Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Microelectronics News 2012 to 2014 Microelectronics News Archive - 2012 to 2014 Following are individual articles contained in issues of Microelectronics & Services Newsletters. Resources 5-9s Gold - Ultra High Purity Material Gold is used extensively in technology intensive industries such as MEMS, medical, and compound semiconductor wafer fabrication and commonly deposited as thin film using an electron-beam evaporation process. Additional Capacity-Shorter Lead Times The Wheatfield facility of Materion has expanded their chemical shield kit cleaning capacity to meet increased customer volume. Advances In AuSn Target Materials Materion Microelectronics and Services is proud to offer AuSn, an emerging alternative on opto-electronic devices that enables complex solder pad geometry as well as thinner coatings. Advantages of Precision Parts Cleaning and Aluminum Twin Wire Arc Spray Coatings Materion’s Precision Parts Cleaning service, coupled with its precious metal recovery and refining service, offers an unmatched vertically integrated solution. With its in-house aluminum twin arc spray (TWAS) coatings, we offer a ‘one-stop’ solution. Bimetal and Trimetal Products New innovative metals materials offered. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Materion takes proactive measures to identify risk. Challenge of Applying Ohmic Contacts to GaAs Devices Methods and materials for achieving ohmic contacts to GaAs. Materion is a leading supplier of thin film deposition materials for the semiconductor market. CS Mantech Paper PVD AuSn Materion has partnered to develop a solution for producing precision AuSn solder films. C-Scan Units To ensure that PVD bonded sputtering targets produced in its facilities have the industry-best bond coverage, Materion has placed several C-scan units in each of its PVD bond labs around the world. Customers Benefit from New Automated Packaging Process Materion streamlines SAP Processes for better workflow. Customized Products Developed for Specific Applications Materion meets customers’ technology demands by developing unique solutions such as the Ceramic Combo LidTM Developments in Tarnish Resistant Silver Alloys This technical paper discusses the use of silver-based alloys and the improvements in tarnish resistance. Emerging Medical Trends Materion Supports healthcare as a supplier to the medical device and semiconductor industry. Enhanced Targets for Magnetron Applications Improved designs allow for cost efficiencies for precious metal targets and increase target lifetime. Epoxy-Coated Lids The launch of the Epo-Lid™ product line enables Materion to offer customers both package and matching lid in one easy step. Nearly all RF power transistors intended are sealed in packages with an epoxy-sealed ceramic lid. Evaporation Crucible Cleaning Materion has developed an improved method of cleaning new crucible liners to remove any surface contamination that has demonstrated a reduction in particles during the evaporation process. Evaporation Material Purity Materion produces high-performance elemental and composite evaporation PVD materials in a variety of forms and purities, specializing in the microelectronics market. Face to Face Around Materion Katie Gardinier Meet Katie Gardinier, Director of Technology Face to Face Around Materion Nicolae Baloi Meet Nicolae Baloi, Materion's new Vice President of Quality for the Advanced Materials Group. Face to Face Around Materion Scott Haluska Meet VP of Global Sales Scott Haluska. Face to Face Around Materion: Richard Koba Meet Dr. Richard Koba, Market Segment Manager for Wireless and LEDs Face to Face with Chris Johnson Meet Materion Marketing Manager for Semiconductor and Industrial. Flange Materials - Materion Now and Next Generation Materion is working to develop new flange material for the GaN industry. Full Service Closed Loop Materion reduces cost of ownership for its precious metal customers with its “Full Service Closed Loop” approach. Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry Materion offers value-added Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) analytical services for customers whose materials require the most accurate level of analysis. GMR Technology Review Magnetoresistance, which is the change in resistivity of materials once in a magnetic field, as well as typical products used in giant magnetoresistive technology (GMR) are explored. Gold Reduction Strategies Learn how Materion will work with you to minimize the cost of gold by managing the entire gold life cycle. We build customized material management programs around our customers individual needs and consumption around all high value materials. Gold Spitting-Customers Learn Potential Solutions Materion wins best poster award at CS Mantech show for Technical Paper on Gold Spitting. HDD Market Growth As the HDD market continues to grow, Materion Microelectronics & Services will play a pivotal role. As a lead supplier in the thin film recording head market, we will continue to enable new GMR, TMR and CPP thin film heads. Improve Your Memory Materion offers an update on the changing memory market requirements and its available products that support