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scia Systems to present high-precision ion beam and plasma technologies for processing high-tech optics at Optatec 2024

scia Systems GmbH will exhibit at Optatec 2024. From May 14 to 16, 2024, the company will present its latest process solutions for coating and structuring based on advanced ion beam and plasma technologies at the exhibition in Frankfurt am Main. The applications include the production of high-reflective and anti-reflective coatings, form error correction for X-ray and telescope mirrors, and structuring optical gratings for augmented reality (AR) glasses.

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scia Systems obtains an order for a scia Etch 300 by Ernst-Abbe-University Jena

The Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, which is the largest and most research-intensive university of applied sciences in Thuringia, has recently acquired a scia Etch 300 system. The system is capable of producing advanced optical surfaces with anti-reflective nanostructures using a unique reactive ion etching (RIE) process. It handles flat substrates with a diameter of up to 300 mm as well as highly curved, voluminous, three-dimensional objects such as lenses, mirrors and prisms.

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scia System Receives an Order for a Combined Ion Beam Sputter Deposition and Ion Beam Etching System from NIST

We proudly announce that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), one of the longest established physical science laboratories in the U.S., has purchased a scia Coat 200 system. The customer will install his new ion beam sputtering system in its Boulder Microfabrication Facility (BMF). The state-of-the-art research laboratory supports the most sensitive research done at NIST to fabricate its next-generation microelectronic and microelectromechanical devices. The BMF will use the scia Coat 200 to deposit metals and dielectric materials as well as for the structuring of sensors and other devices.

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New Application Note: Deposition of Nano Anti-Wear Coatings for Precision Micro Cutting Tools

The miniaturization of components is an unbroken trend in many industrial sectors, such as medical technology, automotive engineering, aerospace, tool and mold manufacturing as well as microelectronics. A major cost factor in the production of these components is the limited lifespan of the tools due to high wear. The utilization of dual ion beam sputtering for the deposition of nano wear resistant coatings has proven to be a pioneering solution for this. 

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Ion Beam Technology for Wafer Works

We are pleased to announce that Wafer Works and scia Systems formed a partnership to achieve further production efficiency and ensure consistently high product quality.

Being one of the world's top ten suppliers of semiconductor wafer materials, Wafer Works is specialized in polished silicon wafer amongst others. As part of this collaboration, the Taiwan-based company will receive an ion beam processing system from scia Systems.

Kyocera Tikitin adds Ion Beam Milling System for MEMS Device Etching to VTT Finland’s clean room

Smart devices and much smaller wearables - that's the mission Kyocera Tikitin is dedicated to. Along the way, they are developing and fabricating MEMS resonators made of silicon, deviating from the traditional use of quartz.

To expand their research capabilities, they added a scia Mill 200, an advanced ion beam milling system, at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, one of Europe’s leading research institutions.

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scia Systems supplies another scia Trim 200 to Wuhan

Wuhan Yanxi is a pioneer in the fields of design, R&D and production of RF components and other micro-electrical components. Back in 2019, we received an order from this leading Chinese high-tech company to supply an ion beam trimming system. In 2022, the cooperation has continued, as Wuhan Yanxi ordered another scia Trim 200.

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scia Systems contributes to the research of piezoelectric materials and devices

In the new "Christian Doppler Laboratory" at TU Wien, research is focused on the fundamental issues of piezoelectric materials and devices to enable future applications. We are proud to support the new laboratory with a scia Coat 200 as an industrial partner. This ion beam sputtering system will be used to produce extremely precise, smooth, and uniform coatings on substrates, including advanced materials such as aluminum nitride and scandium aluminum nitride.


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Raytron Research Institute expands its technology with a system for localized ion beam etching: the scia Trim 200

A new scia Trim 200 system was commissioned by recently founded Yantai Qixin Semiconductor Technology Institute Co., a company jointly invested by the Chinese high-tech company Raytron Technology Co. and Yantai local government. The Raytron Research Institute, where the scia Trim 200 will be located, will be built as an open platform, meaning local universities and enterprises can also use this infrastructure and the equipment. The system will be used for surface error corrections on substrates up to 200 mm.

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Our commitment 2023: scia Systems supports local nonprofits with a total of 5000 Euro

Supporting social and charitable projects is an important aspect of our corporate philosophy. As a globally active company, we know how important it is to maintain local ties and support the region where we work. That way we can help make Chemnitz and the surrounding area an attractive home for families, students and professionals. We are therefore proud to support small and large associations with a total of 5,000 euros.

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