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DFS Slurry Blender and Distribution System with Transfer Unit

Posted by DFS on Sep 24, 2021 5:30:00 PM

Maximize Blend Accuracy and Production Uptime

This DFS system consists of a Slurry Blender and Distribution system, an external Transfer unit, and a Control Cabinet that controls all units. The Blender receives customer-supplied chemical from the Transfer unit or bulk feed system and facility UPW, performing a blend to tanks inside of the system. Each blend is weight-monitored and can be tracked with flow meters to ensure accuracy.

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Topics: chemical blending, chemical distribution

Immersion Photolithography ASML Scanners UPW Conditioning System

Posted by DFS on Sep 14, 2021 8:16:17 PM

Fully Automated, Space-Saving Immersion ASML Scanners UPW Conditioning System Affords Flexibility and Low Cost of Ownership

The DFS Fusion™ UPW Conditioning System provides immersion lithography ASML scanners with an uninterrupted flow of filtered ultrapure water at extremely stable flow, pressure, and temperature. The system uses maglev pumps, pressure transducers, filters, Teflon heat exchangers, and precision proportional flow control valves (PFCV) for closed loop control of the process. Built-in metrology options monitor and alarm for any conditions that are out of specification.

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Topics: ultrapure water

Exyte Acquires Critical Process Systems Group

Posted by CPS Group on Aug 24, 2021 1:12:46 PM

Exyte Strengthens its Equipment and Engineering Services Business by Acquiring Critical Process Systems Group

  • Acquisition of US-based Critical Process Systems (CPS) Group from Wynnchurch Capital
  • Manufacturing and design business of CPS to complement Exyte offerings
  • Growth acceleration through complementary regional footprint and synergies in semiconductor and life science markets
  • Completion of transaction expected in the fourth quarter of 2021
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Topics: company announcement

CMP Slurry Blending with Closed-Loop Real-Time Control & Monitoring

Posted by DFS on Jul 23, 2021 9:02:53 AM

Remove Expensive Labor-Intensive Offline Metrologies and Manual Process Adjustments

DFS recently completed a process characterization and successfully developed onboard control technology that allows for closed-loop control of a customer-specific semiconductor cmp slurry solution in a blend and distribution operation.

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Topics: Semiconductor, process control, chemical mixing and blending, chemical mechanical planarization, chemical blending, chemical blender

DFS Titan™ Transfer and Offload Bulk Chemical Distribution System

Posted by DFS on Apr 19, 2021 5:39:35 PM

Bulk Chemical Distribution

The DFS Titan™ Transfer and Offload System automatically transfers an aqueous chemical from the tanker offload cabinet to the main distribution tanks. This system monitors the level of the main bulk tanks and allows tanker offload into storage tank A. Storage tank A refills tank B at the defined setpoint, and all chemical transfers for production tools come from storage tank B.

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Topics: chemical distribution

Chemical Distribution Unit: Titan™ Dual Vessel CDU

Posted by DFS on Apr 19, 2021 5:38:32 PM

DFS Titan™ Dual Vessel CDU Enables A Continuous Chemical Supply with Closed Loop Pressure Control

The DFS Titan™ Dual Vessel CDU transfers from interchangeable vessels via AODD pumps. The system maintains continuous chemical pressure to production areas using either automated closed loop pressure control or deadhead supply. 

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Topics: chemical distribution

Product Spotlight: DFS Fusion™ RMB Chemical Blender

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Mar 26, 2021 11:57:47 AM

5 Advantages of the New DFS Fusion™ RMB Blender

DFS’s new patent pending Fusion™ RMB Blender is an active and reverse calculating mass balance system that is overall less equipment, at a lower cost, with improved flexibility and trending features.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

DFS and GEMU Collaborate on PPT Level Ultra High Purity Ammonium Hydroxide Blender

Posted by DFS on Mar 4, 2021 12:14:40 PM

Gemu and DFS Collaborate on UHP Reliable Systems to Produce <10ppt Ammonium Hydroxide (NH4OH) On Site

The Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) on-demand blending system produces high purity ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH), which is a combination of ammonia gas (NH3) and high purity water.

