Tualatin, OR, July 9, 2013 – Sister companies Ceres Technologies and Mega Fluid Systems, industry leaders in ultra-high purity specialty gas, vapor, chemical and slurry handling have joined forces to provide valuable solutions to the facilities arm of the Global 450mm Consortium (G450C).
The G450C is a joint effort to provide a smooth and coordinated transition toward 450mm wafer production. The F450C is a sub-group of ten leading nanoelectronics facility companies developing facility and infrastructure solutions essential to the 450mm wafer fabrication transition as next-generation 450mm fabs present new design challenges with respect to facilities, substrate handling, tool connection, chemical distribution, water and electrical systems, etc.
On June 28, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $5 million in new private investment and the creation of up to 150 high-tech jobs through the formation of the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C) at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). For more information, visit the press release here.
“We are proud to be affiliate partners of F450C,” states Jim Rufe, Ceres VP of Molecule Delivery Systems. “We have been given a unique opportunity to work closely with the world’s leading semiconductor companies to tackle real challenges of 450mm wafer fabrication. With CNSE’s state-of-the-art facility as the proving ground, Ceres Technologies and Mega Fluid Systems will contribute gas and chemical equipment solutions aimed at meeting technological demand, lowering cost-of-ownership, enhancing utilization, and minimizing waste.”
About Ceres Technologies
Ceres Technologies offers specialty gas and chemical handling equipment and life safety area monitoring systems for nanoscale semiconductor and other critical processes. Ceres also provides OEM outsource services specializing in advanced vacuum deposition equipment, from first articles to turnkey contract manufacturing.
Ceres Technologies is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485-2003 certified company, headquartered in Saugerties, NY.
About Mega Fluid Systems
Mega Fluid Systems offers world-class CMP slurry blend and dispense systems, slurry metrology and SCADA systems, and wet process chemical distribution systems. Mega maintains a state of the art applications laboratory to qualify chemicals and critical components, and to develop new techniques for advanced slurry chemical delivery. Mega’s partners benefit from high-level customer service and support from our Program Management, Sales, Engineering, Service and Executive Management teams.
The company’s headquarters are at 9398 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd. in Tualatin, OR 97062. Additional Sales, Engineering, and Service offices are located in Saugerties, NY, Hsinchu, Taiwan, as well as a strong Field Service Engineering presence in Chandler, AZ.
About the F450C
The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C) is a first-of-its-kind partnership at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) that is leading the global effort to design and build next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities. The collaboration includes 10 of the world’s leading nanoelectronics facility companies, including Air Liquide, CH2M HILL, CS Clean Systems, Ceres Technologies, Edwards, Haws Corporation, Mega Fluid Systems, M+W Group, Ovivo, and Swagelok. Members of F450C are working closely with the Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), as announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, to identify viable solutions required for 450mm high-volume facility construction, with initial focus areas to include reducing tool installation cost and duration, and improving facility sustainability.