Founded in 1986, KDF is a leading supplier of both new and remanufactured physical vapor deposition batch inline sputtering tools for the mainstream silicon, emerging materials and flat panel display markets.
KDF services an installed base of over 2,000 systems in the field – over half of the semiconductor fabs in the world use a KDF system in wafer processing.
The worldwide market for batch in-line sputter and etch systems are worth approximately $200-$250 million per year and KDF is currently ranked number four in the market for thin-film physical vapor deposition equipment. Committed to delivering the most advanced and reliable batch in-line sputtering systems at the industry’s lowest cost of ownership, KDF’s tools cover a wide variety of process requirements and can be customized to meet the customer’s needs. KDF vacuum coating systems are used in the production of devices in a variety of markets, including semiconductors, laser diodes, photo masks, telecommunications networks, wireless circuits, sensors, optoelectronics, medical devices, MEMS, MOEMS, flat panel display and gallium arsenide (GaAs), high density interconnect and radio frequency power devices.
In 1998, KDF acquired all Materials Research Corporation (MRC) batch, in-line sputter, and etch system product lines from Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL). Utilizing the production-proven technology of the MRC systems, KDF’s in-line sputtering tools were re-engineered to meet the versatility and high-throughput needs of emerging technologies across multiple markets.
Service and support
KDF services and supports the MRC product line by supplying replacement parts, sputter targets and field service to the systems worldwide with its own employees and factory trained representatives. All resources supporting the sale of the batch systems, including key support personnel, were transferred from TEL to KDF at the time of the acquisition. KDF has over 600 man-years experience working on MRC/KDF batch equipment.
With a staff of scientists and engineers, KDF is able to provide turnkey solutions and processes for the customer. KDF has a full metrology lab in our Rockleigh facility that enables us to provide process development and run samples to prove a given process before the customer even places an order.
KDF In-line Products