Particle Sizing Systems (PSS) | January 2017
Particle size analysis is an important analytical tool in the microelectronics, life sciences, and chemical industries.
Tracking large particle counts (LPCs) avoids defects and improves yields in semiconductor fabs, while particle size and count improves drug formulation, manufacture, and quality.
Through the acquisition of PSS, Entegris is enabling customers to perform particle size analysis online and in real time, directly in the fluid stream process.
PSS provides unique solutions for particle size, count, and surface charge that enhance quality and improve yields.
What was announced?
Entegris issued a press release on January 22, 2017, announcing the acquisition of Particle Sizing Systems, a company focused on particle sizing instrumentation for liquid applications in both semiconductor and life science industries.
Why is Entegris making this acquisition?
Entegris purchased PSS to expand the value of its product portfolio for advanced-node manufacturers with technologies that are focused on maintaining the condition of CMP slurries. Through this acquisition, Entegris will quickly help particle sizing systems teams reach manufacturing excellence and scale to meet the high-quality standards and demands of customers.
Where will this business sit within the Entegris corporate structure?
The PSS product portfolio and support teams will be part of Entegris’ Advanced Materials Handling division.
What types of products does PSS sell?
AccuSizer systems measure particle size and concentration using a sensor, counter, and fluidics configuration.
The AccuSizer Mini is used around the world for online particle size analysis of CMP slurries
The Nicomp dynamic light scattering (DLS) system measures particle size and generates results as Gaussian or multi-modal distributions using the unique Nicomp algorithm that remains the most advanced for accurately separating close bimodals and native populations from aggregate tails.
Read more about particle characterization applications to learn how our AccuSizer and Nicomp systems can be used to improve your processes.