Oy, Finland-based global manufacturer of state-of-the-art Atomic Layer Deposition
(ALD) systems today announced a 400 % increase in new orders received during
its fiscal Q1 (May to July 2010) on a year-on-year basis.
Kustaa Poutiainen, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Picosun, is
very contented with the trend. “More than being happy about the exceptionally
convincing growth I am pleased with the fact that from one year to the next
our key figures show absolute consistency. Picosun's revenues continued to grow
even during the worst global recession. We have posted a positive annual result
four years in a row. Sustained trend in our order books is a steady but steep
rise in volume”, he says.
Thus far, the Picosun saga has been one of exceptional qualities. Founded as
recently as 2004, the company has developed itself through organic growth, building
an impressive portfolio of ALD systems both for research and production use.
In June in Seoul, during the 10th International Conference on ALD, Picosun presented
its latest technology breakthrough, Picoplatform™ vacuum cluster. Picosun’s
vacuum cluster tool continues the idea of unique scalability which is inbuilt
in all Picosun products. Later in 2010, new revolutionary product launches by
Picosun are to be expected.
“We have patiently built a reputation for ourselves. As testified by
our customers Picosun represents the greatest of the latest in its own field
of technology. Increasingly, people interested in the vast opportunities offered
by the use of ALD realize that their only option in investing into this technology
is to rely on the absolutely best product. After having come to this conclusion
they come to Picosun, as our latest figures so compellingly indicate”,
“The whole global Picosun family is to thank for the continuous success.
Our staff and partners have grown with the measure of the accomplishment making
sure that the current course will, if anything, steadily strengthen itself”,
Picosun develops and manufactures Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) reactors for
micro- and nanotechnology applications. Picosun represents continuity to over
three decades of ALD reactor manufacturing in Finland. Picosun is based in Espoo,
Finland and has its US headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. SUNALE™ ALD
process tools are installed in various universities, research institutes and
companies across four continents.
Dr. Tuomo Suntola, inventor (1974) of ALD technology, is Member of the Board
of Directors of Picosun. World’s most experienced ALD reactor designer
Sven Lindfors is Picosun’s Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders
of the company. He has designed ALD systems continuously since 1975. Picosun
Oy is a part of Stephen Industries Inc Oy.