STS SOE system combines a high conductance, high vacuum compatible process chamber with a patented ICP source to produce a very high ion density at low pressures. With this technology, STS ICP Standard Oxide Etcher is suitable for shallow etching (less than 15 micron trenches) of SiO2 and III-V materials that require higher etch rates, higher aspect ratios, and better selectivity compared to using conventional RIE technology on 4" wafers.


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Tool Owners

  • Tran-Vinh Nguyen


Cleanroom - Pettit


Etch - Dielectrics - Gallium Nitride
Etch - Dielectrics - Indium Phosphide
Etch - Dielectrics - Silicon Oxide
General Equipment Specification - ICP Systems

Shared Drive

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