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Product-supporting Lithographic Services
Product-supporting Lithographic Services
Tech-Blog
27.2.2018

We offer lithographic services and application engineering to support our customers finding tailored process solutions.

Based on our extensive hands-on process experience and our technical processing capabilities, we offer basic lithographic micro and nanopatterning services that involves our entire product portfolio. Furthermore, we provide collaboration opportunities for our customers and partners to conduct feasibility studies and prototyping of demonstrators.

Lithographic processes

  • Coating of thin to ultra-thick layers on different substrates
  • Patterning by UV-photolithography
  • Pattern replication by thermal and UV-NIL
  • Inkjet printing

Plasma processes

  • Material stripping
  • Surface cleaning and activation

Application Engineering

Examples

1.) Fabrication of resist masters for microfluidics device manufacture (SU-8 on Si wafer)

micro resist technology developed a unique photolithography process in order to fabricate complex SU-8 photoresist masters on Si wafers that are used for microfluidic device manufacture by replication into PDMS. The high-resolution and multilevel pattern may consist from micrometer scale main channels down to sub-µm growth channels. Please take notice of the METAFLUIDICS website: https://metafluidics.org/devices/dual-input-mother-machine/.

Products involved: SU-8

2.) Fabrication of a multilayer microstructure array

Based on a customer design, a multilayer microstructured array, with insulated gold conductor tracks and electrochemically enhanced contact pads has been fabricated at micro resist technology.

Products involved: ma-N 415, ma-N 490, ma-P 1275, SU-8

3.) NIL based replication of diffractive optical elements (DOEs) for counterfeiting application

Based A UV-NIL & LiGA based multi-step replication process has been developed in cooperation with Mimotec SA in order to transfer DOEs from a 4”-Silicon master wafer into single final Nickel elements.

Products involved: OrmoStamp®, OrmoComp®, UV-PDMS and mr-NIL 6000E

4.) UV-replication of Fresnel zone plates

A UV-replication process has been applied at micro resist technology to replicated Fresnel zone plates from the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute into a first replication generation working stamp (one zone plate as an example on the left image) and a second generation of finale zone plate array which functionality is shown on the right image.

Products involved: OrmoStamp®, OrmoComp®

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Resist Alliance

micro resist technology is a single entry point for specialty chemicals used in micro and nano manufacturing in Europe. The portfolio of in-house products is complemented by the strategic sales of associated products that are manufactured by our international partners. Here we act as a high-service distributor and offer European medium-sized companies a wide range of complementary products from a single source, which can be used for both established and innovative production and manufacturing processes.

DuPont Electronic Solutions (formerly DOW Electronic Materials / Rohm and Haas Europe Trading ApS)

We offer products for semiconductor technologies, advanced packaging and dry film resists from our partner DuPont, with whom we have been working for more than 20 years.

Kayaku Advanced Materials, Inc. (formerly MicroChem Corp.)

We offer photoresists and specialty chemicals for MEMS and microelectronic applications from our partner Kayaku Advanced Materials, with whom we have been working for more than 20 years.

DJ MicroLaminates, Inc.

We offer dry film resists for MEMS, microfluidics and packaging applications from our partner DJ MicroLaminates, with whom we have been cooperating for over two years.

Contact Person

Franziska Kopp

DuPont Electronics & Imaging Products

E-Mail: f.kopp@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Dr. Anja Voigt

Kayaku Advanced Materials, DJ Mikrolaminates

E-Mail: a.voigt@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Anja Hinz

Kayaku Advanced Materials, DJ Mikrolaminates

E-Mail: a.hinz@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Dry Films

Dry films are ready-to-use polymer films as laminate foil with a high accuracy of the film thickness and excellent adhesion behaviour on various substrates. They are very simple in handling, photo-structurable and both as cut sheets and as roll material available.

