Linton Crystal Technologies (LCT) has introduced the KX320MCZR, a Czochralski (CZ) process crystal grower for a furnace capable of producing 300mm crystals.

Gasworld understands argon is used in their basic systems while the new system uses helium in the magnet.

LCT, which has headquarters in New York, was the first company to introduce a 300mm furnace in 1997 but the KX320MCZR is optimised for producing 300mm crystals with a 1300mm furnace size. Its 3500mm-high receiving chamber can accommodate 32-inch crucibles and it has a superconducting magnet.

LCT staff also work with clients at the time of sale to customise each furnace as necessary to meet their requirements.

“We incorporated all the technology at our disposal, and decades of practical experience, to make this new generation of 300mm furnace state-of-the-art,” said John R. Syring, senior sales and process engineer with LCT.

“It’s a direct result of conversations with clients who are looking to be more productive and more profitable by producing more silicon chips at a lower cost. We are confident this furnace will help them meet their goals.”

LCT designs, develops and manufactures equipment for producing monocrystalline ingots for the semiconductor and solar industries. The company specialises in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide.