CVD Equipment Corporation
(CVD) (NASDAQ: CVV), announced today that SuperPower, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., took delivery of a second Reel-to-Reel
MOCVD deposition system for the production of its second-generation high temperature
superconductor (2G HTS) wire that is being provided to organizations around
the world for application to products in the fields of energy and medical technologies,
transportation, science and research, space, military and general industry.
The custom-designed system, built in the Company's Long Island, NY manufacturing
center, employs an advanced, reel-to-reel material handling system and precise
metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) chamber. SuperPower deposits
a complex superconducting film on a metal tape, producing a "wire" which is
then wound into superconducting cables, coils, and other components that enable
a variety of energy-efficient and high-performance devices such as power transmission
cable systems, transformers, motors, generators, fault current limiters, and
SuperPower recognized the need for a major CVD solution provider in order to
get a system capable of depositing its proprietary MOCVD film at high temperatures
and high throughput for the critical film thicknesses and material properties
needed for these advanced energy delivery systems. John Dackow, SuperPower Director
of Operations said "After exhaustive review, CVD was selected to provide
our first MOCVD system because we needed a partner who could both think creatively
about overall system design, and provide the necessary MOCVD process and system
know-how to deliver on our challenging specifications. After taking delivery
of the first unit in 2004, it was clear that we had made the right choice. The
selection of CVD to provide the follow-on unit was without question."
"We could not be more pleased with the statement that SuperPower is making
with this second delivery," said Michael J. Gray, CVD's VP of Sales
and Marketing. "As a company with a long history of providing instrumentation
for groundbreaking scientific achievement, CVD is always focused on ways to
accelerate our customers' paths to commercialization. Having delivered
this kind of support to SuperPower, they have now rewarded us with repeat business.
We expect further follow-on orders as SuperPower's market penetration
"CVD is never satisfied with being just another CVD tool supplier,"
said Len Rosenbaum, CVD Equipment's Founder and CEO. "It has always
been our ardent desire to be a partner in our customers' success. We believed
in what we saw at SuperPower from the beginning. Now that their path to commercialization
has reached the next level, we continue to be right there to support them. We
are very proud to be a part of such novel technology once again, and we expect
to be able to apply technology developed for SuperPower to next generation thin
film solar module manufacturing as well.