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Raytron Research Institute expands its technology with a system for localized ion beam etching: the scia Trim 200

A new scia Trim 200 system was commissioned by recently founded Yantai Qixin Semiconductor Technology Institute Co., a company jointly invested by the Chinese high-tech company Raytron Technology Co. and Yantai local government. The Raytron Research Institute, where the scia Trim 200 will be located, will be built as an open platform, meaning local universities and enterprises can also use this infrastructure and the equipment. The system will be used for surface error corrections on substrates up to 200 mm.

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Our commitment 2023: scia Systems supports local nonprofits with a total of 5000 Euro

Supporting social and charitable projects is an important aspect of our corporate philosophy. As a globally active company, we know how important it is to maintain local ties and support the region where we work. That way we can help make Chemnitz and the surrounding area an attractive home for families, students and professionals. We are therefore proud to support small and large associations with a total of 5,000 euros.

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scia Multi 500: Our New System for Multilayer Coatings on Optical Substrates up to 500 x 300 mm

Our scia Multi 500 magnetron sputtering system is designed specifically for multilayer coating deposition on optics at (sub-) nanometer precision. The substrate is precisely positioned in a linear inline coating setup with load locks at both ends to achieve gradient layers and superior uniformity.

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Ion beam technology from scia Systems pushes the development of China's semiconductor industry

Founded in 2022, the Chinese company TJ Innovative Semiconductor Substrate Technology Co., Ltd. (ISST) has entered the market as a supplier of heterogeneous integration technologies for the semiconductor industry. For its new expansion plans and its new production lines ISST has now purchased a scia Trim 200. With this system, the surface of the substrate material can be processed ultra-precisely by ion beam trimming, so that layer thickness uniformities down to the atomic level of 0.1 nm can be achieved. ..

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Runxin MEMS Technologies increases output yield of produced filters by ion beam trimming

In March 2022, Runxin MEMS Technologies Co., Ltd. was established in the Microelectronics Science Park as a new industrial base for MEMS production in the Nanchang High tech Zone. The company now expands its capacities by purchasing a scia Trim 200. With this ion beam trimming system especially the production of BAW and SAW filters will be more efficient. By layer thickness trimming, the yield of functional components can be increased up to 90%...

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scia Mill 200 starts its Journey to Chinese Cutting-Edge Technology

scia Systems is happy to announce the purchase of our ion beam etching system scia Mill 200 by another top C9 university of China: the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It was founded in Shanghai in 1896 and has a long history in engineering and managerial sciences. With around 40,000 students the university offers opportunities in nine major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts.

scia System will support the university in its goal of becoming a "comprehensive, innovative and international" world-class university by supplying an ion beam etching tool with highest flexibility.

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RWTH Aachen expands its microelectronics research laboratory for 2D electronics with an ion beam processing system scia Coat 200

With more than 47,000 students, the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen is the second largest university for technical courses in Germany. Their research laboratory will demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale fabrication of 2D layers. These consist of individual atomic layers of intrinsically stable crystals and can be stacked on top of each other - despite their different characteristics - and built up into complex (hetero) layer structures. The equipment required for this  will be set up in the Central Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology and will now be completed by a scia Coat 200.

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Improved silicon wafer processing for ESA’s X-ray observatory "Athena"

With the Athena project, the European Space Agency will launch the largest X-ray telescope ever built into space. A new kind of optics had to be invented in order to achieve the goal of looking deeper into the universe than any previous X-ray observatory missions. scia Systems, a high-tech company based in Chemnitz, Germany, supplies crucial technology to produce these optics.

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New Application Note: Deposition of GMR Sensors on Large Areas

Magnetic field sensors for flexible and wearable devices are the key technology for motion detection, e.g. in industrial robotics, prosthetics, and virtual and augmented reality applications.

Sensors based on the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect can be printed on polymer films with a material thickness of 1 μm to 150 μm using a polymer carrier.

This GMR technology places high demands on a coating system. For instance, GMR stacks, which usually consist of multiple Co and Cu layers about 1 nm thick (Fig. 1), require an accuracy of the layer thickness of better than 0.1 nm. In our new Application Note, we provide an insight into the production of this sensors.

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Ion Beam Trimming System for Silex Microsystems in China

Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, is expanding its facility in Beijing, China. Recently, a scia Trim 200 was commissioned there, a high-volume production system for precise surface correction of wafers up to 200 mm.

The tool is used to produce filters by local ion beam trimming, which are needed for high frequency technology, for example in WLAN or mobile communication.

Besides this first system, which is now handed over to production, two other tools will be installed in Silex over the next months. We are looking forward to a successful partnership!

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