A Journey in Epiwafter Manufacturing

Hosted by Dr. James Baciak

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 6, 2016                 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.                Rhines Hall, 125



Dr. Chris Santana

General Manager, IQE

Greensboro, NC



A Journey in Epiwafter Manufacturing



Dr. Santana be presenting an overview of semiconductor epiwafer manufacturing through his career, from his introduction to Molecular Beam Epitaxy in college at UF through and his job today as General Manager at IQE. The talk will cover the IQE business markets, an overview of North Carolina high volume MBE production site, and examples of epiwafer manufacturing challenges that have been overcome through engineering.



Chris Santana thoroughly enjoyed his college days and graduated with multiple degrees from the University of Florida. He entered into the Materials Science & Engineering college in 1987 and continued with the program until 1996 after completing his PhD. For his dissertation, Chris studied the nucleation and growth of Aluminum Gallium Phosphide on Silicon substrates using Molecular Beam Epitaxy. After graduation, he entered into industry where he has been involved with semiconductor manufacturing using MBE for 20yrs. He is currently the General Manager of the North Carolina based manufacturing division of IQE and his team is responsible for supplying epiwafers primarily into the mobile wireless market.