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How to identify vital signs of a plasma process

Exclusive blog on Plasma Health

Our latest blog on Plasma Health. Identify crucial vital signs to optimise plasma health to make sure your pulse is intact.

SVC TechCon2018

We are excited to announce our attendance at the 61st Annual Technical Conference at SVC TechCon 2018. This year we are looking forward to the latest innovations and trends in the vacuum coating industry. Come join us at booth 433 as it's an event not to miss.
#TechCon2018 #vacuumcoating #coatingtechnologies #measuringtheimpossible

The Journey: How plasma measurement became the cornerstone of Impedans

The evolution of plasma measurement tools

Scientists just assumed that plasma measurement was impossible, or at least unreliable, so forget it. The Scientific Community decided to solve this problem by producing a standard plasma chamber for experimental measurements and using reliable measurement of input parameters. We can call this the recipe based, copy exact approach. Back in 1990, my problem with this approach was that I was based in a laboratory in Ireland which had very poor research funding and I found it prohibitively expensive to reproduce the standard chamber. Click to read more...

Spring Series Case Study

Medical Device Manufacturing Case Study

Medical Device Manufacturing Case Study

How does a plasma measurement company contribute to a $400 billion medical device industry? Learn how Impedans improves the overall process of RF measurement to reduce product scrap in an industry that prevents, diagnoses and treats diseases and illnesses.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patricks day from all at Impedans

Everyone at Impedans would like to wish you a very happy St. Patrick's day.

Impedans is closed on Monday March 19th in observation of St. Patrick's day. We will reopen on Tuesday, March 20th.

Happy holidays from all at Impedans


Our office closes Friday, December 22nd at 5 pm and re-opens Tuesday, January 2nd at 9 am.
Enjoy the holidays!

New: Impedans TV | The Octiv™ Range

Impedans TV

Impedan's TV: The OCTIV™ | RANGE


For our latest video series we're shining a spotlight on our line of next generation RF sensors: The Octiv™ Range. In July we launched Octiv 2.0: a significant upgrade to the Octiv™ product range which provides a major improvement in performance in non-50 ohm environments. To achieve this, the calibration method has been redesigned and improved. Therefore, it is classified as a new product and existing Octiv™ models will be phased out. Existing Octiv™ customers, with compatible models, will be automatically upgraded to Octiv™ 2.0 during the next scheduled calibration.


To celebrate this, Impedans TV has produced a series of videos covering the Octiv hardware, software and demonstrating its abilities in frequency agility, waveform reconstruction and pulsed profile. Check out the first installment below and find the following parts at Impedans TV.

Introducing Impedans Case Study Series

Introducing Impedans Case Study Series

Case Study 1 - NASDAQ 100 Company Reduces Production Costs with Octiv VI Probe Technology


The first in our case Study Series examines how Impedans RF and Mechanical design teams aided a NASDAQ 100 Technology company, who needed to improve the performance and extend the lifetime of an aging fleet of plasma etching tools. Through the integration of Impedans Octiv Sensing Platform, this long-time Impedans client was able to reduce production costs and increase product throughput dramatically, and thus make substantial savings, directly as a result.

Introducing the Alfven | 100 RF Event Detector

Alvfen | 100 RF Event Detector from Impedans, prevent product scrap, reduce cost, detect arc events, network enabled

Impedans are proud to introduce the Alfven | 100 RF Event Detector.

The Alfven | 100™ RF Event Detector is designed to monitor short-lived, unexpected events in RF and plasma processes, that can cause product scrappage and significant cost to the manufacturer. 
Plasma processes, in semiconductor (and related industries), such as plasma etching, PVD and PECVD are susceptible to events such as arcs, instabilities and ignition phenomena. The Alfven | 100™ will detect these events and send real-time warnings to the operator to enable corrective action. 

More information can be found on the product page.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from Impedans

Wishing you a Happy Easter from all of us at Impedans. Our office is closed Monday 2nd of April for Easter holiday. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday 3rd of April.

AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition

Join Impedans at AVS 64th booth 529 Oct 31 - Nov 02 in Tampa, FL

We are exhibiting at AVS where you can talk to Matthew and Thomas about your plasma measurement needs:

AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition
October 31st - November 02nd
Tampa Convention Center, Florida
https://www.avs.org/symposium

Calling all Developers

Calling all Developers - we're hiring!

