Many of our hollow cathode customers had started asking: ‘What’s the best new system to buy if I want to convert to hollow cathode?’ But recently a past customer came and asked us to build a full ALD/ALE system for him. The system was commissioned in June and July and is for 8″ wafers. It is UHV compatible and includes an 8″ diameter hollow cathode source, compatible with chlorine plasma operation.
Meaglow has begun building a second smaller 4″ system, though this one will see a substantial increase in plasma power. Meaglow has published and has patent applications for methods that could allow some real leaps forward in ALD and other plasma technology.