Epi down 2 weeks

Roger T Howe rthowe at stanford.edu
Fri Nov 4 16:04:36 PDT 2011


We have to postpone the epi work until after the shutdown.  Let AMAT know why.

I'm standing outside John Bumgarner's office -- he's up at SLAC and so I'm making the decision solo.


On Nov 4, 2011, at 2:50 PM, James Harris <harris at snow.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Maurice,
> This is somewhat of a killer in our case as we have to make a BIG TIME presentation for a large DoD contract on Dec, 1, so we need to make as much progress as insanely possible between now and Nov 30 and shutting down Epi2 for two weeks just about does us in. We have enough trouble working around nominal machine failures and down time, so I hope in a  case that seems like elective surgery, we can postpone until the nominal shutdown in mid-Dec.  Many thanks for the advance waning and opportunity to respond before it happnes.
> Regards,
> Jim
> On Nov 4, 2011, at 1:34 PM, maurice stevens wrote:
>> AMAT is asking for 2 weeks of time on Epi2 to finish the second chamber before the shutdown.
>> Many of you know that the Epi2 second chamber install has been proceeding slowly because AMAT has been installing several other systems.  Sean, our normal field service engineer has been coming in to work on our system on weekends.  The other installs are winding down and AMAT can now dedicate a few engineers to our tool solidly for at least two weeks.
>> This is not a great time for a two shutdown.  We only have 6 weeks before the long Christmas break and we have been limping along for a week waiting for the lamp change.   But the work needs to get done so we can do the gas line tie ins.  And we really don't know when the AMAT engineers will be free in the future.
>> We believe this work would begin the last two weeks of this month but it is not finalized.
>> -m
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