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45 pF to 1000 pF Mounting Capacitors Offer High Q and Class K Qualified for Space
45 pF to 1000 pF Mounting Capacitors Offer High Q and Class K Qualified for Space
SemiGen’s ideal low loss very high Q mounting capacitors feature low temperature coefficients. With six different capacitances offered from 45 pF to 1000 pF, these capacitors are developed using an MNOS approach and precision photolithography to provide a dependable device. SemiGen’s mounting capacitors are manufactured on dies as thin as 3 mils to limit inductance. These mounting capacitors [...]Read More
Company News
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Ion Beam Milling of Manchester, New Hampshire. Ion Beam Milling is a 35-year-old manufacturing company who pioneered several thin film circuit processing techniques using innovative ion beam milling approaches. They have serviced the RF and microwave industry with thin film products and fabrication services which include custom and standard Attenuators, [...] Read More
Blogs
The PIN diode is one of the most versatile types for RF and Microwave designers, which is why it’s used in a broad array of applications from limiters to phase shifters, modulators, attenuators, and switches. In this article we’ll show you how they work and why they’re so well suited for microwave applications. The "PIN" acronym comes from the diode’s P-type, [...] Read More
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The Schottky-barrier diode has become a staple in the microwave designer’s toolkit because its performance is closer to an “ideal” diode than many other types. In this blog, we’ll show you its advantages and disadvantages. For this versatile device, we have Walter Hans Schottky to thank. Schottky (1886-1976) was a prolific German physicist who patented the superheterodyne [...] Read More
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We are pleased to announce that after moving into our new state-of-the- art facility, we’ve made an additional capital investment of over a half million dollars in new production, wafer fab, and testing equipment to support customer demand.  The new equipment consists of improvements across our entire service platform and includes: a new Mycronic MY300 pick and place system; two [...] Read More
Resources
We have announced the publication of a new Tech Brief “Eutectic Die-Attach of GaN and GaAs MMICs.”  The latest in RF/microwave GaN and GaAs MMIC circuit chips (die) are providing higher power levels than previous solid-state technologies. These new-generation devices require incredible precision and consistency throughout the die-attach and microwave assembly process to ensure that [...] Read More
Blogs
  The nuances of RF/microwave design, manufacturing, and testing leave little room for error. And shortening the design, development and manufacturing cycle can be especially challenging. But when several production schedules need to be balanced on a production floor at once, contract manufacturing partners must be considered. This is typically when a microwave product design [...] Read More
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Our full-service, high-quality, RF/Microwave design and automated assembly services are a viable option for companies looking to reduce assembly cost while keeping their production domestic. Our team provides expertise and experience in the manufacturing of RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave circuits and assemblies, with particular expertise in mixed RF/digital assembly-including microcontrollers. With [...] Read More
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In our Tech Brief "Tips for Increasing Yields When Wire Bonding Small Mesa Chips" we cover a variety of topics from tools to process development. But one of the more critical tips is about how to spot wire bond failures. In this blog, we've captured the five most common failure-modes so you know what to look for early to ensure your best chance of being qualified to the rigorous [...] Read More
Company News
We are proud to announce the hire of our new President, Tim Filteau. Mr. Filteau is an experienced leader who has held executive-level operational positions at RF, Semiconductor, and Integrated Products companies including MACOM, Cobham PLC, and Aeroflex Metelics, in the past. This announcement comes soon after our expansion into a new 43,000 square foot fabrication facility, formerly the Micrometrics/Aeroflex-Metelics [...] Read More
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The advent of smaller mesas (sometimes < 40 microns) on microwave diodes and other devices, and the ongoing push for faster processing speeds and higher yields, have posed a number of wire bonding challenges to RF and microwave designers and manufacturing technicians alike. Overcoming these challenges requires not only the latest in wire-bonding equipment to accomodate descreasing wire diameters [...] Read More
