Accession Number : ADA265688


Title :   Analysis of the Economics of DC Arc CVD Diamond


Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1.


Corporate Author : IBIS ASSOCIATES INC WELLESLEY MA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265688.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : From the research conducted to data, it appears that the cost today to produce 1,00 six inch wafers, 1 mm thick, by the DC arc deposition technology is $4,072/wafer. Of the six operations included in this analysis (substrate preparation, deposition, etching, polishing, metallizing, and inspection), the deposition step contributes the bulk of the cost (85%). The total cost of a finished substrate is dominated by the cost of equipment (30.6%) and materials (25%). High equipment costs are attributable to the low deposition rate, and to the high capital investment for deposition equipment. High material costs are attributed to the lack of gas recycling and to the use of expensive high purity gases.


Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS , *VAPOR DEPOSITION , *WAFERS , RECYCLED MATERIALS , POLISHING , METALLIZING , PURITY , ETCHING , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE