30 Oct 2023
Malvern Panalytical expands semiconductor metrology range with key technology acquisitions
Accelerating global manufacturing processes through targeted XRD techniques
Malvern Panalytical, a leading analytical instrumentation supplier, today announces it has acquired the product line for six X-ray diffraction (XRD) products from Freiberg Instruments GmbH. The acquisition supports Malvern Panalytical's growth strategy, advancing its portfolio of market-leading analytical solutions for the semiconductor industry.
Semiconductor manufacturing increasingly relies on a variety of crystalline substrate materials, which are required to create thin wafers. As production processes become more advanced, and production volumes continue to grow, these wafers need to be produced quickly and efficiently, and precise crystal orientation and offcut angles are increasingly important. The acquired XRD systems allow rapid orientation of ingots and wafers, accelerating and simplifying the preparation of semiconductor substrates before epitaxy or lithography. This enhances yield, minimizes waste and reduces costs which supports our customers’ sustainability ambitions.
Lars Grieger, Business Development Manager of Semiconductor Metrology at Malvern Panalytical, said: “The addition of these specialized products to our analytical portfolio enables innovative crystal orientation control. When combined with Malvern Panalytical’s global presence and expertise, this provides a significant boost to the semiconductor wafer industry. This is a hugely exciting time for Malvern Panalytical, and we are looking forward to help realize the future of semiconductor metrology for our customers.”
Kay Dornich, CEO/Owner, Freiberg Instruments GmbH, said: “Our XRD solutions, with their ultra-fast Omega Scan technology, have consistently demonstrated their value to semiconductor manufacturers. Their speed, robustness, and reliability make them an excellent addition to Malvern Panalytical's portfolio and I’m excited to see these unique technologies made available to customers across the globe. At Freiberg Instruments, we will continue to support our existing customers and maintain our offering of specialized solutions, including those for automated workflows, which complement Malvern Panalytical’s newly acquired X-ray diffraction instruments.”
Mark Fleiner, President, Malvern Panalytical, added: “We’re incredibly dedicated to delivering exceptional, cutting-edge solutions to our customers across every industry we operate in. The acquisition of these six X-ray diffraction instruments from Freiberg Instruments GmbH underpins our commitment to our semiconductor customers and demonstrates our desire to become the chosen instrument supplier within this exciting area of analysis.”
“We believe in unleashing the power of small things to make big things happen, and we are looking forward to working with our partners and customers to further shape the world of semiconductor analysis.”
More information about these instruments can be found on our website.
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About Malvern Panalytical
We draw on the power of our analytical instruments and services to make the invisible visible and the impossible possible. Through the chemical, physical and structural analysis of materials, our high precision analytical systems and top-notch services support our customers in creating a better world. We help them improve everything from the energies that power us and the materials we build with, to the medicines that cure us and the foods we enjoy.
We partner with many of the world’s biggest companies, universities and research organizations. They value us not only for the power of our solutions, but also for the depth of our expertise, collaboration and integrity. We are committed to Net Zero in our own operations by 2030 and in our total value chain by 2040. This is woven into the fabric of our business, and we help our employees and customers think about their part in creating a healthier, cleaner, and more productive world. With over 2300 employees, we serve the world, and we are part of Spectris plc, the world-leading precision measurement group.
About Freiberg Instruments
Established in 2005 as a university spin off from TU Bergakademie - The University of Resources, Freiberg Instruments devoted the first few years to develop and test a whole family of fast, nondestructive, electrical characterization tools under production conditions, measuring parameters like minority carrier lifetime, photoconductivity and resistivity.
Freiberg Instruments is now one of the world's fastest growing, young and dynamic analytical instrumentation companies with products covering a broad spectrum of applications in fields/industries like Semiconductor, Microelectronics, Photovoltaic, Dosimetry, Medical Research, Luminescence Dating, X-ray diffraction and Material Research.