Semicon West

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Semicon is the premier international technology and trade event for the micro & nano-electonics manufacturing community.

Date: July 10-12, 2018

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Event Detailshttp://www.semiconwest.org/

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Banner Engineering Solutions for Semiconductor and Electronics

Isometric perspective of a beautiful microchip under test probes.

Semiconductor equipment design engineers throughout the world rely on Banner’s broad product offering, capacity for rapid product customization, and application solution experts to solve their most challenging applications. 

From LED lighting designed specifically for semiconductor equipment to the world’s fastest fiber amplifier enabling high speed wafer center finding, Banner Engineering has the semiconductor industry experience necessary and product portfolio to solve unique applications

Wafer Center Detection with DF-G2
Wafer Center Detection with DF-G2

By pairing Banner’s DF-G2 with four opposed mode PLIS-1 fiber optics, operators can ensure the wafer is on the robotic arm’s end effecter correctly so that no damage is done when passing it into the chamber. As the robotic arm moves the wafer into the chamber, the fiber optic beams will break and an algorithm will calculate the exact wafer position based on when the fiber sensing beams are broken. Banner’s DF-G2 has a fast response time and can quickly measure and detect the wafer’s center.

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Machine Safeguarding in an ESD-Sensitive Environment
Machine Safeguarding in an ESD-Sensitive Environment

In this application, machine operators require access to the wafer carrier station. The EZ-SCREEN ESD safety light curtain system is configured to safeguard the process and operator using emitters, receivers and mirrors to enclose three sides of the station. Safety light curtains allow quicker, easier access than physical barriers while preventing machine movement if the operator reaches into the hazardous zone.

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Monitoring Environmental Conditions
Monitoring Environmental Conditions

A semiconductor fab needs to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and oxygen levels at multiple points within their processing plant, along a 2 kilometer long process piping system. They require a solution that monitors temperature, relative humidity, and oxygen levels, provides a location for the monitoring points, and collects all data to a central point and interfaces with their SCADA system. The solution needs to create an efficient, safe work environment for all employees. With over 2 kilometers of underground tunnel piping systems, installing cable to each monitoring location is cost prohibitive.

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Semiconductor Process Tool Illumination
Semiconductor Process Tool Illumination

Banner’s WLS27 are rugged LED strip lights specifically developed to provide brilliant, even illumination in challenging environments and compact spaces. They have a space-saving, aerodynamic design, are fully encapsulated in a protective shell, and come in a broad range of illumination color options. Machine designers can install WLS27 LED strip lights wherever they are best suited to illuminate a work area without making costly or time consuming modifications to the lights.

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Bond Wire Break Detection with a Fiber Optic Pair [Success Story]
Bond Wire Break Detection with a Fiber Optic Pair [Success Story]

Accurately detecting bonding wire breakage to reduce downtime.

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Integrated Circuit Lead Frame Detection with a D10
Integrated Circuit Lead Frame Detection with a D10

The lead frame of an integrated circuit moves on a U-shaped channel toward the cassette that holds multiple frames. The D10 Expert Analog/Discrete sensor detects the leading and trailing edge, to signal to the cassette that the lead frame is approaching. The sensor operates in the opposed mode, because large differences in reflectivity of frame materials make diffuse sensing impossible.

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Wafer Mapping with Bargraph Display
Wafer Mapping with Bargraph Display

The fibers of the D10 Expert sensor move along the stack of wafers in the cassette, mapping which slots are occupied and which are empty. The bargraph displays the sensor's status.

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Lead Frame Detection in a Magazine
Lead Frame Detection in a Magazine

In the process of die bonding and wire bonding, lead frames are conveyed in a tall vertical cassette. To increase throughput, the cassettes are inspected to determine if a lead frame is present in each slot. Because the lead frame can be as thin as 0.1 mm, it can be difficult to sense. The VS1 convergent sensor easily senses this thin profile, as well as non-reflective plastic ball grid arrays (PBGA).

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Sensing in a High-Speed Chip Shooter
Sensing in a High-Speed Chip Shooter

The bussable power feature of the D10 Expert allows for up to 16 sensors to be wired together and powered through one power supply, reducing the amount of wiring required and making it possible to use multiple sensors without needing multiple connection points. Space can be further conserved by mounting the sensors together on a DIN rail, utilizing fiber optics to monitor multiple inspection points in a confined space.

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Wafer Mapping in a Cassette
Wafer Mapping in a Cassette

PicoDot sensors are positioned to sense the edge of the same wafer at the same time. If only one sensor detects a wafer edge, that wafer is most likely inserted at an angle, or cross slotted.

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Latest Technology

DF-G2 Series High Speed Fiber Optic Amplifier
DF-G2 Series High Speed Fiber Optic Amplifier

Fiber amplifier with IO-Link capability for high speed (10 μs) for applications like part counting or registration mark detection. Output: NPN or PNP.

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VS1 Series Mini Self-Contained Convergent-Mode Sensor
VS1 Series

Small, high performance sensor can easily be embedded into an application.

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Temperature & Humidity Sensor Series
Temperature & Humidity Sensor Series

Sure Cross® Temperature and Humidity Sensors work in a variety of environments to provide temperature and humidity measurements. Used with Sure Cross Wireless Radios, these sensors make it easy to monitor environmental conditions without costly wiring runs to monitoring points.

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D10 Series High Performance Fiber Optic Sensing
D10 Series High Performance Fiber Optic Sensing

Available with bussable power for decreased wiring in temperature sensitive environments. High-performance, low-contrast plastic fiber optic sensor.

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14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4

Models available in 14 & 30 mm resolutions and up to 2400 mm (7.9 ft) lengths in three robust housing options. Suitable for detecting fingers, hands, and ankles as well as guarding perimeters.

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WLS27 Shatterproof LED Light for Harsh Environments
WLS27 Shatterproof LED Light for Harsh Environments

Fully encased in shatterproof, chemically resistant housing. Rated IP69K for washdown. Multiple color options combine illumination and indication.

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