The nSpec TURBO, recently introduced by Nanotronics, is reported to be the company’s fastest inspection tool to date. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nanotronics’ latest tool is tailored for high-volume industrial inspection.

 December 7, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO—A high-volume inspection tool developed by Nanotronics offers manufacturers single or multiple load ports that can produce high-resolution images in a matter of minutes, the company said in a release.

The nSpec® TURBO system, recently unveiled at the North American semiconductor tradeshow SEMICON West, runs multiple scans sequentially. User-friendly software is said to make the configuring of recipes effortless and easy to synchronize across multiple systems or locations.

Nanotronics, a developer of optical inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, called the nSpec® TURBO its fastest inspection tool to date and “the most proficient tool for high-volume industrial inspection.”

“With the high-throughput, a more compact size, and advanced AI, nSpec® TURBO will play a critical role in the effort to scale fabs quickly and less expensively,” said Matthew Putman, Ph.D., CEO, and co-founder of Nanotronics, in a statement. “As we continue to face a supply chain crisis and raw materials shortage, this comes at an ideal time for high-volume manufacturers desperate to increase yields.”

According to Nanotronics, the nSpec TURBO enables high-throughput inspection of wafers ranging from 50mm to 300mm. For large panels, it is said to detect, quantify, and classify defects and features of interest up to 10 times faster than previous systems.

“The release of this tool shows the progress of our ongoing work, and we are excited to meet the demand of both future and existing customers,” said Jonathan Lee, Ph.D., vice president of research and development at Nanotronics, in a statement. “The nSpec® TURBO system allows the user to acquire images of a 300mm sample at 1 micron resolution in about 45 seconds, or at 0.5 micron resolution in about 130 seconds, with further improvements in the coming months.”

The nSpec TURBO will be available to manufacturers worldwide for pre-order in the first quarter of 2022, the company said in the release.

Nanotronics works with customers to help solve for the unique inspection and process control challenges of precision manufacturing. The company uses hardware and software to provide industrial-scale, high-throughput, super-imaging systems. Through its work, Nanotronics aims to drive up yield, reduce footprint and wase, lower costs, and speed up design iteration—all while eliminating laborious manual inspections.

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