ECI Technology is a leading provider of chemical process control equipment for the microelectronics industry. ECI systems are found throughout the fabs ‒ qualifying incoming supplies, managing tool inputs, adjusting chamber/bath conditions, and monitoring process waste ‒ and are widely accepted as critical enablers for the successful implementation of most "wet” processes.
ECI’s chemical management systems are essential in meeting the challenging requirements of advanced semiconductor manufacturing where processes must operate within ever-narrowing process windows. By precisely controlling the composition of process chemicals, the company’s accurate, reliable analyzers help manufacturers accelerate process development and ramp-to-volume, shorten time-to-market for new products, and maximize yields in high-volume manufacturing. Building on decades of innovative research and critical knowledge, ECI has a complete portfolio of equipment that can be configured to meet the specific demand of an application.
ECI pioneered efficient chemical analysis for the PCB industry, providing plating bath control technologies that have become standard in precision plating applications in this and many other industries. The speed and accuracy of ECI measurements permit precise control of bath composition to ensure void-free plating. Today, as the rate of development in PCB processing matches the break-neck pace notoriously maintained by the semiconductor industry, ECI leverages its deep expertise and adaptability to help its PCB customers tighten process windows and maximize yields as they strive to meet the fast-changing demands of their industry.
Technology Innovation and Leadership
Since its inception in 1987, ECI has established itself as a market and technology leader in chemical process control. The company has been recognized repeatedly for innovation and holds a broad portfolio of fundamental patents. It was the first to build analytical equipment based on cyclic voltammetric stripping (CVS)–a patented technique for the quantitative determination of organic additives and their contaminants in plating solutions.
Analytical Techniques – multiple techniques are combined and optimized in a single analyzer to achieve the best performance and low CoO
- Cyclic Voltammetric Stripping (CVS)
- NIR Spectroscopy
- Raman Spectroscopy
- Potentiometric Titration
- Conductometric Titration
- E-Chem Impedance
- Surface Tension
- UV-Vis Spectroscopy
- Ion Chromatography
- Specific Gravity
- OCP (Open Circuit Potentiometry)
- Dissolved Oxygen
- Large Particle Counting
- Small (abrasive) Particle Counting
A Team with Unsurpassed Experience and Expertise
Teamwork is at the heart of ECI’s problem-solving approach and core team members average nearly 20 years with the company. The R&D staff includes world-renown scientists who speak regularly at major analytical conferences. All product design and customization, both hardware and software, is done by in-house engineers. The manufacturing operation is also in-house, executed by a staff of dedicated engineers and technicians who adhere to the highest standards of quality and manufacturing practice (ISO9001:2015 certified).
Global Sales, Service & Support
ECI maintains a global sales and service organization that supports thousands of successful installations in major factories around the world. The organization provides comprehensive technical support, service and training for all products. Staffing in every territory includes service and process engineers. In addition to a suite of standard products, ECI also develops customized solutions to meet application-specific customer requirements.
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