Picosun Oy

Tietotie 3
Espoo,  FIN-02150

Finland
http://www.picosun.com
  • Booth: 2041


Picosun - production-proven ALD solutions

Picosun is the leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for industrial production and cutting-edge R&D.

PICOSUN™ ALD product portfolio ranges from fully automated, SEMI compliant batch and cluster systems for high volume manufacturing to smaller scale R&D and pre-pilot production tools. Production-proven coating solutions for IC, MEMS, LED, sensor, and 3D component processing are mastered with world-class process quality, the leading equipment design, the most comprehensive process support, and the best customer care.

Contact Picosun to harness the full power of ALD!

www.picosun.com

info@picosun.com


 Press Releases

  • 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.

    Photo-assisted ALD utilizes light to enable ALD film growth. Whereas in regular ALD film grows from two gaseous precursors which react on the coated surface one by one, in photo-ALD only one chemical is needed – light takes care of the rest.

    “The photo-ALD method has been investigated only marginally this far, mostly because of the lack of proper equipment. Now, using Picosun’s photo-ALD tools we have been able to develop this technology and related chemistry for several key ALD processes. Potential applications can be found in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems), sensors and other advanced microelectronics (for example, selective ALD to keep the chip contact areas clean), and solar cell manufacturing,” comments Prof. Mikko Ritala from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

    “Picosun’s ambition is to take ALD where it has never gone before, to enable novel, disruptive industrial solutions and cutting-edge new products for our customers. We are very happy and proud that our photo-ALD system has enabled great results at our long-term collaboration partner, University of Helsinki. It is fascinating to introduce this technology to our industrial partners to help them find new ways to solve their manufacturing challenges,” states Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director of Picosun.

    In photo-assisted ALD, the coated surface is exposed to alternate pulses of precursor vapor and flashes of high intensity light. The energy of light makes the precursor molecules on the surface chemically convert into the desired coating material. Alternatively, two precursors can be used but the other becomes reactive only when illuminated. Obviously, when only one precursor is required, both costs and environmental effect of the processing are lower. In conventional ALD relying fully on gaseous precursors, area-selective film growth is particularly difficult to achieve and often requires additional processing steps for deposition and etching of passivation layers. Light, on the other hand, is easy to block from the areas that need to be left uncoated and sharply defined patterns can be created without direct contact to substrate or exposure to chemicals directing the film growth. Also, when the energy of light replaces the energy of heat, the driving force of the conventional thermal ALD, processing can be done at much lower temperatures than in regular ALD.

    Picosun provides the most advanced ALD thin film coating technology to enable the industrial leap into the future, with turn-key production solutions and unmatched expertise in the field. Today, PICOSUN™ ALD equipment are in daily manufacturing use in numerous major industries around the world. Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in North America, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Japan, and a world-wide sales and support network. For more information visit www.picosun.com.

     

    Additional information:

    Mr. Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director

    Tel: +358 50 3699 565

    Email: juhana.kostamo@picosun.com

     

  • 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.

    Manufacturing electronic components on flexible plastic substrates enables light-weight, bendable, and lower cost end-user products. Flexible displays, wearable electronics and “smart” clothes are some of the most common examples. More specific applications can be found in medical and security industries, where advanced X-ray detectors are being developed utilizing organic electronic components printed on plastic foils.

    Organic electronics has the potential to enable a whole new generation of products, but one of its main drawbacks is the components’ sensitivity to moisture and airborne impurities. Ultra-thin ALD nanolaminates provide an ideal solution to this. Flexible, invisible, and practically weightless ALD films form dense and pinhole-free encapsulation over the components’ surface, down to the smallest nanoscale details. In Picosun’s new large area ALD tools, especially developed for the needs of the printed electronics industries, high quality ALD films can be manufactured cost-efficiently on large plastic sheets and at temperatures low enough for sensitive organic materials.

    “We have again put our extensive expertise in ALD system design to work to realize completely novel technology for the vast market of printed electronics. Our new, large area batch ALD systems are developed and optimized in collaboration with these industries. Their disruptive design enables cost-efficient encapsulation of large sheets of organic electronic components, producing sustainable, long-lived end products for consumers as well as industries,” summarizes Mr. Timo Malinen, Chief Operating Officer of Picosun.

    Picosun provides the most advanced ALD thin film coating technology to enable the industrial leap into the future, with turn-key production solutions and unmatched expertise in the field. Today, PICOSUN™ ALD equipment are in daily manufacturing use in numerous major industries around the world. Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in North America, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Japan, and a world-wide sales and support network. For more information visit www.picosun.com.

     

    Additional information:

    Mr. Timo Malinen, COO

    Tel: +358 40 5011 860

    Email: timo.malinen@picosun.com

     

     

     

  • 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.

    Increasing sales of high volume PICOPLATFORM™ clusters to key industrial customers boosted the company’s 12-month rolling sales to 57 % growth, further accelerating the strong growth seen in 2015. Both batch and single wafer cluster tools are being installed in the leading semiconductor companies in the USA and Asia.

    The main factors behind the continuous success of the PICOPLATFORM™ technology are low cost of ownership due to fast processing with multiple batch or single wafer ALD reactors in the same cluster tool, and easy maintenance with several support agreement options. Fully automated, SEMI S2 certified hardware solutions offer the leading process quality with record-low particle levels and excellent yield for up to 300 mm wafer size. The flexible, modular configuration of the cluster tools enables optimized production solutions tailored for every customer’s individual needs.

    The strong sales promote substantial investments towards even stronger growth for Picosun. Best-in-class contract coating facilities, advanced service product portfolio, and expanding premises and worldwide locations affirm Picosun’s position as the ALD solutions provider of choice for the global microelectronics industries.

    “We are proud of the success of our PICOPLATFORM™ technology. Fast, fully automatic batch processing ensures continuously new design wins with economical production and excellent end product quality. Customer satisfaction is everything to us. We are happy to witness how our dedication to ALD and our decades of ALD expertise now enable manufacturing in the most advanced semiconductor technology nodes,” states Mr. Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director of Picosun.

    Picosun provides the most advanced ALD thin film coating technology to enable the industrial leap into the future, with high end production solutions and unmatched expertise in the field. Today, PICOSUN™ ALD equipment are in daily manufacturing use in numerous major industries around the world. Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in North America, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Japan, and a world-wide sales and support network. For more information visit www.picosun.com.

     

    Additional information:

    Mr. Juhana Kostamo, Managing Director

    Tel: +358 50 3699 565

    Email: juhana.kostamo@picosun.com

     


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