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                        APPLIED HEADSMART?

                        APPLIED HEADSMART?
                        The correct head with the right parts

                        HeadSmart is a Total Kit Management? CMP head rebuild service that combines cleaning, part replacement, re-assembly and testing. HeadSmart ensures the highest quality rebuilds for CMP heads, leading to better on-tool performance.

                        WHAT IT OFFERS

                        • A fixed price integrated solution that enables predictable cost forecasting
                        • Offsite head rebuilds, which saves valuable floor space
                        • More predictable costs due to tighter distribution of head performance
                        • Comprehensive multi point and certification of every polishing head before it goes on the tool

                        WHAT IT INCLUDES

                        • Customized bill of materials for each head using (1) Applied Materials certified OEM parts and (2) part numbers and change frequency specific to customer
                        • Access to Applied best practices and knowledge network
                        • Rebuild procedures that follow approved BKMs
                        • Transportation to and from your fab

                        When combined with QuickStart?—an optional add-on service that brings CMP retaining rings into production-ready condition—the solution includes head burn-in and testing, which can result in up to 5% increase in tool availability. The program can also lead to >50%improvement in MWBR by (1) reducing early head failures and (2) improving predictable performance and costs due to tighter distribution of head performance.