KDF Tools Selected for Installation in the USA and Mexico for Use in Manufacture of Pacemaker Components


954i Sputtering Systems Proven Leaders In Medical Device Production

Feb. 11, 2010–KDF today announced that a leading industry supplier has selected two of its 954i in-line sputtering system for use in manufacturing pacemaker components. The order verifies that KDF’s technology platforms continues to meet rigorous standards for producing advanced medical devices.

The 954i for its ability to create dense adherant coatings, a crucial aspect of medical manufacturing since each device is expected to perform flawlessly. The KDF 954i features Inset(TM) style cathodes, a cathode design that provides long lifetime and high utilization for thick coatings, like those that are used to protect critical pacemaker components. There is no margin for error in pacemaker manufacturing applications and KDF’s superior coating technology meets these standards.

As a new customer of KDF critical evaluations had to be met on performance of he 954i provides the process integrity required for producing high stakes medical devices like pacemakers,” said Todd Plaisted, director of marketing. “KDF already maintains a presence in the medical devices market and this order has continued our market penetration for this industry.”

KDF offers advanced and reliable batch in-line sputtering systems at the industry’s lowest cost of ownership. These systems are used around the world in the semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and medical technology markets, each tailored to meet specific processing needs.

For the this process KDF configured the 900 Series system with a newly developed phased dual cathode sputter capability for higher throughput while achieving greater target material utilization. With sputter down capability and easy substrate loading, the 954i is ideally suited for medical applications which produce uniform films with an exacting, but repeatable, high-throughput process.

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About KDF
KDF Electronic & Vacuum Services, Inc., produces batch in-line sputtering tools in a wide variety of R&D and production formats for the mainstream silicon, emerging materials and flat-panel display markets. KDF systems are used in the production of semiconductors, photomasks, telecommunications networks, wireless circuits, gallium arsenide (GaAs), high density interconnect, sensors, optoelectronics, flat panel display and radio frequency power devices. KDF is located in Rockleigh, New Jersey, and has representatives in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Korea.
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Kurt Flechsig
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E-mail: kurt@kdf.com
KDF Tools Selected for Installation in the USA and Mexico for Use in Manufacture of Pacemaker Components