Ivyland, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Power and Energy Inc. (P+E), a manufacturer of micro-channel hydrogen gas purifiers, has provided a 9000MS Series hydrogen purifier to SemiSouth Laboratories. The purifier will be used to support a major capacity expansion at SemiSouth’s silicon carbide (SiC) fabrication facility.
Chris Myrick, SemiSouth Senior Equipment Specialist, said, “We are very impressed by P+E’s hydrogen purifier with the ease of operation and excellent purity. The compact purifier is a great fit for our MOCVD process.”
The compact 9000MS Series purifier will purify liquid-source hydrogen for existing and additional MOCVD tools. The palladium hydrogen purifier has already produced improved process results after replacing a regenerable catalytic purifier. Chris Myrick added, “Nitrogen and hydrocarbon contamination negatively affect our SiC epi process and we are pleased to see the improved results that the P+E palladium purifier provides.”
The P+E 9000MS purifier uses patented micro-channel palladium membrane technology to remove all impurities to parts-per-trillion levels. The 9000MS provides a durable, production-worthy hydrogen purifier that supports any flow rate and any inlet gas source quality. The compact design can be wall-mounted to provide ultra-high purity (UHP) hydrogen for MOCVD epitaxial processes.
According to Stuart Bestrom, “SemiSouth is part of our growing customer base doing SiC manufacturing. P+E has been supporting customers in SiC processing for over 12 years, including many leading suppliers of SiC materials and epiwafers. Many of these customers have purchased multiple systems as they have migrated and expanded their capacities from lab to production.
P+E hydrogen gas purifiers are critical to the rapidly expanding high-efficiency power devices industry, whether SiC or GaN. Our wide ranging product lines, all based on P+E's advanced micro-channel Pd membrane technology, allow our customers to continue to use the same technology in high volume production, regardless of source gas quality.”
SemiSouth is a leading manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices. SemiSouth specializes in SiC electrical components for high-power, high-efficiency, and/or harsh-environment power management and conversion applications. Typical applications range from power conversion, such as in solar inverters, computing and network power supplies, battery chargers, electric vehicle drivetrain inverters, to variable-speed drives for industrial motors and hybrid electric vehicles, to high-power, harsh-environment military and aerospace applications.
Power and Energy Inc. is fueling the hydrogen economy with patented hydrogen purification and membrane separation technologies. Power+Energy's Micro-Channel palladium-alloy hydrogen purifiers are used for point-of-use and bulk gas purification. P+E gas purifiers purify compressed or liquid hydrogen to nine-9’s purity for semiconductor fabrication processes, including MOCVD for LEDs, PV solar cells, power devices and LCD’s.
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