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An operational CXS is available to see on the Edwards’ booth at Interphex. Booth #1463,April 26-28, Javits Center, New York, USA.
Scott Balaguer with part of the SEMI Washington Forum meeting Pennsylvania Representative Charles W. Dent
Scott Balaguer, Vice President to
North America for Semi/DSL at Edwards was recently part of a SEMI delegation
that travelled to the heart of US policy making in Washington’s Capitol
Scott formed part of the SEMI
Washington Forum 2016 that discussed Semiconductor issues with members of Congress.
“The annual Semi Washington Forum is a great
opportunity for the semiconductor industry to communicate directly with key
Congressmen, women and Senators, expressing our views on topics like corporate
tax reform, R&D tax credit and global trade,” commented Scott. “It is also
great brand recognition for Edwards as leader in the equipment supply chain and
an opportunity to build relationships with key customers.”
SHANGHAI, CHINA. (15 MARCH 2016) – Edwards, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of integrated vacuum and abatement solutions, announced the availability of two new vacuum pump product families at SEMICON® China: the iXM Series for semiconductor etch and chemical vapour deposition (CVD) applications, and the iXL900R for fast pump down of large flat panel display (FPD) loadlock chambers. “Edwards is committed to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. Both of these new product families help our customers reduce the environmental impact of their manufacturing operations, while also helping them to reduce costs,” states Paul Rawlings, Vice President Marketing, Semiconductor and DSL Business, Edwards.The new iXM Series of dry pumps reduces environmental impact and customer costs for etch and CVD processes, allowing them to run their latest processes with the lowest energy consumption and at the lowest ambient noise level. The pumps are designed to deliver increased lifetime when used for highly corrosive etch processes. They also offer a significantly lower footprint compared to other pumps on the market.The iXL900R is the fastest loadlock pump currently available in its class for FPD loadlock applications. Customers can significantly reduce their operating costs and installation times with this new pump, which is particularly well suited to the largest loadlock chambers used for plasma vapour deposition (PVD) applications. In addition, customers will need fewer pumps per loadlock chamber, which reduces installation time, systemisation costs, maintenance and utilities consumption. “We are proud to offer our customers new solutions that help them reduce their energy use. By some estimates, as much as 40 percent of energy used in a semiconductor factory is consumed by vacuum pumps, so even a minor reduction in this area can have a significant effect on total energy consumption,” states Ma Zhen, Edwards’ China-based Applications Manager. “Our latest vacuum pumps offer improvements in overall energy efficiency and savings from a unique idle mode that reduces energy usage when full power is not required.”Zhen adds, “Currently China’s government-sponsored incentives provide manufacturers with an opportunity to upgrade their capability and reduce energy consumption with minimal investment. One customer recently replaced 200 pumps under the program, achieving a total energy savings of 7,000 Kwh per day.”For further information about Edwards’ products and services, visit Edwards at SEMICON China, booth N1 1008.
Left to right- Scott Balaguer, Mark Greene, Geert Follens, Robert Bruck, David Bloss, Cody Philpot
Crawley, West Sussex, UK, (March 10, 2016) – Edwards Ltd has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. Edwards has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labour and ethics systems and environmental sustainability.
Edwards is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with the supply of vacuum and abatement solutions and associated support services in a sub fab environment, deemed essential to Intel’s success.
“Intel and Edwards have been doing business together for over 20 years and we are truly honored to receive the prestigious Intel Preferred Quality Supplier award” said Mike Allison, Vice President Semiconductor and Display, Solar and LED, Edwards. “Our two organizations have worked closely over multiple process nodes. Throughout, we have strived to continuously improve and develop our mutually beneficial business relationship. The level of collaboration and cooperative technical exchange has never been better between our two companies, and is a key element for success. We sincerely appreciate the business and the opportunity to make our contribution to the success of Intel.” Mike added, “This PQS award not only represents Edwards’ world class quality products and performance, but also validates our commitment to our key customer by providing exemplary service and support around the globe at every Intel site.”
"This award recognizes the Edwards team for providing Intel with innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions," said Cody Philpot director of manufacturing ramp strategy in the Global Supply Management at Intel. "We also applaud their excellent execution and communication as they optimize and continuously align with Intel's factory needs.”
The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality.
A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Delivering the Future Together”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at https://newsroom.intel.com/.
New Techniques for Building Microelectromechanical Systems Show Promise
Microelectromechanical systems — or MEMS — were a $12 billion business in 2014. But that market is dominated by just a handful of devices, such as the accelerometers that reorient the screens of most smartphones.
That’s because manufacturing MEMS has traditionally required sophisticated semiconductor fabrication facilities, which cost tens of millions of dollars to build. Potentially useful MEMS have languished in development because they don’t have markets large enough to justify the initial capital investment in production...
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