CyberOptics Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of high precision 3D sensing technology solutions, has announced it will demonstrate its advanced Airborne Particle Sensor (APS2) technology in both WaferSense and ReticleSense form factors at SEMICON Europa, Oct. 25-27 In addition, the company will feature its all-in-one Auto Multi Sensors (AMS/AMSR) that measure leveling, vibration, and humidity in one convenient wireless real-time device.
CyberOptics’ Airborne Particle Sensors improve equipment set-up and long-term yields in semiconductor fabs by wireless monitoring airborne particles in real-time. The widely adopted WaferSense and ReticleSense Airborne Particle Sensors (APS2, APSR and APSRQ) can measure both small particles down to 0.14 microns in bins of 0.1 and 0.5 microns and can now measure larger particles, providing even greater flexibility. The new large particle detecting and measurement functionality extends the range, reporting particles in 2, 5, 10 and 30-micron bin sizes.
“Particle measurement in semiconductor environments is critical. Customers rely on our Airborne Particle Sensors to detect and identify when and where the particles originate. We’re giving them the information that there has been a catastrophic event, whether it’s small or larger particles, in order to avoid any further processing of the wafer,” said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, president and chief executive officer, CyberOptics. “Essentially, the latest enhancements to our proven family of wireless semiconductor measurement devices help our fab and OEM customers deliver on three compelling bottom lines – saving time, saving expense and improving yields.”
CyberOptics’ WaferSense and ReticleSense Auto Multi Sensors (AMS/AMSR) measure leveling, vibration, and relative humidity (RH) in an all-in-one wireless real-time device. The thin and light form factor enables the AMS to travel through virtually any tool. The AMSR can capture multiple measurements in all locations of the reticle environment – providing yet another way to increase yield and reduce downtime in semiconductor environments. Controlling inclination, RH and vibration are all important factors in increasing yield and reducing downtime.