Small Spot Film Thickness, UV Microscopy and Raman Microspectroscopy of Large Scale Devices- The 20/30 XL™ from CRAIC Technologies

The 20/30 XL™ is designed to work with large scale samples, such as 300 mm wafers, to measure thin film thickness as well as the Raman spectra of microscopic sampling areas.  The 20/30 XL™ also offers UV microscopy, a full spectroscopy suite as well as either manual or automated operation.  Because of the flexible instrument design, the is no upper limit to the sample size which makes this instrument perfect for everything from quality control of the largest flat panel displays to film thickness of 300 mm wafers. 

 

San Dimas, CA – April 1, 2015 -- CRAIC Technologies has developed a new solution for the semiconductor industry: the 20/30 XL™ Film Thickness Measurement Tool. The 20/30 XL™ is a microspectrophotometer is designed to non-destructively analyze microscopic areas of very large samples.   This system offers the ability to measure the thickness of thin films in both transmission and reflectance.  If also offers the ability to measure the Raman spectra of microscopic samples, along with Ultraviolet and Near Infrared microscopy of semiconductor and other types of samples.  Due to its flexible design, which gives it the ability to analyze the largest samples, applications are numerous and include mapping thin film thickness of large devices, locating and identifying contaminants, measuring strain in silicon and much more.  With the ability to spectrally analyze and image microscopic samples or microscopic areas on large devices, the 20/30 XL™ microspectrophotometer is the cutting-edge micro-analysis tool for anufacturing facilities. 

2030 XL Violet-418x623.jpg“CRAIC Technologies has been an innovator in the field of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis since its founding. We have helped to advance the field of microscale analysis with innovative instrumentation, software, research and teaching. The 20/30 XL™ microspectrophotometer was born out of demand from our industrial customers to be able to microscopic features of very large devices by small spot film thickness measurement, Raman microspectroscopy and spectral imaging from the deep UV to the near IR” states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “As such, we have listened to our customers and created the 20/30 XL™, a system backed by years of experience in designing, building and the using of this type of instrumentation for spectroscopic and image analysis.”

The 20/30 XL™ microspectrophotometer offers an advanced film thickness measurement unit, a Raman spectrometer, a sophisticated UV-visible-NIR range microscope, high-resolution digital imaging and powerful, easy-to-use software.  This flexible instrument is designed to attach to large frames that can accomodate large scale samples.  It is able to acquire data from microscopic features of very large samples by absorbance, reflectance or even luminescence spectroscopy.   By including high-resolution digital imaging, the user is also able to use the instrument as a ultraviolet or infrared microscope.  Additionally, CRAIC Apollo™ Raman spectroscopy modules may be added so the user may also acquire small spot Raman spectra.  Touch screen controls, sophisticated software, calibrated variable apertures and other innovations all point to a new level of sophistication for microanalysis.   With high sensitivity, durable design, ease-of-use, multiple imaging and spectroscopic techniques, automation and the support of CRAIC Technologies, the 20/30 XL™ is more than just a quality control measurement tool…it is the solution to your analytical challenges.

For more information on the 20/30 XL Film ™ Thickness Measurement Tool and the Perfect Vision for Science™, visit http://www.microspectra.com/.

About CRAIC Technologies:CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

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Time Dependent Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples

CRAIC TimePro™ software is used with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers to measure the kinetic UV-visible-NIR, Raman and fluorescence spectra of microscopic sample areas.

 

CRAIC 3D Mapping 550 of LCD ColorMaskSan Dimas, CA (April 29, 2015)– CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to introduce CRAIC TimePro™ kinetic spectroscopy software.  This software package is designed to be used with CRAIC Technology’s microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire ™ software.  CRAIC TimePro™ allows the user to monitor changes in the spectra over time.  The most unique feature is that this software will allow users to measure the time dependent changes in full UV-visible-NIR range reflectance, absorbance and even emission spectra of microscopic samples.  This will provide a unique and valuable tool for everything from chemistry to biological research.

 “CRAIC TimePro™ software adds a powerful and unique feature set to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.  Now our customers are able to monitor the kinetic variations in samples across the full spectral range of the instrument; from the deep ultraviolet through the visible and into the near infrared regions” says Dr. Paul Martin, president of CRAIC Technologies.  “Our engineers worked with our customers to create CRAIC TimePro™.  Now CRAIC microspectrophotometer users will be able to measure how the spectral response of microscopic samples changes over time.  And with this flexible software, kinetic spectroscopy can be done by UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance or even fluorescence microspectroscopy.” 

CRAIC TimePro™ is a plug-in module for CRAIC Technologies Lambdafire™ software…the controlling software for CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.  This user friendly software allows for time dependent spectroscopy by absorbance, reflectance and emission (including fluorescence).  Additionally, the software is able to measure the full range spectrum over time in each of these modes and display the results.

For more information on the CRAIC TimePro™ kinetic spectroscopy software and CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers, visit www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com

+1-310-573-8180

Calibrated Glass and Oil Standards for Glass Refractive Index Measurements

CRAIC Technologies announces the availability of glass and oil standard reference materials set to calibrate glass refractive index measurement instruments.