  • Available in different film thicknesses
  • UV-crosslinking as negative photoresist
  • Feasibility of high aspect ratios
  • Vertical sidewalls
  • Multi lamination possible – up to 6 layer  complex multi-layer designs
  • High chemical resilience

 

  • Application as permanent material for optical application (e.g. lenses, wave guides …), in micro fluidics

Contact Person

Carsten Schröder

E-Mail: c.schroeder@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Functional materials for inkjet-printing

Special designed functional materials from the product groups Hybrid Polymers, Photoresists, and Nanoimprint Polymers for the deposition and alternative patterning using inkjet printing process

  • Available in different viscosities (adjustable)
  • Suitable in commercial inkjet printing devices
  • Focused on high reliability of droplet generation
  • UV-curable formulations

 

  • Usable as a permanent material for optical application (e.g. lenses, wave guides, optical couplers, diffractive elements, …)
  • Packaging material in the micro electronic
  • Deposition / patterning on substrates with surface topography
  • Imprint material for nano-structuring with high dose accuracy

Contact Person

Dr. Anja Voigt

E-Mail: a.voigt@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Dr. Jan Klein

E-Mail: j.klein@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Nanoimprint Resists

Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) is a straight forward, low cost, and high throughput capable technology for the fabrication of nanometer scaled patterns. Main application fields are photonics, next generation electronics, as well as bio- and sensor applications.

micro resist technology GmbH has provided tailor-made resist formulations for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) since 1999. The unique key features of our products are outstanding film forming and imprinting performance beside excellent pattern fidelity and plasma etch stability. Besides our highly innovative material developments in close contact to industrial needs, our strength is the ability to adjust our materials in film thickness as well as addressing certain needs of the specific use cases within the formulation. Our nanoimprint resists are mostly applied as an etch mask for pattern transfer into various substrates, like Si, SiO2, Al or sapphire.

Our portfolio covers materials for the classical thermal NIL (T-NIL), in which a thermoplastic polymer is used, as well as UV-NIL, in which a liquid formulation is photo crosslinked upon photo exposure. With our technological expertise and know-how we are able to find the right material for your process and applications. Please contact us for your technical support!

Contact Person

Dr. Manuel Thesen

E-Mail: m.thesen@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Anja Hinz

E-Mail: a.hinz@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Hybrid Polymers

micro resist technology offers a broad portfolio of UV-curable hybrid polymer products for micro-optical applications. Their excellent optical transparency and high thermal stability makes them perfectly suitable for the production of polymer-based optical components and waveguides. The main fields of application are micro lenses, diffractive optical elements (DOE), gratings, and single-mode or multi-mode waveguides.

OrmoComp®: DE 30 210 075 433; IR 1 091 982 ; TW 100030626; OrmoClear®: DE 30 210 075 434; IR 1 091 359 ; TW 100030628; OrmoStamp®: DE 30 210 075 435; IR 1 092 621 ; TW 100030629; OrmoPrime®: DE 30 210 075 436

Contact Person

Dr. Jan Klein

E-Mail: j.klein@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Anja Hinz

E-Mail: a.hinz@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Positive Photoresists

Positive Photoresists for UV lithography (mask aligner, laser, greyscale exposure) and e-beam lithography

  • Variety of viscosities for 0.1 µm – 60 µm film thickness in one spin-coating step
  • Effective for broadband, g-line, h-line or i-line exposure, laser direct writing at 350…450 nm and e-beam lithography
  • No post exposure bake
  • Easy removal
     
  • For pattern transfer: Etch mask, mould for electroplating, mould for UV moulding
  • Use in microsystems technology, microelectronics, micro-optics – manufacture of e.g. MEMS, LEDs, ICs, MOEMS, fiber optics telecommunications devices, flat panel displays

Contact Person

Dr. Christine Schuster

E-Mail: c.schuster@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Anja Hinz

E-Mail: a.hinz@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Negative Photoresists

Photoresists for UV (mask aligner, laser)/ DUV and e-beam lithography

  • Effective for broadband and i-line, Deep UV, e-beam exposure, or laser direct writing @ 405 nm
  • Lift-off resists with tunable pattern profile, high temperature stability up to 160 °C
  • Variety of viscosities for different film thicknesses in one spin-coating step
     
  • For pattern transfer: Physical vapour deposition (PVD) and single  layer lift-off, etch mask, mould for electroplating
  • For permanent applications: Polymeric waveguides
  • Use in microsystems technology, microelectronics, micro-optics  – manufacture of e.g. LEDs, ICs, MEMS, flat panel displays, fiber optics telecommunications devices

Contact Person

Dr. Anja Voigt

E-Mail: a.voigt@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100

Anja Hinz

E-Mail: a.hinz@microresist.de

Phone: +49 30 64 16 70 100