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University of Michigan's Lurie Nanofabrication Facility Selects EV Group Wafer Bonding Systems for Advanced MEMS Research
Strategic Win Secured Given Superior Technology Advantages, Strong Customer Support and Affordability for University MEMS Research
Selected for their repeatability, reliability and technical support network, the bonding systemsan EVG 520IS and an EVG510are undergoing installation at the customer site with completion targeted for Q1 this year. The wafer bonders will be used for a widerange of MEMSrelated research in fields such as biomedical, environmental, and optoelectronics. Both systems offer unique highforce bonding capabilities that would enable metaltometal bonding and specifically allow triple stack anodic bonding, for instance. The flexibility in force, as well as bonding form (e.g., anodic, eutectic, polymer, thermocompression, and direct) that the systems offer will expand the research facility's processing capabilities.
"As a member of NNIN, we are always looking for the most advanced technical processing capabilities- not only for our own research efforts, but also in the interest of other research groups dedicated to advancing MEMS technology," said Professor Ken Wise of the University of Michigan and Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility. "Following thorough evaluation of a number of wafer bonding systems, we selected EVG's bonding solutions for their superior technology capabilities. The combination of EVG's demo results, strong support network and the affordability of their system were all critical to our decision."
Steven Dwyer, Vice President and General Manager of EV Group North America, noted, "University of Michigan's Lurie Nanofabrication Facility is a stellar university research organization and we are thrilled that our systems were selected over the competition. The LNF has demonstrated the utmost confidence in our technology and technical support capabilities, which is testament to the strength of our solutions as well as our customer support team. We look forward to a longterm collaborative partnership with the LNF."
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