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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

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 4,072wafer. 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE