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Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors for High Temperature Applications

Photon Control Inc. is announcing that its R&D division has completed development of a new series of fiber optic temperature sensors which are capable of accurate temperature measurement up to 450°C.

“We see the need for expansion of our temperature sensing capabilities from our major customers in semiconductor capital equipment manufacturing,” says Ivan Melnyk, Photon’s Chief Operating Officer. “Recently Photon was contracted to provide fiber optic positioning systems for two applications with process temperature exceeding 400°C. This is not a surprise because the leaders in the semicon sector are those who offer technology with extreme capabilities to produce more competitive and advanced chips.”

“Photon’s fiber optic temperature sensing technology is now many generations ahead of our competitors,” comments Daryl James, Product Development Manager. “By achieving 450°C with high accuracy and repeatability, there is no longer a need to switch to more costly and less accurate infrared pyrometric sensors for many semiconductor applications.” Photon currently has more than 3,000 temperature sensing systems installed in semiconductor processing equipment around the world.

Photon’s advanced sensing solutions will be demonstrated for the first time at the Pittcon exhibition and conference in New Orleans in March 2008, a major event in analytical instrumentation worldwide.

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