Veeco Instruments Inc. of Plainview, New York USA, reported that a Japanese company ordered its new Lancer™ Ion Beam Etch (IBE) System. The system, which is set to ship later this year, will enable the development of magnetic sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and advanced memory storage.
Veeco says it engineered the new Lancer system for the development and manufacturing of next-generation electronic devices in smartphones, self-driving automobiles, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices that facilitate mobility, functionality, and connectivity.
“The Lancer IBE system is built on an exceptionally productive and proven platform that has been enabling smaller and more efficient technology for decades,” said Adrian Devasahayam, Ph.D., vice president an general manager, Veeco Advanced Deposition and Etch. “We have seen terrific results from customer demonstrations and believe this first order from a technology leader is validation of the Lancer’s versatile etching capabilities.”