Product meeting Notes/April 11, 2000
(1) MA4PK3000-type PIN for ADVANCED ENERGY/Voorhees, NJ:
Bill Doherty visited the account, and got clarification on the package preference: they want a flat-top DO-4 (for the 3KV application), so thay can solder a strap directly to the anode terminal. Also, they height of our prototype is too high-the samples would not fit into the enclosure. For the 5 KV application, there is more latitude, as the design is not yet fixed.
Pavel feels that he can build an equivilent package, so it was decided to build at least 12 new samples of this type, which customer will do lifetest on, in an actual system.
(2) NDT1214 (USA Instruments): we have completed a wafer of the 1N6638 type, which has been prepared as half anode up, half cathode up. These are now at saw, and will be assembled in PowerMite III package, for the dual-antiparallel configuration. Pete Cicarrelli will have samples assembled.
The second lot (with the larger area die, for lower Vf) was accidentally destroyed in fabrication (sawing). The third lot (smaller mesa) was lost , now located. This will be split, with half of the lot given metallization for Powermite assembly, and the other half given standard metallization, for assembly in the leaded package. Expect these out next week.
(3) Low Rs PIN (UPP1005 with Lowell die): Wtown has put metallization on two wafers that were diffused by Lowell, these are to be assembled by Lowell. This will be a check on the Rs level that we can achieve. Bill Doherty will check on this.
(4) PIN Diode Chip Program: we have reviewed the (preliminary) chip specification from Hill Engineering. We will offer Hill our best match to the spec., and see what compromises are acceptable. Karl will check to see if we can metallize the top surface of our wafers with electroless gold plating.
Should we annex Siberia (or at least the Pacific coast region of it)? It looks like a good case for me-the local people are having their resources stolen by the corrupt oligarchy that runs Russia out of Moscow these days. What would American statehood mean for the Siberians? An IMMEDIATE increase of their standard of living-not quite American standard yet, but close to it! They would also have access to American markets-we would buy their oil, fish, coal and uranium at market prices, instead of giving the stuff away to Moscow! With American capital and technology, Siberia would be really humming in a few years-so why let the Japanese get the jump on us! We should IMMEDIATELY send the US Navy in to Vladivostok, and declare an independent republic. Later, the leaders can apply for US statehood!
This could be the deal of the century-WE need Siberian resources-THEY need American products, capital, and technology-NONE of which are coming from Moscow!
Let’s pull a Panama while we have the upper hand!