Manufacturing prime grade GaAs wafers can be costly. So, it’s reasonable and economical to make the most out of used GaAs substrates by reclaiming them. Reclaiming wafers has been around for more than a decade. The process involves cleaning wafers so they can be used again as a test or monitor wafers. What’s impressive about GaAs reclaim wafers is that they only cost a fraction of prime grade wafers, yet they still possess the same best bulk properties. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of using GaAs reclaim wafers.
GaAs reclaim wafers generate less noise compared to other types of reclaimed wafers. This makes them very useful for weak-signal amplification applications. They’re also a great alternative in the production of linear and digital ICs.
As the demand for GaAs reclaims wafers increase, so does the savings in costs brought about by the increased production level.
The electrons in GaAs wafers travel through its crystalline structure very fast. This makes GaAs prime grade wafers suitable for producing cellphones, and GaAs reclaim wafers for testing and monitoring purposes. GaAs can send high-frequency radio signals much faster than silicon.
GaAs reclaim wafers are highly insensitive to heat. So, they’re perfect for high-power applications and solar cells. For solar cells, GaAs can capture significant amounts of light. This allows the generation of more energy at a lower cost.
GaAs is very resistant to radiation damage. So, it makes an excellent component for space applications. GaAs reclaimed wafers are also useful for the monitoring and testing of space applications.
GaAs reclaim wafers can be used as a monitor or test wafers for different applications. If you need one, don’t hesitate to contact Wafer World for a quote! At Wafer World, we offer high-quality wafers at a reasonable price.