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Home > Press > bubbles & beyond and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies collaborate on the development of novel, eco-friendly cleaning solutions for microelectronics

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bubbles & beyond, a technology company focusing on customized intelligent fluids®, and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), Dresden, today announced their collaboration to jointly develop novel cleaning solutions for the microelectronics industry.

bubbles & beyond and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies collaborate on the development of novel, eco-friendly cleaning solutions for microelectronics

Leipzig, Germany | Posted on March 8th, 2012

During the two-year collaboration, bubbles & beyond and Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies will create novel decoating products for semiconductor applications with the goal to provide a more efficient, more cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to currently available surface treatments, which are primarily composed of aggressive chemicals. The novel cleaning approach is based on bubbles & beyond's proprietary phase fluid technology (intelligent fluids®), which is already used successfully for other microelectronic applications. Fraunhofer CNT brings the necessary semiconductor expertise, the respective research know-how and comprehensive, highly precise measurement analysis to the project.

The collaboration focuses on the assessment and optimization of the efficacy of customized cleaning solutions. Moreover, semiconductor-specific criteria will be analyzed, e.g. critical materials, process stability and contamination risks. Based on the findings, it will be examined if the new technology is suitable for the removal of lithographic laquers. Subsequently, the assessment will be expanded to other process steps.

"Our collaboration with Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies is an important milestone for expanding our market presence in the microelectronics industry," says Christian Roemlein, Managing Director of bubbles & beyond. "CNT has unique expertise in semiconductor applications and brings invaluable knowledge to our collaboration. The demand for efficient, fast, and eco-friendly surface treatments of semiconductors is very significant so that renowned corporations have expressed their interest already at this early stage of the collaboration."

"Turning innovative ideas into practical technologies for microelectronic manufacturing is one of our main focuses," adds Matthias Rudolph, Project Manager at Fraunhofer CNT. „Its unique phase fluid platform and cleaning know-how makes bubbles&beyond the perfect partner for the development of more effective and eco-friendly cleaning processes for the semiconductor industry. We are happy to work with this highly motivated company and expect innovative solutions for various challenges."

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About bubbles & beyond
bubbles & beyond is a technology company focusing on the development of customized intelligent fluids® for industrial, cosmetic, and medical applications. Based on its proprietary intelligent fluids® platform, bubbles & beyond can create phase fluids, which allow for unique physical effects and a stunning performance as well as a broad range of different product types and applications. These solutions are composed of approved, gentle ingredients, which have been tried and tested for a long time. The company is highly flexible and quick to react on special product-driven requirements, changing regulations or specific customer demands across various industries.

bubbles & beyond was founded in 2006 and is based in Leipzig, Germany. Please visit www.intelligent-fluids.com for further information and news updates.

About Fraunhofer Center Nanoelectronic Technologies

Fraunhofer CNT, opened on 31st May 2005, is an example of the close cooperation between research and manufacturing for which Dresden provides excellent conditions. Within the premises of Infineon Technologies, 800 m˛ clean room area (class 1000), 130 m˛ laboratory space and a leading 300mm toolset are available for the research of Fraunhofer CNT. The main focus is the characterization of materials, the development of analytic methods and the improvement of process technologies. Due to the industry standards, innovations can be integrated quickly into the manufacturing process and the production costs and time can be reduced considerably.

More Information:www.cnt.fraunhofer.de

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Contacts:
Contact bubbles & beyond GmbH:
Katrin Kiesel
Karl-Heine-Str. 99
D-04229 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 (0)341 / 3196810

www.intelligent-fluids.com

Media Inquiries bubbles & beyond:
akampion
Ines-Regina Buth
Wilhelmshavener Str. 34
D- 10551 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 2363 2768

www.akampion.com

Media Inquiries Fraunhofer CNT:
Peter Felten
Koenigsbruecker Str. 180
D-01099 Dresden
Tel.: +49 351 2607 3046

www.cnt.fraunhofer.de

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