BEVERLY, Mass., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced that it has shipped a follow on order for the Purion XE™ high energy implanter to a major chipmaker in the Asia Pacific region. The system will be used to support volume production of advanced NAND Flash devices. The system shipped in the first quarter.
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations John Aldeborgh, said, "We are very excited about the opportunity to support our customer's need for additional manufacturing capacity as well as help them achieve their advanced NAND roadmap goals. The global cloud storage market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of over 25% by 2020, which is driving significant expansion in the NAND market. Our leadership in high energy and our technological expertise in this space will provide us with a strong opportunity for market share expansion."
The Purion Platform
The Purion platform redefines the ion implanter application space, delivering unmatched purity, precision and productivity to enhance customers' device performance and yield. On this platform, Axcelis has built the industry's first complete implant product solution designed specifically for advanced planar and 3D devices while providing the most flexible and productive manufacturing capability. This cross-product platform architecture is designed to drive manufacturing flexibility and lower the total cost of fab operations. All Purion implanters incorporate Axcelis' industry leading Purion Contamination Shield™ Defense System, for unsurpassed implant quality, so even the most sensitive devices can realize optimized device performance. The platform's proprietary Purion Vector™ dose and angle control system, and constant focal length scanning deliver the most precise and repeatable dopant placement available today. The platform's superior beam current performance combined with the Purion™ 500wph end station provides the industry's highest productivity. The Purion platform includes the Purion M™ medium current implanter, the Purion H™ high current implanter, and the Purion XE™ high energy implanter.
Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. Learn more about Axcelis at www.axcelis.com.
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