By Nick Gilbert
Quadrant has declared that Semitron MPR1000 material has been launched at the Semicon West 2012 trade show, which is being held from 10 to 12 July, 2012. This breakthrough material offers high performance option together with low manufacturing costs to engineers.
The company has developed this Semitron MPR1000 material for use in semiconductor applications, exclusively for vacuum chamber applications.
Scott Williams, Quadrant EPP Global Market Segment Manager, commented that the new material will provide high performance when compared to traditional materials. Aggressive plasma chemistries together with increasing power levels of electrodes had led engineers to adopt breakage-prone quartz or expensive ceramics. With the help of advanced technology, Quadrant engineers created Semitron MPR1000, as a go-to engineering plastic material option for use in plasma-based applications.
According to Williams, the new material has unique properties to achieve perfect stability between the highest performance level in the chamber and the actual value by providing greater toughness, while delivering easy machining and reduced overall cost when compared to semiconductor-grade ceramics.
The cleanliness of the material is in the form of low out-gassing and low content of ionic metal. The company’s Semitron MPR1000 material expands the advanced and extensive family of materials in the industry. This new material is being showcased in the South Hall of Moscone Center, San Francisco.