This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
$1 buys you full access to ALL of TheStreet's Subscription Services! Learn More

Axcelis Optima HDx High Current Implanter Achieves New Industry Milestone In Source Life Performance

Stocks in this article: ACLS

BEVERLY, Mass., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, announced today that its Optima HDx high current implanter has achieved a new industry milestone in source life performance, by delivering over 500 hours of source life for carbon and germanium species independently.  The system combines revolutionary ion source technology, the Eterna ELS3, with SPECTRA Solifex, an innovative, new gas delivery system designed for Axcelis by The Linde Group's Gases Division.  Together, these technologies significantly extend source life for carbon and germanium applications, providing chipmakers increased system availability, higher overall productivity, and lower cost of consumables; all translating to a compelling cost of ownership advantage.

"We're pleased to be able to offer customers this cost of ownership advantage, which reduces the annual operating cost of the fab," said Bill Bintz, Executive Vice President of Product Development, Engineering and Marketing. "Our Eterna ELS3 source, supported by the Linde SPECTRA Solifex gas delivery system, is already in the field with leading logic and memory customers and they are experiencing remarkable performance results. We partnered with Linde because of their expertise to develop, deliver and support this new technology in the field. We look forward to working with them on additional performance enhancements in the future."



With the Eterna ELS3, Axcelis has leveraged its ion source technology expertise to deliver the industry's next generation in source performance for the sub 2Xnm node. The Eterna ELS3 includes patent pending hardware and process improvements designed to extend source life by an unprecedented 500% improvement for Carbon, and a 500% improvement for Germanium applications. The system is available as an option on new Optima HDx tools, as well as an upgrade to installed systems.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,814.94 -2.96 -0.02%
S&P 500 2,067.03 -2.38 -0.12%
NASDAQ 4,758.2520 +3.36 0.07%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs