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Posted: Aug 28, 2008

Picosun and Beijing Honoprof Begin Co-operation in Chinese ALD Market

(Nanowerk News) Leading Atomic Layer Deposition systems manufacturer Picosun Oy, Finland and Beijing Honoprof Sci. & Tech Ltd, a leading Chinese high-tech equipment distribution company announced entering into co-operation in distributing Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems and equipment in China.
"China is one of the fastest growing markets for Atomic Layer Deposition systems and equipment, specifically for Picosun's highly successful line of SUNALE™ ALD process tools. We welcome Honoprof Sci. & Tech as a key member of the global network of Picosun Partners," says Picosun's Managing Director Juhana Kostamo.
"Honoprof is a perfect match in our policy of first class service for first tier customers, world-wide. Through the successful hosting of the Olympic Games China has drawn the attention of the whole planet to herself by showing that the country is raising fast to become one of the leading nations of the world, also in terms of high technology," Kostamo says.
"Nanotechnology is very hot in China. The Chinese government has invested gigantic amounts of funds and resources in universities, research institutions and related applications. Next phase will be to commercialize nanotechnology," says Stephen Liu, Managing Director of Honoprof.
"Picosun is not only a leading supplier of ALD systems, but also has a powerful ALD team and possesses the richest ALD knowledge in the world. We are happy to work with Picosun and introduce the best in ALD to Chinese researchers and engineers," Stephen Liu says.
Honoprof Sci. & Tech is a leading supplier of instruments and systems for R&D in the field of surface chemistry and film deposition in the Chinese market. In addition to the main office in Beijing, Honoprof has offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu.
Picosun is an international ALD equipment manufacturer with world-wide sales and service organization. Picosun develops and manufactures Atomic Layer Deposition reactors for micro- and nanotechnology applications. Picosun represents continuity to over three decades of ALD reactor manufacturing in Finland. Picosun provides its customers with versatile, reliable and user-friendly ALD process tools, which offer unique scalability from research to production. Picosun is based in Espoo, Finland and has its US headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. SUNALE™ ALD process tools are installed in various universities, research institutes and companies across Europe, USA and Asia. Dr Tuomo Suntola, inventor of ALD technology, is Member of the Board of Directors of Picosun. World's most experienced ALD reactor designer Sven Lindfors is Picosun´s Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders of the company. Picosun Oy is a part of Stephen Industries Inc Oy.
Source: Picosun (press release)
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