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.
Topics: semiconductor manufacturing, careers
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...
Topics: careers, semiconductor manufacturing equipment
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.
Topics: chemical blending, chemical blender, semiconductor manufacturing equipment
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.
Topics: chemical blender, semiconductor manufacturing equipment
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.
Topics: ISO 9001:2015 certification
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.
Topics: semicon west
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.
Topics: semiconductor manufacturing equipment, semicon west
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.
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.
Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, careers
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.
Topics: careers, ISO 9001:2015 certification, semiconductor manufacturing equipment
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.
Topics: cmp process, semicon china
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.
Topics: semicon korea, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical blender
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.
Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing, on-demand MCBS, Mobile Chemical Blender
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.
Topics: MFG Day, careers
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.
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.
Topics: cmp process
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.
Topics: chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
*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.
Topics: public service, careers
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.
Topics: chemical blending, IC manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
Topics: gas systems engineer, careers
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.
Topics: cmp process, chemical blending, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
Topics: field service engineer, careers
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.
Topics: process control, cmp process, chemical mechanical planarization, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
Topics: semicon china
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.
Topics: chemical mixing and blending, process yield, semiconductor manufacturing
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.
Topics: process control, gas delivery systems
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.
Topics: semicon korea, semiconductor manufacturing
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.