Thursday, May 16, 2013

Axcelis receives significant order for high performance upgrade from leading chip manufacturer

USA: Axcelis Technologies Inc. has received a multiple system upgrade order from a leading semiconductor manufacturer based in Asia for Axcelis' new GSD Series High Performance End Station upgrade, designed to significantly enhance system productivity and process performance.

The order is valued over $1.4 million. The foundry deployed the upgrade to increase manufacturing capacity in order to meet customer demand, and immediately realize lower operating costs.

"For over 35 years, Axcelis has been committed to providing long term value to our customers," said Robert Mahoney , vice president, global service solutions and quality for Axcelis.  "Our award winning Global Support Solutions program is designed to optimize implanter productivity and process capabilities, to maximize the return on their capital investment.

"A key component of this program is our Performance Upgrades program, which allow for the continuous improvement of our customers' installed base.  The new High Performance End Station upgrade is doing just that, with customers in high volume production reporting significantly improved productivity, higher reliability, measurably reduced particulate levels and enhanced yield."

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