Strasbaugh (OTC Bulletin
Board: STRB) announced today that it has received a multi-million dollar
order for its new STB P300 CMP system. The order follows the recent introduction
of the product at Semicon West 2009. The tool was purchased by a U.S. customer.
"Device makers are telling us they need a new generation CMP system that
not only improves their process performance, but has the design and features
that will enable them to realize the efficiencies of lean and flexible manufacturing.
This order confirms the P300 delivers the benefits they are looking for,"
said Chuck Schillings, Strasbaugh's President and CEO.
The P300 combines the greatest production and process flexibility of any CMP
machine on the market with the most advanced CMP technologies available, including
Strasbaugh's revolutionary new nVision II(TM) optical endpoint detection system,
next generation Saturn(TM) wafer carrier, ultra Precision(TM) pad conditioner,
and industry-proven integrated cleaning.
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 manufacturers in these markets, Strasbaugh has developed pioneering
technology that has become the standard in polishing and grinding today. Strasbaugh's
state-of-the-art chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems, high quality
prime wafer polishing and grinding tools, and leading edge process technologies,
enable customers to realize their performance goals and has established the
company as a world class provider of innovative, reliable, high-yield surfacing