Aviza Technology's Sigma(R) fxP(TM) PVD System Voted the Best Wafer Processing Tool in EuroAsia's IC Industry Awards
In a ceremony to be held on July 12, 2006 in San Francisco, EuroAsia will present awards to the 16 category winners whose products were chosen by ballot voting from fellow industry peers.
“We feel strongly about acknowledging the technological achievements of the industry and these categories and products represent key areas of innovation in the chip manufacturing process. We are very pleased to celebrate our winners' success.”
"We are pleased to have won this prestigious award from EuroAsia Semiconductor for the second consecutive year," said Kevin T. Crofton, Vice President and General Manager, PVD/CVD/Etch Business Unit of Aviza Technology, Inc. "It is especially exceptional to have achieved such recognition via our global customers and technology partners with whom we work closely. This award is additional validation that the Sigma fxP is a product that is meeting critical customer requirements."
The Sigma fxP is a single-wafer cluster tool designed for high-volume PVD processing, offering excellent process control with high throughput. It is a highly flexible system supporting various process chamber configurations and combinations to address a large variety of specific applications. Deposition process modules are based on a standard design that enables simple technology upgrades and wafer size conversions. Key applications for the Sigma fxP include Ti/TiN liners and Aluminum interconnect for sub-0.35 micron node IC devices including ionized PVD, very thick and flowed Aluminum for power semiconductor manufacture, highly uniform aluminum nitride layers for bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices and thin film heads.
"EuroAsia Semiconductor is proud of the EuroAsia IC Industry Awards and the extraordinary response from the microelectronics' industry this year," said David Ridsdale, Editor-in-Chief for EuroAsia Semiconductor magazine. "We feel strongly about acknowledging the technological achievements of the industry and these categories and products represent key areas of innovation in the chip manufacturing process. We are very pleased to celebrate our winners' success."
Note to editors: Aviza will be exhibiting at this year's SEMICON West tradeshow, to be held from Tuesday, July 11, 2006 to Thursday, July 13, 2006. For more information about Aviza and its products, please visit the company in the South Hall, Booth #1806 of the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
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About Aviza Technology, Inc.
Aviza Technology, Inc. is a supplier of advanced semiconductor equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor, compound semiconductor, nanotechnology and other related markets. Aviza offers both front-end-of-line (FEOL) and back-end-of-line (BEOL) process applications including products for atomic layer deposition (ALD), diffusion and low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) furnaces, atmospheric pressure CVD (APCVD), CVD, etch and physical vapor deposition (PVD). The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market (NASDAQ: AVZA). Aviza is headquartered in Scotts Valley, Calif., with manufacturing, R&D, sales and customer support facilities located in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.avizatechnology.com.
Sigma is a registered trademark of Aviza Technology, Inc. fxP is a trademark of Aviza Technology, Inc.