Series 12 Integrated Circuit Engineering Collection
EQUIPMENT CHEMICALS & PRODUCTS

Description:

This series appears to be typical trade literature, though it is not.

The material was gathered by ICE for a myrid of reasons; e.g. investigation, analysis, client requests/contracted, evaluation and litigation through ICE. It includes specific companies or products used by ICE in its operation.

ICE designated their own file number to a particular type of product or a specific manufacturer, and maintained these files for over twenty years.

The files hold a varied amount of information related to the semiconductor evolution: product specification sheets, articles on the different types of production, product line reports from an individual company, press releases from manufacturers, B&W and white and color photographs and slides of a product, and price listings.

One file may define the evolution of a specific product or manufacturer for over a twenty year period. ICE also kept correspondence, their own notes, and price quotes in these files.

Additionally, these files relate to the TASC files, Series 10 Government

   Specific Notes:

  1. The dates are not inclusive and only represent material that has a date actually on the material.
  2. When ICE's files have the same ICE file number they have been given the distinction (Part A) or (Part B) by the processor.
  3. Whenever possible company names were provided, however, at times there are two many to list.
  4. In some cases, product lists or specifications appear in more than one folder, repeating in separate ICE file designations.

This particular series is of great interest because of the depth & breadth of information it contains (as described above). Five of twenty-two 24" long shipping boxes have been processed, rehoused into acid free folders and identified. They are in 20 document boxes at this time (September 2000). When time permits additional information will be added to assist your research.

Box 1 (1)   Box 1 (1), File 0000 (rehoused), 1982-1991
 
Contents: -CHEMICALS USED IN VARIOUS PROCESSES; Various chemical companies; ICE correspondence, notes, and comments; Specification sheets

Box 1 (2)   Box 1 (2), File 0010 (rehoused), 1978-1983
 
Contents: -2 COMPANIES: COMINCO AMERICAN AND ULTRA CARBON; Product line reports; Product specification sheets

Box 1 (3)   Box 1 (3), File 0020 (rehoused), 1983-1991
 
Contents: -VARIOUS SILICON SUPPLIERS; Product line reports; Product specification sheets; ICE correspondence, notes, and comments

Box 2 (1)   Box 2 (1), File 0030 (rehoused), 1978-1983
 
Contents: -SILICON ON INSULATORS AND SILICON ON SAPPHIRE PRODUCTS; Companies: Adolf Meller Company, Union Carbide, S.O.I. Technologies, and Nippon Steel Corporation; Product line reports; ICE correspondence

Box 2 (2)   Box 2 (2), File 0040 (rehoused) GaAs Wafers, 1983-1992
 
Contents: -GaAs WAFERS; Spectrum Technology Inc., Quartz Products Company, and S.E.H. Inc.; Technical Data Sheets; 2: 5 by 7 black and white pictures; Hand written notes on yellow paper

Box 2 (3)   Box 2 (3), File 0074 (rehoused), no date
 
Contents: -EDWARDS ESM100; "The versatile, compact system for multi-purpose sputter coating"

Box 2 (4)   Box 2 (4), File 0090 (rehoused) Technical Articles, 1974-1986
 
Contents: -TECHNICAL ARTICLES; Various companies; Various articles on various topics; Hand written notes on yellow paper

Box 2 (5)   Box 2 (5), File 0100 (rehoused), 1978-1990
 
Contents: -WAFERING SYSTEMS; Crystal production equipment; Correspondence to ICE; Notes; 1: small black and white photograph of a wafer

Box 2 (6)   Box 2 (6), File 0110 (rehoused) Wafering Saws, 1977-1991
 
Contents: -WAFERING SAWS; Various companies; Product line reports; Product specification sheets

Box 2 (7)   Box 2 (7), File 0120 (rehoused) Lapping and Polishing Equipment, 1982-1991
 
Contents: -LAPPING AND POLISHING EQUIPMENT; Various companies; Product line reports; Product specifications; 2: 8 by 10 glossy pictures; Material samples; Quotation sheet

Box 2 (8)   Box 2 (8), File 0130 (rehoused) Flatness Measurement, 1979-1992
 
Contents: -FLATNESS MEASUREMENT; Various companies; Product line reports; Product specifications; Press kits (which include slides and 8 by 10 glossy pictures); Notes and correspondence

Box 3 (1)   Box 3 (1), File 0140 (rehoused), 1982-1991
 
Contents: -WAFER EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS; Product line reports; Product specifications; Various companies; Correspondence and notes

Box 3 (2)   Box 3 (2), File 0150 (rehoused), 1978-1989
 
Contents: -MARKING SYSTEMS; Various companies; Product line reports; Product specifications

Box 3 (3)   Box 3 (3), File 0160 (rehoused), 1992
 
Contents: -CRYSTAL GROWING FURNACE AND BACKGRINDING LINE; Cybeq Systems news release (1992); Product line

Box 3 (4)   Box 3 (4), File 0170 (rehoused), no date
 
Contents: -FLAT POSITIONING EQUIPMENT; Two companies: Topsil A/P and HT Equipment

