experienced vacuum processing         -          materials know-how        -        verified surface solutions


    • many substrate processing formats
    • innovations in various modes of reactive sputtering and reactive evaporation
    • oxides, nitrides, fluorides, borides, carbides, and metals and metalloids.
    • phase development in multi-component compounds.   
    • stress and thermo-mechanical engineering
    • interface chemistry tailoring
    • high and low temperature diffusion barriers
    • refractory compounds and metals
    • optical materials and filters


experienced in hi/lo-work-function surfaces,
catalytic layers, encapsulation coatings, thin film batteries,
"standard" dielectrics, stabilized oxide electrolytes, fuel cells,
 intermetallic's, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, optical garnets,
conducting oxides, non-linear optical materials, solar PV,
 solar thin film, solar-thermal absorbers, and more

25 years, non-stop, hands-on, dedicated to activated, reactive
 "PVD" processes and thin film development.



Target Materials

Quick-Turn-Around Elemental Materials:  Lithium, Boron, Carbon, Magnesium, Aluminum, Silicon, Titanium, Vanadium, Chrome, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Strontium, Yttrium, Zirconium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Ruthenium, Silver, Indium, Tin, Antimony, Barium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Gadolinium, Hafnium, Tantalum, Tungsten, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, Bismuth.


  • metrology
  • microscopy
  • spectroscopy
  • critical cleaning
  • x-ray analysis soon
  • machine shop
  • furnaces

    • large selection of vapor sources
    • flexible process formats
    • multiple source chambers
    • load-locked systems
    • balanced/unbalanced magnetrons
    • high-density plasma processing
    • activated reactive evaporation
    • multi-layer prototyping
    • small-batch runs
    • surface engineering
    • vapor source engineering
    • large target selection in-house
    • low-res lithography
    • 3D-CAD design & FEA
    • deposition chambers for wafers, cylinders, rods, and pellicles.

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