What we mean by Easy Path
At PhotomaskPORTAL, our mission is to provide researchers at universities, labs, and start-ups with an easy path to low-cost, high-quality photomasks. Low-cost and high-quality are obvious but what do we mean by "Easy Path"?
One way we provide researchers an easy path is with a simple, streamlined process based on modern eCommerce systems with up-front pricing. Do you really have time to solicit multiple quotes? Do you really know who the right companies are to talk to? While we can provide you with a quote if you require one, you don't need one to transact with us. Simply go in our store, select your product and the fundamentals needed to build it (tone, mirror, resolution), and check-out. Upload your data and be done in 15 minutes.
We also make it easy by giving you access to a broad network of world-class photomask manufacturers, not matter how simple or complex your requirements, you can find what you need through our one website. Need a film mask for the 80-micron channels on your microfluidic device? No problem. Need a grating pattern pattern with 125nm bars for your microscopy experiment? No problem. How about a large-area mask more than one-square-meter needed for the techno-art you have been commissioned to build for the Smithsonian? No problem.
Another way we provide an easy path is by providing mask layout software and templates in our store and our library. And if your photomask design objectives are more ambitious, we also provide design support service. Simply give us a Statement of Work describing your project and what you need and we can work-up a custom design to meet your requirements. This can be very basic or very complex. Perhaps you need a test reticle to characterize the steppers in your fab for process development, or maybe you need a grayscale mask for shaping the photoresist on your MEMS device, or perhaps you need optical-proximity correction applied to your features. Or perhaps you simply want masks without tying up your resources in the whole design and fabrication process.
Whatever your requirements, at PhotomaskPORTAL, we make it easy to make a mask.
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