Monthly Archives: July 2018

Keeping Up On Your Computer’s Performance

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In a commercial setting, it is important that all of your computers are running properly and that you are able to capture the data you need from each computer in a timely fashion. There are plenty of tools you can use to help you gather information and check on your computer’s performance that can be crucial to the work you are doing.

Analytical Software

Logic analyzer software can help gather many different types of critical information from any of your commercial computers. With this software you can create graphs and charts that will show you the level of your computer’s performance, or help you to gather data from information from programs your computer is running.

Online Speed Analyzer

For many companies, Internet upload and download speeds are critical to the applications they are running. When a company runs into online speed issues, the easiest way to show these problems to the Internet service provider is to run an online speed analyzer. This kind of software will show the upload and download speeds, which can then be compared to the speeds the company is supposed to be getting.

Firewall Software

Firewalls to protect businesses from network intrusions through their Internet connection have become much more complex in recent years. The reality is that it takes an experienced professional to be able to properly set up a company’s firewall. Only an expert can set up your firewall in a way that ensures that the traffic you want to utilize is accessible, while the hackers are blocked out completely.

Computer and Internet performance are two critical business operation elements for many companies around the world. With the right kind of software, a company can analyze the performance it is getting and get the results displayed in a way that will make it easy to troubleshoot problems and close down open Internet ports that hackers could use.

Sapphire Wafers and Substrates

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Synthetic sapphire created in laboratories is a very hard material of aluminum oxide in a hexagonal crystalline form. Sapphire is the third hardest mineral after the diamond and the moissanite. It is durable and has high temperatures and a high heat resistance in most process environments and applications found in semiconductor wafer manufacturing.

Polished sapphire wafers and substrates are used for applications including infrared detectors, hybrid microelectronics, radiation resistance, and polishing characters. LED arrays are also produced on sapphire substrates, and they save megawatts of lighting power.

Very thin electronic wafers are also used as the insulating substrates of solid-state electronics, especially integrated circuits due to their excellent electrical insulating properties. Sapphire has high thermal conductivity, and CMOS chips on sapphire are useful for high-power radio-frequency applications such as satellite communication systems, public safety band radios, and cellular telephones.

Sapphire blank applications include substrates, wafers, covers, flats, windows, and spacers. The size of sapphire able to be polished is limited only by the material’s availability. Sapphire wafer services include sapphire cnc machining, dicing, wafer thinning, backgrinding, hole drilling, angle and edge polishing, and other industrial purposes.

Polishing Corporation of America (PCA), in their modern semiconductor industry facility in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, has been manufacturing high-grade sapphire wafers for close to half a century. It is one of the leading suppliers for customers around the world and has developed a polishing substrates process that is approximately nine times as easy as previous processes. Their technicians also created the first wax-free method of silicon wafer polishing that obtains ultra flatness at a very low cost.

PCA offers silicon wafers of any diameter (including new ultra-flat 400mm diameter wafers) that are produced to precise SEMI standards or to custom specifications for individual semiconductor designs.