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Tiger's Tale Quarterly Newsletter 2017 Fall

New T-I Max Series for Ambient Molecular Contaminants

New GO-cart Wheels Your T-I Max to the Tool!

Measuring H2O and HF Impurities in NF3 Gas

Measuring Ammonia and Moisture in Nitrous Oxide

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September 2017
Tiger Optics Unveils Three New Products

The company will display its HALO QRP (quite reduced pressure) moisture analyser, developed for semiconductor manufacturers using low-temperature epitaxy (LT-Epi). With the shift to lower deposition temperatures and pressures, moisture has become the main culprit in oxide defects. The HALO QRP can monitor each process step and report real-time moisture concentration to the tool control system. The device easily operates at 1 Torr or less, in comparison to the company’ HALO RP, which is limited to 50 Torr.

Tiger Optics is equally focussed on its customers’ growing concerns with ambient molecules that lead to contamination of wafers. The company has therefore developed the new T-I Max platform for continuous AMC monitoring, designed to rapidly measure a specific analyte, with no cross-contamination or interference from other chemicals in the air.

The final product to be unveiled will be the new state-of-the-art AMC mobile cart to package its analysers for cleanroom environments. The cart can accommodate up to four T-I Max analysers and is also fitted with a top-mounted central control touchscreen.

Tiger Optics CEO Lisa Bergson, said, “Building on our decades of work with bulk and speciality gas in the sub-fab, we are also in the cleanroom, serving the industry’s tools and their micro-environments

July 2017
Tiger's Tale Quarterly Newsletter 2017 Early Summer

The Spark for Accurate, Consistent & Drift-Free CO2 Measurements

Alert for Hydrocarbons in your HCl!

HALO LP Application for HB LEDs

Serani – Now Standard due to Popular Demand

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June 2017

Press Releases

Tiger Optics to Showcase Three New Products at SEMICON West

San Francisco, CA (July 11, 2017)— With three new products, Tiger Optics LLC demonstrates its abiding commitment to help Semiconductor manufacturers perfect the exacting techniques of advanced device fabrication. The company will display its HALO QRP moisture analyzer at the SEMICON West show (July 11-13) and introduce two new products to monitor for airborne molecular contaminants (AMC).

Tiger Optics Salutes NASA’s Successful Juno Mission

Warrington, PA (September 21, 2016) – Along with NASA scientists, Tiger Optics LLC had reason to cheer when the Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit in July, capping its five-year journey from Cape Canaveral. Prior to Juno’s launch on August 5, 2011, a Tiger Optics trace-gas analyzer helped NASA keep the scientific payload in prime condition.

As demonstrated in the Juno mission, Tiger Optics’ HALO trace-gas analyzer plays a critical role in detecting contaminants that could compromise the performance of scientific instruments in space. Such scientific instruments are designed to operate in the vacuum of space, in the absence of chemicals present in the earth’s atmosphere: water, oxygen, and particulate matter. Prior to launch, the spacebound instruments must be protected from earthly contaminants by storing the payload under a flow of high-purity inert gas. Nitrogen is usually the inert gas chosen for the task. Typically, the moisture level in NASA’s high-purity nitrogen must be kept under 1 ppm. Tiger Optics’ HALO H2O analyzer comfortably handled that requirement for the Juno mission, because the device measures moisture in a range from 2 ppb to 20 ppm.

After Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, NASA scientists powered up the science instruments aboard the spacecraft for its first close “flyby” of the planet on August 27. On September 2, NASA reported that all eight of Juno’s science instruments were successfully energized and collecting data. Indeed, on the first of 36 scheduled orbital flybys, six megabytes of data were collected during the sixhour transit of the spacecraft from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole. While analysis of the data is ongoing, NASA quickly published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole.

“Tiger Optics is honored that its technology is trusted to support our nation’s journey into the frontiers of space,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ chief executive.

About Tiger Optics

Founded in 2001, Tiger Optics offers a wide and proven array of gas analyzers, as well as atmospheric and environmental monitors. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired stacks, our analyzers work to improve yields, reduce costs and ease the burdens of regulatory compliance.

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CONTACT:

Jerry Riddle

President Tiger Optics, LLC

jriddle@tigeroptics.com or (215) 343-6600, extension 147

September 2016
Tiger Optics Offers World’s Most Sensitive Detection of Moisture in Ammonia

Warrington, PA (March 4, 2016) – Tiger Optics, LLC, headquartered in Warrington, PA, announced today that it has developed a new analyzer that refines the detection of moisture in ammonia to levels down to 2 parts-per-billion (ppb), achieving five times the sensitivity of incumbent technology. The ALOHA+ H2O analyzer will be on exhibit at the Tiger Optics booth (#1050) during the Pittcon Conference at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, from March 6th to the 10th. Notably, Dr. Florian Adler, Senior Scientist, will present Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Analyzer for Trace Moisture Detection in Ultra-Pure Ammonia in the Specialty Gas Analysis session at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 8th.

Just five years ago, Tiger introduced its original ALOHA H2O analyzer for the fast-growing High Brightness Light Emitting Diode (HB LED) market. With that, Tiger met the industry’s need to detect moisture in ammonia at levels to 10 ppb, as higher concentrations impair the electroluminescent intensity of HB LEDs and diminish process yields. This directly affects profit margins as brightness determines whether an LED finds use in a flat screen TV or is relegated to the nose of a child’s toy.

With the new ALOHA+ H2O analyzer, Tiger Optics continues to address the evermore exacting needs of HB LED makers, tool manufacturers, purifier makers and the gas companies that supply ammonia, the favored source of nitrogen for the production of Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor wafers, a core component of HB LEDs.

The compact ALOHA+ H2O analyzer fits two to a 19’’ rack and features Tiger’s proven, powerful laserbased technology. Often used in remote locations, where skilled technicians and support services are hard to come by, Tiger’s products require little maintenance and are easy to install and to operate. As users attest, the analyzers offer a rare combination of sensitivity and robustness.

Founded in 2001, the Pennsylvania-based company has earned its stellar reputation for detecting trace levels of moisture in bulk and specialty gases. For ultra-high purity ammonia analysis, hundreds of Tiger units have been installed around the world. “When we entered the moisture in ammonia analysis market back in 2004, we did so with an analyzer that had the lowest detection limit available. Since then, the ‘Lowest Detection Limit’ (LDL) is a title that we have maintained,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ founder and chief executive. “We’ve developed close relationships with the leading gas manufacturers, purifier makers and end-users of ammonia. When they told us that they needed an analyzer that had limits lower than even our best analyzer, we developed the ALOHA+ H2O analyzer and reduced the LDL to an astonishingly low level of 2 ppb.”

About Tiger Optics

Founded in 2001, Tiger Optics offers over 60 instruments for high-precision gas analysis, as well as atmospheric and environmental monitoring. Based upon powerful, proven Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), Tiger products combine outstanding detection capabilities, speed of response, dynamic range, and accuracy, along with continuous auto-calibration, ease-of-use, and freedom from moving parts and consumables. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired stacks, Tiger's gas analyzers and air monitors improve your yields, reduce costs, and ease the burdens of regulatory compliance. We are also the first ISO 9001:2000 accredited CRDS company, known for our quality, consistency and manufacturing excellence, as well as excellent global support. Please visit us at www.tigeroptics.com.

CONTACT:

Dr. Luna Yang

 

Applications Scientist

lyang@tigeroptics.com or (215) 343-6600, extension 127

March 2016

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