Wafer Fabrication & Metrology
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
MTI Instruments is a worldwide supplier of precision non-contact physical measurement solutions, condition based monitoring systems, portable balancing equipment and semiconductor wafer inspection tools. MTI Instrumen’s products use a comprehensive array of technologies to solve complex real world applications in numerous industries including manufacturing, semiconductor, commercial/military aviation, automotive and data storage.
Our products offer non contact measurement to determine tire tread depth, disk and rotor run out, wafer flatness and characterization, weld and seam tracking, ultrasonic horn vibration, robotic laser inspection, and many more applications. When it comes to electronic gauging instruments for position, displacement and vibration applications within the design, manufacturing/production, QA/ QC test and research markets; semiconductor products for wafer characterization of semi-insulating and semi-conducting wafers; and engine balancing and vibration analysis for both military and commercial aircraft, MTI Instruments has the right tools for you.
MTI Instruments is very proud of the crucial role it played with many of the world’s largest companies whether it’s in basic research, improved efficiency during production or quality control by offering solutions directly to the end-user or an embedded technology for leading OEM suppliers. Whatever you touch has probably been measured by MTI Instruments.
Fiber Optic Measurement
Precision Measurement Instruments: Displacement/Vibration/Position Sensors.
Tensile, Compression and Bend Testing Machines.
Semiconductors and Solar Metrology Systems.
Aviation & Industrial Vibration/Balancing Measurement Systems.
MultiMetrixs LLC, founded in 2001, is an R&D driven company focused on design and manufacturing of advanced contact-less non-distractive metrology solutions and innovative wafer handling tools.
Whether you are from a large-scale production fab or from R&D lab, dealing with silicon wafers, compound semiconductors or other substrate materials, searching for fully automated in-line equipment or table-top devices – our unique products are optimized to meet your needs.
From most sophisticated process control solutions to wafer handling products, MultiMetrixs offers a product development service for semiconductor manufacturing companies who either want to outsource R&D projects or develop customized versions of MultiMetrixs´ solutions.
NANO-MASTER was founded in 1992 and it is a privately owned US company. NANO-MASTER started design and development of research tools in 2001 and focused on thin film applications. The first tool was a Sputtering System followed by a PECVD System and later a Wafer Cleaner. NANO-MASTER products are used in Semiconductor, MEMS, Optoelectronics, Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic applications. In less than ten years NANO-MASTER has established itself as a thin film equipment supplier around the world and sold more than 100 units in 20 countries primarily to universities, research centers and leading national laboratories.
Cleaning, Resist Coating/Stripping & Wet Etching
Atomic Layer Deposition Systems
Reactive Ion Etching
Ion Beam Milling / Reactive Etching
Plasma Assisted MOCVD
Optical Coating Systems
Thermal Vacuum Systems
Plasma Cleaning and Ashing
Nordson MARCH is a global leader in advanced plasma surface treatment systems for the Semiconductor, Printed Circuit Board, Life Science, Hard Disk Drive, LED, and Solar / Photovoltaic industries. We design and manufacture a complete line of plasma cleaning equipment, and maintain an expert staff of scientists and engineers focused on plasma cleaning.
Dage was founded in 1961 and is a market leader in its chosen markets of Semiconductor and PCBA Manufacture. It has an award winning portfolio of Bondtester and X-ray Inspection Systems for destructive and non-destructive mechanical testing and inspection of electronic components.
Dage was acquired by the Nordson Corporation in 2006.
Micro Materials Tester
Wafer X-Ray Metrology
X-Ray Inspection Systems
Test Types include:
Brittle Fracture Testing
High Strain Rate
Photon Control’s measurement technologies have produced successful solutions for a wide range of applications for over 24 years. While our products are highly adaptable and we are constantly researching new applications – we have developed particular expertise in developing solutions to measurement problems in the following industries: OEM Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Oil & Gas, Lifesciences and Power Generation.
The manufacture of wafers for semiconductors involves a multitude of processes, and monitoring and maintaining correct temperatures and positioning at all times is crucial. Photon Control is a leader in the semiconductor industry, and many Fortune 500 companies come to us for our positioning and temperature sensor expertise.
