Consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and other technologies are advancing at incredible pace with new features and functionality every year. Some of the biggest leaps in technology could come from new materials, which enable smaller, faster, and high performance components. Manufacturers are demanding precisely structured glass wafers and sheets for packaging & spacing of optical and non-optical functionalities to co-drive new applications in semicon, imaging & sensor technology.
Also the automotive industry is continuously pushing material and compontent providers to their limits. As one example, pressure sensors used to monitor pressures in fairly different interior & exterior areas are under continuous further development relying on contributions to cost – down at unchanged highest reliability of packaging components of functional Si-MEMS dies.
Standard techniques for structuring glass wafers have reached their limits in terms of material tolerances due to manufacturing capabilities. Besides, structuring glass is always a trade-off: customers can either focus on low cost, flexibility or tight tolerances. There has not been a gold standard to combine these three customers‘ trade-offs in a beneficial equilibrium.
SCHOTT changed the game and developed FLEXINITY® - SCHOTT’s portfolio of structured glass substrates and wafers is more precise than ever before: it offers an outstanding level of geometrical flexibility and tightest structure tolerances, at an appropriate cost level.
With this portfolio of structured glass substrates and wafers, flexibility, accuracy & precision and customized solutions are standard and provides manufacturers with the ability to develop innovations that enhance function, reduce costs and increase effectiveness.
So it is not surprising that FLEXINITY®‘s unbeaten accuracy & precision enable improved and next generation pressure sensors providing full service to our customers for individualized solutions from product development up to mass production.
Tolerances below the ultra-tight 20 microns (± 10 micron threshold) enable highly precise and accurate alignments with partner components. Our comprehensive product portfolio offers a broad range of thicknesses; from the ultra-thin 100µm to 3.3 mm. Wide formats of up to 600 mm in width are also available.
And these are just a few highlights. Be curious and discover FLEXINITY®.