Sometimes, wafers can be recycled and reclaimed and used on the secondary market. This can offer a cost savings for those who are looking to spend less on wafers. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions when it comes to InP reclaim wafers.
Reclaimed wafers are used prime and test wafers which have been stripped of thin films and then re-polished to remove all patterns and scratches. Following the reclaim process, the wafers will perform as well as a normal test wafer, although they may be slightly thinner.
Wafer recycling is an etch process which will remove most semiconductor thin films if performed correctly. This recycling process will not alter the flatness or thickness of the wafer, which is a major benefit of recycling as opposed to reclaim.
Most test wafers are wafers which have fallen out of prime specifications. Test wafers may be used to run marathons, test equipment and for high-end R & D. They are often a cost-effective alternative to prime wafers.
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