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22 February 2017

ClassOne to reduce CoO for copper plating on 75-200mm wafers

ClassOne Technology of Kalispell, MT, USA, which manufactures wet-chemical processing equipment including Solstice electroplating systems (especially for emerging markets and other cost-conscious users of ≤200mm substrates), has announced a new company-wide initiative to reduce costs of operation (CoO) in copper plating processes.

"From the beginning, our mission has been to bring more advanced and lower priced plating capabilities to all the emerging markets who work with smaller wafers," says president Kevin Witt. "Our Solstice systems are already the industry's most affordable tools for ≤200mm plating," he claims. "Now we want to enable economies on the cost of ownership side, as well — perhaps reducing those expenses by as much as 25-30%."

The firm sees potential for shrinking copper plating CoO by reducing chemical consumption, extending the life of consumables and equipment parts, increasing and optimizing throughput, and enhancing chamber performance, among other areas. Company representatives stated that they are working toward innovative ways to increase efficiencies, minimize waste, streamline operation and optimize performance in each of the copper plating processes.

"Copper plating is an extremely hot area of interest right now in a great many emerging markets," notes Witt. "That's why ClassOne focuses serious attention on it. We want to continue to be the go-to guys for absolutely everything having to do with copper plating on smaller wafers," he adds. "That's why you'll be seeing more new copper-related announcements coming from ClassOne in the coming weeks and months."

ClassOne Technology offers new wet processing tools specifically designed for users of 75-200mm wafers, including three different models of Solstice electroplating systems for production and development as well as the Trident families of spin-rinse-dryers and spray solvent tools.

See related items:

ClassOne's Plating-Plus capability adds processing chambers to Solstice plating tool

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