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Posted: December 1, 2008

Oxford Instruments Wins Plasma Etch Tools Order From a Leading HB-LEDs Manufacturer

(Nanowerk News) Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) has announced that it has recently won an order from a leading manufacturer of HB-LEDs for three Plasmalab System133 ICP380 plasma etch tools for use in High Brightness LED (HB-LED) manufacturing. This order is the first of a potential total of up to fifteen systems from this important Asian HB-LED manufacturer that may be required over the next 12 months, and validates OIPTís position as a key supplier in the HB-LED market.
This order also comes on top of what has proven a very successful month for OIPT with orders placed for over 20 systems. This makes October the fourth highest order month in the company's history, consolidating an extremely successful 12 months which has already seen the first and second highest order months.
Mark Vosloo, Sales Director for Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is clearly delighted with this result, "The combination of a highly motivated, experienced and skilled sales team, selling excellent systems and process capabilities, means that OIPT has been able to remain extremely competitive and increase its order levels, even during such challenging times. OIPT is able to use its capabilities to enter newer markets such as photovoltaics and LED lighting, where our leading edge technologies are in increasing demand and our wide range of products such as plasma etch and deposition, atomic layer deposition and ion beam etch and deposition contribute to our success."
About Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is a leading provider of flexible process tools and leading-edge processes for the engineering of nano-scale structures and devices, based on core technologies in plasma-enhanced deposition and etch, ion-beam deposition and etch, atomic layer deposition (ALD) and hydride vapour phase epitaxy (HVPE).
Source: Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (press release)
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