Under the terms of the agreement, Aviza will be providing the necessary ALD hardware and innovative process expertise for advanced materials development, while MVC will provide the device design and process integration to develop essential ALD films to meet MVC's technical and manufacturing requirements. The program will utilize Aviza's production-proven Celsior fxP single-wafer ALD system for the development of these films.
"MVC is pleased to be working with Aviza on developing production-worthy ALD films for next-generation Flash devices," said Executive Vice President, Dr. Len Mei at Mosel Vitelic Corporation. "Aviza has demonstrated its production-proven ALD process and technology capabilities, and we look forward to working with Aviza on advanced films development."
Flash technology research and development of the like that MVC is conducting will be focused on producing advanced Flash devices with higher densities, lower cost and faster programming--all within a smaller device footprint that is required for leading-edge consumer devices. In order to achieve these objectives, early development of ALD materials to produce films with the desired properties for scaling device structures at 58 nm and below is critical for ensuring manufacturability. The advanced films being developed will be screened for their physical properties, electrical properties as well as their ability to be integrated into an advanced Flash manufacturing process flow.
"Aviza is focused on further developing ALD process and technology solutions specifically for the Flash and logic markets, and this JDP is another example of our efforts to meet this objective," said May Su, Vice President and General Manager, ALD and Thermal Business Unit of Aviza Technology, Inc. "Early collaboration is key and we believe that working with MVC will mutually benefit both companies and accelerate the development of advanced ALD films."
Note to editors: Aviza will be exhibiting at this year's SEMICON Taiwan exhibition, to be held from Wednesday, September 12 to Friday, September 14, 2007. For more information about Aviza and the Company's process technology and product offerings, please visit the company at Booth #282 in the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan.
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About Aviza Technology, Inc.
Aviza Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and supports advanced semiconductor capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor industry and related markets. The company's systems are used in a variety of segments of the semiconductor market, such as advanced silicon for memory devices, advanced 3-D packaging and power integrated circuits for communications. Aviza's common stock is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (NASDAQ GM: AVZA). Aviza is headquartered in Scotts Valley, Calif., with manufacturing, R&D, sales and customer support facilities located in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.aviza.com.
Mosel Vitelic Corporation (MVC) is a California company founded in 1985. Our business is the design and development of leading-edge DRAM and Flash memory integrated circuits. We also provide customer applications and engineering support for our products. More information, please visit http://www.mvc.com
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