Thursday, 18 August 2016

TeraView at SEMICON Taiwan

TeraView will be exhibiting at this year's SEMICON Taiwan. The event will take place between September 7-9 in Taipei, Taiwan.

We will be showcasing our latest product, the EOTPR 5000.

"TeraView’s proprietary Electro Optical Terahertz Pulse Reflectometry (EOTPR) technology provides a 5 micron resolution capability in isolating faults within advanced integrated circuits for mobile phones and computing, including complex packages such as Package on Package (PoP), flip chip, and 3D package with Through Silicon Vias (TSVs). EOTPR has been widely accepted by advanced IC package failure analysis community, and this technology is ready to be deployed in the high volume manufacturing environment for quality assurance inspection."

For further information on the event, please visit the webpage here.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

TeraView is recruiting


TeraView Ltd is the world’s first and leading provider of terahertz solutions to Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of industries. TeraView was created in 2001 from a relationship between the Toshiba Corporation and the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. TeraView’s vision is to establish terahertz as the premier imaging and inspection tool for the 21st century.

An opportunity has arisen for a Field Service Engineer to join TeraView’s Service Team to service and support TeraView’s systems, both in the field and in house. You will have a minimum of 3 years experience of working in a field service role, gained within a scientific instrumentation/equipment environment, and be familiar with the set up and alignment of optical instrumentation. Qualified to a minimum of HNC level or above in electronics or other relevant technical discipline, you will be a self- starter with a positive attitude and a proven ability to work in small multi-disciplinary teams. The role entails a significant level of overseas travel, sometimes with little notice. Experience of working within a formal quality system, such as ISO9001 is important.

Key Tasks And Responsibilities Profile, Skills, Experience & Characteristics Required
  •     Servicing and maintaining instruments both in the field and in-house.
  •     Alignment of newly built instruments.
  •     Factory Acceptance testing.
  •     Assisting in the build of instruments.
  •     Installation and Site acceptance testing. 

Profile, Skills, Experience & Characteristics Required

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • HNC or above in electronics or similar technical discipline.
  • Previous experience of working in service/support of scientific instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of lasers and alignment.
  • Knowledge of electronics.
  • Excellent customer facing skills.
  • Excellent technical communication skills both written and oral.
  • The ability to work alone and on own initiative.
  • Ability to travel abroad and at short notice.
  • Own transport and a clean driving licence.
  • Experience in the any of the following areas is desirable but is not required: spectroscopy, semiconductor or semiconductor equipment industry, semiconductor failure analysis, GHz TDR, and terahertz systems.
Further Information
The job location is Cambridge, UK but the successful candidate will be expected to spend up to 50% of their time at customer locations around the world. To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV together with a covering letter which should give details of your current remuneration and examples of where and how you have applied your skills in previous working environments. The letter should also highlight how your skills could be used within TeraView. These should be sent to:

TeraView offers an excellent salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity for highly- motivated staff to work together in a friendly, intellectually stimulating and challenging environment where there is plenty of scope to influence and shape the development of products in one of the newest, and most exciting, areas of technology.

We are an equal opportunities employer and pride ourselves on our diverse workforce. For further information and background on the company, please visit our website on:

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

EOTPR 5000 launches at SEMICON West, USA.

This year's SEMICON West event in San Francisco saw the launch of our fully automated integrated circuit (IC) package inspection system, the EOTPR 5000

Building on the success of the EOTPR 2000 which has an established track record in the industry for rapid fault isolation and manual inspection, the EOTPR 5000 is a fully automated advanced IC package inspection system that utilizes TeraView’s proprietary EOTPR terahertz technology to detect weak or marginal interconnect quality in high volume manufacturing environments, which no other technology can detect today.

Don Arnone, TeraView CEO, spoke to Philip Stoten of EMSNowTV (above) to discuss what drove the technology and how it is currently being depolyed.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

THz Beam Shaping Based on Paper Diffractive Optics

Agnieszka Siemion ; Andrzej Siemion ; Jaroslaw Suszek ; Adam Kowalczyk ; Jaroslaw Bomba ; Artur Sobczyk ; Norbert Palka ; Przemysław Zagrajek ; Andrzej Kolodziejczyk ; Maciej Sypek


Fast and intensive development of terahertz (THz) technology requires designing dedicated optical elements. Here, we generated complicated THz field distribution thanks to simple binary diffractive optical elements (DOEs) made from paper. The paper fabricated structures are lightweight, inexpensive, feasible for fast-prototyping purposes and they have high transparency in the THz range. Structures were designed and simulated in nonparaxial approach which suppresses the influence of geometrical aberrations and enables large apertures in comparison with their focal lengths. Such DOEs can be used in THz tomography, scanners, radiation sources collimation, focusing and gathering the radiation on the detector.

Full article available here.

Analysis of Wire-Grid Polarisers in Terahertz Spectral Range

Mičica ; Martin ; Bucko ; Václav ; Postava ; Kamil ; Vanwolleghem ; Mathias ; Lampin ; Jean-François ; Pištora ; Jaromír


Polarisers are important components in many optical applications working with polarised radiation, therefore it is need to know their behaviour at specified spectral range. Interest in terahertz (THz) radiation and its application in science, where we need polarisers was our motivation for study of commonly used polarisers this spectral range. In our paper we present THz measurement of free standing wire-grid (5 μm tungsten wire, 12.5 μm period) and polyethylene foil wire-grid (0.5 μm metallic stripes, 1.2 μm period) polariser.

Measurements were performed by terahertz time domain spectroscopy in the range from 60 GHz to 3 THz (2–100 cm−1) at different rotation of azimuth angle. For quality evaluation was from measured data calculated extinction ratio and phase shift. Both polarisers were compared and their suitability for THz application is discussed. Results show better properties of free standing wire-grid polariser in the range up to 60 cm−1 while properties of polyethylene polariser are better at higher wavenumbers. Polarisers are described in the frame of Jones matrix calculus.

Full article available here.