22 May 2017

LatticeGear Partners with NanoTechnology Solutions to offer cleaving and scribing solutions in Australia and New Zealand

LatticeGear Partners with NanoTechnology Solutions to offer cleaving and scribing solutions in Australia and New Zealand

Beaverton, Oregon; May 22, 2017: LatticeGear, LLC. and NanoTechnology Solutions have announced a distribution agreement that brings LatticeGear’s innovative cleaving and scribing solutions to sample preparation workflows in electronics and materials research labs in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

“NanoTechnology Solutions’ expertise in microscopy and sample preparation makes them the ideal partner to support our customers in ANZ,” said Efrat Moyal, Co-Founder of LatticeGear. “We are confident that engineers and scientists who want to add LatticeGear high accuracy scribing and cleaving techniques to their lab will get the same expert advice as if they had come to us directly.”

LatticeGear specializes in cleaving and scribing solutions and the resources that enable their users to quickly achieve clean, straight cross sections and precision sample downsizing for materials characterization, research and development as well as failure analysis. The innovative LatticeAx® Scribeless Cleaving System and FlipScribe® back side scribing tool are easy to use, delivering the flexible, repeatable and high accuracy processes to meet stringent sample preparation requirements, even in the cleanroom.

NanoTechnology Solutions specializes in supply and service of microscopy and sample preparation instruments across Australia and New Zealand. They have extensive experience in high resolution imaging techniques such as Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy for both materials science and biological samples. They put their strong knowledge to work with training and expert advice on sample preparation and imaging – even for complex materials and challenging applications – to help researchers achieve desired results in their projects.

Contact information:
NanoTechnology Solutions
https://nanotechnologysolutions.com.au/sample-preparation/
Inderpreet Gill
info@nt-s.com.au

LatticeGear, LLC.
https://latticegear.com/
lg@latticegear.com

 

 

14 Apr 2017

LatticeGear is heading to Semicon SEA

LatticeGear is heading to Semicon SEA to participate in the workshop: Effective Failure Analysis in the age of Internet-of-Things (IoT) chaired by Dr. GOH Szu Huat of Global Foundries, Singapore Pte Ltd. Learn more about the workshop and register here https://lnkd.in/eaXPYN3

Here is the conference abstract:

In today’s age of IoT proliferation, people are more connected than ever in their daily activities by a broad array of systems and sensors found in smartphones, tablets, electric cars, visuals or wearables. By the year 2020, according to various sources, it is estimated that about 50 to 100 billion devices will be electronically connected to the internet. To support this exponential growth, integrated circuits and package modules technologies that are found in such IoT devices is advancing at a pace that is so rapid that it is important for failure analysis approaches to keep up with the changes. It is no longer how well we debug failures but how fast we resolve the issues. Employing the most effective diagnostic methodology and tool is critical to ensure quality and timely failure root cause analysis.

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04 Apr 2017

Niels Bohr Institute Researchers Successfully Cleave Delicate Nanostructures

Scientists in the Quantum Photonics Group at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen who are developing new technologies for photonic and quantum-information applications used the LatticeAx to alleviate one of their biggest sample preparation challenges: precise cleaves on small samples without damaging delicate fabricated nanostructures. Scientists are engaged in leading edge research to investigate the quantum interactions between light and nanophotonic semiconductor materials. They needed a way to cleave small sample without damaging the delicate devices. Cleaving using hand held scribers and cleaving tools did not produce the quality needed but the LatticeAx 420 cleaving system was able to do the job.

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14 Feb 2017

LatticeAx Cleaving Tool In the Cleanroom at PennState Materials Research Institute

Did you know that you can use the LatticeAx indent and cleaving tool at the PennState Materials Research Institute? The LatticeAx 420 is located in the Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom. It has improved the success rates for preparing cleaved samples in comparison to manual techniques using handheld tools. The LatticeAx is simple to use and can cleanly downsize samples or prepare cross sections prior to SEM or other analysis. If you need to prepare samples free of particles in a cleanroom environment, Contact the nanofabrication facility at nanofab@psu.edu.

02 Feb 2017

Scribing and Cleaving Samples Into 1 mm Wide Strips

Some analytical instruments can only accept small samples and with limited height. Sample preparation by scribing and cleaving is often the best solution. LatticeGear’s scribing and cleaving tools are used to prepare narrow samples for high resolution SEM and STEM. The video shows two methods of preparing 1 mm wide strips. One narrow sample was prepared by making a short scribe using a pen style scriber on the edge of the sample and cleaving with Small Sample Pliers . The second example was scribed using the FlipScribe® and cleaved using the Small Sample Pliers. The FlipScribe® creates a straight scribe on the backside of the sample. This is the preferred method when the sample surface needs to be clean, free of particles and damage from the scribing process.

09 Jan 2017

LatticeGear Introduces Small Sample Cleaving Pliers

Have you had trouble cleaving small samples? LatticeGear introduces our Small Sample Cleaving Pliers and Scribing and Cleaving Kit for Small Samples. The custom handheld cleaving pliers can cleave samples into pieces from 1 – 30 mm with soft nylon covered jaws that do not damage your sample. These new accessories can be purchased on the eStore.

Sample cleaved with small sample cleaving pliers

Sample cleaved with small sample cleaving pliers

GC-SSKIT-200 Scribing and Cleaving Kit for Small Samples

GC-SSKIT-200 Scribing and Cleaving Kit for Small Samples

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Small Sample Cleaving Pliers

 

14 Nov 2016

High quality downsizing by LatticeAx cleaving improves planar polishing accuracy and success rates

At ISTFA 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas LatticeGear presented customer results describing how the LatticeAx indenting and cleaving system was used for precise downsizing of a <100 micron thin die that was removed from its package prior to delayering. Delayering a thin, fragile die (layer by layer, edge to edge) is a manual process, an art. Typical downsizing methods such as sawing or manual cleaving can be difficult to control resulting in fractured die and lost targets. A LatticeAx tool owner developed an innovative downsizing solution using the micro line “indent to cleave” process. It is a hands free, 2 minute process. The application is most appealing when the target area is known and the sample thin <100 microns. The following images show the process. Contact lg@latticegear.com for more information on this application.

14 Nov 2016

LatticeGear demonstrated the new LatticeAx 225 at ISTFA 2016

LatticeGear exhibited at ISTFA 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas, November 8-9. A full suite of cleaving and scribing tools was demonstrated. The tools included the new LatticeAx 225 high accuracy indenting and cleaving system, small sample pliers and the FlipScribe backside scriber. LatticeGear also presented a presentation called “Using Micro line indentation to downsize thin and out-of-package-die”. It was a good time to learn about best practices for sample preparation of electronic devices and to catch up with colleagues in the industry.

27 Oct 2016

LatticeGear Receives Business Certifications

LatticeGear, LLC. has been certified! The following certifications were granted:

  • Emerging Small Business (ESB)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

LatticeGear’s certification ID is 10516. Thanks much to the State of Oregon and Marta Tarantsey for coaching us through the certification process. Please contact us for copies of the certification letters.

04 Oct 2016

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