Updated: 11/12/2019

Lower East LAB 

The new fumehoods require minor modification work and are offline until 16/12. 

Upper East LAB

The new fumehoods require minor modification work and are offline until 17/12

The HF constant temperature bath will be moved back to the upper east on 16/12. 

The annealing furnaces are expected to go online from 12/12. The rest of the furnaces will be available after the 16/12 

The Oxford PECVD is further delayed because we need further safety documents from ABM for the modified toxic gas delivery system. ETA is 17/12 

HC-RIE is offline but can be made available upon request (due to commissioning work for the LPCVD) 

Updated: 11/11/2019

Lower East LAB 

The Lower East labs are back online. However, only the XL30, Lesker Thermal, P-type Evaporator, Denton Asher and Dicing Saw are available.

The fumehoods and other tools will need some time to be worked on.

The wire bonders, scriber and probestation will be relocated to the South Lab on 12/11

Upper East LAB

Full day shutdown scheduled between 8/11-8/12 for fumehood upgrade and LPCVD site preparation work. 

Updated: 1/11/2019

WEST LAB

The STS-DRIE, Oxford RIE, HHV and PVD75s are currently offline due to cooling water maintenance work. We expect the tools to be available again next Tuesday 5/11. Any additional work required will be moved to the weekend to avoid further delays

Lower East LAB 

The lower east fumehood upgrade work is delayed by a few days and we expect the lab to reopen on 11/11.

The SET evaporator will stay offline until the 2/12. Please let us know if you are affected by this before COB 4/11. We will hire a chiller if there is enough demand.

Upper East LAB 

Forming gas is currently not available until Monday 4/11

Full day shutdown scheduled between 8/11-8/12 for fumehood upgrade and LPCVD site preparation work. 

Updated: 25/10/2019

WEST LAB

Contractors are still working in the west grey area. We are currently assessing if morning shifts need to be reinstated. 

Lower East LAB 

Full day shutdown (grey & white) between 8/10-4/11 ongoing. Some services will require additional downtime for reconnect and testing.

Upper East LAB

An extra week of shutdown is required to complete the LPCVD site preparation work. Currently the plan is to tie it together with the fumehood upgrade shutdown, to take place between 8/11-2/12. We will confirm later next week.

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 4/10/2019 [Link]

WEST LAB (4/10-20/10) 

Full day shutdown (grey & white) scheduled for 8/10-11/10, subject to the arrival date of the EBL tool

The grey area morning shifts are otherwise in place, the white area will not be affected

Lower East LAB (4/10-5/11)

Full day shutdown (grey & white) scheduled for 17/10-4/11. Some services will require additional downtime for preparation and reconnect.

Upper East LAB (4/10-4/12)

Full day shutdown (grey & white) scheduled for 14/11-2/12. Some services will require additional downtime for preparation and reconnect.

Grey area full day shutdown scheduled for 8/10-9/10 to facilitate the new Raith installation

Grey area full day shutdown scheduled for 12/11, subject to the arrival date of the new LPCVD tool

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 27/09/2019 [Link]

WEST LAB (27/9-20/10) 

Full day shutdown (grey & white) scheduled for 8/10-10/10, subject to the arrival date of the EBL tool.

The grey area morning shifts are in place, the white area will not be affected.

East LAB (18/9-13/10)

Grey area full day shutdown scheduled for 8/10-9/10

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 18/09/2019 [Link]

WEST LAB (18/9-20/10) 

Full day shutdown scheduled for 8/10-11/10

The grey area morning shifts are in place

The white area morning shift has been tentatively scheduled for just 30/9. We will confirm later if that can be moved to a Saturday

East LAB (18/9-30/9)

Grey area full day shutdown scheduled for 8/10-9/10 

SOUTH LAB (18/9-23/9)

No disruption to Laser MBE

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 13/09/2019 [link]

WEST LAB (9/9-5/10) 

Lab shutdown this Friday (13/9) at 4pm, reopen to users next Thursday (19/9) at 8am

The WEST WHITE area will not be affected by contractor’s morning shifts between 18/9-29/9

Contractor’s morning shifts between 23/9-29/9 are to be confirmed later

East LAB (11/9-22/9)

  • Lab shutdown this Friday (13/9) at 4pm, reopen to users next Tuesday (17/9) at 8am

SOUTH LAB (11/9-22/9)

  • No disruption to Laser MBE 

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 05/09/2019 [link]

WEST LAB 

The WEST WHITE area will not be affected by contractor’s morning shift between 18/9-22/9

There is no morning shift between 23/9-29/9 

SOUTH LAB

Laser MBE will not be accessible between 5/9-9/9

Upper East LAB

Full day shutdown scheduled for 9/9. The STS-DRIE, HHV and West lab asher will also be offline during the shutdown.

