(Nanowerk News) QuantumClean®, the leading provider of outsourced parts cleaning, process tool part restoration and surface treatment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that the firm has expanded its molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) cleaning capabilities to its Advanced Technology Cleaning Center® (ATCC®) in Scarborough, Maine (a suburb of Portland).
QuantumClean designed the dedicated treatment facility at the Maine ATCC® in order to handle large MBE chambers and related components after seeing demand increase dramatically for this service in the Eastern region of the U.S. The company finished the segregated MBE decontamination area in December 2007.
"We believe we are the only outsourced parts cleaning service provider with the ability to clean to the high level of standards that this industry segment requires," said Scott Nicholas, president, CEO and COB of QuantumClean. "Unlike other providers, we have dedicated areas, equipment and facilities that support the MBE process."
The firm's Colorado ATCC® supported all MBE cleaning in the past, but that facility will now focus solely on cleaning traditional semiconductor process tool parts and smaller MBE components, while larger-scale MBE projects will be processed at the Maine location. The expansion of QuantumClean's MBE capabilities to its Maine ATCC® is a natural progression in the firm's ongoing efforts to invest in the support of emerging markets such as MBE, solar, nano, and other microelectronics segments.
QuantumClean (Quantum Global Technologies, LLC) is the leading provider of outsourced parts cleaning, process tool part restoration, surface treatment and analytical engineering services for semiconductor fabricators. The company operates technologically innovative cleaning centers in every major semiconductor market across the U.S. and Asia, providing process improvement through consistently cleaner parts® that exceeds industry standards, dramatically reducing its customers' total cost of ownership. Founded in 2000, QuantumClean is headquartered in Dublin, PA with domestic Advanced Technology Cleaning Centers® located in the Silicon Valley, Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and New England regions.
For more about QuantumClean, visit their website at http://www.quantumclean.com