Atomic layer deposition (ALD) thin-film technology firm Picosun Oy of Espoo, Finland has launched a delivery service for ALD precursor chemicals, implemented in cooperation with several well‐known chemical manufacturers.
Picosun says that its ALD business continues to expand not only in semiconductor manufacturing but in other fields of industry too. It has therefore developed a comprehensive portfolio of flexible cost‐effective services with its industrial partners. As new processes are ramped up for large scale production, an efficient supply chain for ALD‐specific services such as chemicals is vital, reckons the firm.
One of the new partners is EpiValence Ltd of Redcar, Cleveland, UK, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for electronics industries, with whom Picosun now collaborates to offer fast and smooth precursor delivery to all Picosun ALD tool users. The service includes chemicals, and filling and shipping of the precursor containers to the customer site, where they can be directly connected to the ALD tool. Cleaning and refill service for used containers is also available.
“We at Picosun want to ensure first-class customer experience by delivering all‐inclusive ALD solutions, combining the equipment and processes with a full‐scale service portfolio and centralized supply of all required accessories and consumables. Precursor chemicals are an integral part of this supply,” says Picosun’s applications & services director Dr Erik Østreng. “We are very happy to deepen our collaboration with EpiValence, which is well known for its top‐quality products targeted specifically for the microelectronics sector. Together we can deliver everything our customers need to run successful ALD production,” he adds.
“Together we can ensure uninterrupted supply and secure delivery of both ALD chemicals and tools to a worldwide clientele,” says EpiValence’s commercial director Chris Richards, offering a “complete and united supply chain for ALD technology”.