Swagelok Company is among a group of 10 leading global companies announcing the formation of the Facilities 450 Consortium (F450C) to address the complex facility and infrastructure challenges of 450mm semiconductor wafer fabrication.
The Facilities 450mm Consortium (F450C) is a first-of-its-kind partnership at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) that is leading the global effort to design and build next-generation 450mm computer chip fabrication facilities. The collaboration includes 10 of the world’s leading nanoelectronics facility companies, including Air Liquide, CH2M HILL, CS Clean Systems, Ceres Technologies, Edwards, Haws Corporation, Mega Fluid Systems, M+W Group, Ovivo, and Swagelok. Members of F450C are working closely with the Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), as announced by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, to identify viable solutions required for 450mm high-volume facility construction, with initial focus areas to include reducing tool installation cost and duration, and improving facility sustainability.
"The shift to 450mm will be extremely complex and will affect every aspect of the industry and all levels of the supply chain," said Arthur F. Anton, president and chief executive officer of Swagelok Company. "We have a responsibility to customers to do everything we can to ease this transition and, at the same time, take full advantage of this opportunity to introduce sustainable practices and quality standards that will yield long-term benefits to the industry."