Semi-Automatic Wafer Develop Tool: Aqueous Processes

AD12 Key Features

  • Multi-function Tool for Aqueous Processes
  • Wafer Develop and Cleaning System
  • Process Wafers: 50mm – 300mm
  • Process Substrates: 50 x 50mm up to 230 x 230mm
  • Fan spray, Puddle, High-pressure, Binary & Mega-Sonic
  • Sealed Process Chamber with Automatic Safety Door

The AD12 Semiautomatic Wafer Develop Tool is a flexible semi-automated wet-processing system that offers superior cleaning and developing functions for aqueous media applications.

The system features processing of pieces through single-wafers up to 300 mm, square substrates up to 230 x 230 mm and tape frames for wafers up to 300 mm. The ability to handle various media through an expanded process capability makes the SUSS Microtec AD12 a highly flexible first choice tool for research & development or small scale production.

The AD-12 demonstrates versatility through the ability to process multiple substrate types using optimized chucks. The chucks that are available for use in the AD-12 include vacuum and vacuumless chucks; low contact chucks for edge handling applications; and chucks that allow the use of fragile substrates (InP, GaAs) ensuring that they can be securely processed. Specialised tooling and the extensive range of easily adjustable process parameters make the AD12 from SUSS Microtec ideal for any aqueous based application or process.

The system is fitted with a completely sealed process chamber to ensure an enclosed environment and avoid chamber corrosion and / or contamination whilst cleaning or developing is taking place. The on board media storage unit has a gas exhaust and media leakage sensor; alongside flow controllers and pressure regulators to manage the media. Optional media temperature control and recirculation systems can be installed in order to improve process repeatability and reduce media consumption.

For solvent processes, SUSS manufacturer the SD-12, an equivalent tool Semiautomatic Wafer Develop Toolwith the media processing chamber manufactured using stainless steel.

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