Semiconductor critical applications

What's At Stake? Everything.

UC Components, Inc. RediVac® products are used in the manufacture of semiconductors, wafers, and microelectronics… at every level of production.

Semiconductor manufacturing, which typically utilizes ultra high vacuum (UHV), is among the most demanding industrial environments from the standpoint of outgassing and particulate contamination. A particle as small as one micron in size can cause a short in a device costing tens of thousands of dollars to produce. A single fingerprint can have the same damaging effects in the form of outgassing. 

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Critical Applications

Semiconductor Critical Application Wafer

Wafer and Substrate materials defects reduced with Quality components.

CVD, PVD and ALD Equipment require routine replacement of fasteners.

Circuit and Device Pattering, Steppers & Aligners need special material selections.

Address Metrology Analyzation and Characterization tool sensitivity to contamination.

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No matter what the requirements of your semiconductor application, we have the vacuum-ready components you need: from silver plated screws to vented washers to vacuum-baked O-rings and more.

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Vacuum Baking Chamber
What is a Vented Screw and Why Would You Need One?

Vented Screws are also known as Vacuum Screws, Ventilation Screws, or Hollow Screws. A vented screw features a hollow core (has a hole drilled through it) and are specially designed to allow the release of gases, contaminants, and pressure through the fastener. Vented Screws are widely used within vacuum systems and enable faster, more efficient pump-down of HV, UHV, and EUV systems.

Galling Example
Simply Galling and the Fasteners it Ruins

Galling is one the most common problems when tightening fasteners. Galled nuts and bolts may even pass all required inspections (mechanical, threads, material, etc.), yet they can still fail to function properly. Galling tends to be more common in alloys that self-generate an oxide surface film for corrosion protection like stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium.

UC RediVac® Vented Shoulder Screws
Screw Series - Part 1: What are Shoulder Screws?

There are wide varieties of fastener hardware on the market today used by manufacturers in the assembly of every single product we use daily. Shoulder screws, while not typically found in your local hardware store, are extensively used in almost every industry because they are incredibly versatile and offer unique attributes when installed.

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