World Class Manufacturing and Test Capabilities
Our Generation 2 (365mm x 460mm glass substrate size) Fab Manufacturing services in Palo Alto, California, offers amorphous silicon sensor process technology in an automated Class 10 fabrication environment. To ensure high quality and high yields, we employ robotics, automated handlers and automated testers throughout our clean room fab and test facilities. Redundant processes and backup systems help ensure manufacturing reliability and throughput.
The same high quality manufacturing systems will be employed in our new, state-of-the-art Generation 4 (730mm x 920mm glass substrate size) manufacturing line now being installed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The larger glass size will provide higher capacity while also allowing fabrication of larger area sensors for applications requiring large form factors. The latest Generation 4 tool-set planned for this facility will ensure reliable production of high quality x-ray sensors with extremely uniform sensor performance.
dpiX proprietary amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film transistor (TFT) technology, combined with advanced n-i-p photo detector technology, is backed by over 85 patents. Our technology enables digital X-ray detectors which produce film-like resolution with improved sensitivity and uniformity without the time, film and chemicals required using analog film methods. Our a-Si arrays are compatible with indirect x-ray detection techniques using scintillating materials such as cesium-iodide, as well as direct conversion techniques using direct photoconductors such as amorphous selenium.
The fabrication of the pixel-addressing matrix for a large-format a-Si image sensor array is essentially the same as that used for the active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD). Like an AMLCD, a matrix of TFTs is used to address each pixel location.
dpiX has been pioneering and developing advanced imaging products for medical, NDT and security markets for over 15 years and we continually work to improve quality, yield and capacity. We are dedicated to researching, designing and manufacturing the world's highest quality arrays.