ASM-L Stepper is Down

Gary J Sosa gsosa at
Wed May 28 07:39:43 PDT 2008

  Hi Al....

  The replacement part is expected in on Thursday(Shipping from  
Veldhoven) and will be installed on that day. Today(Wednesday) ASM-L  
will continue with their planned activities of working on the "stone  
in/out" problem.


Quoting Ed Myers <edmyers at>:

> All,
> Any update on the parts delivery.  We have some anxious lab members who
> need to complete their processing by June 15th deadline.  With the
> upcoming scheduled 3-D qualification, they are especially anxious.
> Any update will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ed
> At 11:38 AM 5/25/2008, Gary J Sosa wrote:
>> Hi ASM-L Users....
>>   The stepper is down because of an unusual, loud mechanical banging
>> sound when the tool is running. One of the labmembers noticed it when
>> they were running the tool, and I also heard it while running the
>> daily tests. I have shut the stepper down to prevent any further
>> damage and will notify ASM-L early Tuesday morning. Sorry for the
>> inconvenience.
>>  ...Gary

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