STT-RAM. Innovative Ceramic Combo Lid As the industry’s cover lid innovator, Materion developed a non-magnetic hermetic cover lid. LED and Wireless Market Growth Materion has serves the LED and wireless markets by supplying PVD consumable materials like evaporation slugs and sputtering targets as well as powders used for the formulation of advanced phosphors. Let There Be Light! Inorganic Semiconductor Based Solid State Lighting Technology from Materion Microelectronics & Services Inorganic semiconductor based solid state lighting technology has the capabilities for incandescent and fluorescent lamps, and is poised to take over the lighting industry in the coming years. Managing Mass Balance Achieving full precious metal accountability and reducing costs are key to customers in managing mass balance. Materion Expands Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program AML Compliance Team formed. Materion ISO Recertified Re-Certification for quality standards ISO 17025, ISO 9001 and ISO 1400l. Materion Microelectronics & Services Develops Copper Nickel Alloy Engineering Better Material Solutions At the forefront of Nickel and Nickel alloy development, Materion Microelectronics & Services is dedicated to providing an alloy that meets the industry chemical requirements, inclusion free and cost effective. Materion Microelectronics & Services Develops Cu/Ni Alloy For VED Industry At the forefront of Nickel and Nickel alloy development, Materion Microelectronics & Services is dedicated to providing an alloy that meets the industry chemical requirements, inclusion free and cost effective. Materion Microelectronics & Services 'gets' the Lead Out! Materion Microelectronics & Services offers several lead free alternatives for solder alloys including low and high temperature alloys. Materion Site Gains Conflict Free Gold Refiner Status Buffalo facility qualified to CFS Compliant List. ME Newsletter-April 2012 This issue includes articles on reducing gold content in hermetic lids, the importance of high purity gold to improve performance, LED applications of precious metals, twin arc spray (TWAS) coatings, cleaning of crucibles, epoxy coated lids and more. ME Newsletter-Dec 2012 This issue includes articles on the challenges of gold spitting during PVD processes, precision parts cleaning, new Materion bi-metal and tri-metal products and the anti-money laundering compliance program. ME Newsletter-Dec 2013 This issue includes articles on the purity of sputter targets and evaporation sources, silver alloys in LEDs and an update on digital storage. ME Newsletter-July 2012 This issue includes articles on optimal thin film uniformity, reducing nodules on sputtering targets, expansion of Materion precision parts cleaning services and more. ME Newsletter-June 2013 This issue includes articles on managing precious metal mass balance, the challenges of gold spitting during PVD processes, producing the highest quality silver casting grain and more. ME Newsletter-March 2013 This issue includes articles on tarnish-resistant silver alloys, conflict-free metals, new automated packaging processes and disaster recovery. ME Newsletter-Sept 2012 This issue includes articles on Materion's unique Combo Lid, precious metal recovery, precision parts cleaning and ICAP advantage. ME Newsletter-Sept 2013 This issue includes articles on copper parts cleaning, the new Materion ceramic combo lid, target bonding issues and the advantages of using starter sources. Metallurgical Expert Discusses Tarnish-Resistant Silver Alloys Materion Director authors paper on comparative testing. Mimizing Costs of Precious Metals in Compound Semiconductors It is important to recover the maximum amount of Au and Pt from the shield kit to minimize total cost of ownership. Materion has developed proprietary chemical processes that offer distinct advantages over traditional shield kit cleaning. Mirror Finish Product 6x36 - Success Story Materion has developed a smarter solution to improve the quality of its 6”x36” jewelry grade sterling sheet and is now able to offer several different surface finish qualities that address separate industry segments. MRAM Technology Review Materion Microelectronics & Services produces magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) technology that is a memory storage technique. As MRAM technology develops, researchers predict it will replace traditional forms of data storage. Nanotechnology Initiative At Materion Microelectronics & Services, we are a leading provider of PVD materials to manufactures of nanotechnology. As the market continues to expand, our involvement with nanotechnology will increase as well. Nonmagnetic Materion Combo Lids Meeting the packaging industry need for a Combo LidTM that is also nonmagnetic. Ophthalmic Technology Review Materion Microelectronics & Services manufactures several products used in ophthalmic technology and different ophthalmic applications including protective and transitional lens coatings. Powder Processing of Sputtering Targets Materion offers powder processing procedures that improve performance. Precious Metals in LED Manufacture Materion has developed pure precious metals and custom alloys ideal for the PVD manufacture of