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scia Mill 200 for Fraunhofer IMS

scia Systems awarded the contract of an ion beam etching system for the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems, IMS.  

We are pleased to deliver a scia Mill 200 to Fraunhofer IMS. The ion beam etching system with end point detection will be integrated into the Institute's laboratory as part of the „Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland“ funded by BMBF. It is primarily intended for process development and production of MEMS, like infrared detectors, pressure sensors and biocompatible MEMS systems. Thereby especially materials are structured, which cannot be etched by classical RIE or which have special geometries with high aspect ratios.

Participation on cooperative project – ALMET

Together with project partners scia Systems is working within the ALMET project on the development of systems and processes for the atomic layer deposition of metallic thin films (mALD). The objective of the project is the conformal deposition of copper and cobalt thin films within an industrial-suited ALD reactor. The reactor allows plasma assisted ALD (PALD) by a special chamber-in-chamber layout and enables a variety of different ALD processes. scia Systems is pleased to support the project with its experience and know-how.

SCHAU REIN! at scia Systems

We are taking part at the week of open companies and open our doors on 15-03-2019 from 14 o'clock for interested pupils. We will present our company and our apprenticeships.

The registration form and further information can be found here.

We look forward to your visit!

scia Coat 500 and scia Trim 200 for Tongji University, China

The Institute Precision Optical Engineering of the Tongji University in Shanghai, one of Chinas renowned universities, ordered a scia Coat 500 and a scia Trim 200, which will be delivered by end of 2020.

The scia Coat 500 will be used for manufacturing of periodic multilayers in nm range on X-ray mirrors for beamline optics, by dual ion beam sputtering (DIBS). Due to the high homogeneity requirements of those optics, a surface adjustment is needed previously to the deposition process. Therefore, a surface form error correction is done with the scia Trim 200 by local ion beam figuring (IBF) beforehand.

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.

Exhibitions 2019

W3+ Fair/Convention Rheintal
2019-09-18 to 2019-09-19
Dornbirn, Austria
Booth: D11
PLATHINIUM
2019-09-24 to 2019-09-25
Antibes, France
Booth: 16
IEEE IUS
2019-10-07 to 2019-10-09
Glasgow, UK
Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
V2019
2019-10-08 to 2019-10-10
Dresden, Germany
Booth: 16
SPIE Optifab
2019-10-15 to 2019-10-17
Rochester, NY, USA
Booth: 811
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA
2019-10-17 to 2019-10-19
Mumbai, India
Hall: 4 Booth: 4317(German Pavilion)
MikroSystemTechnik Kongress
2019-10-28 to 2019-10-30
Berlin, Germany
Booth: 3
Semicon Europa
2019-11-12 to 2019-11-15
Munich, Germany
Booth: B1.658
Semicon Japan
2019-12-11 to 2019-12-13
Tokyo, Japan