Every once in a while, a small modification or upgrade to an existing piece of equipment can have a huge positive impact on production and output. Such is the case with Ichor’s new collimated endpoint upgrade for the Lam Research TCP® 9400 and TCP® 9600, used for Conductor and Metal Etch applications.
Ichor Systems Ltd has shipped its first SCE 4520XL Advanced Dielectric Etch System, to Finland.
Ichor Systems Ltd has shipped its 30th refurbished TCP 9600 system, expanding its leading role in the semiconductor tool refurbishment market.
Ichor Systems Ltd has completed another system refurbishment for one of its valued customers.
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 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.
Having issues with system maintenance and lack of control for the maintenance grey fab area?
Ichor now has a manufacturing proven solution to solve this issue.
A Close Look at Price vs Risk
When it comes to buying used semi equipment, getting the best value involves more than just matching a price point. A number of factors determine the true value of the deal, from reliability of the product, to services and warranties included with the purchase. Bill Konnen's presentation from Semicon captures the tradeoff between cost and risk when making used semiconductor equipment purchases. The chart below, adapted from his presentation illustrates this vividly.