Attend Semicon West to see what’s new
To keep abreast of the latest developments in semiconductor manufacturing, be sure to attend this year’s Semicon West 2008 show at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. That’s the place to be during July 15 through July 17. Vendors will cover wafer processing, testing, and assembly and packaging, in addition to nanoelectronic applications. You will also be able to explore Micro-electromechanical systems and microsystems (MEMS/MST); energy technologies, applications, and manufacturing; fuel cells; and solar and photovoltaic (PV) developments.
While you are there, check out TechXPOTS – places to hear technologists explore topical issues and trends shaping key segments and technologies. There will also be short courses and workshops, with one focusing on the best ways to apply SEMI® Standards.
Several keynote speeches will focus on mobile and wireless technology. One will discuss the confluence of technology trends giving rise to mobile platforms. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly Internet connected, bringing with them the software complexity and performance requirements for a good user experience. At the same time connectivity bandwidth is growing to new levels. And the last trend, Moore’s law, is at a stage that enables a complex multi-core system to reside on a single piece of silicon.
As the wireless evolution continues, a keynote session will examine how changes will affect the semiconductor market segment. The session will cover the challenges facing the semiconductor field and the keys to overcoming the challenges and capturing the enormous opportunities that accompany cutting the cord.
Design for Manufacturability in chips will also be covered. Here are a few of the items you will see at the show.
Breakthrough simplicity in compact encoder
Available in linear and rotary versions, TONiC™ combines fast, simple installation with reliable optical engineering, speed, and accuracy.
In a compact readhead (35 mm x 13.5 mm x 10 mm L-W-H), the encoder offers speeds to a maximum of 10 m/s (3 m/s at 0.1 µm resolution), fine resolution to 5 nm and handles operating temperatures up to 70°C.
The optics have high signal-to-noise ratio, combined with dynamic signal processing to ensure ultra-low sub-divisional-error (SDE <±30 nm) and jitter. The encoder reads a variety of linear and rotary scale types including a new version of Renishaw’s gold scale.
Booth No. 6180
Flexible heaters in Kapton® and Silicone rubber
Kapton® flexible heaters offer tensile strength and tear resistance, with precise heat distribution. They suit applications with extreme temperature environments, -319°F to 392°F (-195°C to 200°C). Heaters in stock standard at 0.007 in. (0.2 mm) thick and up to 20 in. x 26 in. (0.508 m x 0.660 m) area. Watt density is 5W/in2 (0.8W/cm2 ) standard.
Silicone Rubber heaters permit composite bonding and curing, as well as repair and fabrication operations. Equal length circuits and a cool tab are provided, while a fiberglass reinforced heater cover means long service life and increased durability. Standard watt density is 5W/in.2 (0.8W/cm2). All standard heaters are UL Recognized. Many sizes in stock from 6 in. x 6 in. to 20 in. x 20 in. (152.4 mm x 152.4 mm to 0.508 m x 0.508 m).
Booth No. 122
Improve Semiconductor and Photovoltaic Production
Various equipment and devices will showcase applications for solar, wafer handling, metrology, chip handling and wire bonding. In addition to working displays for photovoltaic cell handling, wafer lifting and FOUP transfer, the company’s 1,600 square-foot booth will contain specific products and technology from its electric drives and controls, pneumatics, linear motion and assembly technology groups.
Bosch Rexroth AG
Booth Nos. S-841 and 941
Ergonomic vibration isolation workstation
Ultra-low-natural-frequency vibration isolation workstation has been improved for user comfort.
The ergonomic MK26 workstation achieves low net vertical stiffness without affecting its capability to support static loads, thanks to its Minus K® stiff spring and negative-stiffness mechanism. Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. Adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the MK26 achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.
Class 100 clean room compatible with optional Class 10 compatibility, the MK26 is available with two tabletop sizes (30 in. x 36 in. and 36 in. x 48 in.) and up to 650 lb (295Kg) gross load capacity. The tabletop can be either lightweight “honeycomb” or composite construction.
Kinetic Systems, Inc.,
Booth No. 6150
Filed Under: Semiconductor, Motion control • motor controls