Read more: NTW Enhances Device Packaging Capability with Installation of Ball BonderRead more: NTW Enhances Device Packaging Capability with Installation of Ball BonderNanotech West is pleased to announce that a new ball bonder (tool code BND05) is now available for use. The system, a WestBond 7700-E-79 Ball-Wedge Bonder, is located in the Metrology Lab, Room 119. Although the system has both wedge and ball bonding capability, the bonder will be primarily configured to perform ball bonding and compliments the wedge bonding capability already provided by BND02 (Kulicke and Soffe 4123). A user-friendly, manual bonding system, the bonder has been tested with initial processes using both aluminum and gold wire and is now available for training.

For more information or to schedule training contact NTW Lab Coordinator Pete Janney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or another NTW staff member.

The following is a list of rates that will go in effect on July 1, 2018.

DescriptionOSU AcademicNon-OSU AademicNon-Academic
Direct Staff Time $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Cleanroom Access $60.00 $93.60 $115.00
MICA Lab Access $50.00 $78.00 $100.00
ALN01/ALN02/ALN03 $23.10 $36.04 $46.20
BND01 - EV 520 Bonder $15.00 $23.40 $28.00
EVP01 - Denton 502A Evaporator $35.00 $54.60 $70.00
ETC01 - Technics 800 RIE $11.00 $17.16 $22.00
TUB04 - Oxidation Furnace Tube $22.00 $34.32 $44.00
TUB03 - Annealing / Diffusion $22.00 $34.32 $44.00
TUB02 - Nitride Furnace Tube $45.00 $70.20 $90.00
TUB01 - LP-CVD Polysilicon $10.00 $15.60 $20.00
PVD03 - AJA Sputter Tool $25.20 $39.31 $50.40
RTA01/02-Rapid Thermal Anneal $22.05 $34.40 $44.10
BND03 - Wire Bonder $15.00 $23.40 $40.00
BND05 - Ball Bonder $15.00 $23.40 $40.00
ALD01 - Picosun R-150B ALD TBD TBD TBD
SEM02 - Zeiss Ultra 55 Plus FE $60.00 $93.60 $175.00
ETC04 - Plasma-Therm ICP RIE $35.70 $55.69 $71.40
EVP03 - CHA Evaporator $41.00 $63.96 $82.00
STP01 - GCA stepper $23.10 $36.04 $46.20
ASH01 - Diener Pico Oxygen Pla $10.50 $16.38 $21.00
CVD02 - Plasma-Therm 790 PECVD $28.35 $44.23 $56.70
COT02 - Spin Coater $6.50 $10.14 $13.00
COT03 - Spin Coater/Hot plate $6.50 $10.14 $13.00
TUB06 - Tube Furnace $10.00 $15.60 $20.00
INS09 - Optical Profilometer $5.00 $7.80 $25.00
SEM01 - Hitachi S-3000 SEM $20.00 $31.20 $50.00
AFM04 - Veeco Icon 3 AFM $17.85 $27.85 $35.70
SAW01 - K&S Dicing Saw $15.00 $23.40 $50.00
TUB05 - SSP-354 furnace tube $10.50 $16.38 $21.00
PVD01 - Hummer Sputter Tool $10.50 $16.38 $21.00
POL01/02 Lapper & Polisher $10.00 $15.60 $35.00
PRB06 - Unisom Solar Simulator $10.00 $15.60 $20.00
PRB05 - Electrical Optical Test Table $20.00 $31.20 $50.00
PRB07 - Cryo Probe Station $10.00 $15.60 $35.00
PRB08 - IR QE Measurement $10.00 $15.60 $35.00
EBL01 - Tool time $84.00 $131.04 Quoted
EBL01 Job Assist $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
4" Photomasks $550.00 $550.00 $770.00
5" Photomasks $660.00 $660.00 $880.00
5" Reticle $660.00 $660.00 $880.00

Read more: NTW Cleanroom Adds Thermal Evaporator for Depositing IndiumRead more: NTW Cleanroom Adds Thermal Evaporator for Depositing IndiumNanotech West is pleased to announce that a new thermal evaporator (tool code EVP05) is now available for use in the NTW Cleanroom. The system, located in the labs core space next to Bay 4, is a Denton 502A thermal evaporator (the same layout and chamber design as EVP01) and has a carousel sized to deposit on three 100mm wafers per run. While the system will be open to the deposition of various materials it will primarily be dedicated to the deposition of thick Indium layers (multiple microns) like those required for the formation of Indium bumps prior to flip-chip bonding. An initial thick Indium deposition and liftoff process (nominally 2.5 µm) has already been demonstrated and additional processes will be developed and further characterized in the coming month.

For more information or to schedule training contact NTW Research Associate Jay Delombard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or another NTW staff member.

Read more: NTW Researcher Heads to COSI to Meet the Next Generation of Nanotechnology ScientistsEarlier this spring Nanotech West Senior Research Associate Dave Hollingshead visited COSI in downtown Columbus to talk with some of the next generation of great scientists and engineers. The COSI Academy program consists of local high school students who are interested in exploring careers in engineering and technology. The group investigated real-world examples based on recent research at NTW and discussed the career outlook for this industry both locally and nationally. For more information about COSI Academy visit their website at www.cosi.org/cosiacademy.

Read more: IMR Executive Director Steven Ringel Honored as 2018 Distinguished University ProfessorInstitute for Materials Research's executive director, Steven Ringel, was named a 2018 Distinguished University Professor in recognition of his record in teaching, research and scholarly work. It is the highest honor awarded to faculty members, said Bruce McPheron, Ohio State executive vice president and provost, who presented the award on April 9.

Ringel is the Neal A. Smith Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the associate vice president for research in the Office of Research.

“It is a tremendous honor for the college to have the Distinguished University Professor award within the college and, again, joining a very small and elite group of faculty,” said David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering. “What you do for the college and the university is just extraordinary, and in the various leadership roles that you play in IMR and within the Discovery Themes, so it really has been ... a tremendous pleasure to work with Steve and to build on the great things that he is doing. The college is truly proud.”

Ringel thanked his family and colleagues, adding, "In no way does this happen with one person. This is really quite a shared honor.”

Read more here: go.osu.edu/CPKJ