- Robots for cleanrooms handle wafers with ease. // Motion System Design;Jun2010, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p9
The article offers information on cleanroom robots which handle and operate the semiconductor wafers in an economical way depending on the cell design and robot style.
- Can fabs be built twice as fast for half the cost? Haavind, Robert // Solid State Technology;Sep2002, Vol. 45 Issue 9, p10
Editorial. Focuses on some technologies to demonstrate alternate fabrication of solid state electronics. Automated sequential processing of wafers without human intervention; Use of minienvironments to allow more relaxed cleanroom conditions for operators; Thin-film deposition system.
- Chartered Revenues Up 88% Y/Y, but Profit Down Q/Q. // Electronic News;7/24/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 30, p60
The article reports on the increase in revenues of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing to $364.8 million for the second quarter of 2006. Gross profit was down to $4.5 million from $92.4 million in the first quarter due to higher cost per wafer. Average selling price including Chartered's share...
- The Magnetic Field-Assisted Assembly of Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices: A New Technique. Shet, Sudhakar; Mehta, Vishal R.; Fiory, Anthony T.; Lepselter, Martin P.; Ravindra, N. M. // JOM: The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TM;Oct2004, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p32
Magnetic field-assisted assembly is an integration technique for the efficient placement of a large number of nanodevices into receptor sites etched in semiconductor wafers with or without circuitry. The diverging flux from a magnetic field source helps in attaching heterostructure nanodevices...
- When chips were down, GM delivered. Sherefkin, Robert; LaReau, Jamie // Automotive News;5/8/2006, Vol. 80 Issue 6201, p1
This article reports on the contamination of silicon wafers, the building blocks for computer chips, which was received by General Motors (GM) Corp. The chips were supplied by Freescale Semiconductor Inc., the world's largest producer of automotive computer chips. Akhil Puri, an engineer in...
- imec plans 450mm cleanroom with government investment. M. C. // Solid State Technology;Sep2012, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p6
The article reports on the plan of Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center (imec) to construct a 450 millimeter (mm) wafer fab cleanroom in Belgium. According to the Flemish Minister of Innovation Ingrid Lieten, the company received a 100 million-euro government investment. It notes that the...
- Wafer Handling. // Advanced Packaging;Mar2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p39
The article features PRO-MATION Inc.'s EWL-700 line-loading and EWU-700 line-unloading semiconductor wafer-handling systems which are single cassette handling systems that comply with 10-K cleanrooms. The equipment can handle 200- and 300-mm wafers which are safely transported from and into...
- Measuring and Managing Cleanroom Energy Use. Tschudi, William; Mills, Evan; Tengfang Xu; Rumsey, Peter // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Dec2005, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p29
The article discusses the findings from an extensive study of energy use in 28 clean rooms. This article first explains the best practices to enable right-sizing. It then discusses air-delivery-system pressure as a design parameter with the greatest impact on power requirements. The article then...
- Product update: Switching power supplies. // Electronic Design;09/01/98, Vol. 46 Issue 20, p136
Presents the top switching power supply products from several manufacturers in the United States. Name of the manufacturer; Device; Description; Price.