Layered Composite Heaters for Semiconductor Processing

By | 2017-11-07T14:56:05+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Materials Science, Semiconductor, Thermal Management|

Figure 1: Composite layered heater from patent  US 9,224,626 B2 Alexander Glew, Ph.D., P.E. recently contributed to a new patent on an advanced thin-film electric heaters, layered composite heaters, for CVD semiconductor processing and related technologies titled “Composite substrate for layered heaters”.  Watlow Electric, based in St. Louis, hired Glew Engineering and Dr. Glew to help develop this heater technology due to his experience in the Silicon Valley’s semiconductor industry.  As a semiconductor equipment expert and materials engineering consultant, Dr. Glew’s familiarity with semiconductor manufacturing meant he understood both the limitations of common semiconductor chuck heating methods and the techniques that [...]

High-purity Gas Panels Part 3: To Abatement and Exhaust

By | 2017-05-05T10:55:03+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering, Safety, Semiconductor|

Mechanical engineering design for high-purity processes in semiconductor fabs: process pumps, abatement and exhaust lines.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and ICs, Part 14: Inventions that Lead to the Modern Integrated Circuit

By | 2017-05-08T11:40:59+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A brief review of crucial semiconductor industry inventions that lead to current integrated circuits.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 11: Basic Semiconductor Circuit Components

By | 2017-05-31T15:22:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

The following is a brief over view of semiconductor circuit components.

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries

By | 2017-05-08T11:49:44+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering|

UC Riverside engineering team uses silicon dioxide found in Silly Putty to improve lithium-ion batteries.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing

By | 2017-05-09T12:07:22+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A look at multilayer photoresist processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 5: Development Methods

By | 2017-05-26T11:30:41+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A review of semiconductor processing, specifically various development processes.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 4: Photoresists

By | 2017-05-09T15:23:09+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A description of photoresists used in semiconductor processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 3: Oxidation

By | 2017-05-10T10:59:41+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A review of oxidation during semiconductor fabrication and semiconductor processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 2: Process Yields

By | 2017-05-25T16:00:21+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

A brief review how process yields effect the semiconductor processing industry.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 1: Wire Bonding vs Chip Bonding

By | 2017-05-26T11:42:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

Semiconductor packaging, one of the final phases of semiconductor processing, is explored.

Thermal Management Engineering Designs: Semiconductor Chuck Heaters

By | 2017-05-10T16:39:41+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor, Thermal Management|

Discussing the engineering constraints, thermal management, and design ideas for chuck heaters used within the semiconductor process.

When to Hire an Engineering Consultant or Technical Subject Matter Expert for Litigation Support

By | 2017-05-22T11:33:08+00:00 April 6th, 2011|Mechanical Engineering|

Glew Engineering specializes in engineering consulting, with trained professionals equipped to handle your business requirements.