Measuring Thin-Film Stress

English: Scientist working on stiched wafers, ...

English: Scientist working on stiched wafers, sensors and other microchip projects in the laboratory. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wafers are thin pieces of semiconductor material found in electronic and photovoltaic applications. They are mostly formed out of crystalline.

Wafers can have various sizes and diameters. A number of factors exist that alter their shape. When wafers have their full thickness they can withstand any outer influences from affecting their shape. Thin-films are known as common influencers on wafer bow parameters.

K-Space Associates is a leading manufacturer of in-situ and ex-situ tools for monitoring almost every thin-film deposition process to control thin-film stress. Such tools as the kSA MOS delivers accurate parameters of thin-film stress, which directly influences surface flatness of wafers.

Because of the different materials getting in contact with each other, yielding change in their characteristics, measuring thin-film stress is important for ultimate production control, and reduction of defects. K-Space works with many of the leading manufacturers, and its measurement tools can be found worldwide.

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  • Marty Rogers May 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Wafers are very important part of semiconductors. Thanks for sharing this article on Wafers. They are really an important part of technology.

  • SlackMash November 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Did not know about the Wafers. Very Interesting article.
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