material engineering solutions with universitywafer, inc.

Wafers for Research

It can be hard to find a good source for research-grade wafers.

Most suppliers only offer commercial-grade or industrial-grade wafers, which are not suitable for many research applications.

We offer engineering-grade wafers that are perfect for research purposes. Our wafers are fabricated from high-purity materials and feature tight tolerances and low defect densities.

Please fill out the form with the specs and quantity that you need!


NEW Laser Wafer Dicing Service

We now have the ability to laser dice our wafers and yours. You can save on buying smaller pieces of expensive wafers including undoped wafers etc.


Q1) What does it cost?
A1) The cost depends on the material kind, the thickness, quantity of wafers to process, depth of cutting (through or into the material), surface conditions etc. Each case needs to be evaluated differently.
Q2) What is the thickness you can laser?
A2) The maximum silicon thickness we ever tried is 700µm. No problems with that. We successfully cut metals, silicon, SiC and glass to 300µm.
Q3) Can you laser with coatings?
A3) Yes we can; We tested 100nm SiO2 on Si. No problems with that.

How We Help Researchers

We help researchers find the high-quality silicon wafers and other semiconductor substrates and services including thermal oxidenitride, thin films, dicing and more. We answer the toughest questions for small volumes and large and are trusted across the world for our customer service. We strive to provided the lowest price and welcome price comparisons. We work hard to beat any price!

We provide in stock wafer prices that often beat out other companies with fast delivery. You can buy as few as one wafer. Quality guaranteed! Our substrates are in stock.

We also can quote your custom specs of any kind in small quantities and low price.

Student researchers have use our glasssapphiresiliconIII-V and II-VI wafers to make devices including PN Junctions and Solar Cells and numerous other applications.

NEWS: Crystalline Silicon Wafer for Fabricating Photonic Structures

Researchers at Stanford University have used UniversityWafer, Inc. 100mm Silicon Item #783 to fabricate photonic structures that control solar absorption & thermal emissions potentially saving energy costs solar panels, electric vehicles, business and residential building.

Compare our prices and save! We ship internationally.

We have a large selection of hard to find wafer specs in partial cassettes, so you don't have to purchase 25! Please ask us for the list.

About Us

An Engineering Wafer is a thin-film semiconductor manufactured using a process called micromachining. It is created by slicing a silicon wafer into smaller pieces and then etching the pieces. This method is used for semiconductors because of the high quality of the final products. An engineering wax is also used to manufacture AM Products. This process involves a complicated series of steps, including die fabrication, assembly, and test.

During this process, the Supplier and AMD use material handling systems to move the wafers. These material handling systems are manufactured by companies like Daifuku and Muratec. These equipments were made during the dot-com bubble and have enormous resistance to upgrading to 450 mm. However, ramping-up to 450 mm will require more complex technology, heavier crystal ingots, and longer cooling times. Developing a 450 mm engineering wafer is going to require significant engineering and time.

As the semiconductor industry continues to evolve, the process used to manufacture wafers is advancing. As the technology advances, new processes are developed to increase the density of the components. The density of MEMS and minuscule surface features is continually increasing. This trend is reminiscent of Moore's Law, which says that the more dense a component can be packed, the faster it can be manufactured. A high-quality Engineering Wafer can save a company time and money.