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Picosun expands services and support

Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of advanced industrial ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) technology, announces collaboration with Retronix Semiconductor, a well-known and highly reputed global engineering service company, to further reinforce its support and service portfolio especially for production customers.

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Brighter shine for LEDs with Picosun ALD

ESPOO, Finland, 13th February, 2017 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, enters into collaboration with Osram Opto Semiconductors and other partners to create a new generation of advanced LED lighting solutions.

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Hitachi High-Technologies and Picosun Oy launch a collaboration in Plasma-enhanced ALD

Tokyo, Japan and Espoo, Finland - 30 January 2017 - Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE:8036, Hitachi High-Tech) and Picosun Oy announce a revolutionary technological co-operation in plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD). The aim of this co-operation is to bring thin film coating technologies to a completely new level. Hitachi High-Tech’s and Picosun’s joint breakthrough, the novel Microwave Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) ALD technology will disrupt all advanced semiconductor industries.

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Picosun Customer Interview: CONMET LLC

CONMET LLC is a Russian-based manufacturer of medical devices and titanium implants for more than 20 years. The company produces cranio-maxillo-facial implants, spinal fixation products, and dental implants. From 1996, using 3D technologies, CONMET has been manufacturing also individual implants for neurosurgery and trauma. CONMET acquired their PICOSUN™ P-300B batch ALD system in 2012. The system is designed specifically for manufacturing of medical devices and it is integrated in the company’s clean room. CONMET uses their PICOSUN™ ALD system for bioactive coatings on medical implants. Below please find a customer interview by the Executive Director of CONMET, Mr. Evgeniy Kozlov.

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Picosun drives innovation in chip packaging

ESPOO, Finland, 30th August, 2016 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of advanced Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) manufacturing solutions, partners with A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) in Singapore and global, prominent semiconductor industries to develop next generation chip packaging technology.

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Picosun and University of Helsinki shed new light on ALD

ESPOO, Finland, 4th July, 2016 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of advanced Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film technology, provides equipment and solutions for commercial utilization of photo-assisted ALD. Photo-ALD enables novel ALD processes, area-selective film deposition, low deposition temperatures, savings on precursor chemical consumption and costs, and lower environmental impact of the ALD processing.

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Picosun Customer Interview: The Austrian Mint

The Austrian Mint (Muenze Oesterreich AG, Vienna, Austria) received their PICOSUN™ P-300B Advanced ALD system in 2014. The system is designed specially for use in heavy industries and it is equipped with industrial robotics to enable fully automated, unmanned operation and handling of heavy coin carriers. At the moment, the Austrian Mint uses their PICOSUN™ ALD system for protective coatings on some of their numismatic coins, with plans to extend its use in the future. Below please find a customer interview generously granted for Picosun by the ALD tool users at the Austrian Mint, Mr. Alfred Gnadenberger and Dr. Lukas Lauter (text).

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Longer life for flexible electronics with Picosun ALD

ESPOO, Finland, 26th May, 2016 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) production solutions, brings to the printed electronics market ALD equipment specifically designed for large area flexible electronics encapsulation.

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Strong sales of ALD production clusters boost Picosun

ESPOO, Finland, 26th April, 2016 – Picosun Oy, the leading equipment and solutions provider for high end ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating technology, continues breaking sales records with its PICOPLATFORM™ production cluster tools.

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MEMS revolutionized with Picosun’s batch ALD cluster tools

ESPOO, Finland, 25th January, 2016 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for industrial production, has revolutionized cost-effective MEMS manufacturing with high throughput PICOPLATFORM™ batch ALD cluster technology.

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Spaceworthy encapsulants from Picosun

ESPOO, Finland, 21st December, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of highest quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for industrial manufacturing, successfully applies ALD technology to protect sensitive electronic components against harsh environmental conditions.

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Medical and aerospace electronics powered by Picosun ALD

ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of high end Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for global industries, launches ALD equipment for production of high efficiency 3D-integrated trench capacitors.

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Picosun's PICOPLASMA™ technology a hit

ESPOO, Finland, 21st October, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for global industries, reports continuous success for its plasma ALD technology.

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New precursor sources for ALD mass production from Picosun

ESPOO, Finland, 4th September, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of industrial scale Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions, now offers its customers an extensive range of new precursor sources especially designed for high volume manufacturing.

