Axcelis ships multiple systems to CMOS image sensor manufacturers
Axcelis Technologies says that it has shipped multiple Purion VXE high energy systems to CMOS image sensor manufacturers. While the CMOS image sensor manufacturers remain unnamed, Axcelis describes them as leading.
These shipments include a follow on order to the recently closed Purion VXE evaluation. The Purion VXE is an extended energy range solution for the iPurion XE high energy implanter. The systems shipped in the first quarter. "The image sensor market is forecast to show continued strength due to high demand for products in the growing IoT, mobile and automotive markets. The image sensor manufacturing process is very implant intensive, and with our expertise and knowledge in this area, our expanded Purion high energy product family is poised for further growth," says Axcelis president and CEO, Mary Puma, in a press release. Executive Vice President of Product Development, Bill Bintz, adds, "Axcelis has created a flexible, highly differentiated high energy product portfolio that is the implant solution of choice for image sensor manufacturers. These shipments, combined with our recent Purion VXE evaluation closure and Purion XEmax evaluation shipments, enhance our leadership position in this market. The Purion VXE and Purion XEmax were designed specifically to address the exact needs of customers manufacturing image sensors for applications requiring ultra-high energy implants with extremely precise and deep doping profiles."