FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that its Aera(R)
Transformer(TM) digital MFC has been awarded default-standard status on a new
semiconductor platform by a major Japanese original equipment manufacturer
(OEM). The Transformer family enables this leading OEM's equipment to run
with optimal process flexibility and efficiency. This OEM's new semiconductor
platform requires precise flow control for today's most advanced applications.
The Transformer MFC earned default-standard status by out-performing
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This new platform will run today's most demanding applications,
necessitating outstanding MFC response, accuracy, repeatability and
exceptional reliability. During the rigorous process of qualifying for this
new platform, the Transformer MFC consistently demonstrated higher
mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) performance over non-Aera MFCs. The higher
Transformer MTBF was proven to contribute to reduced platform downtime and
improved throughput and yield.
"AE's Aera flow products have a strong tradition of extraordinary
performance and reliability," commented Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO of
AE. "Our Transformer MFCs have taken those advantages a step further by
offering customers functionality that directly correlates to process
improvements and profitable operation for both OEM and end-user customers."
With the inherently flexible Transformer family, as few as eight different
Transformer multi-gas, multi-range (MGMR) models can support an entire fab's
MFC requirements. Pulling a Transformer MFC from inventory, customers can
readily program it to meet their exacting specifications -- without the
traditional time and expense required to calibrate other MFCs. In addition,
running any gas and gas-flow range between 10 sccm and 30 slm, the Transformer
family features advanced sensor and valve technology, field-proven components
and high-speed, digital circuitry to deliver the most precise gas-flow control
Further, once these platforms are installed, AE will continue to support
this OEM and its end-user customers around the world through a
well-established global support infrastructure in all the major manufacturing
regions, including Asia, the United States and Europe.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in the development and support of
technologies critical to high-technology manufacturing processes used in the
production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products,
compact discs, digital video discs, architectural glass and other advanced
Leveraging a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, AE
creates solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and lower
cost of ownership for its customers. This portfolio includes a comprehensive
line of technology solutions in power, flow management, thermal
instrumentation and plasma and ion beam sources for original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.
AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe and
offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and
distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on Nasdaq
National Market under the symbol AEIS. More information can be found at
Advanced Energy, AE, Aera and Transformer are trademarks of Advanced
Energy Industries, Inc.
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