Our company provides optical grade glass wafers, quartz and fused silica wafers and piezo quartz wafers.
Fused silica, quartz, and glass wafers are all materials commonly used in the semiconductor industry for various applications.
Fused silica is a high-purity glass made from silicon dioxide. It is created by melting and then cooling silica until it solidifies into a glass. Fused silica has a high melting point and is resistant to thermal shock, making it an ideal material for use in high-temperature applications such as furnace tubes, as well as in optical components such as lenses, prisms, and mirrors.
Quartz, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring mineral composed of silicon and oxygen. It is a common material in the semiconductor industry, as it has excellent optical and mechanical properties. Quartz wafers are often used in the manufacture of integrated circuits, as they have a low coefficient of thermal expansion, which makes them resistant to thermal shock.
Glass wafers are made from various types of glass, including soda-lime, borosilicate, and quartz. They are used in a wide range of applications, including MEMS devices, sensors, and microfluidics. Glass wafers are typically cheaper than quartz or fused silica wafers and can be easily mass-produced, making them ideal for high-volume manufacturing processes.