What’s really happening in the semiconductor industry? Q&A with Peter Suliga

Peter Suliga is an electrical engineer specializing in motion control solutions. With more than 15 years of experience in electronics, Peter is responsible for business development for the electronics industry in North America. He and his west-coast-based team work closely with HEIDENHAIN researchers in Europe to develop industry-leading solutions for suppliers across the semiconductor supply […]

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New ETEL ST Actuators for Semi Manufacturing

SAN JOSE, CA (October 2021) – ETEL introduces two new short stroke actuators specifically for use as a unique solution for “Test and Scan” turret handlers in semiconductor manufacturing. Available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN, the TUCANA ST and the AQUARIUS ST are an extension of its Z line of actuators, providing users […]

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Multiple Degrees-of-Freedom Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – With the release of new MULTI Degrees-of-Freedom (MULTI-DOF) encoders, HEIDENHAIN offers machine manufacturers a better way to implement metrology designs to obtain multiple measurements simultaneously and facilitate correcting deviations on the fly. Conventional encoders offer one degree of motion, but these three new encoders do more to serve the demanding […]

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How to choose the right encoders for semiconductor machinery

You can have all the bandwidth, AI, or optics in the world, but none of it matters if a semiconductor tool cannot meaningfully reach nanometer level precision without compromising its throughput. When the goal is to make precise measurements as quickly as possible, the max speed of a motion system’s axis won’t matter if it’s […]

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[VIDEO] How to design long-lasting, precision feedback into semiconductor production machinery

It’s one thing to find something that works. It’s another, to find something that works, can keep up with the high demands and resist wear and tear. There’s only one chance to get as much of that right as possible, in the design stage where the necessary components are identified and specific ones are chosen. […]

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Taking control of cost of ownership in semiconductor production machinery

When it comes to component selection for semiconductor equipment, the name of the game is often cost of ownership. In other words, how long and how well it will perform as designed out-of-the-box and installed into the system, and ultimately, uptime. Semiconductor work is so precise and delicate, that the slightest instability of an image […]

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ETEL’s UltimET Advanced Motion Controller

SAN JOSE, CA (June 2021) – ETEL’s new UltimET Advanced is a powerful and versatile multi-axis motion controller now available to bring fast real-time processing and a higher level of flexibility to a variety of complex manufacturing applications. This standalone controller from ETEL, a HEIDENHAIN company, is perfect for high-level machine processes in the electronics […]

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New High Accuracy ETEL DXRH Rotary System

SAN JOSE, CA (March 2021) – With the introduction of the new high precision DXRH rotary axis system, ETEL once again offers those involved in the development and use of highly accurate semiconductor/electronics machines a new and better Theta axis option as either a stand-alone or system-integrated solution. ETEL’s new DXRH incorporates the best-in-class encoder […]

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New LIC 3100 Expands Kit Encoder Series

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 2021) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to introduce a new high accuracy motion feedback encoder that can now be used for absolute positioning in machines in the semiconductor, metrology and robotic industries. This new LIC 3100 absolute kit encoder is an additional offering that fits between HEIDENHAIN’s already successful LIC 4100 and 2100 […]

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