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Joint apprenticeship at scia Systems

In order to cover the entire spectrum of vocational education, scia Systems works together with the Bildungs-Werkstatt Chemnitz additional to its own vocational training. This joint apprenticeship enables to us to convey all educational contents to our trainees, according the Vocational Training Act. The Bildungs-Werkstatt Chemnitz, with its modern and qualified educational offerings, is a strong partner in continuously improving our apprenticeship quality today and in the future.

We look forward to continuing our successful cooperation. You can find our vacancies for apprenticeship in 2019/20 here.

scia Mill 300 for Fraunhofer IZM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) has awarded scia Systems the contract for an ion beam etching system.

The equipment is funded by BMBF within „Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland“ and it is primary intended for fabrication of metallic microstructures on semiconductor substrates. Depending on the metal to be etched and its position inside of a layer stack, the system uses inert gases, e.g. Argon, as well as reactive gases or mixtures thereof.

We are pleased to deliver a scia Mill 300, designed for processing of 300 mm wafers, to Fraunhofer IZM. Core component of the system is a new developed ion beam source for those substrates sizes. With the further development of the existing product portfolio, scia Systems can better serve customer wishes for larger substrates.

Participation on research project – HiPERFORM

Together with 30 project partners from 8 European countries scia Systems is working on the HiPERFORM - project to introduce wide band-gap power electronics in the drivetrain of electric vehicles. The main research objectives of the project are: cost reduction, energy efficiency and less volume of the devices. Research will focus on both new materials and improved manufacturing processes, such as the cost-effective deposition of gallium nitride (GaN) by magnetron sputtering. The topic of scia Systems is the development of a substrate holder which meets the special requirements regarding temperature and process time. read more

scia Vario 100 for the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

HZB - Institute of Solar Fuels

The Institute of Solar Fuels of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) has awarded scia Systems the contract for a cluster coating system.

With the system the HZB will deposit nanostructured thin films for the fabrication of photoelectrodes, which are used for efficient fuel production by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The generation of such nanostructures requires layer coating by a particular PVD technique called glancing angle deposition (GLAD).

The scia Vario 100 implements the GLAD principle with a self-developed substrate holder in conjunction with an automatic slit aperture. Available process parameters involve tilting, rotation and temperature control of the substrate holder. In addition, the distance to the coating source as well as the slit width and speed can be adjusted to reach the desired process results. The deposition takes place in separate process chambers using electron beam evaporation and dual ion beam sputter deposition (DIBD).

scia Trim 200 for Akoustis Technologies

Akoustis Technologies, Inc.

scia Systems is supplying a scia Trim 200 to the Canandaigua, NY manufacturing facility of Akoustis Technologies, Inc. Akoustis® is a RF filter solutions company manufacturing a unique, patented XBAW™ technology to produce single-crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) RF filters for mobile and other wireless markets.

The scia Trim 200 will be used to trim BAW devices precisely to specified frequencies, helping Akoustis to maximize yield, lower costs, and optimize quality. scia Systems provides not only systems, but award-winning service and technical support to help manufacturers reach their production goals.

scia Trim 200 for the NASA

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

scia Systems was awarded a contract by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center of Greenbelt, MD, USA to supply a scia Trim 200 for Ion Beam Figuring.

The NASA GSFC has one of the nation's largest groups of scientists and engineers who build spacecraft, instruments, and develop new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.

The scia Trim 200 will be used for the finishing of mono-crystalline mirror substrates for x-ray telescopes. scia Systems is very much looking forward to working with NASA to enable further astronomical understanding of the universe.

scia Coat 200 for Sofradir

Sofradir

scia Systems has been awarded the contract for a scia Coat 200 with ion beam etching and deposition technology by Sofradir, France. The Sofradir Group is the leading developer and manufacturer of infrared sensors for military, space, commercial and industrial applications.
scia Systems is looking forward to deliver the scia Coat 200, which will be used for production and development of infrared sensors based on III-V semiconductor compound technology, to Sofradir.

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A brilliant start at the Chemnitzer Firmenlauf 2017

Our team for the Chemnitz Firmenlauf 2017

In addition to our super runners, who once again this year gave their best, a creative team was at the start for the first time. With a lot of attention to detail and commitment, one of our enduring tested ion beam sources has been constructed for racing use. Reaching the second place did not only make the source shine, but also the members of the "Raketenigel" team.

We would like to thank the runners for the numerous participation and hope you had a nice sporty evening. We look forward to next year!

Participation on joint project – DANAE

Funded by EFRE

Together with the project partners scia Systems is working on the development of thin film and matching technologies for nanoscale acousto-electronics. The objective of the collaboration is to establish the preconditions for depositing and trimming of materials needed in the acousto-electronic industry as well as the development of required components. The topic of scia Systems is: Trimming technologies and the development of components for manufacturing of nanoscale acousto-electronic devices.

Participation on joint research project - NanoTools

scia Systems takes part on a joint project for the development of coated micro cutting tools based on nano wear-protection layers. The objective of the collaboration between industrial companies and R&D institutes is to provide a scientific-technical base for the reliable industrial use of ALD coatings (ALD - atomic layer deposition) and ion beam coatings (DIBD – dual ion beam deposition), in comparison to PVD coatings, as well as to define their field of application. more details

scia Mill 150 for the University of Leeds

University of Leeds

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds has awarded scia Systems the contract for a new ion beam etching system. We are looking forward to delivering a scia Mill 150 to the university. This tool provides the flexibility needed to meet the diversified requirements of a multi-disciplinary research environment. read more

Successful Start into the Trade Show Year 2017

scia Systems at SEMICON Korea

For scia Systems the trade show year started already in January with the IEEE MEMS in Las Vegas, where we were presented together with our partner AARD Technology. Followed closely by the SPIE Photonics West, which was held last week in San Francisco.

This week, from February 8th to February 10th, the SEMICON Korea takes place in Seoul. scia Systems is on site at the booth of its partner Woowon Technology (Booth: 2406).

You can also meet us at numerous trade shows during the year. Among others, at the SEMICON shows China, West and Europe as well as at the Laser World of Photonics in Munich and China.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Upcoming Trade Shows 2018

Semicon Europa
2018-11-13 to 2018-11-16
Munich, Germany
Booth: A4365