Maximize Semiconductor Quality and Yield with Smart Sensors for Measuring Trace Moisture and Wet Chemistry

LIVE Webinar — June 13, 2024
11:00AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern


Semiconductor wafer and microelectronics fabrication is a demanding process with little room for mistakes. The industry depends on high-performing measurement instrumentation for precise atmospheric conditions and chemical concentration data.

In many phases of the fabrication process, trace moisture can remain after impurities, such as dust, grease, and other polluting elements, have been removed. This can harm product quality and yield. While it’s impossible to remove every single water molecule from the process completely, the aim should be to minimize the presence of water with the help of accurate measurements.

Additionally, wet chemistry processes such as wafer cleaning and etching can benefit greatly from integrated sensors that provide real-time concentration data. Manufacturers can closely monitor chemical baths to ensure they are within pre-set parameters, guaranteeing only the optimal amount of raw material is used. Alarms can also be triggered when concentrations become out of specification before many wafers are impacted, reducing scrap, and maximizing throughput.

What you’ll learn:

  • The importance of detecting trace moisture in ultra-high purity gases, the largest source of contamination
  • Recommendations for what to look for in dew point instrumentation to ensure accurate measurement results
  • How wet chemistries impact wafer and subsequent semiconductor fabrication quality and quantity
  • The critical points to monitor with inline sensors to optimize chemical use

Presented by:

Courtney Erickson
Vaisala Sales Manager

About the Presenter:

Courtney Erickson is a sales manager at Vaisala with over 9 years of experience in the industrial measurements market. In her current capacity as a sales manager, Courtney thrives on fostering business growth within the semiconductor and battery manufacturing industries. She finds immense satisfaction in guiding clients towards innovative solutions for their most challenging measurement needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in management. Beyond her professional pursuits, Courtney revels in the joys of parenthood and cherishes moments of travel and outdoor adventures. Her ultimate aspiration? To conquer the daunting challenge of completing a full marathon.

Moderated by:

Pete Singer, Editor-in-Chief
Semiconductor Digest

Sponsored by:


Vaisala is a global leader in measurement instruments and intelligence for climate action. We equip our customers with devices and data to improve resource efficiency, drive energy transition, and care for the safety and well-being of people and societies worldwide. With almost 90 years of innovation and expertise, we employ a team of over 2,300 experts committed to taking every measure for the planet. Vaisala series A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

Contact Information
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Kevin Green
Industry Expert & Regional Sales Manager

About the Presenter:

Kevin has a background in Mechanical Engineering and brings many years of experience in instrumentation, sales, and product management with companies such as Emerson – Rosemount Measurement, McCrometer, and ABB. At Vaisala, his focus is on measurement applications applied to industries such as semiconductors, food and beverage production, chemical processing, and pulp and paper manufacturing. Kevin enjoys cycling, mountain biking, skiing, tennis, and spending time with family and friends.