SAN JOSE, Calif. Isonics Corp. announced the completion of a new manufacturing line for 300-mm silicon wafers. The line will involve both the production of new test wafers and reclaim services.
The 300-mm equipment has been installed in the company's manufacturing site, based in Vancouver, Wash., said James Alexander, chairman and CEO of Isonics (Golden, Colo.).
"We are told that a very large part of the U.S. demand for 300 millimeter reclaim services is presently provided by Asian suppliers since there is insufficient domestic production capacity of high-quality wafers," he said in a statement. "We believe that this business is a particularly good fit for Isonics since we have been working to position ourselves to provide the very top level of service and advanced products, where pricing is most attractive, especially in comparison to previous generations of smaller diameter wafers."
The company expects the first sales of 300-mm products to begin in May.