Strasbaugh Receives $3.6 Million Order for Multiple nTellect Wafer Grinding Systems

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," adds Kirkpatrick.

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.

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