MNX Services

Quality Control Services

Quality control and well documented process protocols are of paramount importance when developing a customized process sequence, transferring a process from one foundry to another, ramping a process from prototyping to production, developing a second source foundry, or optimizing an existing production process.

The MNX can develop a quality-control protocol for your process; diagnose problems in your device or process; evaluate the quality of a third-party fabricator, and much more. The key elements of our ability to provide the best quality control services are our experienced staff and our extensive state-of-the-art quality control and metrology facility.

Microscope inspection

Our current equipment portfolio includes:

  • a FEI dual-column focused ion beam (FIB);
  • a Hitachi scanning electron microscope (SEM);
  • an atomic force microscope (AFM);
  • a Wyko NT3300 non-contact profilometer;
  • a KLA/Tencor Flexus thin-film stress measurement tool with temperature control;
  • a Dektak 200SL stylus profilometer;
  • a KLA/Tencor sheet resistance wafer prober;
  • various Leica and Nikon microscopes for optical imaging using bright field, dark field and DIC;
  • fluorescence microscope to detect residual photoresist; etc.

If you would like to talk to the MNX about your quality control needs, please contact us by email at or call us at 703-262-5368 and ask to talk to an engineer.