PROTECT YOUR RETICLES
Some of today's most advanced reticle sets can cost over $1million and can take weeks to make and qualify. Nothing can be made without them.

Yet while hundreds of millions of dollars may have been spent on the lithographic equipment, these most essential and delicate components are sometimes put into the cheapest boxes available!

This practice can be a false economy, because just one instance of reticle damage can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost production and reticle replacement or repair.

Electrostatic damage is one of the key areas where understanding in the industry is one step behind the problem, which is why even the most advanced fabs in the world continue to suffer reticle problems despite investing millions of dollars in ESD countermeasures.
(Papers can be downloaded from ResearchGate).

The most notable examples of this type of reticle damage in production have cost over a million dollars per event.

That is why Microtome has always made providing the best possible reticle protection its priority and why we are now offering a reticle electrostatic protection consultancy service. Why take any risk with reticle safety, when for a relatively small investment both the reticle and your fab's output can be better protected?

Invest in the best reticle protection available - invest in Microtome.

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Microtome has been supplying SMIF-based reticle handling solutions for twenty five years. The experience base of our staff includes several years of direct responsibility for reticle handling in one of the world's leading lithography companies.

Let our experience be your resource to help ensure optimum reticle safety in your fab.
 


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