Impedans are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our team.

Are you an applications developer with experience developing web applications using Python, Django, JavaScript and SQL?

If so, get in touch with us to find out more about our current opening, we'd love to hear from you.

We're hiring!

Impedans are looking for a Sales star

Impedans are looking for a Sales Star to join our technical sales team.

Are you a recent college graduate with a background in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline with an interest in the world of plasma processing and intelligent sensors?

If so, get in touch with us to find out more about about our current opening, we'd love to hear from you.

SVC TechCon 2017 - 60th Annual Technical Conference

If you're attending the 60th Annual TechCon next week at at the Rhode Island Convention Center, don't miss the latest developments in Plasma Measurement from Impedans. Michelle and Chris will be in attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be delighted to talk about any of your Plasma measurement needs.

SVC TechCon 2017 - 60th Annual Technical Conference
April 29 - May 4, 2017
Rhode Island Convention Center,
Providence, Rhode Island.

http://www.asminternational.org/web/svc-techcon-2017/home

Happy Easter from all at Impedans

Easter Bunnies - Happy Easter from the Impedans team

From all of us at Impedans, wishing you a happy Easter. In case you need to contact us, please note our office is closed on Monday 17th April but will re-open as usual on Tuesday 18th April.

Plasma Supervision with Mike Hopkins

Impedans founder presents at Plasma Supervision workshop.


Impedans founder and CEO, Mike Hopkins, is presenting a talk on VI Technology at the Plasma Supervision workshop during the (apc|m) Conference at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on the 10th of April 2017. The European Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing (apc|m) Conference is directed to manufacturers, suppliers and scientific community of semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, flat panel, MEMS, and other related industries. The topics are focused on current challenges and future needs of Advanced Process Control and Manufacturing Effectiveness.

More information can be found on the conference can be found here.

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2017

May you be as Irish as us on St Patrick's Day this year

We've created a custom Gaelic version of our company logo for Paddy's Day 2017.

Everyone at Impedans would like to wish you a very happy St. Patrick's day.

Impedans is closed for St. Patrick's day so the whole nation can celebrate. We will reopen on Monday, March 20th.

International Women's Day

‎#internationalwomensday

Impedans are proud to support their female employees on International Women's Day and every other day..

IWD is a celebration of the achievements of women in all aspects of life. This day has been adopted to bring gender equality to the fore and to recognise the contribution of women in our society. There have been leaps and bounds but we're not there yet. Employers play a vital role in empowering women. At Impedans, flexible working hours are offered to their employees, helping working mums balance career and family goals. Getting the balance in teams is vital to the health of any organisation. #BeBoldForChange

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day

Roses are red...

Plasma is... well it depends on the chemical nature of the process gas but also its density and the degree of contamination.

We're scientists, not poets!

Wishing all our friends and customers a romantic Valentine's Day!

Happy Lunar New Year 2017 - Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year 2017 - Year of the Rooster - Lunar New Year

Everyone at Impedans would like to wish our customers and friends in Asia and those around the world celebrating Spring Festival, a very Happy Lunar New Year for 2017.



May happiness and prosperity follow you throughout the year.

Don't forget to wear red to drive away bad luck and evil spirits (it has to be bought for you by someone else), and face away from Tai Sui, the God of Age star.

Quantum Technology - Application Note QC02

Quantum Technology

Measurement of deposition rates and ion energy distributions using the Quantum system



Learn how metal deposition rates, ionization fraction and energy distribution of ions arriving at a substrate are measured in an asymmetric, bipolar, pulsed DC magnetron sputtering reactor.

Seasons Greetings 2016!

Our office closes Friday, December 23rd at 5 pm and re-opens Tuesday, January 3rd at 9am.
Enjoy the holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Impedans #TurkeyDay

The Impedans team would like to wish our US customers, friends and acquaintances a very enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Octiv VI Probe Technology - Industrial Communication Protocols

Octiv Ethernet Protocols

Industrial Communication Protocols

Learn about communication protocols and how the Industrial Octiv has been developed to enable fast, reliable, scalable, real-time communication of measurements through ethernet networks.  

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