What is Cost-of-Ownership for Etch and Deposition Tools

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions in any language is, “how much does it cost.” Usually, what is meant is “what is the price” but learning about cost is probably the better question. When purchasing capital equipment one of the first questions is “can I have a quotation?” And that begins this discussion of cost-of-ownership (CoO)....

The Advantages of Using a PlasmaBox

The PlasmaBox was created to improve the performance of a conventional PECVD (Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition) system. Here is a brief look at the PlasmaBox, its applications, and its benefits. ...

Factors that Determine Deposition Performance

Deposition, a process used to deposit thin layers of material (or film) onto a substrate, is a commonplace practice in industries such as semiconductors and nanotechnology. Thin film deposition can be achieved with a variety of technologies that can provide films ranging from insulators to semiconductors to metals. The films can serve roles equally diverse that range from interlayer dielectrics to interconnects....

What Service Should You Expect from Supplier of Etch and Deposition Equipment?

It's easy to get caught up in the obvious components of plasma-based etch and deposition equipment. Who makes the sturdiest equipment? What is this company's track record? Does this company offer the type of equipment I need to handle my projects? Those are all perfectly important questions during your vetting process....

How to Compare Service for Plasma Etch and Deposition Equipment

Beyond machine configurations, materials, and certifications, choosing the right dry etching and deposition equipment partner comes down to one core factor: service....

Single Electrons and Low Energy Computation

Gregory Snider, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. Over the past few years, his research has focused on the design, fabrication, and measurements of micro- and nanoelectronic devices....