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Rohm and Haas opens CMP Applications Technical Center in Taiwan

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CMP Taiwan FacilityRohm and Haas Electronic Materials’ CMP Technologies division has opened a new Asia Technical Center (ATC) in Hsinchu, Taiwan to enable CMP technology development and collaboration with Asia-based customers. The center will also provide engineering and technical support throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The ATC houses an applications laboratory with 300mm CMP polishing capabilities, state-of-the-art 300mm metrology cleanroom facilities (class 10 and class 1000), andCMP Technologies’ Applications Engineering and Technical Service Groups for the Asia-Pacific region. The ATC also has capacity for expansion, and a further analytical lab for slurry and pad product characterization is currently under construction. The Hsinchu site is ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified, and adheres to Six-Sigma principles for all operations.

“Taiwan is the largest producer of semiconductor devices in the world, due to its strong mix of logic and memory operations,” said Mario Stanghellini, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, CMP Technologies, Asia. “The new ATC gives us a critical ability, unmatched in the region, to work with these manufacturers to develop and optimize CMP consumable sets and processes that directly improve their bottom line.”

By Síle Mc Mahon


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