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TREK, INC. to Introduce Field Meter at SEMICON® West

Model 511 Offers Economical and Reliable Solution for Monitoring Electrostatic Fields
in Semiconductor, Photovoltaic/Solar and Electronics Manufacturing and for Materials R & D

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3 July 2012 (Medina, NY, USA) – TREK, INC., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage amplifiers and electrostatic voltmeters will introduce a new Field Meter (Model 511) during SEMICON® West, an annual event for the global microelectronics industry, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco July 10 – 12, 2012. Trek’s Model 511 Hand-Held Field Meter offers an economical and reliable solution for monitoring electrostatic fields which if left unchecked could cause damage to products or manufacturing facilities especially in the semiconductor, photovoltaic/solar and electronics industries. The field meter will be on display at Trek’s Booth #1123.

Model 511 is a portable, chopper-stabilized, non-contacting electrostatic field meter designed for testing and auditing of electrostatic fields in applications where electrostatic discharge (ESD), and the damage it can cause, is a concern.

The primary application for Trek’s field meter is for charge monitoring in semiconductor (chip), photovoltaic/solar and electronics manufacturing. Additional applications in these and other charge-sensitive manufacturing or materials research environments include electrostatic field monitoring for the purpose of ESD auditing, or for assessing voltage generation of materials, equipment and personnel. An optional charge plate accessory enables Model 511 to be used for the balancing and testing of ionization blowers and devices. The unit can also be used for surface voltage measurements of photo-conductors or dielectric surfaces and for measurement of electrostatic potentials on film, polymers, and paper.

The versatile unit has a switch-selectable measurement range of either ±2 kV per inch or ±20 kV per inch. Measurement accuracy is better than 5% of reading. The design of Model 511 assures reliable measurements in ionized or non-ionized environments.

Additional features include an easy-to-read LED display, a hold-switch which preserves a reading on the display until released, and a push-button ‘auto-zero’ feature which removes any offset voltage.

Product information and specifications are available at

For price quotation, delivery, and other information please contact Brian Carmer at TREK, INC. at 585-798-3140 ext 285 or email

SEMICON ® West is an annual event for the global microelectronics industry. Major technologies served include semiconductors, photovoltaics/solar, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), LEDs/solid state lighting, and printed/flexible electronics.

TREK, INC. (est. 1968) is a privately held company located in Upstate New York that designs, manufactures and sells high performance electrostatic measurement instruments, sensors & monitors, and high voltage amplifiers, power supplies & generators to the global marketplace. Trek's standard and custom products are used: (1) by OEMs involved in semiconductor manufacturing, electrophotography, photovoltaic/solar and many other industries; (2) in applications sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD); and (3) by companies and universities involved in a wide variety of research applications. Customers include numerous Fortune 500 companies and leading universities around the world. For more information call 585-798-3140 or go to


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