SEARCH is an option for companies seeking comprehensive data on a narrow range of materials options. It is based on a set of site isolated physical vapor deposition (PVD) areas, as defined by the customer’s materials interests and application.
SEARCH includes many processing and substrate options, as well as additional characterization data, depending on the target application. Characterization options include physical, electrical, and optical testing. Scheduling is based on the materials and characterization options required.
Example: A semiconductor manufacturer is exploring the properties of a new dielectric material with specific compositional ranges in mind. IMI can use site-isolated PVD to quickly deposit a selection of target compositions, and provide characterization data for each site, including phase diagrams, dielectric constant and a range of other application-specific analysis