Coatings & Thin Films
4Wave is the industry leader in thin film nanotechnology material science and products. Our core technology is Ion Beam technology and Biased target technology. 4Wave offers the most advanced and cost efficient technologies for Ion Beam Etching (IBE), Ion Beam deposition sputtering (IBS) and Biased Target Sputtering BTS. 4Wave is the industry leader in the development of thin film processes and applications.
4Wave is a global company with products in North America (US and Canada), Europe and Asia. 4Wave offers products and solutions to various markets including Semiconductor, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems), Data Storage and thin film optics.
Ion Beam Sputtering Cluster Tool
Laboratory Alloy and Nanolayer System (LANS)
Load Lock Etch System
Planetary Etch System (PSIBE)
Design & Prototyping
Optical Thin Film Coatings
Thin Film Processing
Biased Target Sputtering (BTS)
Direct Ion Beam Deposition
In-Situ Process Monitoring
Ion Assisted Evaporation
Ion Beam Etch
Ion Beam Sputtering
Accurion provides high-end and reliable state-of-the-art technology in two product lines: Imaging Ellipsometry and Active Vibration Isolation.
In 2009, Halcyonics GmbH, specialist for Active Vibration Isolation Solutions and Nanofilm Technology GmbH, expert for surface analyzing tools merge to Accurion GmbH. Both divisions are well-established and look back on a long-term experience in developing and producing scientific instruments. Nanofilm has been the leader in Brewster Angle Microscopy and Imaging Ellipsometry since 1991. Halcyonics was founded in 1996 as specialist in Active Vibration Isolation. The existing product brands Nanofilm and Halcyonics are continued as product divisions of Accurion.
Since the introduction of the Brewster Angle Microscope BAM1 1991, we have become the leader in Brewster Angle Microscopy, Imaging Ellipsometry and UV/VIS reflectometry. We provide instrumentation for optical surface analysis of monolayers and thin film coatings at the air/water, the liquid/liquid, the solid liquid and the solid/gas interface.
In today`s world of nanotechnology, optimal vibration isolation is absolutely essential for creating and analysing very small structures. Active vibration isolation is the most effective solution to isolate high-resolution measurement equipment from disturbing vibrations. We at Accurion are specialized in providing various solutions for a wide range of applications
Thin Film Characterization Products:
Brewster Angle Microscope
UV / VIS Reflectometer
Active Vibration Isolation Products:
Diamond, nature’s extreme material, is renowned for its incomparable properties such as exceptional hardness, high stiffness, low friction, biocompatibility and outstanding thermal conductivity — just to name a few. For decades designers and engineers have sought to harness the attributes of diamond for a variety of engineering uses, but until now diamond has been notoriously difficult to work with, prohibitively expensive and without a reliable supply. Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT), the world leader in developing and applying diamond films for electronic, mechanical, industrial and biomedical applications, offers several families of high-performance products that exploit the unsurpassed characteristics of diamond.
Leveraging research originally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ADT’s proprietary technology captures the properties of natural diamond in a nanocrystalline thin-film form known as UNCD. Known for its ability to seamlessly integrate with other materials, UNCD is mirror-smooth. Since it is vapor deposited, UNCD can be used to bring the properties of diamond to existing products while enabling entirely new classes of high performance devices.
Advanced Diamond Technologies is committed to providing the unparalleled attributes of diamond to the Semiconductor, Microscopy, Electrochemical, and Biomedical markets and has developed a roadmap and portfolio of technology leading monolithic diamond probes which enable next generation applications.
NaDiaProbes deliver exceptional value in long life, high precision, and new usage models unavailable from conventional Si or SiN probes. The ADT process delivers wafer scale production and economically attractive pricing for high volume applications.
AEP is the world leader in surface metrology and technology innovation. From its inception it has developed cutting edge instruments to aid researchers and users. As the pioneers of innovation in hi tech engineering, it has grown steadily in worldwide markets. Currently it has offices in America, Asia and Europe.
In addition to manufacturing optical profiler, interferometer and contact profilometer AEP also produces ex-situ and in-situ stress monitors for thin film deposition processes. Please contact us for any questions. Our team of scientists from silicon valley are always excited to answer your questions and help solve your problems.
Step heights measurement
Surface Roughness measurement
Quantify scratch and dig features, wear depth, width and volume
Flatness or curvature measurement
2D thin film stress measurement
Surface Profiling – defect, features etc. depth, width and volume
AGS Plasma Systems, Inc. is the preeminent manufacturer of affordable vacuum plasma systems used for etching and deposition of patterns needed in the microelectronics and optoelectronics industries. The company was formed in 1991 to assist people with their plasma system’s parts and service needs. We sell and service plasma systems and have designed and installed a variety of product enhancements. We also supply a Windows/PC process tool controller to add the ease and flexibility of GUI automation to your existing vacuum systems. We offer a complete line of vacuum systems for all your dry processing needs.
Reactive ion etcher
Plasma enhanced deposition tool
Physical vapor deposition tool
High density plasma tool
Dual chamber research testbed
Cluster tool versions
At AIXTRON, we combine expertise and innovation required to develop highly complex technologies. With the most productive MOCVD systems in the world, we are enabling future applications, such as the LEDs, power electronics, and photovoltaic materials.
We encourage a creative and sometimes an even revolutionary approach to delivering customer solutions. We take progress personally. The only limitations we accept are the laws of physics. In close collaboration with renowned research centers, universities and industry partners, we continue to push the boundaries in this scientific field. And that is how we pursue technological advances for our customers every day.
