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Semiconductors: Fabrication & high purity gases

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What is a semiconductor?

The typical semiconductor device is a complex array of transistors and integrated circuits that work in unison to provide the functionality of our computers, cell phones, televisions, automobiles and every other electronic device that we have become so dependent upon for our daily activities.

How are semiconductors made?

It involves multiple processing steps which can include:

  • photolithography and patterning,
  • deposition
  • etch
  • planarization
  • cleaning

Why are high purity gases important in the fabrication of semiconductors?

  • High purity chemicals and gases are essential for all steps of the manufacturing
  • The need for higher purity gases continues to increase as the technology nodes continue to shrink
  • Increase in demand for specific functional requirements for each gas as processing steps become more complex

How can Electronic Fluorocarbons help?

We have historically provided to our customers our legacy products with the highest level of purity and quality coupled with state-of-the-art analytical characterization.  As the technology nodes of semiconductor manufacturing continue to evolve, Electronic Fluorocarbons is investing now to establish advanced technologies for the synthesis, purification, and characterization of the electronic gases required today and in the future.  We invite you to challenge us with your requirements for high purity specialty gases and materials.


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