for a wide range of applications.
Melles Griot serves the semiconductor market with high-precision optics used in a variety of inspection and imaging applications, including defect review, wafer inspection, thin film metrology and lithographic metrology.
We maintain our own ISO certified plants, equipped with the most advanced validation and testing systems, ensuring that we provide the precision and reliability that semiconductor company’s demand. With years of experience in the semiconductor industry, our application experts can help you develop the right solution for your requirements.
MicroSense, LLC, previously known as ADE Technologies, is comprised of three primary businesses precision capacitive sensors, vibrating sample magnetometers and magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) tools for state-of-the-art magnetic measurement and wafer measurment systems. Until the company was sold in November, 2009, we were a subsidiary of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer defect inspection and metrology tools. MicroSense serves a host of industries including semiconductor equipment, data storage, machine tool, solar, automotive and high brightness LED.
MicroSense provides capacitive sensors and OEM metrology modules, based on patented capacitive sensing technology, to make very precise, high bandwidth measurements of precision products such as solar wafers, sapphire wafers, hard disk drive motors, air bearing spindles, precision X-Y stages, optical disks, automotive parts and machine tools. Our capacitive displacement sensors provide the highest resolution in the industry, less than 0.05 nanometers, exceptional stability and virtually unlimited service life.
MicroSense offers high-sensitivity wafer measurement tools for characterizing sapphire, silicon carbide and various types of semiconductor wafers. MicroSense acquired SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona in June, 2012. With this acquisition, MicroSense added leading-edge wafer inspection tools to its portfolio of innovative metrology solutions. SigmaTech systems integrate multiple sensing technologies such as optical spectrometry, interferometry and SigmaTech’s patented auto-positioning back pressure (APBP) technology.
Solar Wafer Thickness Metrology
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer VSM
Dimensional Wafer Metrology Systems