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During the semiconductor manufacturing process, contamination can be introduced from the air, equipment, cleanroom personnel, process water, process chemicals, and process gases.1 Careful identification of the contaminant source is required to best identify mitigation strategies that utilize filtration. Installing a filter can reduce defectivity, but this mitigation strategy will not indefinitely protect a gas stream from contamination.
The desire for ever more computing power in a smaller footprint requires transistors that perform faster while consuming less power. However, new materials and architectures developed with these goals in mind are not easy to transfer from research and development to full-scale, high-volume production.
Dewetting and non-dewetting are not common terms used every day, yet are vital to the functionality of liquid filters.
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Wetting the membrane is an important first step in preparing your filter. Wetting the membrane pores eliminates dry pathways where contaminants, like particles, gels, or bubbles could pass through, resulting in high defect levels in your process. Polymer membranes are natively hydrophobic or hydrophilic.
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Technologies like AI, IoT, and virtual reality are changing the way people live across the globe. To achieve the performance for these technologies, manufacturers have adopted new, more complex chip designs. These changes have increased the demands on the materials used in all steps of semiconductor processing.
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Buyer beware Today’s fast-paced semiconductor manufacturing industry is dynamic, and competition is stronger than ever. To stay competitive, suppliers and manufacturers seek to reduce costs wherever possible. Be careful those cost saving initiatives do not lead to buying products that compromise safety and performance in semiconductor manufacturing.