Apr 9, 2014
GaAs wafer breakage: Causes and cures, growth and process
The impact of GaAs wafer breakage on processing facilities is discussed. Wafer strength and equipment assessment are detailed. The authors describe many of the improvements that have resulted in the virtual elimination of wafer breakage due to unassignable causes. When proper material and process control techniques are used, GaAs wafer breakage should not occur.