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If you've been looking for replacement devices or a new first or second source for your RF and microwave diodes and semiconductors, you can rely on SemiGen. Industry veteran and founder of SemiGen, Jim Morgan, has committed to an RF and Microwave technology and services roadmap that will always allow you to "Get the Edge" you need wherever and whenever other vendors in your [...] Read More
Company News
SemiGen, Inc. announces the exciting purchase of the former Micrometrics/Metelics fabrication facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Moreover, SemiGen will be relocating operations to this location. The recently acquired facility boasts 43,000 square feet of lab and cleanroom space, and accounts for a $2.5 million dollar facility and capability upgrade for SemiGen. This acquisition will enable SemiGen [...] Read More
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The bond pad geometries for MESA chips are shrinking in size progressively as technology advances. Though beneficial for cost reduction and mass production, smaller MESA chip leads and bonding sites exacerbate the failure modes common to a wire bond process. This means that wire bond process developers must be exacting in their consideration of the multitude of wire bonding variables and the configuration [...] Read More
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SemiGen, Inc. announces a new Technical Brief, “Tips for Increasing Yields when Wire Bonding Small MESA Chips,” discussing the challenges of wire bonding to small MESA chips. This latest brief provides insights into the wire bonding process and shares tips on how to analyze and overcome the pitfalls when wire bonding small MESA chips. Progressively, MESA chips have decreased in size. [...] Read More
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From fixing broken equipment to new RoHS requirements leading to part obsolescence, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the RF and microwave industry have many reasons to replace modules over repairing them. Often, predicting the services necessary in advance of the demand for new product lines or failures in small-to-medium scale manufactured items are simply too difficult to track down and [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen, Inc. has added a series of new Zero Bias Schottky Detector Diodes to its expanding product offerings.  SemiGen’s SZB900 series of Zero Bias Schottky Detector Diodes are catered to perform as components of video detectors and power monitors, eliminating the need for external DC biasing. This series of schottky diodes features low junction capacitances, high voltage sensitivity, [...] Read More
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SemiGen spiral inductor coils come in ten models with seven different square dimensions including .030”x.030”, .040”x.040”, .045”x.045”, .055”x.055”, .065”x.065”, .075”x.075”, and .085”x.085”—all inductors are .012” thick. Inductance offered ranges from 1.5 nH to 300 nH with 1.5 turns up to 18.5 turns. The [...] Read More
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As in baseball, RF/Microwave programs are dotted with holes in the lineup, or development chain, from design to repair. Oftentimes, problems arise out of nowhere, and at critical times. In these circumstances, each field is glad to have their utility player around. Here's a few reasons to consider putting a player like SemiGen on your approved vendor list (AVL) today. Being from the Boston area, [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen’s ideal low loss very high Q mounting capacitors feature low temperature coefficients. With six different capacitances offered from 45 pF to 1000 pF, these capacitors are developed using an MNOS approach and precision photolithography to provide a dependable device. SemiGen’s mounting capacitors are manufactured on dies as thin as 3 mils to limit inductance. These mounting capacitors [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen, Inc. has added a series of new Schottky Diodes to its expanding product offerings.  SemiGen Silicon-based Schottky Diodes utilize various metal schemes to provide excellent performance for low, medium and high barrier applications through 40 GHz. This series of schottky diodes feature small junction capacitances, low I/F noise, low resistance, and multi-junction chips for optimum performance. [...] Read More
New Products
The 1N series point contact mixer diodes perform into the Ka-band. Each device in the series ideally designed with noise figures as low as 5.5 dB at 3.060 GHz and 6.0 dB at 9.375 GHz. With VSWR’s of 1.3:1 and impedances ranging from 200-600Ω, these devices can serve as drop in replacements for all military and commercial requirements. These point contact mixer diodes are designed in cartridge [...] Read More
New Products
