New Equipment Additions at Sydor in 2021

Ultrasonic cleaning

Ultrasonic Cleaning

Sydor Optics ultrasonic cleaning capabilities include a fully enclosed, automated 8-station Elma multi-frequency ultrasonic cleaning line with capacities up to 450mm (18”). Sydor also operates a manual, 4-station Sonicor system that operates at 40 kHz with capacities up to 200mm (8”). All ultrasonic cleaning is completed in our upgraded ISO Class 7 (10000) Cleanroom with newly installed ISO Class 6 (1000) Cleanroom area.

Spin-rinse drying

Spin-Rinse Drying

To complement our ultrasonic cleaning systems, Sydor Optics offers DI water spin-rinse cleaning with Nitrogen purge drying as a secondary operation to ensure a higher level of cleanliness. This service is for wafers that are sizes 100, 150, & 200mm. Our future capabilities include a brush-contact, single-wafer scrubber that will further enhance our precision cleaning capabilities.

Cleanroom packaging

Cleanroom Packaging

Sydor Optics offers precision cleanroom inspection and packaging for coating-ready optics. Optical components can be inspected in a cleanroom environment under a flow-booth, and vacuum sealed in a nitrogen-purged ULO bag, ensuring that your finished goods maintain their level of cleanliness throughout shipment.


3 tiers of cleaning & packaging

Tier 1 – Cleanroom Ultrasonic Cleaning

Sydor Optics offers full cleanroom environment ultrasonic cleaning, inspection and vacuum packaging to ensure the highest level of cleanliness and protection. Customers who need the utmost in precision cleaning and packaging applications such as wafer processing often choose this option.

Tier 2 – Ultrasonic Cleaning and Standard Packaging

This option of precision cleaning utilizes ultrasonic cleaning with standard packaging in a non-cleanroom environment. This option is best for customers with precision requirements, but not as extreme as the Tier 1 option.

Tier 3 – Hand Cleaning and Packaging

Sydor Optics offers standard hand cleaning and packaging in a non-cleanroom environment for customers who are looking for the best value without the expense of precision cleanliness, especially when it’s not required for a particular application.


Wafer-Specific Packaging Options

Sydor Optics offers the following packaging options for optical wafers:

  • Disposable Shipper
  • Horizontal Shipper
  • Vertical Shipper
  • Single Wafer Shipper

Standard Packaging Offers

Sydor Optics offers the following options for standard packaging:

  • Tissue Paper
  • Cloth-Lined Envelope
  • Glassine Envelope
  • Custom Packaging
  • Pet-G Containers
Packaging options