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Dopants and Specialty Gases are widely used in deposition processes in the semiconductor and solar industries. To save on transport fees, leading fabs in Asia are moving towards blending Germane at their locations, requiring on-site analysis. Our CRDS analyzers, with cost-saving low flow rates and fast speed of response, are ideal for moisture analysis in Arsine (AsH3), Phosphine (PH3), Ammonia (NH3) as pure gases, and mixture gases containing Germane (GeH4) and Phosphine (PH3) with Hydrogen (H2). 

April 2017
Analyser Helps Safeguard NASA's Juno Mission Against Dangerous Contaminants

Along with NASA scientists, Tiger Optics LLC (USA) had reason to cheer when the Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit in July, capping its five-year journey from Cape Canaveral. Prior to Juno’s launch on August 5, 2011, a Tiger Optics trace-gas analyser helped NASA keep the scientific payload in prime condition.

As demonstrated in the Juno mission, Tiger Optics’ HALO trace-gas analyser plays a critical role in detecting contaminants that could compromise the performance of scientific instruments in space. Such scientific instruments are designed to operate in the vacuum of space, in the absence of chemicals present in the earth’s atmosphere: water, oxygen, and particulate matter. Prior to launch, the space-bound instruments must be protected from earthly contaminants by storing the payload under a flow of high-purity inert gas. Nitrogen is usually the inert gas chosen for the task. Typically, the moisture level in NASA’s high-purity nitrogen must be kept under 1 ppm. Tiger Optics’ HALO H2O analyser comfortably handled that requirement for the Juno mission, because the device measures moisture in a range from 2 ppb to 20 ppm.

After Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, NASA scientists powered up the science instruments aboard the spacecraft for its first close “flyby” of the planet on August 27. On September 2, NASA reported that all eight of Juno’s science instruments were successfully energised and collecting data. Indeed, on the first of 36 scheduled orbital flybys, six megabytes of data were collected during the six-hour transit of the spacecraft from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole. While analysis of the data is ongoing, NASA quickly published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole.

“Tiger Optics is honoured that its technology is trusted to support our nation’s journey into the frontiers of space,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ chief executive. - See more at: here.

October 2016
TIGER OPTICS OPTIMIZES AMC MONITORING WITH A MOBILE CART

Tiger Optics LLC, responding to the semiconductor industry’s escalating need to continuously monitor airborne molecular contaminants (AMC) in cleanroom environments, said it is introducing a robust but compact mobile cart to accommodate multiple Tiger-i analyzers that excel in speciating trace amounts of the most vexing contaminants.

 

July 2016

Press Releases

Tiger Optics Salutes NASA’s Successful Juno Mission

Warrington, PA (September 21, 2016) – Along with NASA scientists, Tiger Optics LLC had reason to cheer when the Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit in July, capping its five-year journey from Cape Canaveral. Prior to Juno’s launch on August 5, 2011, a Tiger Optics trace-gas analyzer helped NASA keep the scientific payload in prime condition.

As demonstrated in the Juno mission, Tiger Optics’ HALO trace-gas analyzer plays a critical role in detecting contaminants that could compromise the performance of scientific instruments in space. Such scientific instruments are designed to operate in the vacuum of space, in the absence of chemicals present in the earth’s atmosphere: water, oxygen, and particulate matter. Prior to launch, the spacebound instruments must be protected from earthly contaminants by storing the payload under a flow of high-purity inert gas. Nitrogen is usually the inert gas chosen for the task. Typically, the moisture level in NASA’s high-purity nitrogen must be kept under 1 ppm. Tiger Optics’ HALO H2O analyzer comfortably handled that requirement for the Juno mission, because the device measures moisture in a range from 2 ppb to 20 ppm.

After Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, NASA scientists powered up the science instruments aboard the spacecraft for its first close “flyby” of the planet on August 27. On September 2, NASA reported that all eight of Juno’s science instruments were successfully energized and collecting data. Indeed, on the first of 36 scheduled orbital flybys, six megabytes of data were collected during the sixhour transit of the spacecraft from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole. While analysis of the data is ongoing, NASA quickly published the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole.

“Tiger Optics is honored that its technology is trusted to support our nation’s journey into the frontiers of space,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ chief executive.

About Tiger Optics

Founded in 2001, Tiger Optics offers a wide and proven array of gas analyzers, as well as atmospheric and environmental monitors. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired stacks, our analyzers work to improve yields, reduce costs and ease the burdens of regulatory compliance.

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CONTACT:

Jerry Riddle

President Tiger Optics, LLC

jriddle@tigeroptics.com or (215) 343-6600, extension 147

September 2016
Tiger Optics Optimizes AMC Monitoring With a Mobile Cart

San Francisco, CA (July 11, 2016)— Tiger Optics LLC, responding to the semiconductor industry’s escalating need to continuously monitor airborne molecular contaminants (AMC) in cleanroom environments, said it is introducing a robust but compact mobile cart to accommodate multiple Tiger-i analyzers that excel in speciating trace amounts of the most vexing contaminants. The AMC cart will be featured at the Tiger Optics booth this week at the SEMICON West show in San Francisco (July 12-14).

Known for its innovative laser-based analyzers, Tiger Optics uses Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW CRDS) in seven product lines to measure trace contaminants in markets ranging from atmospheric to the process gas streams vital to industrial gas and chemicals manufacturers.

