Akrion Expands to Solar Market


ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 16 - Akrion, Inc. ("Akrion"), a supplier of semiconductor surface preparation equipment, announced today that its GAMA system has been qualified for an advanced solar cleaning application.

The cleaning process was recently developed by a manufacturer of solar cells on a GAMA automated wet station. James S. Molinaro, Akrion president and CEO said, "Adding solar cleaning capability demonstrates the versatility of our GAMA Series. This is another example of the superior flexibility of the platform."

GAMA handles a wide variety of surface preparation applications on silicon wafers for IC devices and MEMS, photomasks and flat panel displays, as well as this newly developed process for solar manufacturers. The modular GAMA batch-immersion platform has undergone continuous improvements. It is available in many configurations for varied etching, cleaning and stripping applications. The platform includes many Akrion innovations such as megasonics, in situ processing, ICE-1(TM) chemical concentration control, and ozonated DI water processing.

About Akrion

Akrion is a provider of advanced surface preparation systems used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices. The company's products, which include single-wafer and batch-immersion cleaning systems, are used in the production of a wide variety of semiconductor devices, including logic devices, analog devices, flash memory, DRAM and MEMS and are used to clean bare silicon and test wafers as well as photomasks. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., Akrion's Allentown production facility is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. For further information, please visit Akrion's Web site: www.akrion.com/.

Source: Akrion, Inc.

Web site: http://www.akrion.com/

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