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ISO 9001:2015 Certification Announcement

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

Diversified Fluid Solutions Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

DFS is proud to announce that we have been awarded our ISO 9001:2015 certification. 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 ISO 9001:2015 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

Come See Us at Semicon West, Booth 5972, North Hall

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 west

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: semiconductor manufacturing equipment, semicon west

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, semiconductor manufacturing, careers

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, semiconductor manufacturing equipment

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: cmp process, semicon china

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 korea, semiconductor manufacturing

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: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical blender

DFS Fusion On-Demand Mobile Chemical Blender

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

DFS Announces New FusionTM On-DemandTM Mobile Chemical Blender

Designed for one of our newest customers in New Mexico, the DFS FusionTM On-DemandTM 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: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, on-demand MCBS, Mobile Chemical Blender

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: MFG Day, careers

DFS Welcomes New Southwest Regional Sales Manager

Posted by DFS on Oct 22, 2018 12:13:00 PM

Chris Read HIRED To Manage Regional Sales of Chemical and Gas Distribution Systems

With our continued growth as a leading provider of high-purity gas and chemical blending and distribution systems, DFS is pleased to announce it has hired Christopher Read as our newest Regional Sales Manager.

Chris will be based in Austin, Texas, where he will manage our southwest sales territory and cultivate and strengthen relationships with companies in the semiconductor industry.

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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: cmp process

Compact SC-1 Fusion™ Chemical Blender Unveiled

Posted by Darren Willey on Oct 3, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Versatile On-Demand Chemical Blender is a Big Hit with Semiconductor Manufacturer

DFS recently developed and released a compact SC-1, 3 part blender, for a large Semiconductor Manufacturer. The Standard Clean Solution #1 (SC-1) process involves a sequence of cleaning steps using “standard” solutions and employs a mixture of ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and DI water (H2O).  The system enables recipe customization through an HMI with verified authorization.

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Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing

DFS Summer Party 2018

Posted by DFS on Aug 9, 2018 3:20:00 PM

Employees Enjoy a Paid Afternoon of Fun in the Peerless Idaho Sun

DFS is growing our business supplying liquid and gas systems. Our success is made possible through the hard work, commitment, and dedication of our employees. To celebrate, we held a summer employee barbecue in Kleiner Park in Meridian. 

Great food and fun...water balloon fights, pinata, bean-bag-toss competitions, face painting and more. See the hightlights below. Great time in perfect Idaho weather. Come join our team https://www.cpsgrp.com/careers.php.

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Topics: careers

DFS Provides New Trail Signs To Local Eagle Scout Group

Posted by Eric Peterson on Jul 11, 2018 12:08:00 PM
*Eric Peterson is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Diversified Fluid Solutions and parent to an active Meridian, Idaho Eagle Scout troop member.


A Trail of Good Deeds and Service

My son Cameron from BSA Troop 28 in Meridian recently completed his Eagle Scout Project by relocating and/or repairing most of the nature trail signs for Lucky Peak Nursery.

Lucky Peak Nursery is part of the U.S. Forest Service where they harvest and preserve seeds, then grow trees and shrubs to replant after disasters.

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Topics: public service

On-site Chemical Blending Increases Overall IC Process Yield, When Done Right.

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Jul 11, 2018 12:06:00 PM

Precise control of chemical composition through use of on-site chemical blending and mixing systems improves overall IC process yield. 

This is accomplished by providing more consistent quality of materials that come into contact with the wafer and its forming circuits. 

On-site blending results in tighter assay control, higher purity, and lower particles. On-site blenders also allow users to test materials suppliers for comparison to optimize ROI and control cost. 

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Topics: chemical blending, IC manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing

DFS Hires New Gas Systems Engineer

Posted by DFS on May 11, 2018 12:54:35 PM

Diversified Fluid Solutions Welcomes Jose Salinas As The new Gas Systems Engineer

Boise, Idaho - Diversified Fluid Solutions continues its growth with the hiring of Jose Salinas as Gas Systems Product Engineer

Salinas earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and a Master of Science Degree in oil and gas engineering from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He has worked for a major industrial gas company in process engineering, simulation, system design and project development.

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Topics: gas systems engineer, careers

Mobile Chemical Blending Systems (MCBS) Help Overcome the Challenges of Next-Generation Chemicals

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Apr 12, 2018 2:10:49 PM

Uses and Benefits of Mobile Chemical Blending Systems (MCBS) 

A given factory's chemical formulations are pushed to: 1) improve affordability, while 2) requiring higher process performances in critical areas. One way to accomplish both goals is to target incoming chemical solutions that are high in concentrations and complexity.

Achieving the proper dilution and high performance in current and upcoming process nodes requires complex blends of organic and inorganic compounds in CMP slurry formulations. The combinations of all these factors result in products that have nuanced mixing and handling requirements.

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Topics: cmp process, chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing

DFS Hires Semiconductor Field Service Engineer

Posted by DFS on Apr 9, 2018 9:26:31 AM

DFS Welcomes NEW Field Service Engineer in Singapore

Diversified Fluid Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Bernard Low to the DFS Field Service Team in the capacity of independent local Field Service Engineer in Singapore.

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Topics: field service engineer, careers

Precision Slurry Composition in Chemical Mechanical Planarization

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Mar 26, 2018 11:55:17 AM

Precise Slurry Requirements Increase CMP Process Windows but Necessitate greater dependence on Inline Metrology

Chemical Mechanical Planarization or Polishing (CMP) is the method of using chemical slurry formulations with mechanical polishing-pad-action to flatten conductive or dielectric materials on silicon wafers in semiconductor manufacturing.

