Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Major Power Management Components Maker Purchases Tegal Endeavor AT™ PVD System Upgrade

Abstract:
Additional Suite of Power Device Manufacturing Processes for Thin Wafer Backside Metallization Enabled by Endeavor AT System Upgrade

Major Power Management Components Maker Purchases Tegal Endeavor AT™ PVD System Upgrade

Petaluma, CA | Posted on January 15th, 2009

Tegal Corporation (Nasdaq:TGAL), a leading designer and manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition systems used in the production of power semiconductor, MEMS, and optoelectronic devices, announced today that the Company received an order for an Endeavor AT PVD cluster tool upgrade from a leading global manufacturer of power management components for the communications, consumer electronics, and industrial markets. The Endeavor AT PVD system upgrade will ship in the first quarter of CY2009, and will be used by Tegal's customer to expand the suite of thin silicon wafer backside metallization applications now running in volume production at the customer's domestic, ISO-certified wafer fab.

"Our customer's successful production experience with the superior wafer handling, film adhesion, and film eutectic creation capabilities of the Endeavor AT PVD system on thin wafer backside metallization applications resulted in this tool upgrade order, and we are pleased to have earned this repeat business," said Paul Werbaneth, Vice President - Marketing, Tegal Corporation. "Once their Endeavor AT tool was released into volume production, our customer saw demonstrable commercial advantages resulting from the S-Gun PVD processes running on the Endeavor AT, and, as a result, have now decided to upgrade their Endeavor tool in order to expand the process and production capabilities of the system."

The Tegal Endeavor AT system is a state-of the-art, ultra-high vacuum PVD cluster tool used in production fabs to deposit consistent, high purity films, with low to zero stress values, in an extremely clean process environment. Low stress films are widely utilized in backside metallization for power and discrete devices, under-bump metallization applications, advanced packaging, high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), and in creating electro-acoustic devices for BAW, FBAR, and RF MEMS applications. The Endeavor AT has an easy-to-use GUI, SECS/GEM communication, reliable low-contact wafer handling, and flexible wafer shape and size capability, that make the Endeavor tool ideal for ultra-clean production environments for both front-side and back-side applications. Optional damage-free soft-etch modules, and a variety of DC, AC, and RF magnetron configurations, are available to sputter the many different dielectric and conductive films used in semiconductor, MEMS, and other electronic device production.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information, matters discussed in this news release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements, which are based on assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by the use of the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "project" or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company including, but not limited to industry conditions, economic conditions, acceptance of new technologies and market acceptance of the Company's products and services. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph. For a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

####

About Tegal Corporation
Tegal sells production-qualified process tools for commercial fabrication of power semiconductor, MEMS, and optoelectronic devices. Incorporating unique, patented, etch and deposition technologies, our installed base of more than 1,700 etch and deposition systems is backed by 35+ years of continuous technology improvements, and over 100 patents. We’ve earned a reputation among our customers for award-winning support, and for supplying reliable, value-oriented systems, for Silicon DRIE MEMS and Power Device etch, AlN PVD and PZT plasma etch, precision descum, and stress-controlled metal film PVD. Some examples of products enabled by Tegal technology are power management modules found in portable computers, cellphones, and handheld consumer electronic gear; megapixel imaging chips used in digital and cellphone cameras; power amplifiers for portable handsets and wireless networking; and MEMS devices like accelerometers for consumer electronics, gaming, and automotive safety and stability control, microfluidic control devices for ink jet printers; and laboratory-on-a-chip medical test kits.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tegal Corporation
Paul Werbaneth
707-765-5608
Vice President – Marketing
or
The Blueshirt Group
Chris Danne
415-217-7722

Copyright © Business Wire 2009

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Chip Technology

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 23, 2015 July 2nd, 2015

The quantum middle man July 2nd, 2015

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

Emergence of a 'devil's staircase' in a spin-valve system July 1st, 2015

Announcements

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Tools

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 23, 2015 July 2nd, 2015

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing July 1st, 2015

New-Contracts/Sales/Customers

Oxford Instruments’ TritonXL Cryofree dilution refrigerator selected for the Oxford NQIT Quantum Technology Hub project June 30th, 2015

Centre for Process Innovation pilots Beneq’s breakthrough roll-to-roll ALD system for moisture barrier films June 3rd, 2015

Argonne chooses Beneq’s TFS 500 Atomic Layer Deposition System: Modularity and flexibility make for a natural choice May 14th, 2015

New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities May 6th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project