One of the industries that has shown tremendous growth in the past twenty years that cannot be ignored these days is the semiconductor industry. This sector consists of a set of companies that deal with semiconductors and semiconductor devices. But which products do these industries supply and how does Polyfluor contribute to them? Time to explain.
The main products manufactured in the semiconductor industry are computer chips. Devices that require computer chips these days are too many to mention. For example, nowadays there are Google devices that can be operated remotely from the phone, the heating can be switched on from outside and there are automatic refrigerators. Machines that make computer chips require special parts with specific material properties. Polyfluor supplies products to the semiconductor industry that must be chemically inert, ultra clean and have non-wetting properties.
In present times working online, browsing the internet and social media are part of our day-to-day life, we cannot live without. The devices we need to stay connected - computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones - must become faster and smaller each day. But not only these factors drive the semicon industry’s need for optimizing computer chips performance and increasing production capacity. The growing demand for electric cars and smart devices has its impact as well. Due to the outstanding and variety of properties fluoropolymers - PTFE, PFA & THV - play an important role in the continuous performance development and the production of computer chips. In addition, more sensors are needed on all means of transport to be able to measure everything properly in order to become more sustainable, cleaner and more energy-conscious. It's a typical supply and demand story. The world is rapidly transforming in robotics, mechatronics and industrial automation, driving a continuous demand for more and faster microchips. However, such a transition takes time and precision and we want to contribute to it.
The computer chips that go into all these devices are made by chip machines. It is important that the chip machines work very precisely to make the ever smaller chips. Polyfluor helps this industry by, among other things, supplying hoses that can handle this precision. It is very important that there is no dirt or dust in these machines. For example, otherwise the laser that makes the computer chip does not move and the material does not absorb water. Our PFA high-purity hoses comply with the SEMI57 standard and are used in very critical applications where chemical resistance as well as cleanliness and purity are very important.
By supplying accurate, approved precision tubing, Polyfluor delivers added value to customers active in the semiconductor industry. This industry has made a huge impact on everyday life over the past few decades, but its importance will only increase in the coming years. Do you have questions about specific applications in the semiconductor industry, or are you looking for products we supply? Please contact us! Together we will find the best solution.