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31 January 2008


QuantumClean expands MBE parts cleaning services

Quantum Global Technologies LLC of Dublin, PA, USA, which provides outsourced parts cleaning, process tool part restoration and surface treatment, has expanded its molecular beam epitaxy cleaning capabilities to its Advanced Technology Cleaning Center (ATCC) in Scarborough, ME (a suburb of Portland).

QuantumClean says it designed the dedicated treatment facility at the Maine ATCC to handle large MBE chambers and related components after seeing demand for the service increase dramatically in the Eastern region of the USA. The firm finished the segregated MBE decontamination area in December.

“We believe we are the only outsourced parts cleaning service provider with the ability to clean to the high level of standards that this industry segment requires,” says president, CEO and chairman Scott Nicholas. “Unlike other providers,” he claims, “we have dedicated areas, equipment and facilities that support the MBE process.”

The firm's Colorado ATCC supported all MBE cleaning in the past, but that facility will now focus solely on cleaning traditional semiconductor process tool parts and smaller MBE components, while larger-scale MBE projects will be processed in Maine. The expansion of MBE capabilities to the Maine ATCC is a natural progression in ongoing efforts to invest in supporting emerging markets such as MBE, solar, nano, and other microelectronics segments, says QuantumClean.

See: MBE