LEDs. Precious Metals Life Cycle Management for LED Applications One major hurdle left for full adoption of LEDs into residential spaces is reducing the cost of the LED replacement bulb. Materion provides a simplified solution to help reduce materials costs. PVD Magnetron Sputtering Parameters and their Effect AuSn eutectic solder is frequently used in the semiconductor packaging process, particularly LEDs., Materion has optimized the manufacturing methods for producing AuSn sputtering targets and PVD magnetron sputtering parameters, in order to control the composition of the sputtered solder. PVD Products Materion offers a comprehensive line of thin film deposition products and related services. Our unique technological capabilities enable us to identify and develop best-cost solutions across a wide range of demanding markets. Refining With over 100 years of experience in refining, recycling and recovery, our precious metals programs offer the highest returns and fastest settlement times in the industry. RESTART Program Expanded Materion program achieves lower cost of ownership in managing your specialty metals such as chromium, nickel and tantalum. Restart with Materion Rethink spent target disposal and preserve valuable material resources. Selectively Plated Lid - Combo Lid With the aim of reducing gold content on hermetic lids, Materion has developed the patented Selectively Plated Lid which will deliver a superior performance while providing flexibility in selecting the right configuration. Semiconductor Market Update Materion offers complete microelectronics packaging products and services Shield Kit Cleaning Services Complete shield-cleaning services for precious and non precious metals are available at Materion Microelectronics & Services. Optional post cleaning surface treatment and clean room parts packaging are some of the services offered. Silver Alloys as Reflection Layer in LEDs Materion silver alloys provide superior alternative. Solar Cells Technology Review Materion Microelectronics & Services manufacture solar or PV cells. These cells use sunlight to produce power, and can be used in a variety of high performance applications. Stable Bonding for Semiconductor Applications Materion’s metallization process provides stable bonding for semiconductor applications. Starter Sources Materion is supporting the replacement of traditional evaporation slugs with solid custom-designed starter sources. Stats and Chats-April 2014 Materion's newsletter with updates on LED, semiconductor and precious metal industries. Stats and Chats-Dec 2014 A Materion publication covering information of interest on semiconductors, PVD materials, advanced memory and precious metals management.. Stats and Chats-July 2014 Materion's quarterly newsletter: Read up on the latest information related to semiconductors, precious metals, LEDs and more. Stiffer Than Titanium Lighter Than Aluminum Materion’s AlSiC offers multiple advantages. Streamlining Wire and Strip Manufacturing Materion Consolidates and Broadens Capabilities in Wheatfield, NY facility. Substrate Materials for High Power Transistors RF Power transistors are responsible for amplifying RF signals to an output of 5 – 1000 watts, which are then directed out from antennas. These power transistors are used for wireless communication (cell phone base stations), radar, radio, broadcast television, and industrial power supplies. The frequency of operation constrains the size of the semiconductor device, so operating at high power inevitably results in high densities of waste heat which must be conducted away from the chip. Summit Gathers Channel Partners in China Materion’s first Summit was held in Hangzhou, China to network with channel partners. Technology Roadmaps - Vision Into Value At Materion, technology roadmaps have been effectively developed and deployed in new product development for years providing valuable input for the sales and marketing teams on product trends, market trajectory and customer sentiment. The Cleanest Room of All Materion meets semiconductor cleanliness levels. The Ongoing Commitment to VISIR Coating Materials Data and examples to illustrate Materion Microelectronics & Services’ ongoing commitment to VIS/IR and I/R coating materials are discussed in this issue of Coating Materials News. The information features details on continued improvement and new product innovation and testing. Visi-Lid™ Packaging Technology For Long Wave Infrared Devices Materion Microelectronics & Services has developed a way to hermetically seal high performance optical devices, while still receiving photonic energy from the environment: the Visi-Lid™. Whats Next-Digital Storage Wars Materion Supplies Magnetic Material for Solid State Storage X-Tended Life Targets for Magnetron Sputtering Applications Materion has created improved X-Tended™ Life Targets to make efficient use of expensive precious metals in sputtering targets. Xtended™ Life Target Designs from Materion Microelectronics and Services At Materion Microelectronics & Services we offer our customers superior quality, performance and price. Recently, we transformed the selection process of target materials, and developed a more cost efficient process for disc creation.