Wafer Fabrication & Metrology
Since 1986, Sonix has pioneered many of the breakthroughs in image accuracy and process productivity that have helped wafer and chip manufacturers literally transform the world. Today, Sonix acoustic scanning microscopes are used by leading manufacturers worldwide to perform nondestructive inspection of bonded wafers and packaged semiconductors, from the development lab to the production floor. These industry-leading systems deliver the high-resolution images and advanced diagnostic tools that semiconductor designers and fabricators need to verify reliability, qualify new designs, monitor production, pinpoint device failures and improve process control.
Technology innovation and leadership are at our core. We make substantial R&D investments, discovering what the future will require and developing novel solutions to meet evolving market demands. We collaborate with our customers to address today’s needs and tomorrow’s innovations as a team.
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
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.
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.
University Wafer is a Leading Supplier of Silicon Wafers and other Substrates.
One of the most tedious processes in supplying the researchers with affordable substrates is quoting. In fact, it is so time consuming that most wafer supply firms won’t even quote a job for a small run, never-mind a single wafer.
Most researchers have experienced being ignored. They send a request, then they wait for the quote that never comes. They then send a follow-up email. And they wait some more. Finally the researcher makes the phone call. When the researcher tells the wafer vendor that they just want one wafer they are either hung-up on or provided with a ridiculously high quote and long lead-items.
But there is hope!
UniversityWafer, Inc. was created to cater to the researcher who wants small quantities and short lead-times. Our professional staff is trained to handle even the most difficult low volume requests and we pride ourselves on fast responses and turnaround.
Why buy in volume if you don’t have to?!
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.
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.
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.
With more than 60 years of engineering experience SUSS MicroTec is a leading supplier of process equipment for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. Our portfolio covers a comprehensive range of products and solutions for backend lithography, wafer bonding and photomask processing, complemented by micro-optical components.
Spin Coater, Spray Coater and Developer
Laser Processing Systems
Wet Process 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.