When it comes to semiconductor manufacturing equipment obsolescence, there’s no good way to avoid the issue. With the significant expansion of the IoT and MEMS markets as well as the continuation of MtM, the demand for devices on legacy equipment is increasing. Semiconductor fabs using this legacy equipment will inevitably lose part of their supply lines to obsolescence every year.
Semiconductors are the unseen enablers of everyday life. They are the essential building blocks for integrated circuits used in computing devices, and we find them in everyday technology such as mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets and bank ATMs. They play an important part in all types of machinery from washing machines and refrigerators to airplanes and space vehicles.
Equipment and spare parts obsolescence in semiconductor manufacturing stems from a continuous push for higher performance and greater efficiency in an increasingly interconnected world. As technology advances at an accelerating pace, manufacturing managers are always faced with a looming problem of obsolescence. Before their equipment reaches end of life, parts and support are often discontinued for key components of the production line.
Ichor Systems Ltd has completed another system refurbishment for one of its valued customers.
Tom Rohrs, Chairman and CEO of Ichor Holdings, Ltd. rang the Nasdaq closing bell and was joined by fellow executives and other members of the management team to help draw a close to the record-setting day for the Nasdaq Composite.
A survey of the top headlines in semiconductor production reveals some import trends shaping semiconductor equipment spending. Right now, the market is experiencing steady growth in near term projections. A few of the trends driving this growth are listed below with brief commentary on why each is important.
Ichor Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that it will be attending Semicon Europa this year on October 25th - 27th.
Ichor Systems Ltd releases its first B2B (build to base) 4520i Dielectric Etch system ready for inspection at its Scottish facility.
Ichor has a solution for customers that need to clamp wafers as thin as 150µ. Thin wafer clamping is used in manufacturing steps to develop semiconductors including single chamber etch processes.
Our newly developed clamp will accomodate such thin wafers as 150µ. For a brief overview of the main features, continue reading.