Step Recovery Diodes (SRDs) utilize controlled grown junction epitaxial silicon combined with a silicon dioxide passivation to ensure greater stability and reliability. Our SRDs offer low snap time through voltages ranging from 8 VDC to 120 VDC. Capacitances at 6 VDC range from 0.2 pF to 3 pF. Discontinued by many suppliers, we've opted to produce these devices for customers servicing legacy RF [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen, Inc. has added a series of new limiter diodes to its expanding product offerings, SLP7100 series.  The SLP7100 limiter diodes are processed with a high-resistivity epitaxial wafer (epi) that has thin intrinsic layers. These devices are 2 to 20 microns thick and can be gold doped to achieve specific performance goals. The SLP7100 limiter diodes are used in passive or active limiter [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen now offers a series of Beam Lead PINs, the SBL 2000.  The SBL2000 beam lead PIN diodes feature switching speeds as low as 3 ns with both low capacitance and resistance. SemiGen’s beam lead PINs are optimally designed during assembly for high levels of mechanical strength and stability with an operating temperature ranging from -55oC to +150oC. These PINs come with breakdown voltages [...] Read More
New Products
Limiter, Schottky, Step Recovery and Point Contact Diodes  The SLP7100 series limiter diodes feature a low capacitance, resistance and quick turn on times. These limiters are ideally suited for high-power applications as protection against unwanted power surges or spikes for low noise components. SemiGen’s schottky diodes provide excellent performance for low, medium and high barrier [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen offers a selection of fixed attenuators pads with an attenuation of 0 dB up to 100 dB. These attenuator pads feature precise resistor films and superior metallization resulting in a flat response from DC to up to 50 GHz. Attenuator pads offer power handling from 1W to 5W continuous wave (CW) with minimum return losses of 18 dB up to 14 GHz and 16 dB from 15 GHz to 50 GHz.  These attenuators [...] Read More
SemiGen, Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/Microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center, has launched a new website. The site features updated RF/Microwave Testing/Assembly/Design, PCB Assembly, Semiconductor Upscreening, and RF/Microwave Module Repair pages with detailed parameter and specification listings.  The site also offers downloadable datasheets of all components [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen has announced that a series of fixed attenuator pads are now available. SemiGen's advanced thin-film technology allows these attenuator pads to have full side wraps for SMT installation and a complete grounding backside for ease in attachment. No ground bonding is required. Top side contacts for the input and output make these ideal for standard RF and microwave assembly techniques. Custom [...] Read More
Company News
SemiGen provides high-quality, automated PCB assembly for high-mix, low- to medium-volume printed circuit boards. SemiGen helps manufacturers of military electronics, commercial products, and medical instrumentation with their leadless, fine-pitch, BGA, and QFP assembly requirements. They do this with a team of certified J-STD-001 and IPC 610 assem-blers, two fully automated, surface-mount MYDATA machines, [...] Read More
New Products
SemiGen offers PIN diodes that feature low capacitance and resistance, high reliability, and easy bonding with F.A.C. mesas. SemiGen's new RF Supply Center provides high-quality PIN diodes that can be shipped or ordered for kits on the SemiGen floor. SemiGen diodes are proprietary, high-quality designs that are fabricated in the United States using a qualified foundry partner. The SemiGen SGP7000 [...] Read More
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SemiGen has announced that a series of microwave chip capacitors are now available. Series 8000 capacitors offer a working voltage of >50V and capacitance ranges from 2.0 pF to 600 pF. Series 8100 capacitors offer a working voltage of >100V and capacitance ranges from 0.1 pF to 399 pF. They are made with prime starting material and consist of an Oxide/Nitride layer that provides low dielectric [...] Read More
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SemiGen has announced that they have purchased a new Agilent 50 GHz PNA Network Analyzer to augment their RF/Microwave test lab. SemiGen's facility will now have the ability to provide higher frequency testing for internal designs and customer requirements. The machine will have the ability to measure S-parameters, insertion loss, gain, return loss, balanced parameters, differential measurements, [...] Read More
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The increased cost and complexity of designing, prototyping, assembling, troubleshooting, and redesigning modern RF/microwave assemblies that meet stringent government, military, and aerospace requirements is leading to a substantial growth in US-based contract manufacturing. In order to support OEMs and Primes, which can benefit from the diverse testing, assembly, and design capabilities of quality [...] Read More
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