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.
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.
NxEdge provides multiple polymer and plastic coatings. Some of our standard coatings are:
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
Ceramics: Y2O3, Al2O3, Si.
Metals: Al, Ti, Sn, Mo, Ag, etc.
Metal Alloys: Stainless Steel and Bronze
Specialty Materials: TiOx
Unique Combination of Capabilities
Application-targeted coatings built to customer specifications
Innovative plasma process engineering and metrology
In-house expertise on advanced materials development and qualification
Engineered redundancy for repeatability and control
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.
Capabilities at Boise
Results in less than 100,000 particles of 0.2 micrometers size (or greater) per CM-squared
Harmless to anodized, plated, and bare aluminum surfaces
Substrates cleaned: Aluminum (anodized and bare), Nickel, Stainless Steel, Yttria, Alumina, Quartz, Titanium
Supported by a clean room and metrology lab, including liquid particle counters, QIII surface particle counters, and ICPMS (in development)
Refurbishment and re-surfacing capabilities
Class 100 Clean Room
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
SEM with EDX capabilities
ICP mass spectrometer and atomic absorption spectrometer
Pentagon QIII surface particle counter
Met One airborne particle counter
CMM critical parts measurement
Ultrasonic inspection system
Coating thickness gauges
Liquid particle inspection
Hardness testing equipment
Dielectric break down voltage test equipment
Cross-hatching/adhesion testing equipment
X-ray thickness gauge
Magnetic field Gauss meter
Certified coating and manufacturing operations (ISO 9001:2015 at Boise, San Carlos, and Santa Clara; ISO 9001:2008 at Morgan Hill)
Statistical processes control
Documented work instructions
Corrective and preventive action
Company-wide TQM training
Document control system