Oxford RIE will be relocated to the West grey area on 5/9-17/9. The Oxford RIE, Oxford PECVD, STS-DRIE, HHV, and the West lab asher will all be offline during that period.

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 19/08/2019 [link]

WEST LAB 

The WEST WHITE area will not be affected by contractor’s morning shift during 19/8-28/8,  2/9-4/9 and 18/9-22/9

SOUTH LAB

Laser MBE will not be accessible between 24/8-25/8 and 30/8-9/9

Upper East LAB

Full day shutdown scheduled for 9/9. The STS-DRIE, HHV and West lab asher will also be offline during the shutdown.

Oxford RIE will be relocated to the West grey area on 5/9-17/9. The Oxford RIE, Oxford PECVD, STS-DRIE, HHV, and the West lab asher will all be offline during that period.

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 08/08/2019 [link]

WEST LAB 

The ANFF West Labs will be closed to all users from 5pm 16/8 (Friday) till 2pm 19/8 (Monday). 

During the contractor’s morning shift (5:30-14:00) between 3/7- 3/9, the WEST WHITE area will remain accessible during 8-11, 14-16, 19-28 of August

SOUTH LAB

No disruption to Laser MBE till 28 AUG

East LAB

No disruption till 28 AUG 

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 02/08/2019 [link]

WEST LAB 

No disruption in the West Grey and White labs from 2/8 till 7/8. Morning shift to the grey area will resume on the 8/8

The ANFF West Labs will be closed to all users from 5pm 16/8 (Friday) till 2pm 19/8 (Monday)

During the contractor’s morning shift (5:30-14:00) between 3/7- 3/9, the WEST WHITE area will remain accessible during 24/7-11/8 and 14/8-16/8

SOUTH LAB

No disruption to Laser MBE till 18 AUG

East LAB

No disruption till 18 AUG 

25/07/2019 – No additional information provided by INTREC this week. But changes have been made to last week’s forecast for the west lab.

WEST LABS

The ANFF West Labs will be closed to all users from 5pm 16/8 (Friday) till 2pm 19/8 (Monday)

During the contractor’s morning shift (5:30-14:00) between 3/7- 3/9, the WEST WHITE area will remain accessible during 24/7-10/8 and 14/8-16/8

SOUTH LABS

No disruption to Laser MBE till 11 AUG

EAST LABS

No disruption till 18 AUG 

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 20/07/2019 [link]

WEST LABS

The ANFF West Labs will be closed to all users between 19-23 JULY and reopen on 24 JULY (WED).

During the contractor’s morning shift (5:30-14:00) between 3 JULY – 3 SEPT, the WEST WHITE area will remain accessible between 24 JULY-10 AUG, 14-16 AUG, and on 18 AUG

SOUTH LABS

No disruption to Laser MBE till 11 AUG

EAST LABS

No disruption till 18 AUG

11/07/2019 – No additional information provided by INTREC this week.

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 02/07/2019 [link]

WEST LABS

The ANFF West Labs will be closed to all users at 6am on 19 JULY (FRI) and reopen to users on 24 JULY (WED) at 8am.

During the contractor’s morning shift (5:30-14:00) period between 3 JULY – 3 SEPT, the WEST WHITE area will remain accessible at all times between 3-18 JULY, and 24-28 July.

All bonders, scriber and the Cascade probestation will be moved to the Chemical Science Building (F10) Rm 822 on 8 JULY (weather permitting) and be available on 9 JULY. We are running group induction for building and lab access. Please click [here] to select your preferred time

SOUTH LABS

Both Chamber A & B of the laser MBE will be offline between 13-14 July (weekend)

Shutdown Schedule Overview (Updated: 01/07/2019)

INTREC’s forecast document updated: 19/06/2019 [link]

The white and grey areas of the west lab will be offline between 22-23 of June (weekend) for shutting down Air Handling Unit the to remove ductwork under access floor.

ANFF will start preparing the tools in the west lab ready to be accessible

The bonders, scriber and cascade probestation are to be relocated to F10 Rms 823, 822 on the 8th of July (Monday).