We are 100x cleaner than a hospital.

The tiniest little particles can upset the process of making a high-performing chip. Our clean rooms have less than 100 particles per cubic foot compared to a hospital's 10,000 particles.

To help keep contamination to a minimum we do many things, such as wearing stylish bunny suits like this:

  • SAFETY GOGGLES

    Goggles protect your eyes and are worn at all times in the manufacturing fabrication (fab) area. And they make a fashion statement.

  • CAP OR HOOD

    Keeps human gunk (skin, hair, clothing fibers, and any other particles) from contaminating our wafers.

  • GOWN OR "BUNNY SUIT"

    Carbon filament helps reduce static field generation and contains dust, airborne microbes, and aerosol particles. Wearing this makes you look totally cool.

  • GLOVES

    Synthetic gloves help keep the fab environment pristine and safe for wafer production. You'll feel like a doctor.

  • BOOTIES OR SHOE COVERS

    Booties slip over your shoes and help prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) which may damage our sensitive chips.

Automated Robots Control a Wafer's Destiny.

We use a proprietary process to create memory. Wafers are super sensitive and human hands are never allowed to touch the delicate material because we, as humans, are dirty. We all produce oil. Oil and wafers don't mix.

Letting our robots do the work keeps our wafers and our people safe (and safety is one of our highest priorities).

A Safe Working Environment is Job #1

Our people are our biggest asset and we take pride in workplace safety. In fact, we won the Utah Manufacturer's Association's "Award of Excellence" for outstanding performance in creating a safe workplace environment.

We like layers

Building the perfect wafer involves a masterful symphony of layering. Each wafer we create is moved by our automated robots through more than 800 processes over several weeks.




The process of making memory

  • 1
    Materials are deposited uniformly on the wafer.
  • 2
    The wafer is coated with a light-sensitive resist.
  • 3
    Like camera film, the resist is exposed by passing ultraviolet light through a quartz negative.
  • 4
    The exposed resist is then removed.
  • 5
    High-energy plasma gas etches the pattern of circuitry.
  • 6
    The surface is cleaned by immersing the layers in a chemical bath.
  • 7
    Exposed areas are bombarded with ions to change the conductivity of the silicon and create the electronic components.
  • 8
    Each wafer is polished and a layer of metal is deposited. This creates electronic pathways to interconnect the electronic components.
  • 9
    This series of steps is then repeated many times.
  • 10
    After wafers are finished, they are tested in probe and unique wafer map is created to determine quality. All wafers are shipped to Intel and Micron.

In one day, we make enough memory to store more than...

  • 43 million books
  • 13 million photos
  • 80 libraries of congress
  • 03 million songs

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