Applied Materials, Phoenix Silicon Offer Enhanced 300mm Test Wafer Reclaim Services

Jun 24, 2004

Applied Materials, Inc. announced an agreement with Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) of Hsinchu, Taiwan, to provide enhanced 300mm test wafer reclaim services to semiconductor manufacturers to enable increased fab profitability.

Under the agreement, Applied Materials will be responsible for global sales and marketing of PSI's 300mm wafers, and will also provide new technology and equipment to PSI to meet the advanced wafer requirements of 300mm fabs. PSI will perform the manufacturing operations for the wafer reclaim services.
"Offering 300mm test wafer services is another example of how Applied Materials is working to help customers lower their overall costs on a major budget item," said Dr. David N.K. Wang, executive vice president, Applied Global Services. "We have developed innovative technology for reclaiming wafers that leverages our expertise in polishing and single-wafer cleaning. We expect our relationship with a high volume, quality supplier such as PSI to help us to bring this unique service to customers worldwide."
Dr. Mike Yang, president and chairman of PSI, said, "We are excited to work with Applied Materials in advancing reclaim technology and further enhancing our current high quality product standards. We believe this agreement will provide us with a global infrastructure to expand our customer base and address chipmakers' 300mm fab operational costs."
Phoenix Silicon International Corp. (PSI), established in 1997 in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, provides wafer reclaim services to the semiconductor industry for 150mm, 200mm and 300mm wafers. PSI uses the internationally-recognized ISO 9002 quality system and passed the QS 9000 inspection in 2001. For more information, visit www.psi.com.tw
Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the largest supplier of equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry. Applied Materials' web site is www.appliedmaterials.com

The origianl release is available here.

Explore further: UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

1 hour ago

A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment reached its final destination Thursday after several thousand kilometers on the road.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software

2 hours ago

A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

4 hours ago

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

The ethics of driverless cars

4 hours ago

Jason Millar, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, spends a lot of time thinking about driverless cars. Though you aren't likely to be able to buy them for 10 years, he says there are a number ...

User comments : 0