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CVE

The CVE module has a unique chamber design which provides high etch rates, uniformity and efficiency. It is designed to fit on the SPTS cluster platforms allowing the integration of multiple XeF2 modules with the full line of modules available from SPTS.

Key Benefits

  • Patented chamber design optimized for gas phase etching
  • Edge lift to protect delicate double sided wafers
  • Temperature controlled chuck with optional backside helium for improved etch rates, uniformity and selectivity
  • Easy conversion between 150 mm and 200 mm wafers
  • Ability to clamp a wide variety of substrate thicknesses
  • Wide range of wafer handling options
  • Transfer under vacuum from a wide variety of SPTS modules

SPTS CVE system for XeF2 vapour etch

SPTS' CVE system