Box 3 (5)   Box 3 (5), File 0190 (rehoused), 1974-1987
 
Contents: -ARTICLES ON WAFER PRODUCTION; Various authors and topics

Box 3 (6)   Box 3 (6), File 0200 (rehoused), 1974-1984
 
Contents: -WAFER IMAGING EQUIPMENT; Various companies; Product line sheets; Product specifications

Box 3 (7)   Box 3 (7), File 0210 (rehoused) Layout and Design, 1979
 
Contents: -LAYOUT AND DESIGN; Motorola MECL 10,000 MACROCELL ARRAY design manual (preliminary); ICE notes

Box 3 (8)   Box 3 (8), File 0211 (rehoused), 1976-1984
 
Contents: -DIGITIZING EQUIPMENT; Various companies and products

Box 3 (9)   Box 3 (9), File 0212 (rehoused), 1976-1981
 
Contents: -PLOTTERS; 3 companies: Tektronix, Optifab, and Loge

Box 3 (10)   Box 3 (10), File 0213 (rehoused), 1974-1979
 
Contents: -ELECTRONIC SYMBOLS; Various companies; Product lines; Product specifications

Box 3 (11)   Box 3 (11), File 0230 (rehoused) MASK, 1978-1992
 
Contents: -MASK; MASK Systems; Various companies; Product lines; Product specifications

Box 3 (12)   Box 3 (12), File 0231 (rehoused), 1975-1987
 
Contents: -PATTERN GENERATORS; Various companies; Product lines; Product specifications; Correspondence

Box 3 (13)   Box 3 (13), File 0232 (rehoused) Step and Repeat Cameras, 1976
 
Contents: -STEP AND REPEAT CAMERAS; 2 companies: Mask Systems and Mann; Product lines; Product specifications

Box 4 (1)   Box 4 (1), File 0233 (rehoused) (Part A), 1981-1987
 
Contents: -ELECTRON BEAM LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEMS; Product lines; Product specifications and descriptions; Various companies; Limited notation

Box 4 (2)   Box 4 (2), File 0023 (rehoused) (Part B), 1981-1988
 
Contents: -ELECTRON BEAM LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEMS; Product lines; Product specifications and descriptions; Various companies; Limited notations; Site planning manual

Box 5 (1)   Box 5 (1), File 0234 (rehoused), 1983
 
Contents: -VACUUM CONTACT PRINTER; ORIEL Corporation; Product specification sheets

Box 5 (2)   Box 5 (2), File 0235 (rehoused) MASK Developing Equipment, 1981-1988
 
Contents: -MASK DEVELOPING EQUIPMENT; 3 companies: Veeco Instruments Inc., Applied Process Technology, Inc., and MAS International; Product specifications; Product lines

Box 5 (3)   Box 5 (3), File 0236 (rehoused) Chemicals and Photo Plates, 1978-1988
 
Contents: -CHEMICALS AND PHOTO PLATES; Product lines; Product specifications; Various companies

Box 5 (4)   Box 5 (4), File 0240 (rehoused) Associated MASK Making Equipment, 1978-1990
 
Contents: -ASSOCIATED MASK MAKING EQUIPMENT; Product lines; Product specifications; Various companies; Pricing list; Limited correspondence

Box 5 (5)   Box 5 (5), File 0250 (rehoused) MASK Cleaning Equipment(Part A), 1975-1991
 
Contents: -MASK CLEANING EQUIPMENT; Product lines; Product specifications; Nikon News release

Box 5 (6)   Box 5 (6), File 0250 (rehoused) Equipment File (Part B), 1979-1988
 
Contents: -MASK CLEANING EQUIPMENT; Product specifications; Nikon News Release (9/88); 2 companies: Solid State Equipment Corporation and Ultratech Corporation; Quotations from Ultratech; Limited notations

Box 5 (7)   Box 5 (7), File 0255 (rehoused) (Part A), circa. Early 1980’s
 
Contents: -PRODUCT DESCRIPTION IN A THREE RING BINDER FROM THE PELLICLE COMPANY; Product: Advanced Semiconductor Products- Broab and Pellicle

Box 5 (8)   Box 5 (8), File 0255 (rehoused) MASK Pellicles (Part B), 1981-1991
 
Contents: -MASK PELLICLES; Product lines; Product specifications; Price listings; Correspondence; Various companies; Limited notation; Articles on pellicles

Box 5 (9)   Box 5 (9), File 0260 (rehoused) MASK Inspection Equipment, 1981-1990
 
Contents: -MASK INSPECTION EQUIPMENT; Product Lines; Product specifications; Correspondence; Various companies; KLA Instruments Corp. product reports

Box 6 (1)   Box 6 (1), File 0260 (rehoused) MASK Inspection Equipment(Part B), 1980-1991
 
Contents: - MASK INSPECTION EQUIPMENT; KLA Instruments Corp. "Facility Requirements for KLA Product Family"; Price listings; Product lines; Product specifications; Various companies



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