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New range of combination Deposition Systems for Materials Research

Henniker Scientific Ltd    |  13 Dec 2012

Henniker Scientific announce the release of a new range of multi-technique deposition systems for nano-materials research.The family of systems offer the flexibility of several techniques in a single chamber, each system in the range featuring a universal ‘quick-change’ source flange which can be configured for specific deposition techniques or combination [...]


New PixelCam Cameras Capture Real-Time SWIR Multispectral Images

Halma plc    |  5 Dec 2012

Golden, Colorado (December 5, 2012) – Ocean Thin Films has introduced PixelCam™, the first commercially available “snapshot” multispectral cameras for shortwave infrared (SWIR) analysis from 700-1700 nm. The cameras harness SWIR’s powerful imaging by simultaneously acquiring four or more standard and custom spectral bands with a single camera, enabling extraction [...]


KJLC® to manufacture Isoflux Incorporated Inverted Cylindrical Magnetrons

Kurt J Lesker Co Ltd    |  5 Dec 2012

Detail: Pittsburgh, PA/Rochester, NY. Kurt Lesker Company enters into a worldwide, exclusive licensing agreement with Isoflux Incorporated, whereby KJLC will manufacture and market Isoflux’s revolutionary and patented inverted cylindrical magnetron sputtering sources. Lesker will also develop a systems product line based on Isoflux technology.“We are proud to align ourselves with an [...]


Beneq acquires EL business from Planar

VCi News Desk    |  4 Dec 2012

On November 30th 2012, Beneq announced the acquisition of the Finnish-based electroluminescence (EL) business from US Planar Systems, Inc., a global leader in digital display technology. The name of the new business unit, Lumineq, stands for Beneq’s strong commitment to thin film electroluminescence (TFEL) technology and the industrial production of [...]


Enpirion Achieves Quantum Leap in Micro-Fabrication and Materials Technology Introducing the World’s First 2-Dimensional Thin-Film Magnetic Cores with New Wafer Level Magnetics Technology

VCi News Desk    |  28 Nov 2012

Enpirion, the leader of integrated power IC solutions, announced the successful commercialization of a new magnetic alloy, which enables the miniaturization of passive magnetic components and their assimilation with integrated circuits at wafer level. So-called wafer level magnetics (WLM) present a leap in traditional technology, which will take magnetic components [...]


Arradiance Announces Sale of Benchtop ALD/CVD Combination Tool

VCi News Desk    |  28 Nov 2012

Arradiance Inc., announced the receipt of an order for the industry’s first benchtop ALD/CVD combination tool for advanced metal deposition research. New system’s features minimize contamination and maximize process control. Capable of processing 200mm substrates using up to eight precursors, this new GEMStar system has the ability to achieve process [...]


Oerlikon Balzers opens its 10th coating center in China

VCi News Desk    |  28 Nov 2012

November 15, 2012 – Oerlikon Balzers continues its execution of a global expansion strategy with the opening of the 10th coating center in Wuhan, China. The new coating center in Wuhan marks the next milestone in establishing a strong presence in regions with growing business opportunities around the world. “The [...]


Oerlikon Completed the Sale of its Solar Segment

VCi News Desk    |  28 Nov 2012

November 27, 2012 – Oerlikon announce the closing of the sale of its Solar business to Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL). The contract to divest the Solar business was signed on March 2, 2012. The transaction was structured as a cash deal in which TEL acquires 100 % of the shares [...]


Stion Announce $2M Award from Dept. of Energy Sunshot Initiative

VCi News Desk    |  25 Nov 2012

Stion, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules, announced a $2M award from the US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to continue pilot production and scale-up of its ultra high-efficiency thin film modules based on proprietary tandem junction technology. The award is a Tier 2 grant under the Sunshot’s [...]


Picosun revolutionize roll-to-roll ALD technology

VCi News Desk    |  25 Nov 2012

Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer expands its product portfolio by introducing new, innovative Picosun™ roll-to-roll ALD coating system (patent pending).The demand for continuous ALD processing stems from the fields of flexible, printed electronics, OLED lighting, third generation thin film photovoltaic devices, high energy density thin film [...]


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