Major Chip Manufacturer orders their 7th Sagitta System

Need for 7th Sagitta System

Hauppauge, NY, August 5, 2004 -

Sagitta Inc., a manufacturer of process and analytical equipment for the Fiber Optic, Semiconductor and Diskhead industries, announced the delivery of its 7th Centar automated polishing system to a major chip manufacturer. This system will be installed in the new 300mm fab of the IC manufacturer in Ireland, and addresses challenging process monitoring applications in the failure analysis lab.

During Q2 2004, this customer purchased several upgrades for existing systems to expand failure analysis capabilities, throughput and tool utilization in its failure analysis labs worldwide. Sagitta's Centar is a single platform sample preparation system for automated polishing, including cross section and parallel polishing of ICs and Disk heads for SEM, TEM, SCM, and PEM, at wafer, die and package levels. An integrated microscope coupled with a CCD camera and image magnification of up to 9000X in tandem with the proprietary SMPTä (Sub Micron Polishing Technology) enable easy target positioning, definition and process monitoring. The PC based system enables the use of existing process recipes, develop new specific recipes, save images and data, and share all information with other departments or sites. Proprietary image processing, automated target acquisition, edge detection, coupled with Sagitta's online PolishEyeä module, and EACä (Exact Angel Control - +/-0.1deg) unit enable accuracy down to +/-0.1um, high throughput and unique bevel polishing.

Ms. Efrat Raz, VP Analytical Equipment at Sagitta, states: "Today's latest IC manufacturing technologies, with shrinking dimensions, new substrate and process materials dramatically increase the need for fully automated, accurate and superior quality polishing technologies to isolate and analyze defects. The Centar supports engineers to meet these challenges." Sagitta, founded in 1997, provides innovative process equipment solutions to the global fiber optics and semiconductor industries. Its product offerings include several automated polishing and inspection systems for high-value fiber optic components, and award winning automated polishing tools for cross section and parallel sample preparation for failure analysis and process monitoring in the semiconductor and Diskhead manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, maintains an engineering and manufacturing center in Israel, a sales and demonstration office in California, and has built a broad net of representatives to support its growing number of customers around the globe. www.sagitta.com or info@sagitta.com

SAGITTA, founded in 1997, provides innovative process equipment solutions to the global fiber optics and semiconductor industries. Its product offerings include several automated polishing and inspection systems for high-value fiber optic components, and award winning automated polishing tools for cross section and parallel sample preparation for failure analysis and process monitoring in the semiconductor and Diskhead manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, maintains an engineering and manufacturing center in Israel, a sales and demonstration office in California, and has built a broad net of representatives to support its growing number of customers around the globe.

Efrat Raz Moyal, VP Analytical Equipment

Tel: 408-988-9081, Email: efrat.raz@sagitta.com
www.sagitta.com