JUNE 10, 2009 – DELRAY BEACH, FL -- Rave LLC has received a purchase order for its new Rhazer™ haze removal system from dedicated semiconductor foundry, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited, Singapore. RAVE unveiled the Rhazer™ system in 2008 with a breakthrough dry process for the non-invasive removal of haze contamination from advanced photomasks.
Chartered has been evaluating the potential of the Rhazer technology since early 2009. The company elected to collaborate with Rave as production beta partner to implement the Rhazer haze management system and process at Chartered's Fab7 wafer production line in Singapore.
Rave CEO, Barry Hopkins, stated "We are very pleased to be working with the Chartered engineering team. The foundry wafer fabrication environment is particularly well suited for the Rhazer technology. The Rave team has developed an excellent working relationship and professional respect for the Chartered team and organization. We are looking forward to a highly favorable opportunity for both companies."
Chartered Fab7 Reticle Management Team, who has been aggressively evaluating the system over the past few months said, "Our investigation concluded Rave's Rhazer™ haze removal system works "as advertised" and we expect this new haze mitigation technology to bring significant time and cost savings to our photomask clean and control program."
Detailed information about Rave LLC and the Rhazer™ product can be viewed on the Rave LLC webpage: www.ravenano.com
About Rave LLC
Rave LLC is a global supplier of advanced process solutions to the Semiconductor Industry. Since 2001, Rave has been recognized as a leading-edge manufacturing equipment supplier. With the Rhazer™ haze removal system, Rave is again introducing process technology that is expected to bring enormous cost savings to wafer fabs around the world. Rave LLC is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, USA and maintains sales and service offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. All product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks.
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHRT, SGX-ST: CHARTERED), one of the world's top dedicated semiconductor foundries, offers leading-edge technologies down to 40/45 nanometer (nm), enabling today's system-on-chip designs. The company further serves its customers' needs through a collaborative, joint development approach on a technology roadmap that extends to 22nm. Chartered's strategy is based on open and comprehensive design enablement solutions, manufacturing enhancement strategies, and a commitment to flexible sourcing. In Singapore, the company owns or has an interest in six fabrication facilities, including a 300mm fabrication facility and five 200mm fabrication facilities. Information about Chartered can be found at www.charteredsemi.com