San Dimas, CA (May 28, 2015)– CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the introduction of its Glass Refractive Standards set.  This set is used to calibrate instruments, such as CRAIC Technologies rIQ™ , that are designed to measure the refractive index of microscopic fragments of glass and glass-like materials.  The Refractive Index Glass Standards set consists of both calibrated glass samples and immersion liquids calibrated for refractive index versus temperature.  The glass materials consist of optical glass in sizes suitable for crushing and use with rIQ™ and other automated glass refractive index measurement systems.  The oils are calibrated and also designed for use with automated glass refractive index measurement systems.  These standard reference materials are designed to be in compliance with the standard test methodology defined by ASTM 1967.

“The current supplies of glass reference materials are nearly exhausted. CRAIC Technologies, with the introduction of the rIQ™ automated refractive index measurement system for glass, needed to develop a new source of reference materials for our customers” says Dr. Paul Martin, president of CRAIC Technologies.  “Our engineers have created this set of standard reference materials.  This set is designed to aid in the calibration of instruments like rIQ™ and as such have been well characterized in terms of their refractive index and in accordance to the test methodology ASTM 1967.”

The default set of standards consists of a number of glass materials and high purity silicone oils.  The glass standard reference materials cover a refractive index range of 1.4800 all the way to 1.5400.  This range is also covered by the oils.  Additionally, the oils have a thermal coefficient and a delta of that coefficient that meets the ASTM criteria for these types of tests.  As part of the test methodology defined by ASTM 1967, the oil and glass standards are used to calibrate the glass refractive index measurement system prior to casework analysis.  As such, this set represents a new, well characterized source for glass refractive index instrument calibration.

For more information on the Refractive Index Glass Standards set and the rIQ™ glass refractive index measurement system, visit http://www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com

+1-310-573-8180

Microspot Thin Film Thickness Measurements by Transmission and Reflectance Microspectroscopy

CRAIC FilmPro™ software is used with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers to measure the thickness of thin films of microspot areas in both reflectance and transmission.

San Dimas, CA (July 1, 2015)– CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to introduce CRAIC FilmPro™ film thickness measurement software.  This software package is designed to plug-in to CRAIC Technology’s microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire™ software.  CRAIC FilmPro™ allows the user to measure the thickness of thin films rapidly and non-destructively.  Able to analyze films of many materials on both transparent and opaque substrates, CRAIC FilmPro™ enables the user to determine thin film thickness on everything from semiconductors, MEMS devices, disk drives to flat panel displays.  This powerful and flexible software can be used in many different fields and in everything from research to industrial settings.

"Many of our customers want to measure the thickness of thin films of smaller and smaller sampling areas for rapid quality control of their products.  CRAIC FilmPro™ is a plug-in module that can be added to a CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometer to enable this capability.  This software was built in response to customer requests for a powerful, flexible film thickness tool that can measure sub-micron areas on both transparent and opaque substrates.  CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers equipped with CRAIC FilmPro™ meets those needs" says Dr. Paul Martin, President. 

The complete CRAIC Technologies microspot film thickness solution combines an advanced microspectrophotometer with the sophisticated CRAIC FilmPro™ software.  This software is a plug-in module to CRAIC Technologies Lambdafire instrument control software.  It enables the user to measure film thickness by either transmission or reflectance of many types of materials and substrates.  Due to the flexibility of the CRAIC Technologies design, sampling areas can range from over 100 microns across to less than a micron.  Designed for both research and the production environment, it incorporates a number of easily modified processing recipes, the ability to create new film recipes and sophisticated tools for analyzing data.  With the addition of spectral mapping from CRAIC Technologies, film thickness maps of entire devices can be created.

For more information on the CRAIC FilmPro™ microspot film thickness measurement software and CRAIC Technologies microspot film thickness tools, visit www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com

+1-310-573-8180

CRAIC Technologies Kicks Off Holiday Season With Discounted Refresher Training Packages

In response to a recent uptick in customer inquiries concerning additional training and user certifications, CRAIC Technologies is excited to bring on the holiday spirit early this year by offering for a limited time only MSP refresher training packages.

San Dimas, CA (October 25, 2015)-- CRAIC Technologies understands that changes occur in our customer's lives and companies! Whether it is due to the retirement of original instrument user, newly hired employees in need of training, or simply needing to brush the dust off of your microspectroscopy skills, our refresher training package is your solution.

Each day of purchased training will include two sessions: a morning and an afternoon session. Training topics include hardware and instrument recap, proper start-up and shut-down procedures, Köhler illumination, passing calibration, lamp alignment, how to acquire data and software features, per your specific system and needs. Individual training sessions for new users will result in User Training Certifications; however the sessions can also be used for smaller groups as needed.

"CRAIC Technologies is proud to continue its commitment to excellence by providing easy and increased access to professional grade training for all its microspectrophotometer users, whether based in the laboratory or the factory " states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. "With our superior support network, the dedicated people at CRAIC strive to ensure our customers are able to operate their instrumentation and to understand the results generated from the data as quickly and accurately as possible."

Our customers will also be happy to know that the refresher training package specials are flat rate packages - all engineer time and travel expenses are included no matter where you are located in the United States or Canada! The two discounted refresher training package specials currently being offered are $3,495 for a single day of training, and $5,000 for two days of training. Both options offer discounted CRAIC Technologies services to our customers for a limited time only and just in time for the holidays. Cheers!

For more information about the CRAIC Technologies, visit http://www.microspectra.com/.


About CRAIC Technologies:CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions. CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.