Edwards Ltd.

1735 Technology Drive, Suite 430
San Jose,  CA  95110

United States
http://edwardsvacuum.com/
  • Booth: 628


Welcome to Edwards Innovation Lounge @ Semicon West #628!

edwards World-class solutions

We offer a unique range of equipment solutions, support services and technical expertise to meet application needs in the manufacture of microelectronic devices, including silicon and compound semiconductors.

We continue to innovate leading technology solutions which will improve your process up-time, yield, throughput and safety compliance whilst striving to balance the often conflicting requirements of lower cost of ownership through reduced environmental emissions and extended product lifetimes with a reduction in on-going service costs.

Serving all leading process tool OEMs and with a presence at every major semiconductor fab in the world, our systems are designed to meet the specific requirements of existing and developing processes. A variety of systems, such as dry vacuum pumps, turbomolecular pumps and point-of-use abatement systems are offered to optimise performance across the range of applications, from light duty to the heaviest duty processes.

 


 Press Releases

  • Molecule Blaster virtual reality game allows SEMICON West attendees to learn about and experience the abatement of PFC gases that result from the semiconductor manufacturing process

     

    SAN FRANCISCO – SEMICON West (9 July 2018) – Edwards Vacuum, the leading manufacturer of vacuum and abatement solutions for the semiconductor industry, will promote technology innovation and STEM education at SEMICON West this year. Industry professionals and students alike will be intrigued by the scientifically-accurate virtual reality (VR) game (featured at their space #628 on the show floor) that demonstrates the significant role the company’s products play in reducing the environmental impact of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

    “The development of an electronic circuit or flat panel display involves a complex manufacturing process that uses a variety of global warming gases. CF4, a perfluorinated compound, is one of the worst offenders because it has an atmospheric lifetime of 50,000 years,” said Scott Balaguer, General Manager North America, Edwards. “The good news is that Edwards’ abatement solutions can minimize this impact significantly. Abatement is a very complex science that Edwards has over 30 years of experience in the making, backed by nearly 100 years of vacuum process technology development. We created the Molecule Blaster VR game as a fun approach to teaching the industry about the science of abatement; people enjoy saving the Earth from harmful greenhouse gases.”

    Edwards, a sponsor of the SEMI High Tech U, will host high school students at the show as part of the company’s STEM outreach campaign. Students will experience the Molecule Blaster VR game and learn about chemistry.

    “SEMICON West presents an opportunity for high school students to see science in action and have fun learning. We hope this experience will encourage them to consider careers in the semiconductor industry,” adds Balaguer.


    SEMICON West 2018 will also feature:

    SEMICON West takes place July 10-12, 2018 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif. SEMICON West is organized by SEMI Americas to connect more than 2,000-member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMICON West is celebrating its 47th year as the flagship event for the semiconductor industry. For more information visit: www.semiconwest.org

    Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com. 

     

    About Edwards

    Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

     

    Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Edwards is part of the Atlas Copco group.

  • Edwards now has 10,000 inward fired combustion abatement systems installed in semiconductor fabs worldwide; its abatement solutions have prevented over 14 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from being released into the atmosphere in 2017.

     

    SAN FRANCISCO – SEMICON West (11 July 2018) – Edwards Vacuum, a leading manufacturer of vacuum and abatement solutions, announces a milestone of 10,000 Edwards inward fired combustion abatement systems installed worldwide. Edwards calculates that its abatement systems have prevented emissions equivalent to over 14 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2017.

    “The safety and efficiency of our Atlas abatement solutions have been key factors for success with our customers worldwide,” said Scott Balaguer, Vice President & General Manager, Semiconductor Division North America. “Close collaboration between our applications support team and customers has been essential; it has allowed us to develop and continually improve solutions tailored for specific semiconductor processes.”

    Balaguer adds, “Today, we celebrate this milestone as a tribute to the successful partnerships that we have had with our customers over the years. These partnerships have enabled us to truly understand our customers’ changing processes and develop the best solutions for their needs.”

    Edwards has installed 10,000 inward fired combustion systems in semiconductor fabs world-wide since the product was introduced over two decades ago. The first standalone inward fired combustion abatement system was launched in 1994 as a solution for the reduction of greenhouse emissions in semiconductor fabs. Since then, the Atlas platform has been extended to include both standalone abatement and integrated vacuum/abatement models, including variants to target specific semiconductor processes (and the abatement of their specific gases and emissions) and provide the best possible performance and efficiency in each case. Many of the first-built systems are still running in fabs today.

    Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com.

    About Edwards

    Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

     

    Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Edwards is part of the Atlas Copco group.


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