Korean Advanced Nano Fab Center Orders Suite of Accent Metrology Tools
KANC was established in late 2003 with the mission "to enhance the national competitiveness of nano technology and contribute to the development of the relevant industries by constructing an R&D support system in the field of non-silicon-based nano devices." KANC's partners include Samsung and LG, as well as leading Korean Universities. KANC will provide world-class facilities for development of nano-electronic & photonic devices and hybrid compound semiconductor devices, as well as support basic research in emerging fields such as nanotubes, molecular devices and spintronics.
“to enhance the national competitiveness of nano technology and contribute to the development of the relevant industries by constructing an R&D support system in the field of non-silicon-based nano devices.”
KANC stated, "We evaluated a variety of alternative metrology systems and concluded that Accent's tools will enable us to meet our requirement to rapidly push back the frontier of development in this most demanding field."
Tom Ryan, Product Marketing Manager at Accent, commented, "Accent has always been a strong supporter of leading-edge materials research. It is clear that nano-engineered materials will lie at the heart of future electronic and optical devices. We are delighted that KANC selected Accent as a supplier of advanced metrology tools, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship."
Accent Optical Technologies (www.accentopto.com) is a leading supplier of process control systems for silicon and compound semiconductor manufacturers worldwide. The company's legacy dates back over 300 years to its optical instrument manufacturing roots in York, England. Accent specializes in photolithography process control tools, providing industry-leading performance of overlay, critical dimension, and profile metrology to top-tier device manufacturers. Accent is also a major provider of lattice metrology tools, supplying process characterization and control tools to advanced semiconductor industries, including those using strained silicon, SOI, or advanced epitaxial layers for high-performance logic, wireless communications, optoelectronics, and high-brightness LEDs.