Coating, Cleaning & Analytics

NxEdge takes pride in our highly-engineered coating and proprietary cleaning capabilities. We have made recent significant investments to expand and enhance these services, and we offer robust analytics that verify the efficacy of our products.


Fluoropolymers

NxEdge offers both industry standard and process-specific fluoropolymer coatings. Fluoropolymer coatings are well-suited for use in wet chemical process applications because they are highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and can withstand working temperatures of 150-315° C.  Our Fluoropolymer coatings have proven beneficial in semiconductor wet processing and other highly acidic environments.


Application

NxEdge provides multiple polymer and plastic coatings. Some of our standard coatings are:

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PFA

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HALAR

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PTFE

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ETFEE

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ECTFE

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PVDF

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Rilsan

Advanced Engineered Coatings

From strategic sourcing to designing value-add material processing, NxEdge delivers engineered materials that optimize the manufacturing application process and, ultimately, the end-use performance.


Materials Engineered & Developed

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Ceramics: Y2O3, Al2O3, Si.

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Metals: Al, Ti, Sn, Mo, Ag, etc.

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Metal Alloys: Stainless Steel and Bronze

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Specialty Materials: TiOx

Unique Combination of Capabilities

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Application-targeted coatings built to customer specifications

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Innovative plasma process engineering and metrology

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In-house expertise on advanced materials development and qualification

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Engineered redundancy for repeatability and control

Final Clean

NxEdge's final clean capabilities reduce particulation, contamination, and trace metals on critical semiconductor equipment components -- allowing for better part performance during chamber use.

We offer a proprietary cleaning process that preserves coating integrity while covering an extensive set of products and surfaces with approvals across several OEM and IDM vendors.

For both new and refurbished parts, NxEdge final clean minimizes post-PM tool recovery time, ultimately extending the life of critical parts.


FINAL CLEAN

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Capabilities at Boise

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Results in less than 100,000 particles of 0.2 micrometers size (or greater) per CM-squared

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Harmless to anodized, plated, and bare aluminum surfaces

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Substrates cleaned: Aluminum (anodized and bare), Nickel, Stainless Steel, Yttria, Alumina, Quartz, Titanium

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Supported by a clean room and metrology lab, including liquid particle counters, QIII surface particle counters, and ICPMS (in development)

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Refurbishment and re-surfacing capabilities

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Class 100 Clean Room

Analytics

NxEdge is committed to the highest quality standards that our customers demand. As part of our TQM (Total Quality Management) program, we constantly refine our processes and train our staff to pursue excellence in quality management and operation efficiency.


Instruments & Tools

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SEM with EDX capabilities

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ICP mass spectrometer and atomic absorption spectrometer

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Pentagon QIII surface particle counter

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Met One airborne particle counter

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Metrology lab

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CMM critical parts measurement

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Optical comparator

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Surface profilometers

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Ultrasonic inspection system

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Leak checkers

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Coating thickness gauges

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Liquid particle inspection

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Pull testing

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Hardness testing equipment

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Dielectric break down voltage test equipment

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Spectrophotometers

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Cross-hatching/adhesion testing equipment

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X-ray thickness gauge

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Flow testing

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Magnetic field Gauss meter

PRocesses

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Certified coating and manufacturing operations (ISO 9001:2015 at Boise, San Carlos, and Santa Clara; ISO 9001:2008 at Morgan Hill)

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Statistical processes control

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Documented work instructions

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Corrective and preventive action

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Company-wide TQM training

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Document control system