DFS systems produce ultra high purity (UHP) chemical blends with impurity levels below the 10 ppt detection limit, which leads to a high level of process reliability.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending, ammonium hydroxide generation

Mobile Chemical Blending System Plus (Fusion™ MCBS+)

Posted by DFS on Jul 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM

DFS Fusion™ MCBS+

The DFS Fusion™ MCBS+ blends slurries or aqueous chemicals through our inline On-Demand™ blend technology or by weight and volume. All blending methods receive chemical from the customer-supplied chemical source, UPW, or on-board vessels.

Blends are prepared in either of the two 114L blend and dispense tanks, and each blend is verified through the blend specific on-board metrology set. The system maintains and supplies constant temperature and pressure control to the production area tools. Maglev pumps (one per tank) are used for the main chemical supply, and pneumatic pumps are used for blend recirculation and transfer from external vessels.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

DFS Fusion™ Mobile Chemical Blending System

Posted by DFS on Jun 30, 2020 2:09:00 PM

Fusion™ MCBS: A Closer Look

The DFS Fusion™ MCBS is a mobile chemical blending platform that can feed up to three production tools. The MCBS blends chemical by weight or by volume from externally connected source vessels, house ultrapure water (UPW), and optional house-supplied chemical.

Blends are verified through the on-board metrology in the blend tank and then transferred to the day tank maintaining constant temperature and pressure-controlled supply to the production areas. The MCBS uses a single centrifugal pump for the main chemical supply and pneumatic pumps for blend recirculation and transfer from the external vessels.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

High Purity Nitrogen Pressure Control and Filtration Bulk Gas Skid

Posted by DFS on Apr 28, 2020 8:26:00 AM

DFS High Purity NITROGEN (HPN2) BULK GAS SKID 

The DFS High Purity Nitrogen (HPN2) Pressure Control and Filtration Skid enables pressure regulation and particle capture between large facility purifiers and semiconductor fab distribution. The compact design of this system minimizes gas pad or purifier room space required, while preserving ergonomic operation and maintenance access. Pre-engineered options practically eliminate design time, minimize lead-times, and reduce installation cost and schedule. Our Utility Nitrogen Bulk Gas systems are configurable to customer’s needs from field-proven base designs. DFS Bulk Gas Equipment is delivered as a complete factory-tested packaged system.

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Topics: process control, gas systems

DFS Fusion™ NH4OH OSCG Chemical Blending System

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Mar 13, 2020 12:29:23 PM

Reduce Contamination Risk, Produce UHP NH4OH On-Site

In our semiconductor manufacturing industry, everyone is constantly trying to save money and space when and where they can. 

This usually translates to where and whom you buy your chemical supplies and equipment. 

This is done with a major focus on the least amount of risk exposure possible. 

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

Utility Nitrogen Pressure Control and Filtration Bulk Gas Skid

Posted by DFS on Feb 28, 2020 9:44:00 AM

DFS Utility NITROGEN (UN2) BULK GAS SKID 

The DFS Utility Nitrogen (UN2) Pressure Control and Filtration Skid enables pressure regulation and particle capture between bulk Nitrogen source and semiconductor fab distribution. The compact design of this system minimizes gas pad or purifier room space required, while preserving ergonomic operation and maintenance access. Pre-engineered options practically eliminate design time, minimize lead-times, and reduce installation cost and schedule. Our Utility Nitrogen Bulk Gas systems are configurable to customer’s needs from field-proven base designs.

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Topics: gas systems

High Purity Nitrogen Purifier Bypass Skid

Posted by DFS on Nov 18, 2019 2:44:00 PM

A CLOSER LOOK AT DFS' HIGH PURITY NITROGEN HPN2 BULK GAS SKID 

The DFS High Purity Nitrogen (HPN2) Purifier Bypass Skid enables automatic bypass of large facility nitrogen purifiers to ensure continuity of supply to semiconductor fab distribution. This bulk gas skid is a compact design that minimizes gas pad or room purifier space. The skid is delivered as a turn-key factory-tested system.