AIXTRON has a total of four cutting-edge research and development laboratories in Herzogenrath (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Sunnyvale (US) and Suzhou (China). All are equipped with the latest systems for developing new processes, materials, and production methods. Close collaboration with our international sales and service branch offices ensures that we pursue customer-oriented product development.
In the area of compound semiconductors, our product portfolio offers MOCVD production and research systems with a Planetary Reactor or Close Coupled Showerhead concept for manufacturing LEDs, solar cells, and power electronics.
In the area of silicon semiconductors, AIXTRON offers two process technologies. You can use Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) to manufacture logic chips, DRAM, eDRAM, flash and MIM memory storage units, as well as thin-film scanning heads.
AIXTRON offers revolutionary technologies for controlled small-molecule deposition. These are especially effective for material systems used to produce organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), as well as for the controlled deposition of polymer-based coating systems.
Organic Vapor Phase Deposition (OVPD) is an innovative technology for the thin-film deposition of organic small molecules based on the gas phase transport principle.
Polymer Vapor Phase Deposition (PVPD) is a technology for the controlled deposition and in-situ interlinking of polymer-based thin-film structures.
OPTACAP technology is based on plasma-enhanced CVD deposition and employs a proprietary source design which combines scalability with high throughput at low process temperatures and yields inorganic barrier films with excellent flexibility.
AJA International, Inc. was founded in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA in 1989 by William Hale, MBA, BS Physics. The company was established as a supplier of innovative thin film, vacuum and microwave products.
Prior to founding AJA International, Mr. Hale developed numerous sputter systems, ECR systems, and worked extensively in RIE, PECVD, surface analysis and vacuum technology areas ranging from chemical/pharmaceutical to vacuum packaging to UHV/MBE. This experience along with a long experience in international business gave AJA International, Inc. a solid running start.
Within 2 years the company developed the popular ATC Series Sputtering Systems – the first commercial, con-focal, sputter tools with rotating substrates and in-situ tilting magnetron sputter heads. This revolutionary development yielded extremely uniform and controllable depositions of single layers, multi-layers and alloys and has become the most popular R&D sputtering system configuration on the market.
AJA sells its products directly or in cooperation with local agents. All AJA systems are installed by AJA factory personnel whenever possible and factory acceptance and training are highly recommended and welcomed. With over 900 systems and over 7,500 magnetrons shipped worldwide, AJA International, Inc. continues to discover innovative design solutions which are often copied but never equaled as the company truly remains THE CUTTING EDGE IN THIN FILM TECHNOLOGY.
Ion Mill Systems
Anatech USA’s mission is to provide technical solutions for surface engineering challenges.
Anatech USA delivers high vacuum systems with graphic state-of-the-art, “Touch-Panel” intuitive control packages. Every effort is made to tailor the system to meet your needs and budget requirements.
Thin Film Deposition equipment for metals and dielectrics, using Planar Magnetron sources powered by DC and/or RF supplies. Electron Beam and Thermal Resistance source systems are also available.
Gas Plasma vacuum systems with quartz or aluminum chambers. Systems are designed to clean at the molecular level, activate surfaces or etch surfaces.
Anatech USA works to deliver systems with consistent value and quality that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.
Angstrom Engineering was founded in 1992 and has quickly grown into a unique international company with a reputation for providing high-quality machines and unparalleled customer service. Our PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) systems are created by our skilled and experienced engineering team. We are proud to manufacture the tools that allow a wide variety of researchers and development teams in world-class labs across the globe to innovate new technologies.
All of our products are designed and assembled on-site by our engineers, technologists, and technicians. We provide ready access to our engineering team, so you can speak directly to someone with many years of experience if you need help to identify the correct system for your lab, have any questions or need support with your system at any point after purchase.
The PVD, CVD and other vacuum systems created by Angstrom Engineering offer a wide variety of applications for thin film deposition technology, 2D material research such as graphene and nanotubes, as well as plant growth, and space simulation.
Our partners do research and technology development in everything from renewable energy, organic electronics, and flat panel displays, to magnetic storage, decorative coatings, photonics, spintronics, quantum dots, low and high orbit space equipment, and various optical and tribological applications.
Mark Bernick founded Angstrom Sciences, Inc. in 1988 to supply advanced magnetrons and refined materials for plasma vapor deposition of high quality thin films. With a strong focus on research and development, the company soon patented several technical advancements in magnetics, water-cooling, and circular magnetron target clamping designs.
Magnetron sputtering technology has been utilized in production applications for several decades. The basic technology used to control process plasma within the deposition process is well established within the field; however the capabilities available to optimize process efficiencies, such as thin film uniformity, target utilization, and deposition rate, are continuously evolving.
Angstrom Sciences is focused upon the development of magnetron sputtering cathodes that optimize sputter process performance. The Angstrom Advantage is the collective set of technical and structural advancements Angstrom Sciences has designed into its magnetrons in order to provide its clients with the most control over their thin film deposition process
Angstrom Sciences strives for all our customers to have complete satisfaction with our products. We offer a 2-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials on all our magnetrons, which is the longest in the industry. We offer unlimited post-sale support to all our customers. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we have a wealth of knowledge not only on magnetrons, but the processes they are used in. We feel it is important to share this knowledge with our customers, so that they are successful. We feel that our continued success is driven by that of our customers
We use only the highest qualtity materials, design and manufacturing techniques in order to provide the best possible product. Our in-house manufacturing capabilities along with a full-scale R&D and test lab give us the ability to fully control design development, manufacturing, and pre-shipment testing for on-time deliveries.
Reactive Gas Control
PVD Coating R&D