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8 July 2008


WIN orders Aviza single-wafer PVD, CVD and etch systems

Etch and deposition equipment maker Aviza Technology Inc of Scotts Valley, CA, USA has further expanded its market penetration in Asia with the receipt of a multiple system order from Taiwan’s WIN Semiconductors Corp (the world’s largest pure-play gallium arsenide foundry) for a suite of single-wafer processing systems consisting of Sigma fxP PVD, Delta fxP CVD, Omega fxP and i2L etch systems.

The PVD, CVD and etch systems, which all share the common, production-proven Aviza fxP platform, will be used to fabricate GaAs devices for use in mobile communications, wireless and broadband market applications, supporting WIN’s capacity expansion. Shipments will be completed in Aviza’s fiscal fourth-quarter 2008 (to end September).

“The company [Aviza] has demonstrated their technical expertise and reliable customer service and onsite support through the existing systems installed at WIN’s Fab A, which have consistently delivered robust volume manufacturing results,” says WIN’s associate VP Dr C.C. Chang. “As a single-point supplier for PVD, CVD and etch systems, Aviza was the obvious choice to facilitate WIN’s capacity ramp with minimal risk and to continue providing productive systems with high uptimes, process repeatability and process flexibility,” he adds.

“Our long-standing partnership, which goes back to WIN’s founding as the world’s first pure-play 6-inch GaAs foundry in 1999, coupled with Aviza’s selection as WIN’s preferred supplier for PVD, CVD, etch systems, further demonstrates the ongoing success of our partnership,” says Kevin Crofton, Aviza’s senior VP, Product Business Units.

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