Nitrogen Generation for Semiconductor Manufacturing

For years, component level manufacturers and semiconductor producers have been using nitrogen inertion. Whether in the fabrication of stacked dies, rework, or component solder bumping, nitrogen gas allows for a larger process window in the safety of minimal oxygen. With the advent of mandated lead-free soldering, the critical issues of flux chemistry aggressiveness have again been raised. When this aspect of process control is coupled with the smaller Delta T temperature window, N2 inerting boosts production success.

Controlled nitrogen atmospheres in reflow, wave, selective, and rework applications give engineers a larger process arena to work in. Nitrogen also helps during the liquidous state while the solder is completing surface wetting for a good bond. We began testing PSA N2 generation with reflow and found that nitrogen purity levels required for reflow, wave and selective soldering range from 99.5% to 99.99%.

Recommended Nitrogen Systems for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Nitrogen Cylinder Filling
Nitrogen cylinder filling stations can be easily incorporated into any nitrogen generator system. We offer a convenient and reliable way to fill your own cylinders for a fraction of the cost of bottled-gas purchase and delivery.

Nitrogen Membrane Generator
The nitrogen membrane generator is a complete turnkey system. It arrives at your location designed and built to your specifications and you put it online.

PSA Nitrogen Generator
On Site’s PSA nitrogen generator technology assures quick returns on your investment and stable year-to-year gas costs.


Required Gas: Nitrogen
Purity Range: 95 – 99.999%