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Picosun’s PICOPLATFORM™ production cluster reaps success

ESPOO, Finland, 17th August, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for industrial production, delivers several new PICOPLATFORM™ cluster tools for high volume ALD manufacturing in semiconductor industries.

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Picosun ALD breaks through in medical technology

ESPOO, Finland, 23rd June, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for industrial manufacturing, provides the advanced ALD coating solutions to enable the next generation of cutting-edge medical technology.

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Picosun wins market in IC, MEMS, and LED manufacturing

ESPOO, Finland, 22nd May, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for global industries, reports winning important production markets in MEMS, LED, and other III-V compound semiconductor device manufacturing.

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Picosun ALD protects printed circuit boards

ESPOO, Finland, 20th April, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for global industries develops a novel, production-scale method for printed circuit board protection for various industrial customers. The development is being carried out under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Picosun’s ALD technology protects pumps

ESPOO, Finland, 31st March, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for global industries, introduces a novel, patented method to extend the service life of pumps and compressors.

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Picosun and NCTU launch industrial ALD facility in Taiwan

HSINCHU CITY, Taiwan and ESPOO, Finland, 23rd March, 2015 – National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, and Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) solutions for global industries, establish a Joint Industrial ALD Research Laboratory at the premises of X-Photonics Interdisciplinary Center at NCTU to enable the next generation of micro- and optoelectronics using ALD technology.

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Picosun expands its production capacity

ESPOO, Finland, 17th February, 2015 – Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment, doubles its production capacity to enable faster delivery of cluster systems and automated batch ALD tools to its customers.

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Picosun enables ALD production on powders

ESPOO, Finland, 15th December, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for global industries, now offers ALD systems for production-scale coating of powders.

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Picosun ALD protects printed electronics

ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for global industries, launches production scale roll-to-roll ALD system which is especially suitable for printed electronics applications.

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Picosun ALD improves inkjets

ESPOO, Finland, 21st October, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions for industrial production, introduces significant improvements for MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) manufacturing.

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Breakthrough in ALD-graphene by Picosun technology

ESPOO, Finland, 30th September, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, reports the successful low temperature deposition of graphene, enabled by its PICOPLASMA™ remote plasma source system.

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PICOSUN™ P-300B ALD production tool is a success

ESPOO, Finland, 16th June, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, reports several new orders for its success product for High Volume Manufacturing, the PICOSUN™ P-300B batch ALD tool.

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New industrial ALD processes from Picosun

ESPOO, Finland, 28th May, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, now offers new industrial ALD processes for copper and niobium oxide.

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Picosun enables novel catalysts

ESPOO, Finland, 29th April, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment, extends its solution portfolio into functional ALD coatings for novel, ecological catalyst materials.

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Picosun and Bosch team up in ALD

ESPOO, Finland, 31st March, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the manufacturer of leading quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment, delivers advanced ALD technology to Bosch’s Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering for development of novel ALD processes for new products and applications.

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Industrial robotics boost Picosun’s production ALD systems

ESPOO, Finland, 26th February, 2014 – Picosun Oy, the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, has expanded its selection of high volume manufacturing solutions by launching a patented, fully automatic sample handling system based on industrial robotics.

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Picosun develops ALD for graphene-based displays and electronics

ESPOO, Finland, 22nd January, 2014 – Picosun Oy, a leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer teams up with several prominent European nanotechnology companies and research institutes to develop novel, graphene-based solutions for display manufacturing, flexible electronics, and electronic component industries.

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Superb business experience into Picosun Board

ESPOO, Finland, 3rd December, 2013 – Picosun Oy, the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, has elected a new Board of Directors in the company’s General Shareholders’ Meeting.

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Picosun’s fast P-200 batch ALD tool breaks through into LEDs and MEMS

ESPOO, Finland, 18th November, 2013 – Picosun Oy, the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, announces the launch of the new PICOSUN™ P-200 batch ALD system. The P-200 ALD tool is specifically optimized for fast and efficient manufacturing of MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems, e.g. sensors and actuators), LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes), and power electronics components.

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Picosun receives a significant capital investment

ESPOO, Finland, 20th September, 2013 – Finnish, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer Picosun Oy receives a 5.4 million euro capital investment from Finnish investors. The investor group consists of long-term entrepreneurs and capital investors Mr. Hannu Turunen and Mr. Ilkka Hiidenheimo, who have e.g. founded the successful network security company Stonesoft Oyj. The 130 years old family company R.Ruth Oy, based in Jyväskylä, Finland, is also a part of the investor group.

