4Wave Inc. Closes 2011 with Several Ion Beam Sputtering System Orders
STERLING, Va., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 4Wave Inc., a leading thin film equipment manufacturer and provider of thin film coatings, announced today that it has closed 2011 with the receipt of several orders for its 200mm Ion Beam Sputtering systems for the manufacturing of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) at semiconductor foundries. 4Wave’s Ion Beam Sputtering system can atomically deposit dielectric material for MEMS devices, allowing the user to select the optical characteristics of the film deposited. 4Wave’s system is designed to process 200mm wafers in a 24/7 manufacturing environment.
“4Wave’s ability to demonstrate that our technology can produce our customer’s demanding films in a 24/7 manufacturing environment continues to win over customers,” says Trey Middleton, Vice President of Business Development. Sami Antrazi, Vice President of Technology of 4Wave, adds that “4Wave’s depth of engineering, process development and research capability allows us to anticipate and meet our customer’s thin film needs. We believe that our ion beam sputtering technology for MEMS will be a key system in semiconductor foundry fabs for the foreseeable future.”
4Wave continues to invest in research and development to help customers in their next generation products. This enables 4Wave to demonstrate equipment capabilities to potential customers and successfully deliver systems with production ready processes. This business model enables 4Wave’s customers to shorten their product development cycle and/or rapidly qualify the equipment for their production needs.
4Wave supplies thin film processing equipment used in a variety of industries and applications, including defense and renewable energy. 4Wave’s extensive set of thin film processing equipment and metrology is available for coating services and contracted research. This allows 4Wave’s customers to develop their products without the large investment required to purchase such equipment. Being ITAR (International Trade and Arms Regulation) compliant uniquely positions 4Wave to fully support defense related projects in the United States.
4Wave provides ion beam thin film processing equipment and coatings services to meet challenging thin film processing requirements. Using its atomic layer processing capabilities, 4Wave also offers multilayer device fabrication and miniature optical components. Housed in a 21,000 sq-ft facility in Sterling, Virginia, just minutes from Washington Dulles Airport, 4Wave serves clients worldwide. www.4waveinc.com.
SOURCE 4Wave, Inc.