CSMA is Working on the EU Funded ATOMICS Nano Devices Programme - News Item

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CSMA are working with several European companies on the EU funded project, “ATOMICS”.

ATOMICS is intended to establish predictive models for front-end processes of nano devices involving low-temperature and millisecond-annealing strategies and   the use of silicon-germanium-carbon alloys, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator for simulating the processing of future nanotechnology devices.

CSMA now has extensive expertise in these areas after the acquisition of MATS-UK in 2005.

A variety of CSMA techniques are to be utilised in the course of this project including:

         ULESIMS which gives elemental information with depth of a very high resolution and is ideal for monitoring species with depth.

         SNMS which gives quantified elemental information, with depth, without the need for standards.

         TEM, with FIB (Focused Ion Beam) sample preparation, which can be used to produce high-resolution images of thin films to look at the composition, structure and give crystallographic information.

Some of the project partners are:

         Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie (IISB)

         ST Microelectronics

         Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique LAAS/CEMES

         Mattson Thermal Products GmbH

         Synopsys Switzerland LLC

         Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey

This collaboration keeps CSMA at the centre of semiconductor and multi coating technologies.


Posted April 2006


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