Strasbaugh (OTC Bulletin
Board: STRB) announced today that a $3.6 million order for multiple nTellect
(Model 7AF) wafer grinding systems has been received. The grinders are scheduled
for shipment to the customer prior to year-end 2009.
"The nTellect is a proven product suitable for a broad range of applications,
from conventional semiconductor wafer backgrinding to unique surfacing applications,
including hard and exotic materials," said Mike Kirkpatrick, Strasbaugh's
VP of Sales and Marketing. "The system's force-adaptive, in-feed wafer
grinding technology combined with ultra-stiff air bearings, sub-micron feed
rates, and rigid tool construction provides customers with improved surface
finish, repeatable thickness control, and reduced sub-surface damage,"
Strasbaugh has 60 years of leadership in design and manufacturing of advanced
surfacing technology for the global semiconductor, silicon, data storage, MEMS,
LED, telecommunications and optics industries. Through close alliances with
premier device manufacturers in these markets, Strasbaugh has developed pioneering
technology that has become the standard in polishing and grinding today. With
high-quality grinding tools, state-of-the-art prime wafer polishing and chemical
mechanical planarization (CMP) systems, as well as leading edge process technology,
Strasbaugh has enabled its customers to realize their performance targets and
has built a reputation as a world class manufacturer of innovative, reliable,
high-yield surfacing solutions.