Plasma-Therm LLC

10050 16th St North
Saint Petersburg,  FL  33716-4219

United States
http://www.plasmatherm.com
  • Booth: 6145

Plasma-Therm is a U.S. manufacturer of advanced plasma-processing equipment, providing etch, deposition, and plasma dicing technologies used in semiconductor packaging, solid-state lighting, power, data storage, renewable energy, MEMS, nanotechnology, photonics, and wireless communication markets. Plasma-Therm’s VERSALINE platform is the workhorse for a variety of applications in specialty semiconductor markets. The platform's modular design allows flexible configuration of substrate handling and technologies that address the wide range of customer requirements. Plasma-Therm’s Singulator® systems bring the precision and speed of plasma dicing to chip-packaging applications. Manufacturers, academic and governmental institutions depend on Plasma-Therm equipment, designed with “lab-to-fab” flexibility to meet the requirements of both R&D and volume production. Plasma-Therm's products have been adopted globally and have earned their reputation for value, reliability, and world-class support.


 Press Releases

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 28, 2019) — Plasma-Therm, a global provider of specialty semiconductor and nanotechnology equipment, has been recognized as the leader in 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment in the latest Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by VLSIresearch.

    This year marks the 4th time in the past seven years that Plasma-Therm has won this top award, as well as being ranked among the 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment every year since 2011.

    G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO and Chairman of VLSIresearch, said, Plasma-Therm’s focus on continually improving its technology and services have made it stand out in an industry dominated by multi-billiondollar corporations. The extraordinary survey scores show that Plasma-Therm has an edge in both equipment quality and providing support for customers throughout the equipment lifecycle.

    Russ Westerman, Plasma-Therm’s CTO, said, Plasma-Therm has been innovating plasma-processing technologies for 45 years. The latest in our series of innovations is the FAST technology, enabling ALD-like quality at PECVD speed. Our #1 ranking this year by VSLI in 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment is a strong indication of the overall success we are achieving in the global marketplace.

    VLSIresearch received independent feedback from more than 86% of the chip market and 87% of subsystems customers for this year’s survey, which was conducted over 2-1/2 months and in five languages. Survey participants were asked to rate semiconductor equipment suppliers in 14 categories, based upon 1) Supplier Performance; 2) Customer Service; and 3) Product Performance.

    Customers awarded the highest average ratings in Partnering, Trust in Supplier, and Recommended Supplier. Overall, customers showed high regard for the support they are receiving, friendly service, and how suppliers understand the big picture. Plasma-Therm earned the highest score of all companies in 10 BEST Focused Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment.

    About Plasma-Therm Established in 1974, Plasma-Therm is a manufacturer of advanced plasma processing equipment for specialty semiconductor markets, including advanced packaging, wireless communication, photonics, solid-state lighting, MEMS/NEMS, nanotechnology, renewable energy, data storage, photomask, and R&D. Plasma-Therm offers leading etch and deposition technologies and solutions for these markets. Sales and service locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific meet the diverse needs of Plasma-Therm’s global customer base. Visit www.plasmatherm.com for more information.

    About VLSIresearch VLSIresearch is an award-winning provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects of the semiconductor supply chain. Providing intelligence for faster and better decision making, seasoned executives in high technology, government, and finance rely on VLSIresearch’s insights to guide them to the right decisions. The formula is simple: Better intelligence leads to better decisions which deliver better results. Founded in 1976, VLSIresearch is the leading technology research and advisory company focused on semiconductor related manufacturing.

  • ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 14, 2019) – Plasma-Therm has been named the RANKED 1st award winner in the category of THE BEST Fab Equipment in the recently completed annual 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey of semiconductor industry customers conducted by VLSIresearch. 

    In this year’s Customer Satisfaction Survey, Plasma-Therm earned a total of four RANKED 1st awards in various categories, which contributed to its 2019 total of seven “5 VLSI Stars” ratings awards, according to VLSIresearch. Plasma-Therm previously was awarded RANKED 1st in “THE BEST Suppliers of Fab Equipment” in the 2016 survey, and has earned a total of 49 awards in Customer Satisfaction Survey results since 1998. 

    Robert Conte, Director of Operations for Plasma-Therm, said that the company uses the latest technology and manufacturing techniques to maintain its quality advantage. “Being recognized with the highest rating of any company as the “RANKED 1st in FAB EQUIPMENT” winner is a testament to the dedication and commitment to excellence of our entire Plasma-Therm team.  Our relentless focus on our customer’s success is what makes Plasma-Therm an excellent partner and differentiates us from other semiconductor equipment manufacturers.” 

    The independent research firm cited a number of factors responsible for the high scores that Plasma-Therm earned for its plasma-processing systems, including its partnership with customers, technical expertise, and support after sales. 

    One survey participant commented, “Plasma-Therm Support is the industry standard. I have not worked with another equipment manufacturer that is even close to the level of support provided by Plasma-Therm.” 

    About Plasma-Therm  
    Established in 1974, Plasma-Therm is a manufacturer of advanced plasma processing equipment for specialty semiconductor markets, including advanced packaging, wireless communication, photonics, solid-state lighting, MEMS/NEMS, nanotechnology, renewable energy, data storage, photomask, and R&D. Plasma-Therm offers leading etch and deposition technologies and solutions for these markets. Sales and service locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific meet the diverse needs of Plasma-Therm’s global customer base. Visit www.plasmatherm.com  for more information. 

    About VLSIresearch 
    VLSIresearch is an award-winning provider of market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects of the semiconductor supply chain. Providing intelligence for faster and better decision making, seasoned executives in high technology, government, and finance rely on VLSIresearch’s insights to guide them to the right decisions. The formula is simple: Better intelligence leads to better decisions which deliver better results. Founded in 1976, VLSIresearch is the leading technology research and advisory company focused on semiconductor related manufacturing. 


 Products

  • VERSALINE®
    The VERSALINE platform provides flexibility with a variety of material-handling options....

  • Plasma-Therm’s VERSALINE platform is the workhorse for a variety of applications in specialty semiconductor markets. The platform's modular design allows flexible configuration of substrate handling and technologies that address the wide range of customer requirements.

    Additionally, the VERSALINE platform gives customers upgrade options that allow the system to evolve from a manual-loading configuration, to a single-substrate or batch carrier vacuum loadlock, to a fully automated cassette-to-cassette handler. see http://www.plasmatherm.com/versaline.html for more information.  

  • Singulator® Plasma-Dicing
    Plasma-Therm's Singulator® models MDS-100 and MDS-300 are the first volume-production-ready plasma singulation systems....

  • Singulator® systems deliver unique benefits compared to traditional dicing techniques, especially for thin and ultra-thin wafers:


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