Flexible measurement solutions for semiconductor industry and photovoltaics
We develop and supply a wide range of products, based on advanced measurement technologies for the semiconductor industry, photovoltaics and research and development. In particular, we offer systems for epi layer monitoring using air gap CV (ACV) technology, spectroscopic ellipsometry or UV-PCD epi-lifetime, tools for contamination monitoring based on deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS), surface photovoltage (SPV) and µ-PCD lifetime techniques, systems for dielectric characterization using ellipsometric porosimetry, SurfaceWave process or V-Q (voltage-charge) measurement, equipment for ion implant monitoring by junction photovoltage (JPV) as well as a number of other solutions. We are the market leaders in the field of measuring systems for electrical characterization.
What helped Semilab to achieve leadership?
We offer a very large number of both non-destructive and destructive measuring methods that allow our customers to choose the best solutions for their needs. And it is possible to combine several different methods, for example, optical and electrical measurements, and to perform online measurements on the production equipment. It should be noted that our systems are designed with the principle of universal platforms, allowing you to install several different measuring heads. It is convenient for customers and is rational from the point of view of standardization of production and its concentration in one production facility in Budapest. It is very important that we are constantly engaged in new developments, including collaborations with the Belgian research center IMEC and other major international partners.
What are the main challenges in the field of creation of measuring equipment?
First, the range of materials used in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries constantly increases, which necessitates the development of new measurement methods. Second, technologies evolve, for example, the number of researchers in the field of atomic layer deposition increases significantly. In addition the traditional challenge has always been continuous improvement of accuracy and speed of measurement, with the scaling of advanced IC technology.
How the company operates on the international market?
Semilab has offices in USA, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. In other countries, including in Russia, we cooperate with distributors.
Interview: Dmitry Gudilin