Polyimide Flexible Heaters aid semiconductor wafer processing.

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Polyimide heaters, suited for semiconductor wafer processing applications, may be custom-designed to meet unique power supply requirements. Heaters can be made to meet exact application requirements through precise temperature distribution. Capabilities include surface mount component integration, thermal subassemblies, and fine etch trace of 0.01 in. as well as surface flatness of 15 µm. Polyimide heater operates up to 250°C and watt densities to 40 W/in.² (typ).



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Introducing Enhancements to Watlow's Polyimide Flexible Heaters for Semiconductor Wafer Processing



St. Louis - Polyimide is a thin, lightweight organic polymer film that provides excellent tensile strength, tear resistance and dimensional stability. Polyimide heaters are best suited for semiconductor wafer processing applications. Polyimide has the additional attributes of low outgassing for and is resistant to radiation, solvents and many other chemicals.

Watlow's enhanced precision registration cutting provides tight tolerance to fit customer's application needs. New product features allows Watlow® to custom design a heater to meet power supply needs. Watlow can assist in development of polyimide heaters to meet the exact application requirements through precise temperature distribution. By properly bonding or attaching the heater to a customer's, Watlow creates subassemblies that reduce installation costs for customers.

Capabilities include surface mount component integration, thermal subassemblies and fine etch trace of 0.01 inches and surface flatness of 15µm. The polyimide heater operates to temperatures up to 250°C and watt densities to 40 W/in2 in typcial applications.

About Watlow
Since the company's founding in 1922, Watlow has brought its thermal expertise to numerous applications, including power generation, semiconductor, plastics processing, foodservice equipment, life sciences, aerospace and others. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Watlow is the largest custom designer and manufacturer of industrial heaters, sensors, controllers and software with offices and manufacturing facilities around the world.

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