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14 April 2015

ClassOne partners on ECD applications lab at Shanghai Sinyang

ClassOne Technology of Kalispell, MT, USA, which manufactures wet-chemical processing equipment (especially for cost-conscious emerging markets and users of smaller substrates), has signed a joint electrochemical deposition (ECD) applications lab agreement with China's Shanghai Sinyang Semiconductor Materials Co Ltd (which specializes in electronic chemicals for semiconductor manufacturing, advanced packaging, solar energy and other new manufacturing industries).

As a supplier of ECD chemicals, Sinyang is purchasing ClassOne electroplating equipment and will be providing a site for demonstrating ClassOne's tools in the Chinese marketplace. SPM International Ltd, ClassOne's representative in China, will also be providing product support and process assistance.

"This collaborative lab will be the first of its kind in the region," believes ClassOne Technology's president Byron Exarcos. "Now, in a single location, users will be able to see the advanced performance of ClassOne's electroplating tools and Sinyang's electroplating chemicals and also be able to evaluate processes. It allows us to provide a complete solution — and a significant convenience — to users throughout the region," he adds. 

"We are looking forward to working with customers on the Solstice LT plating system because it is a high-performance tool and will provide an excellent real-world laboratory for ongoing enhancement of our chemicals," says Sinyang vice president Dr Wang Su. "The new working arrangement will also enable us to provide direct input to ClassOne as they develop future generations of wet processing equipment."

Sinyang is purchasing ClassOne's Solstice LT electroplating system and Trident Spin Rinse Dryer (SRD). The Solstice LT is a two-chamber plating development tool designed for <200mm wafers. In Sinyang's applications, one chamber will be dedicated to copper plating and the second to nickel plating, with the Trident SRD servicing both process streams, providing significant flexibility while reducing cycle time and streamlining process development. The new equipment will be installed at the Sinyang lab facility in Shanghai, which is scheduled to begin live demonstrations in late May. The lab will be able to plate virtually all metals except gold, and it can also cross-reference with all chemicals for comparison benchmarks.

In addition to the LT development tool, ClassOne also offers the Solstice S8, an 8-chamber, fully automated electroplating system for high-volume production needs. These tools are suited to wafer-level packaging (WLP), through-silicon via (TSV) and other applications that are important for MEMS, sensors, LEDs, RF, power and many other devices, says ClassOne.

See related items:

Taiwan's AWSC buys ClassOne's Solstice S8 electroplater

ClassOne launches electroplating tool for smaller-substrate users

ClassOne Equipment expands Wet Processing Division with new subsidiary

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