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Quadrant Showcased Engineering Plastics for Semiconductor & Electronics at Semicon West

Published on 2014-08-05. Author : SpecialChem

READING, PA -- Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), among the global leaders of machinable plastics and stock shapes, visited the Semicon West 2014 trade show on July 8-10, 2014 with its innovative family of engineering plastic materials aimed at advancing the semiconductor and electronics industries. Quadrant's materials are ideal for wet and dry semiconductor processing applications, delivering industry-leading longevity while decreasing overall production costs.

The expansion of mobile devices has led to an increased demand in smaller, smarter, and lower-powered devices. Quadrant is positioned to handle the decrease in IC chip size with it's; uniquely formulated portfolio of materials for the semiconductor and electronics industries. "Following the jump from 130nm devices in 2000 we're now developing and distributing proprietary materials designed to excel in 22nm devices. In addition to device manufacture, many of these materials are ideal for specific environments where wear-resistance, chemical-resistance, and the management of static electricity are required," said Scott Williams, Global Market Segment Manager at Quadrant EPP. A material such as Quadrant's Semitron® MDS 100 exhibits extraordinarily low moisture absorption and extremely low CLTE allowing for excellent dimensional stability, making it ideal for compact devices. According to Williams, "We are constantly focusing on the key issues driving the future of the semiconductor manufacturing markets and creating solutions to fill the performance gap left by traditional materials." Quadrant's materials, such as Symalit® ECTFE, have proven to be one of the leaders in innovation for the semiconductor industry, offering superior corrosion and heat resistance in semiconductor applications.

Quadrant also featured its breakthrough material Semitron® MPR1000, specifically developed for the most severe vacuum chamber conditions. "Our exclusive formulation makes Semitron® MPR1000 the ideal material for semiconductor production. Its longevity is 25 times greater than traditional materials, less expensive than ceramics, survives aggressive plasma chemistries, and is ultra-clean in nature," says Williams.

Quadrant's other featured material families include Semitron® MP370, boasting a higher melting point allowing for cleaner-thru-hole machining; Techtron® PPS, with its proven success record in retaining rings and chip nest applications; and Ketron® PEEK, offering chemical and hydrolysis resistance that operates at extreme temperatures.

About Quadrant

Quadrant is among the leading global manufacturers of high-performance thermoplastic materials in the form of semi-finished products and finished parts. The company has locations in 20 countries and more than 2 000 employees. Its specialty engineering thermoplastics and composites are superior in performance to metals and other materials and are used in a wide range of applications, primarily in the capital goods industry. Together with leaders in a broad variety of customer markets, Quadrant is continuously developing new areas of application. With its new owner Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., Quadrant is well prepared to expand its market leadership position in the future.

Source: Quadrant

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