MST.factory dortmund, a renowned center of competence for micro and nanotechnology based in Germany, has purchased the CB8 High Performance Wafer Bonder from SUSS MicroTec, a supplier of innovative process and testing solutions.

The CB8 semi-automated 200 mm wafer bonder is being used by MST.factory dortmund to develop processes for advanced wafer bonding, particularly for Cu-Cu, Au-Au, Al-Al and other state-of-the-art advanced MEMS bonding techniques. Recipes developed on the CB8 can easily be transferred to the CBC200 Wafer Bond Cluster for a smooth transition from the lab or low-volume production to full production. The highly versatile CB8 was chosen for its capability to run all advanced MEMS bond processes including eutectic, fusion and metal diffusion that are needed to support the innovative micro/nanotechnology requirements of the factory’s various business partners.

“With the trend for 200 mm MEMS manufacturers to move to MEMS foundries utilizing advanced metal bond technologies we are very pleased to be accepted as the supplier of choice for bonders to help MEMS manufacturers achieve significant size and cost reduction for their devices,” said Wilfried Bair, general manager of the bonder division, SUSS MicroTec. “We see MST.factory’s selection of the CB8 for process development as a positive sign that these advanced technologies will soon be in production on SUSS equipment.”