Thin film R&D

Solmates PLD equipment allows you to perform cost effective thin film research and development, while having the option of easy scaling to volume production. With over 15 years of experience and an extensive academic network we help you to start up and ramp up.

With this strategy Solmates enables you to perform a material screening and process optimization before investing in volume production peripheral equipment. This cheap flexibility, a result of the pulsed laser deposition technique, gives you the opportunity to perform material evaluations at a fraction of the cost.

It is highly recognized that Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) is a very flexible and versatile technique allowing fast optimization of new and complex material thin films. The unique features of PLD allow the integration of “Beyond Moore” materials in CMOS and new devices. The Solmates’ ramp ready platform is the next step beyond fundamental Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) research. The reliable hardware is flexible for fast process optimization and allows uniform thin film deposition up to 300 mm diameter with high reproducibility. Since process recipes can be ramped-up directly with Solmates’ PLD production equipment it is the ultimate valorization tool. The Solmates ramp ready platform is the transition from lab to fab! Enabling new developments in advanced materials and nanoelectronics.

Solmates is active in process development in these fields with external partners. Please have a look at our R&D projects and Publications for some examples.

Advanced R&D with Solmates PLD