A longtime supplier of analyzers to semiconductor fabrication plants, the company developed its Tiger-i platform for continuous AMC monitoring, with sub-ppb detection capability. Each Tiger-i analyzer is designed to rapidly measure a specific analyte, with no cross contamination or interference from other chemicals in the air. Notably, Tiger-i analyzers excel in detecting the three most damaging molecular contaminants in cleanrooms: hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF) and ammonia (NH3).

As the size of integrated circuit chips continues to shrink, semiconductor manufacturers have mounting reason to fret about ambient molecules that lead to molecular contamination of wafers, thereby reducing yield. Manufacturers increasingly require advanced metrology capabilities in their micro-environments, where space is at a premium. Tiger Optics, known for the compact size of its instruments, decided to design a mobile cart to accommodate up to four Tiger-i devices.

“To help our customers, it made sense to visualize the workspace. So, we’ve designed a strong, but skinny cart,” said Tiger chief executive Lisa Bergson.

Made of stainless steel, the AMC cart measures just 36 inches in height and 23 inches in width. Side panels are removable; the front and rear doors are hinged. The cart is transported via shock-absorbing casters.

About Tiger Optics

Tiger Optics LLC makes laser-based gas analyzers that help advance science and industry with the world’s most powerful molecular analyzers. More than 2,000 robust Tiger units work for semiconductor fabrication plants, gas manufacturers, chemical companies and environmental monitoring, as well as 20 national metrology institutes. Please visit www.tigeroptics.com.

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CONTACT:

Drew Thomson

Business Manager: Semiconductor & LED

Tiger Optics, LLC

dthomson@tigeroptics.com or 215-343-6600, extension 110

July 2016
Tiger Optics Offers World’s Most Sensitive Detection of Moisture in Ammonia

Warrington, PA (March 4, 2016) – Tiger Optics, LLC, headquartered in Warrington, PA, announced today that it has developed a new analyzer that refines the detection of moisture in ammonia to levels down to 2 parts-per-billion (ppb), achieving five times the sensitivity of incumbent technology. The ALOHA+ H2O analyzer will be on exhibit at the Tiger Optics booth (#1050) during the Pittcon Conference at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, from March 6th to the 10th. Notably, Dr. Florian Adler, Senior Scientist, will present Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy Analyzer for Trace Moisture Detection in Ultra-Pure Ammonia in the Specialty Gas Analysis session at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 8th.

Just five years ago, Tiger introduced its original ALOHA H2O analyzer for the fast-growing High Brightness Light Emitting Diode (HB LED) market. With that, Tiger met the industry’s need to detect moisture in ammonia at levels to 10 ppb, as higher concentrations impair the electroluminescent intensity of HB LEDs and diminish process yields. This directly affects profit margins as brightness determines whether an LED finds use in a flat screen TV or is relegated to the nose of a child’s toy.

With the new ALOHA+ H2O analyzer, Tiger Optics continues to address the evermore exacting needs of HB LED makers, tool manufacturers, purifier makers and the gas companies that supply ammonia, the favored source of nitrogen for the production of Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor wafers, a core component of HB LEDs.

The compact ALOHA+ H2O analyzer fits two to a 19’’ rack and features Tiger’s proven, powerful laserbased technology. Often used in remote locations, where skilled technicians and support services are hard to come by, Tiger’s products require little maintenance and are easy to install and to operate. As users attest, the analyzers offer a rare combination of sensitivity and robustness.

Founded in 2001, the Pennsylvania-based company has earned its stellar reputation for detecting trace levels of moisture in bulk and specialty gases. For ultra-high purity ammonia analysis, hundreds of Tiger units have been installed around the world. “When we entered the moisture in ammonia analysis market back in 2004, we did so with an analyzer that had the lowest detection limit available. Since then, the ‘Lowest Detection Limit’ (LDL) is a title that we have maintained,” said Lisa Bergson, Tiger Optics’ founder and chief executive. “We’ve developed close relationships with the leading gas manufacturers, purifier makers and end-users of ammonia. When they told us that they needed an analyzer that had limits lower than even our best analyzer, we developed the ALOHA+ H2O analyzer and reduced the LDL to an astonishingly low level of 2 ppb.”

About Tiger Optics

Founded in 2001, Tiger Optics offers over 60 instruments for high-precision gas analysis, as well as atmospheric and environmental monitoring. Based upon powerful, proven Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), Tiger products combine outstanding detection capabilities, speed of response, dynamic range, and accuracy, along with continuous auto-calibration, ease-of-use, and freedom from moving parts and consumables. From the cleanest of semiconductor fabs to the harshest coal-fired stacks, Tiger's gas analyzers and air monitors improve your yields, reduce costs, and ease the burdens of regulatory compliance. We are also the first ISO 9001:2000 accredited CRDS company, known for our quality, consistency and manufacturing excellence, as well as excellent global support. Please visit us at www.tigeroptics.com.

CONTACT:

Dr. Luna Yang

 

Applications Scientist

lyang@tigeroptics.com or (215) 343-6600, extension 127

March 2016

Upcoming Events

Semicon South East Asia 2017

MEECO and Tiger Optics will join our Singapore representative, APP System, at Semicon SEA 2017. Booth information will be updated later.

Gas Analysis 2017

Visit our booth at stand number 8 to see our latest products and don't miss our presentation "Cavity ring-down spectroscopy analyzers for purity analysis of fuel-cell-grade hydrogen" on Wednesday at 4:25 pm.

Semicon West 2017

Visit us at booth #7826 and see our latest products, including the newest generation of T-i max AMC monitors and the new HALO QRP epi tool moisture monitor.