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11 January 2016

Ferrotec's Temescal e-beam evaporator systems chosen for GaAs foundry WIN's third fab expansion

Materials, component and precision system supplier Ferrotec Corp of Santa Clara, CA, USA, whose Temescal division of Livermore, CA, USA makes electron-beam-based evaporative coating systems, says that WIN Semiconductors Corp of Tao Yuan City, Taiwan – the largest pure-play provider of gallium arsenide (GaAs) wafer foundry services – has selected Temescal systems for its next stage of expansion by ordering multiple e-beam evaporators for metal deposition. A total of $8.4m in orders for Auratus enhanced UEFC series Temescal systems has been placed in 2015.

Temescal systems have been the preferred e-beam system since WIN's inception in 1999, says Ferrotec. With its third fab expansion, WIN has selected multiple Auratus enhanced deposition systems - Ferrotec's newest generation of patented Temescal UEFC series evaporators, employing contact-free, magnetic drive High Uniformity Lift-off Assembly (HULA) wafer carriers - for the manufacturing of HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors) and pHEMTs (pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistors). Ferrotec says that the superior cost of ownership (COO) of its systems with patented HULA planetary rotating domes and conic chambers were key factors for the selection of the Temescal systems.

"Continued growth of mobile devices and those advances supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) provide WIN with a good market platform for this next phase of growth," says Steve Chen, senior vice president at WIN. "With about 60% of market share in GaAs foundry, WIN has the proven track record of manufacturing GaAs and GaN devices with highly complex designs," he adds. "Likewise, with Temescal systems representing over 60% of e-beam evaporator market share in the GaAs market, Ferrotec is also a leader that has demonstrated innovative technologies to address the technical requirements of GaAs device manufacturers."

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Ferrotec launches mid-sized Auratus enhanced e-beam metallization system

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