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Tiger's Tale Quarterly Newsletter 2018 Winter

Tiger Optics Aids Purifier Makers

Gas purifiers are devices that remove or convert undesired molecules or contaminants from gaseous samples. They are widely used for various industrial and research applications, including gas delivery systems, point-of-use purification, and bulk gas purification.

To address their development and qualification needs, Tiger Optics has developed various applications for gas purifier makers, as well as specialty gas companies and end-users within the Semi/LED market.

Highlights of our capabilities and offerings include:

  • Multi-species, versatile technology
  • Absolute accuracy and excellent sensitivity
  • Global customer base and service support
  • Low Cost-of-Ownership and ease of operation
  • Customized product development

Contact us for more information about how we boost purifier makers’ profit!


Meet the Next-Generation Cleanroom Monitors: T-I Max Series

Building on the success of our proven ambient Tiger-i air monitors, we proudly introduce the next-generation T-I Max series. Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) directly affects product yields and the performance of semiconductor fabrication tools. T-I Max monitors, designed to detect trace amounts of ammonia (NH3), hydrogen chloride (HCl), and hydrogen fluoride (HF) in cleanrooms, offer significant improvements in detection limits and speed of response.

Our well-regarded Tiger-i platform of instruments take scant minutes to respond to intrusions, yet the T-I Max NH3 delivers even faster measurement performance and detects down to parts-per-trillion (ppt) level of the contaminant.

Contact us or visit our website for more info on the new T-I Max series!


With T-I Max, Your Selective Catalytic Reduction Can Curb Ammonia Slip

Ammonia, an odor nuisance at a local level, is a critical atmospheric pollutant in its own right and also a major contributor to the formation of airborne particulate matter. The transport of secondary pollution, as well as ammonia itself, has a negative impact on air quality many miles from its source. It can also corrode plant infrastructure and foul equipment downstream, adding to maintenance costs and downtime at power plants, refineries, kilns, and other industrial combustion sources.  Since NH3 is often the reducing agent added to exhaust gas to be adsorbed onto a catalyst, it is crucial to measure and adjust the input efficiently.

Tiger Optics’ Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is ideally suited to the requirements of numerous environmental measurement applications, including process control for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for these reasons:

  • Drift-free, with accuracy traceable to the world’s major national reference labs
  • Freedom from interference
  • No periodic sensor replacement/maintenance
  • Speed of response within seconds
  • Wide dynamic range

The low maintenance and calibration-free nature of Tiger’s CRDS technology also affords extremely low Cost-of-Ownership and allows users to operate with confidence and ease in the field.

Contact us or visit our website for more information on the new T-I Max series!


Tiger Service Package Offering

Tiger analyzers are Plug & Play. That said, in cases where field support is desired, we are always happy to arrange for on-site installation and commissioning upon request. Please contact us by clicking here to schedule your start-up.

Installation Support

  • Unpacking & full system inspection
  • Installation
  • Utilities/facilities & environmental review, including sampling system
  • Training on network & data storage

Analyzer Commissioning

  • Commissioning & Operational Verification
  • Functional testing

Performance Verification

  • 24-hour Performance Verification of analyzer precision, LDL and accuracy
  • Tiger Optics will analyze data and confirm performance is in accord with factory specifications

Click here to learn more about Tiger's Service Package offerings, or contact us for a recommendation on how to achieve the highest level of success with your new product.


Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Start 2018 off great!

Tiger’s low cost Annual Remote Certification will verify your unit is as accurate and reliable as the day it was shipped. We will provide a written certificate attesting to the accuracy of your unit.

The process is simple to initiate. Just reply to this email with a subject line stating Remote Certification, along with your contact information, company name, analyzer type and serial number. We will be in touch within 24 hours to help you become certified.

Plan ahead for your Tiger analyzer’s annual certification by scheduling your performance verification with our Service Team today! WE want to help YOU make 2018 your best year yet!

February 2018
Tiger's Tale Quarterly Newsletter 2017 Fall

New T-I Max Series for Ambient Molecular Contaminants

New GO-cart Wheels Your T-I Max to the Tool!

Measuring H2O and HF Impurities in NF3 Gas

Measuring Ammonia and Moisture in Nitrous Oxide


September 2017
Tiger Optics Unveils Three New Products

The company will display its HALO QRP (quite reduced pressure) moisture analyser, developed for semiconductor manufacturers using low-temperature epitaxy (LT-Epi). With the shift to lower deposition temperatures and pressures, moisture has become the main culprit in oxide defects. The HALO QRP can monitor each process step and report real-time moisture concentration to the tool control system. The device easily operates at 1 Torr or less, in comparison to the company’ HALO RP, which is limited to 50 Torr.

Tiger Optics is equally focussed on its customers’ growing concerns with ambient molecules that lead to contamination of wafers. The company has therefore developed the new T-I Max platform for continuous AMC monitoring, designed to rapidly measure a specific analyte, with no cross-contamination or interference from other chemicals in the air.

The final product to be unveiled will be the new state-of-the-art AMC mobile cart to package its analysers for cleanroom environments. The cart can accommodate up to four T-I Max analysers and is also fitted with a top-mounted central control touchscreen.

Tiger Optics CEO Lisa Bergson, said, “Building on our decades of work with bulk and speciality gas in the sub-fab, we are also in the cleanroom, serving the industry’s tools and their micro-environments

July 2017

Press Releases

Tiger Optics to Showcase Three New Products at SEMICON West

San Francisco, CA (July 11, 2017)— With three new products, Tiger Optics LLC demonstrates its abiding commitment to help Semiconductor manufacturers perfect the exacting techniques of advanced device fabrication. The company will display its HALO QRP moisture analyzer at the SEMICON West show (July 11-13) and introduce two new products to monitor for airborne molecular contaminants (AMC).

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.



Jerry Riddle

President Tiger Optics, LLC or (215) 343-6600, extension 147

September 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


Dr. Luna Yang


Applications Scientist or (215) 343-6600, extension 127

March 2016

Upcoming Events

SEMICON West 2018

Micro-contamination in gas, tools, or air? Tiger tracks! Visit us at Booth 316 to see our analyzers which provide absolute accuracy, fast real-time response, high sensitivity, freedom from external calibration, exceptional ease of use and superior cost-of-ownership.

10 July 2018 – 12 July 2018
San Francisco, CA