5 May 2022
II-VI extends ion implanter disk refurbishing services to Asia
Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA – which claims to have the world’s largest ion implant foundry with disk refurbishing services – is extending its ion implanter disk refurbishing services to Asia, with a multi-million-dollar expansion in Hsinchu City, Taiwan (to come online in July).
The acute shortages of semiconductor devices in the global supply chain are driving strong demand for refurbishment of wafer fabrication equipment, notes the firm. The expansion in Taiwan will effectively double II-VI’s global disk refurbishing capacity. Batch implanter tool owners in Asia can benefit from a rapid turnaround service that will enable them to maintain their tools in operation and sustain their production output, it adds.
“The market demand for used ion implant equipment already exceeds availability by about a factor of ten, including in Asia,” says Sohail Khan, executive VP, New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies. “Our 25 years of expertise and innovations in disk refurbishment enable our customers to achieve an average of 30% savings on cost of ownership over OEM service. By coming to us, customers will reduce their maintenance costs and get the most out of their ion implanter equipment from higher reliability and longer service life.”
II-VI says that, as a global provider of foundry ion implantation services and support, it implants tens of thousands of wafers per week and adds tools and capacity as required to support customers’ changing needs. The firm adds that its technical expertise, quality program and broad range of tooling offer a flexible outsourcing option for ion implantation, serving production manufacturing and R&D environments.
II-VI maintains a large complement of high- and medium-current and high-energy production implanters handling 2-inch to 12-inch substrates. The firm provides ion implantation services for silicon and compound semiconductor wafers, including heated ion implantation for silicon carbide (SiC) wafers.
II-VI is participating as an exhibitor at the 36th International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CS MANTECH) in Monterey, CA, USA (9-11 May).