Using the SEMI standard as a requirement for the cleanliness and purity of our components, Saint-Gobain works closely with industry experts to adjust our threshold to their unique requirements, using our expertise on material science and processing, environment of production and traceability in our entire supply chain.
We understand, optimizing yield performance requires an intimacy with our customer's processes in order to match their requirements with our existing Furon components or develop a unique custom solution as well as varied expertise pending on the application. For example:
Optimizing yield performance requires development only made possible through intimacy with the customer process and matching requirements through existing components or development of a unique custom solution. This expertise varies based on the application; in the facility, when working on the hook up, expertise in fluid mechanics to ensure proper flow and pressure is needed. On the sub fab chemical distribution system (CDS; CCSS; SDS; BCDS) expertise in fluid mechanics, chemical compatibility (instant and over the time), mechanical and pneumatic compatibility (for the pump) is needed. In processes closer to the wafer, the focus is on how reliable and how durable the component is, and also how this is impacting the product carried. For Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) valve actuation and it impact on the integrity of the slurry is important as this will allow the system to have a more stable removal rate across a longer period of time. For the etching process, the chemical dosing precision over time is critical to ensure that the chemistry used on the wafer will have the right composition and as a result the right action. For cleaning, focusing on dispensing the exact quantity of liquid on the wafer is necessary to remove every targeted chemistry.
At Saint Gobain, we understand the intricacies of the fluid transfer application in the semiconductor industry, thus we are a long term solution supplier, with comprehensive design capability, material science know how, application expertise that offer peace of mind. We provide the best support to OEMs by designing or co-developing components or subsystems that will enable them to build the most reliable chemical distribution system or wafer processing equipment and achieving optimum yield for their unique application.