SVTC Technologies, the leading
provider of development and commercialization services for silicon-based technologies,
today marked the delivery of over a million test wafers by honoring a key customer
at the 2009 IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC).
Representatives of SVTC's Wafer Services and AMTI, SVTC's wafer services partner
in Japan, presented a plaque commemorating the millionth wafer to Cabot Microelectronics
Corporation, the world's leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization
(CMP) polishing slurries and growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry,
and one of SVTC's first Wafer Services customers. The presentation highlighted
SVTC's 15 years of processing test wafers through multiple technology nodes
and three wafer size transitions.
"SVTC has been privileged to provide equipment and materials suppliers
with an extensive line of test wafers that have helped drive new tool, material
and process development throughout the industry," said Joseph Bronson,
SVTC's CEO. "Delivering our millionth wafer to Cabot Microelectronics marks
a significant milestone in our long-term commitment to give our customers access
to the latest materials and structures they need to solve complex development
"SVTC's advanced test wafers provide the infrastructure necessary to help
us develop new and more innovative products," said William Noglows, Chairman
and CEO of Cabot Microelectronics. "We are delighted that Cabot Microelectronics
is able to take part in this momentous occasion and look forward to continuing
our strong relationship."
SVTC Wafer Services' million wafers include all those processed for external
customers by SVTC's fabs in San Jose and Austin since 1994. "We've helped
lead the industry through five or six technology nodes since then," said
Frank Tolic, Business Development Manager at SVTC. "Today we are shipping
300mm wafers with 30nm structures on the die as part of our standard 200mm and
300mm portfolio of unique films and patterned test wafers," Tolic said.
SVTC Wafer Services processes over 100,000 wafers per year for customers around
the world, and is the leading test wafer supplier to the Japan market.
"AMTI is honored and humbled to be part of this historic occasion. We
look forward to future success and continuing to supply Japan's semiconductor
customers with SVTC's leading edge test wafers," said Toyoki Nishimoto,
AMTI's President. AMTI's customers include Cabot Microelectronics, JSR Corporation,
Fuji Film, and Hitachi Ltd. and many other notable semiconductor equipment and
materials suppliers. "AMTI's customers require industry-leading quality,
reliability, and customer service. This is made possible by SVTC's commitment
and dedication as the world's leading test wafer supplier," said Nishimoto.
SVTC Wafer Services' most successful products include 300mm blanket copper
wafers and patterned copper wafers for development of etch, cleans, and CMP
processes. New products include a 65nm CMOS 300mm monitor wafer for memory testing,
and a planned 300mm CMP test wafer for 22nm trench fill processes. SVTC serves
customers in Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Europe and North America.