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Noel Technologies Ramps Capacity at Silicon Valley Fab
Semiconductor Investments Yield New Tooling and Cleanroom Space at Campbell Plant
CAMPBELL, Calif, March 16, 2023 – Noel Technologies, a Pure Wafer Company, and a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor process development and fabrication services to the world’s top semiconductor integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), semiconductor original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fabless semiconductor companies, announced today a major expansion at its Campbell, California wafer fab. Parent company, Pure Wafer, is America’s number one supplier of silicon wafer reclaim solutions and services and the exclusive worldwide seller of films for Lam Research. New muti-million investments in tool sets and cleanroom space at Noel Technologies’ Campbell fab are designed to meet increased demand from US semiconductor makers and their OEMs as well as support a sharp growth in demand for its MEMS and bioengineering development services.
Since 1996, Noel Technologies has served as an extension of semiconductor companies’ R&D organizations and their efforts to bring novel development and prototyping to fruition. Noel Technologies specializes in delivering process development optimization solutions for fabless semiconductor companies and OEMs. Its semiconductor engineering services serve as a production arm for advanced and highly sensitive process technologies, fostering a wave of innovation in the USA. This includes new semiconductor processing capabilities focused on semiconductor, bioengineering, MEMS, sensors, advanced packaging, and microfluidics products and devices.
“Customers have relied on the quality and know-how of our services and design methodologies for more than 26 years, said S. Mark Borowicz, CEO of Pure Wafer. “We will continue to invest in advanced technologies to exceed those expectations and to always support the growth of our customers’ semi and bio-engineering R&D groups. These groups have come to see us as an important bridge, providing a lifeline to complete key prototyping projects from development to full production.”
New Nano-imprint Process and Extensive Silicon Wafer Coverage from 50 mm to 300 mm
Noel Technologies supports the broadest range of wafer diameters, including 300mm, 200mm, 150mm, 100mm and 50mm tooling at its expanded cleanroom facility. As part of these investments in advanced technology, Noel Technologies increased its existing lithography capability 5X; processing 250um thick substrates to 2mm thick substrates, provides a wide range of multi-layer projects up to 10-12 layers and increased its wet etch capabilities of silicon, dielectric and metal films. It also adds new nano-imprint lithography to process up to 100nm resolution and a range of new plasma RIE Etch, dielectric and silicon process tools.
“Investments in process technologies and cleanroom capacity strengthens our unique lithography offerings, ramping up engineering support for reticle layout, and process development, which will assure design success,” commented Brenda Hill, VP of Business Development. “These investments will further enhance our SEMI standards business, where we have become the industry leader of calibration standards for semiconductor equipment, in-situ processing of products for semiconductor manufacturing and process control.”
About Noel Technologies
Founded in 1996, Noel Technologies is a Pure Wafer Company based in Campbell, California. Its innovative process development and engineering optimization solutions meet the needs of the world’s top fabless semiconductor companies, OEMs, and IDMs. Noel Technologies helps its customers complete projects using its proprietary, semiconductor processing in novel applications for semiconductor, life sciences and MEMS. Its newly expanded, Campbell, California wafer fab handles 50mm to 300mm wafer substrates and leverages proprietary semiconductor processing technologies to create structures that often would not have a manufacturing path. Advanced lithography services include engineering support for reticle layout, and process development to assure design success. In addition, a broad range of multi-layer processing capabilities support projects up to 10-12 layers and wet etch capabilities of silicon, dielectric and metal films support a broad range of semiconductor, life science, MEMS, and advanced packaging applications. To learn more, visit Noel Technologies or Connect with Noel Technologies.
About Pure Wafer
Pure Wafer is America’s number one supplier of silicon wafer solutions and services to the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. Operating three semiconductor fabs in California and Arizona, Pure Wafer supplies a comprehensive range of silicon wafer solutions. These include prime grade silicon wafers reclaim, from 50mm to 300mm. Pure Wafer is also the official exclusive worldwide seller of films for Lam Research. Pure Wafer films include PECVD: SiO2, TEOS, SiN, a-Si, ARL, SiON, SiC, HDP. CVD and PVD Tungsten(W), PVD barrier layers, ECD (Co and Cu). Pure Wafer also produces films onsite with process equipment and metrology installed in its California clean room. Its film products are primarily used for applications throughout the wafer fabrication process. Other services include wafer management software as a service, wafer brokerage, parts cleaning, and wafer fabrication services. For more than 20 years, Pure Wafer has continued to invest in advanced technologies that has established it as the number one supplier of silicon wafer reclaim solutions serving the world’s top OEMs, and IDMs. Visit purewafer.com