Silicon wafer production involves numerous different processes and has to be highly accurate. The positioning needs to be spot on as wafers move through the various processes, and the temperature must be correct. The temperature often also needs to vary hugely within short spaces of time. If the accuracy is off, there can be a lot of wastage which costs manufacturing companies a lot of money.
We supply temperature and positioning sensors that are the technology within the technology, when it comes to wafer manufacturing equipment. Our sensors are accurate and reliable up to very high or low temperatures. They can also resist electromagnetic radiation and help reduce wafer wastage through highly accurate positioning.
PI-KEM was established in 1991 to offer Advanced Materials for both academic research and industrial applications. With more than twenty years experience in marketing specialty inorganic chemicals and advanced ceramics, PI-KEM now represents several European and USA products and co-operates with many other specialist suppliers of high-tech materials and components.
PI-KEM prides itself on offering custom specification to provide materials that are specific to the customers’ requirements, enhancing their individual research needs. With Scientific Sales Managers on hand to discuss your queries and global delivery.
PI-KEM offers service for: Supply of Advanced Materials and Laboratory Equipment; Lithium Ion Batteries, Materials and Equipment; Sourcing of Ceramic Materials, Components and Specialty Inorganic Chemicals; and Marketing Studies and Consultancy
We would also be pleased to consider possible distributor co-operation with other producers of related materials or laboratory equipment.
Single Crystal Components
Silicon Wafers and Substrates
Precision Machined components from, Quartz, Sapphire and Ruby
Nano phase and Rare Earth Oxide Powders
Li-ion Battery Powders and Electrolytes
PI-KEM Limited latest product news
We have recently expanded our vast materials range to cover the new ‘wonder material’ Graphene. Following new partnerships with Graphenea and Advanced Graphene Products we now offer:
- Graphene Oxide
- Reduced Graphene Oxide
- CVD Films
- HSMGTM High Strength Metallurgical GrapheneTM
Covering applications and research within – Batteries, energy, electronics, supercapacitors, surface chemistry, thermal management, flexible electronics, flexible OLED, composites, biomedical materials, biosensors, carbon nanotubes, ceramics, car industry, cleantech, electric vehicles, European project, aviation, space industry, nanopores, nanoribbons, photonics, photodetector, plasmons, quantum dots, transistors, transparent conductor, mobile devices, nanotechnology, solar cells.
PIKE Technologies was established in 1989 by Phil and Irene Brierley with the goal of creating a unique enterprise specializing in the imaginative design and creation of high quality custom spectroscopic accessories. Today, PIKE continues to specialize in the development and manufacture of accessories and optical systems that enhance the performance of commercial spectrometers. The product line has grown from the first PIKE Horizontal ATR, which set the industry price/performance standard, to over two thousand products.
PIKE products are used in the petrochemical, food, forensic, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, agriculture, government and the material science industries as well as in many academic institutions around the world. They can be used for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials by FTIR, NIR, Raman and UV-VIS spectroscopy. Theory, detailed descriptions, and applications for PIKE accessories are available in our comprehensive product catalog. PIKE also specializes in the design and engineering of products for custom applications.
GC and TGA Interfaces
UV-Vis Accessories & Cuvettes
SCI is a world leader in providing high resolution thin-film metrology systems and analysis software products to leading companies in the semiconductor, optoelectronics, data storage, display, MEMS, and optical coating industries. SCI is a privately held company headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with a global network of sales, service, and support offices strategically located in the United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and Japan.
Multiple Angle Reflectometers
Generalized Ellipsometry for Optical CD Measurement
FilmTek metrology systems can measure a broad array of single and multi-layer films including metallic, semiconductor, amorphous, crystalline, and dielectric materials on virtually any substrate. FilmTek can simultaneously determine:
Multiple layer thicknesses (from <1Å to 250 microns)
Indices of refraction (both TE and TM components of index)
Extinction (absorption) coefficients
Energy band gap
Surface roughness and damage
Porosity, composition, and crystallinity (EMA model)
Film properties versus temperature
Wafer curvature and film stress