KDF RELEASE 2005
KDF today announced that a leading original health equipment manufacturer has purchased and accepted two KDF 744NT batch sputtering systems. The tools are fully qualified and are currently in production.
The customer will utilize the KDF 744NT sputtering systems for radiography research to advance digital x-ray technology into digital mammography and digital radiography. Advancing x-ray technology to a large area, full-field digital platform will help improve the diagnostic process for breast cancer, and will improve other medical initiatives like stationery and remote diagnosis. Breast cancer diagnosis using a digital platform provides unsurpassed image quality and options for instantaneous re-shoots and eliminates the need to schedule additional appointments.
Over the past year, KDF has helped the customer qualify the KDF 744NT for this production application by providing on-site service including process assistance and software enhancements.
“It is very gratifying for KDF to announce the sale of two KDF 744NT batch sputtering systems to one of the world’s largest leading original health equipment manufacturers,” said Kurt Flechsig, KDF president. “This sale is of particular note because we have been able to extend our tool into a new application that we hope will help to improve the quality of health care and treatment throughout the world.”
The 744NT is a large area, four-target, batch sputtering system, designed for processing high-density interconnect, 200 mm semiconductor wafers, flat panel displays and other applications. The 744NT is equipped with a high-vacuum loadlock configured with a substrate pre-heat that enables the tool’s high throughput. The 744NT offers a pallet area of 19 x 19 inches with a compact footprint that uses less than one-third the floorspace of competing equipment. The tool can hold four 200 mm wafers or multiple smaller wafers and features two processing pallets, allowing an instantaneous change of wafer sizes and the ability to process both the front and back sides of wafers.
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