Mattson Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor processing equipment, today announced that it has shipped an etch system to a major foundry, the sixth semiconductor manufacturer now using its etch systems. The etch system will support development and production of advanced devices at leading-edge technology nodes at this foundry's R&D facility.
"As the industry moves to lower technology nodes, the increased cost of designing and manufacturing integrated circuits becomes even more of a challenge for our customers," said Rene George, vice president and general manager of the Plasma Products Group. "To stay on the leading-edge of each new chip generation, foundries require the most cost-effective and technologically advanced equipment to achieve the required return on their investments for expanding fab capacities. Mattson Technology's etch tool was selected as a result of our systems' proven track record of achieving optimal process performance for the most advanced technology nodes while delivering industry-leading cost of ownership. We are extending our etch presence in the foundry market with this sixth etch placement, and we look forward to continue providing leading-edge tools to support its production ramp of next-generation chips."
About Mattson Technology, Inc.
Mattson Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are a leading supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and operate in three primary product sectors: Dry Strip, Rapid Thermal Processing and Etch. Through manufacturing and design innovation, we have produced technologically advanced systems that provide productive and cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and next-generation semiconductor devices. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA, 94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON / (510) 657-5900.