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Topics: process control, gas systems

DFS Hires Regional Sales Manager

Posted by DFS on Sep 26, 2019 8:08:45 AM

Jason Medhurst HIRED TO MANAGE Sales at Semiconductor Fabs and Process Tool OEM ClientS

DFS is pleased to announce it has added Jason Medhurst to our sales leadership team. Based out of Chandler, Arizona, Jason will be responsible for growing strategic accounts, gas systems business, and the OEM business. He will also lead selected technology development collaboration programs for DFS.

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Topics: careers

Celebrating 10 Years in Chemical Blending and Gas Delivery Systems

Posted by DFS on Aug 21, 2019 12:26:31 PM

Happy 10th Anniversary DFS

August 12, 2019 is a major milestone in the life of DFS, as it marks our 10th anniversary. Ten years ago Fred Elsey and Darren Willey fully invested themselves and initiated the journey toward establishing DFS as a leader in chemical blending and distribution equipment. Their vision and effort created the foundation for what we know of DFS today and where it is positioned for the future.  

In recognition of this milestone, we'd like to highlight some of the major achievements that have occurred over the course of the past 10 years...

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Topics: chemical blending, careers, gas systems

Dual Loop Slurry Chemical Blender

Posted by DFS on Aug 21, 2019 12:18:44 PM

FULLY AUTOMATED DUAL LOOP SLURRY BLENDING SYSTEM

The fully automated DFS Fusion™ Dual Loop Slurry Chemical Blender is designed to allow for blending of up to 3 Chemicals and UPW with the ability to handle additional slurry inputs if needed. This system will also inject, monitor, and maintain hydrogen peroxide concentration utilizing ultrasonic flow meters, metering valves and refractive index

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

Fusion™ On-Demand™ Modular Chemical Blender

Posted by DFS on Aug 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A Closer Look at the Components of A DFS Fusion™ Modular Chemical Blender

DFS Blenders greatly reduce the floor space requirements, facilitation costs, and the total cost of ownership for blended chemistries. Process yield / improvements are a large impact area because of our blenders’ accuracy. The more on-target the chemicals are in assay; the less rework or process target adjustments have to take place in the production environment.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification

Posted by Jack Ferro on Jul 29, 2019 1:05:13 PM

DFS Quality Management System ISO 9001 Certified by BSI Under Certificate Number FM693114

DFS is proud to announce that we are ISO 9001 Quality Management certified by BSI under certificate number FM693114. This is an internationally recognized standard that ensures that our products and services meet the needs of our clients through an effective quality management system.

To achieve this certification, we completed a thorough analysis of our business processes as well as our product quality environments, and underwent a rigorous evaluation process which included: quality management system development, a management system documentation review, and several audits. 

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Topics: ISO 9001:2015 certification

DFS at Semicon West 2019

Posted by DFS on Jul 10, 2019 8:04:54 PM

Opening Day at Semicon West 2019

The Future of Advanced Manufacturing is here. Come see us in the Moscone Center North Hall, Booth 5972.

Attendees arrive at the opening to meet with our systems and equipment experts.  

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Topics: semicon

DFS at Semicon West 2019, Booth 5972, North Hall

Posted by DFS on Jul 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What: Semicon West 2019

Where: San Francisco, Moscone Center

When: July 9th-11th

Diversified Fluid Solutions is excited to exhibit at Semicon West 2019 in San Francisco. DFS will be attending along with our sister CPS Group company, Fab-Tech Inc. Come meet our team at Booth 5972 in the North Hall to discover how our latest technologies are an optimal fit for Advanced Manufacturing.

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Topics: semicon

Positioning for Continued Growth and Leadership

Posted by DFS on Jun 18, 2019 2:04:33 PM

Kyle Mackey is Promoted to General Manager of DFS

Diversified Fluid Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Mackey to the position of General Manager.

Kyle accepted the newly created leadership position upon the formal retirement of DFS CEO, Fred Elsey. Fred and Darren Willey started DFS in 2009, together with an excellent team they grew the company into a very successful business. With leading edge technology, service, and a rapidly growing customer base DFS has established themselves as a Global supplier of Chemical and Gas equipment to the Semiconductor industry. 