The end goal is to achieve a flat enough surface aspect ratio as required by photolithography steps, where layers of integrated circuits are layered step by step. 

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Topics: process control, cmp process, chemical mechanical planarization, semiconductor manufacturing

China Launch: Licensee to Bring DFS' Technology to the China Market

Posted by DFS on Mar 19, 2018 2:59:39 PM

In Addition To Offering Advanced Metrology Driven Control Technology, The Phocus-DFS Team Will Raise The Bar on Service and Schedule Performance, A Frequent Source of Customer Pain

Last week at Semicon China 2018, Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) and Etouch subsidiary Phocus Semiconductor Technology entered into a licensing agreement to supply and manufacture DFS’ critical facilities process equipment in China.

DFS President Darren Willey joined the Etouch groundbreaking ceremonies on March 11th, 2018 in Xiamen where a new Phocus manufacturing facility will be dedicated to DFS equipment.

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Topics: semicon china

Chemical Blend Uniformity and Semiconductor Process Yield

Posted by Karl Urquhart on Feb 27, 2018 4:25:48 PM

Characterization and importance of chemical mix uniformity, precision, and preservation of purity levels to reduce cost, prevent rework/scrap, and increase Process yield overall.

Manufacturers place a great deal of emphasis on cost reduction, prevention of rework or scrap, and increasing overall process yield. One result has been a rise in precision and control technology innovations geared towards process chemicals uniformity.

Many focus on individual aspects of metrology for quantitative, or qualitative determination, either by off-line or inline methods, with the intent to achieve the highest productivity at the lowest cost.

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Topics: chemical mixing and blending, process yield, semiconductor manufacturing

5 Key Benefits of DFS' ACvFLO Gas Cabinet Systems

Posted by DFS on Feb 15, 2018 4:05:00 PM

DFS  ACvFLO Gas Delivery Systems Set a new standard in Gas Cabinet Technology

To serve today’s Semiconductor gas market; DFS employs advanced technical knowledge, build capacity, and programming expertise to develop game-changing gas delivery systems. 

The ACvFLO High Purity Gas Cabinet System has advanced functionality and capabilities not seen in the Semiconductor industry to date.

These advancements include an open, fully integrated PLC and HMI panel, with connectivity and networkability, operational sequences, and automated pressure control.

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Topics: process control, gas delivery systems

DFS Launches Korean Presence at Semicon Korea

Posted by DFS on Feb 7, 2018 8:44:38 AM

Highlights From DFS' 2018 Semicon Korea Debut

Diversified Fluid Solutions recently kicked-off its presence in South Korea by attending and exhibiting at the 30th annual Semicon Korea expo in Seoul.

The exhibition featured nearly 2,000 booths from global leaders in the semiconductor industry and drew an estimated total of 50,000 attendees to the event.

On display from DFS was this Fusion MCBS Minimix unit (shown to the right) as well as a multitude of other precision chemical and gas blending and distribution systems.

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Topics: semicon korea, semiconductor manufacturing

DFS Honors Susan Elsey

Posted by DFS on Nov 29, 2017 1:02:00 PM

In Recognition of Susan's Countless Contributions

Employees of Diversified Fluid Solutions recently gathered to wish Susan Elsey, one of the company’s first employees, a fond farewell.

Susan, wife of CEO Fred Elsey, helped found the company in 2009 along with Fred Elsey and Darren Willey. Over the years, Susan has worked in accounting, human resources, inside sales, graphic design and just about every other role needed to keep the company going.

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Topics: careers

DFS Builds Top-Notch Management Team

Posted by DFS on Nov 9, 2017 9:38:00 AM

DFS AddS Tom Young As Director of Operations

With the hire of Tom Young as Director of Operations, Diversified Fluid Solutions has strengthened its position as a leading manufacturer of high-purity chemical blending, delivery and gas distribution systems. 

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Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, careers

Educating With Custom Metal Fabrication

Posted by DFS on Oct 27, 2017 12:20:16 PM

DFS Uses Custom Metal Fabrication Expertise To Develop Electrician Training Table

Part of what comes with specializing in the development of high-purity-high-precision systems is a talented pool of intelligence capable of performing unique plastic and custom metal fabrication projects.

In fact, it's not uncommon for us to recieve requests for custom products like this multi-functional electricians training table.

Given Diversified Fluid Solutions' commitment to schedule, technology, and service, we were thrilled to be presented with an opportunity to combine our experience and standards into an educational product.

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Topics: custom metal fabrication

This CMP Slurry Blender Sets the Bar for Process Control

Posted by DFS on Oct 19, 2017 4:24:58 PM

Preparing a DFS High-Purity CMP Slurry Blender For Delivery

Diversified Fluid Solutions recently completed work on a precision slurry blender which increases overall production capacity and process control.

Through advancements in our proprietary blending technology, the fully-automated Fusion™ Slurry Blender eliminates deadlegs in the flow path of the slurry while managing loop pressure control to +/- 0.3 psi.

The end result is improved yields, process control and repeatability across the board.

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Topics: fluid management systems, process control, slurry blender

DFS Licenses South Korean Company to Manufacture Systems

Posted by DFS on Oct 12, 2017 8:26:34 AM

 

During the month of September, Diversified Fluid Solutions (DFS) of Boise, Idaho hosted a delegation of Korean technicians from SEBO Corp, (SEBO), a leading contractor and manufacturer in Korea.


DFS designs and manufactures high-purity chemical, gas and slurry blending and distribution systems for high tech customers worldwide. DFS recently licensed SEBO to manufacture DFS blending and distribution systems for certain Asian semiconductor markets. SEBO is currently building a state of the art factory in Korea to manufacture the systems.

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Topics: fluid management systems, chemical blending and distribution