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Picosun's ALD technology protects coins

ESPOO, Finland, 30th August, 2013 – Picosun Oy, the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, reports breakthrough into coinage and minting market. This new application for Picosun’s technology solidifies in the batch ALD tool Picosun provides to Austrian Mint, a European key minting customer, for industrial scale protective coating of coins.

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Picosun’s P-1000 large scale batch ALD reactor expands the limits of ALD manufacturing

ESPOO, Finland, 16th July, 2013 – Picosun Oy, a leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, presents PICOSUN™ P-1000 ultra-large scale batch ALD tool – the latest addition to the fully automated, high throughput PICOSUN™ P-series ALD reactors. The P-series ALD tools provide production-proven and cost-efficient ALD solutions to industrial manufacturers. The P-1000 system shares the same core construction as the smaller PICOSUN™ tools, reflecting the company’s world-leading technical experience in ALD reactor design and manufacturing and continuing the unique scalability built into all PICOSUN™ ALD equipment.

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Top quality Cu diffusion barriers from Picosun in the ENIAC JU project ESiP

ESPOO, Finland, 10th June, 2013 – Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, reports excellent process results for copper diffusion barrier deposition. ALD materials for copper diffusion barriers were investigated in the project ESiP (Efficient Silicon Multi-Chip System-in-Package Integration – Reliability, Failure Analysis and Test), running from May 2010 to June 2013.

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Picosun’s high performance 300-mm ALD cluster tool enters new generation memory market

ESPOO, Finland, 9th April, 2013 – Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, reports that its PICOPLATFORM™ 300 ALD cluster tool has been selected by a key customer in Asia for new memory applications. The 300 mm cluster design is based on the company’s long-term top product, the fully automated, multifunctional PICOPLATFORM™ ALD deposition unit for parallel, simultaneous execution of several different processes for high-k and metal/metal nitride films.

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Picosun presents continuous ALD for moisture and oxygen barriers

ESPOO, Finland, 5th March, 2013 – Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland report notable progress in continuous ALD technology. The water vapour and oxygen transmission rates measured from polymer films coated with thin ALD Al2O3 layer in Picosun’s new roll-to-roll ALD deposition chamber were on a par with the values obtained with similar coating in a batch ALD process, thus proving Picosun’s design for continuous ALD solution the frontrunner in producing barrier films on flexible substrates – one of the most sought-after ALD applications of today.

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Picosun ALD fills the gap in MEMS devices

ESPOO, Finland, 28th January, 2013 – Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer expands its central role in the field of European semiconductor manufacturing by taking part in a yet new international R&D project, Lab4MEMS. The project started 1st January, 2013 and will run for two and a half years. Lab4MEMS is Picosun’s fifth simultaneous European funded R&D project and strengthens directly the company’s core competencies in the field of semiconductors, IC (integrated circuits) and electronics.

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Picosun launches new Picofloat™ particle coating system

ESPOO, Finland, 19th December, 2012 – Picosun Oy, leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer announces the launch of new Picofloat™ particle coating system. The new design will further complement Picosun’s versatile ALD equipment range and make thin film coatings on powder and particle samples even easier than before.

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Picosun revolutionizes roll-to-roll ALD technology

ESPOO, Finland, 19th November, 2012 – Picosun Oy, leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer expands its product portfolio by introducing new, innovative Picosun™ roll-to-roll ALD coating system (patent pending).

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Picosun the first Finnish company to join China-Finland Nano Innovation Center in Suzhou

ESPOO, Finland, and SUZHOU, China, 5th November, 2012 – Picosun Oy, the leading Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer is joining the China-Finland Nano Innovation Center, opened 2nd November, 2012 by the honourable guests of H.E. Mr. Wan Gang, China’s Minister of Science and Technology, and H.E. Mr. Jyri Häkämies, Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs.

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Picosun's co-organizes 2nd China ALD Conference

ESPOO, Finland, and SHANGHAI, China,16th October, 2012 – Picosun Oy, leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer has co-organized the 1st International Conference on ALD Applications and 2nd China ALD Conference in cooperation with Fudan University, one of China’s top universities. The event took place in Shanghai 15th – 16th October at Fudan University’s premises.

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