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Topics: careers

A Visionary for Chemical Blending and Gas Delivery Systems

Posted by DFS on Jun 17, 2019 9:52:00 AM

Honoring Fred Elsey's Successful Career and Retirement

When Fred Elsey and Darren Willey started Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) in 2009, they had decades of experience, industry contacts, a worthy reputation, and faith that they could create a company with unmatched value. Ten years later, DFS has grown from 6 to 130 employees and business is stronger than ever.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the growing team, Fred was recently able to announce his retirement with a firm sense that his original vision will endure.

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Topics: chemical blending, careers, gas systems

Jack Ferro to Lead DFS Quality Assurance Department

Posted by DFS on Jun 3, 2019 4:29:25 PM

Taking Quality Assurance, Management, and Responsibility to New Levels

Two years ago we initiated a journey to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification. This was done to enhance our management system and solidify our commitment to process control and quality assurance. In addition it demonstrates to our customer base that we are proud of our efforts to continually improve our business and that we are confident in our ability to deliver the highest quality systems.

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Topics: careers, ISO 9001:2015 certification

Karl Urquhart Presents CMP Process Monitoring Report at Semicon China

Posted by DFS on Apr 8, 2019 3:15:32 PM

Excerpt From "Real Time Process Monitoring in CMP" Given at Semicon China

In today’s industry, chemical uniformity and quality play major roles in defect reduction and overall supply-chain costs. While there have been major advances in metrology in recent years, they tend to vary in many areas and principles, and none are a fit for all solutions.

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Topics: process control, semicon

DFS and SB Tech Display at Semicon Korea 2019 - Booth B130

Posted by DFS on Jan 28, 2019 12:34:00 PM

SB Tech presents first manufactured DFS MCBS at Semicon Korea

Diversified Fluid Solutions and SB Tech are exhibiting at Semicon Korea 2019  in Seoul, South Korea.
 
On display is this Fusion Mobile Chemical Blending System (MCBS), the first of its kind manufactured at the new manufacturing facility located in Chungcheongbuk-do.
 
 
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Topics: semicon

Retrofit Any Semiconductor Chemical Blend Systems

Posted by DFS on Jan 14, 2019 8:59:19 PM

DFS Team Called In To Improve Accuracy, Reduce Waste, and Increase ThroughPut on Legacy Chemical Blenders

Lead by a three man team made up of a PLC Programmer, and (2) Field Service Technicians, DFS was able to complete an insitu, on-site upgrade to a client's existing OEM chemical blender systems. The upgrade came as a result of a request from a large semiconductor manufacturer, inquiring if DFS could do anything to improve their existing OEM chemical blender performance.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

DFS Fusion™ On-Demand™ Mobile Chemical Blender

Posted by DFS on Dec 21, 2018 7:19:31 PM

DFS Announces New Fusion™ On-Demand™ Mobile Chemical Blender

Designed for one of our newest customers in New Mexico, the DFS Fusion™ On-Demand™ Mini Mix is engineered to transfer chemical from an interchangeable 5 gallon Pail and bulk supply to the internal On-Demand Blender.

Chemical 1 is supplied via the internal vessel. UPW, and Chemical 2 are supplied via the house supply source.

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Topics: process control, chemical blending

DFS Exhibit a Big Hit at SWI-MA MFG Day Job Fair and Expo

Posted by DFS on Oct 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Highlights From The SWI-MA local MFG Day job fair event

We had an excellent turn-out at our exhibit for the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers Alliance (SWI-MA) MFG Day 2018 Job Fair. The "Made Here!" Expo and Job Fair, hosted by SWI-MA was a perfect opportunity to meet and interact with attendees, students, fellow manufacturers, and the public at large. Our employees put together a comprehensive multimedia display about our high-purity gas and chemical blending and distribution products, innovations, career opportunities and culture.

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Topics: careers

DFS Presents in CMP User Group Conference

Posted by DFS on Oct 16, 2018 5:23:59 PM

Highlights From the International Conference On Planarization/CMP Technology (ICPT) 

Karl Urquhart and our Korea licensee SB-TECH present Real Time Process Monitoring in CMP, Post CMP Clean Blending and Distribution Applications at the ICPT 2018, October, 15-17, 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Topics: process control, chemical mechanical planarization

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