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Wafer World History


TIME
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LINE


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1996
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Wafer World Inc. was founded as a tightly held private company by Sean Quinn.

-
1997
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Wafer World acquired the assets of Micron Surface Engineering (West Palm Beach, FL).

-
1998
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Silicon CZ and FZ
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm In
-
House wafer polishing

-
1999
-

GaAs Reclaim
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm In
-
House wafer polishing

-
2000
-
Germanium
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm In
-
House wafer polishing

-
2001
-

Sapphire and Quartz
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm In
-
House wafer polishing

-
2002
-

Wafer World Inc. became an exclusive distributor for ePAK Clean Room Packaging
50.8
-

150.0
mm

-
2003
-

Thin Silicon Wafers (MEMS)
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm x
10
-
100
micron production line started

-
2004
-

On Line
24
-
7
Shopping Cart Purchase wafers from our stock list

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2005
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Wafer World expands facility, Doubles Production Area and Employees

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2006
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Wafer World was chosen as key supplier of the year by Raytheon.

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2007
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Wafer World opens first outside sales office in Boston, MA

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2008
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Wafer World qualifies as a Ge wafer supplier worldwide for European Ge Solar Cells

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2009
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Wafer World becomes ISO
9001
-
AS
9100
certified

-
2010
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InP
25.4
mm
-
150.0
mm In
-
House wafer polishing




Wafer World, Inc. will consistently provide
products that meet or exceed the
requirements and expectations of our
customers. We will actively pursue ever
-
improving quality through programs that
enable each employee to do their job right the
first time and every time.


MISSION STATEMENT





Wafer
World, Inc. is a custom materials manufacturing
company which focuses on understanding and satisfying the needs
and expectations of its customers through aggressive marketing and
superb sales management.



We
, at Wafer World, Inc. are committed to meeting and
exceeding our customer’s specifications through sound
environmental management practices and strict adherence to
industry
-
recognized quality assurance procedures and
documentation.



By
establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our
customers, Wafer World, Inc. is dedicated to becoming the most
diversified substrate manufacturer in the world.



789
North Di xboro Road, Ann Arbor, Mi chigan
48105

(
888
) NSF
-
9000

Certificate of Registration

This certifies that the Quality Management System of

WAFER WORLD INC.

1100
Technology Place

Suite
104

West Palm Beach, Florida,
33487
, United States


has been assessed by NSF
-
ISR and found to be in conformance to the following standard(s):

ISO
9001
:
2008

Scope of Registration:

The provision of lapping, polishing and cleaning of semiconductors and optical products.

Exclusions:
7.3

Industrial Classification:

SIC:
367

NACE: DL
32.1

IAF
-

QMS:
19

Certificate Number: C
0041418
-
IS
1

Certificate Issue Date:
22
-
DEC
-
2009

Registration Date:
04
-
DEC
-
2009

Expiration Date *:
03
-
DEC
-
2012

Christian B. Lupo, General Manager

NSF
-
ISR, Ltd.

789
North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
48105

(
888
) NSF
-
9000


Certificate
of Registration


Thi s
certi fi es that the Qual i ty Management System of

WAFER
WORLD INC.

1100
Technol ogy Pl ace

Sui te
104

West Pal m Beach, Fl ori da,
33487
, Uni ted States

has been assessed by NSF
-
ISR and found to be i n conformance to the fol l owi ng standard(s):

AS
9100
:
2004
*

*Audited in accordance with AS
9104
:
2005
Requirements for Certification/Registration of AQMS. NSF
-
ISR is accredited under the Americas aerospace RMC.

Scope of Registration:

Provi de l appi ng, pol i shing and cl eani ng of semi conductors and opti cal products
.


Exclusions: Design
7.3
and Service
7.5.1.5


Industrial Classification:

SIC:
367

NACE
:
DL
32.1

IAF
-


QMS
:
19













Christian
B. Lupo, General Manager







NSF
-
ISR
, Ltd.

Certi fi cate Number
:
C
0041418
-
AS
1

Certi fi cate Issue Date
:
06
-
DEC
-
2009

Regi strati on Date
:
04
-
DEC
-
2009

Expi rati on Date
*:
03
-
DEC
-
2012

Authorized Registration and /or Accreditation Marks. This certificate is property of NSF
-
ISR and must be returned upon request.
*Company is audited for conformance at regular intervals. To verify registrations call (
888
) NSF
-
9000
or visit our web site at www.nsf
-
isr.org


Reclamation of GaAs Wafers by Chemical Stripping & Polishing


Harvey Kitzmiller, Process Engineer & Sean Quinn, CEO

Wafer World, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, USA



Abstract


Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) is one of the most important compound semiconductor
materials in the world, and it has wide applications in wireless, opto
-
electronics,
and Solar Cells. As a cost
-
savings measure, companies are forced to re
-
use
substrates when feasible. Most of the major GaAs companies in the Unites States
have reclaimed
4
” and
6
” GaAs wafers for many years. Diameters of
2
”,
3
”,
4
”,
5
”and
6
” wafers can be processed and re
-
polished. Process Monitor wafers or
Production
-
Rejects can be reclaimed
2
-
3
times and used as Test Grade material.
Wafers with layers consisting of epitaxy, photo
-
resist, metal coating, dielectrics,
etc. can be reclaimed
2
-
3
times as well! The process flow chart for reclaim wafers
at Wafer World, Inc. is presented. The economical benefits for reclamation of GaAs
wafers are discussed in this paper as well.






GaAs device demand will continue to see growth through
2014

Compound Semiconductor

October
2010
, vol.
16
, number
7
, pg
8




The GaAs market staged a strong recovery toward the end of a tumultuous
2009
as a result of positive trends in
wireless markets. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Semiconductor Technologies (GaAs) service report, “GaAs
Industry Forecast
2009
-
2014
,” calculates that despite a recession, GaAs industry revenues managed to escape a
drop in
2009
, with a strong performance in the second half of the year translating to year
-
on
-
year revenues
remaining flat at $
3.7
billion.


GaAs technology will maintain its position as the enabling technology for next generation cellular handsets. The
smartphone category of the handset market, in particular, provided a vital lifeline in
2009
, boasting stronger than
average annual growth in terminal volumes.


With an increasing average number of GaAs power amplifiers per terminal as well as increasing switch complexity
in this sector, GaAs device demand from next generation handsets will grow faster than overall industry revenue
growth.


“Our analysis incorporates individual wireless, consumer, infrastructure and defense market forecasts
-

taking into
account technology trends,” noted Asif Anwar at Strategy Analytics. “There is no question that the improving
capabilities of silicon and silicon germanium technologies, as well as emerging technologies such as gallium
nitride, will provide increasing competition for GaAs technologies.”


“Despite this competition, GaAs device demand will continue to see continued growth through
2014
. The market
will grow at a compound annual growth rate of
5
% to be worth over $
4.7
billion,” concluded Anwar.



Reclaiming GaAs Wafers

As GaAs wafer usage continues to rise, GaAs reclaim becomes an even more important
cost savings tool



allowing
your company to decrease prime wafer purchases.

GaAs Reclaim Process Flow Diagram


GaAs Industry Leaders


and Satisfied Wafer World, Inc.

Reclaim Customers



Silicon Industry Leaders


Satisfied Wafer World Customers


Clean Room Products

Wafer World offers
a
wide variety of Clean Room Products to ship and store your
wafers. These products are offered in diameters from
25.4
mm to
150.0
mm