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ALD 2014 conference news – The call for papers and website is here

Conferences Posted on 2014-01-11 23:57:17

Good news for everybody seaking to go to Japan this summer and attend the ALD 2014. The website for the AVS-ALD 2014 conference is now open, and a first call for papers has been issued. Check it out here: http://www.ald2014.org/

Also a twitter account ALD 2014 @ALD_2014 has come alive. Nice!



A new review paper on ALD on particles

ALD Equipment Posted on 2014-01-11 23:36:14

Here is a new review paper on ALD on particles with special focus on the reactor designs – very interesting topic.

Reactor concepts for atomic layer deposition on agitated particles: A review

Delphine Longrie, Davy Deduytsche and Christophe Detavernier
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 32, 010802 (2014)
LINK

The article covers, agitation or fluidization of the particles is necessary for performing ALD on (nano)particles. The principles of gas fluidization of particles will be outlined, and a classification of the gas fluidization behavior of particles based on their size and density will be given. Following different reactor concepts that have been designed to conformally coat (nano)particles with ALD will be described, and a concise overview will be presented of the work that has been performed with each of them ending with a concept reactor for performing spatial ALD on fluidized particles.

I. INTRODUCTION
II. ALD ON STATIC PARTICLES
A. Particles supported in a grid
B. Particles contained in a crucible
1. Calculations for particles contained in a crucible
III. GAS FLUIDIZATION OF PARTICLES
A. Fundamentals
B. Classification of fluidized particles
IV. ALD ON FLUIDIZED PARTICLES
V. ALD ON AGITATED PARTICLES
A. Rotary reactor for thermal ALD on particles
B. Rotary reactor for plasma-enhanced ALD on particles
VI. SPATIAL ALD ON PARTICLES
VII. CONCLUSIONS



Veeco Promo Video for FAST-ALD(TM)

ALD Equipment Posted on 2014-01-11 22:35:40

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced in end of 2013 that they have signed an agreement to acquire privately held Synos Technology, Inc. It seems that it is a done deal today and therefore Veeco recently reported on the Key Benefits of FAST-ALD(TM), a type of Spatial ALD:

– Ultra-fast ALD process with continuous substrate scan
– Large substrate scalability without losing process throughput
– Excellent uniformity with closed loop linear reactor design
– Low CoO with high efficient gas-solid reaction process
– Simultaneous In-line multi-process capability
Screen dump from http://www.veeco.com/promos/fast-ald.aspx 2014-01-12

See more and watch an amazing Veeco Promo Video for FAST-ALD(TM) for Flexible OLED Display at LINK

Spatial ALD is big business today. You can assume that it is contributing to the growth in the ALD market that has been and is forecasted to come the next 5 years. Therefore, stay tuned here on the Best ALD News Blog, information on other Spatial ALD Companies, Innovations and Technologies will be updated:

– Spatial ALD papers, Spatial ALD research from TNO and others
– First spatial patents and very recent patents
– Kodak
– Solaytec
– Jusung
– Levitech
– Beneq
– Roll to Roll Spatial ALD

Please Email any ideas or information to jonas.sundqvist@baldengineering.com



Forecast the Global ALD market

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Posted on 2014-01-11 22:28:11

Good news for everybody involved in ALD – the market is booming, according to Analyst the Global Atomic Layer Deposition market is to grow at a CAGR of 36.10 percent over the period 2013-2018. “One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing demand for miniaturized components. The Global Atomic Layer Deposition market has also been witnessing the development of new atomic layer deposition materials. However, the slow deposition rate of atomic layer deposition could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.”

“The Global Atomic Layer Deposition Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, the EMEA region, and the APAC region; it also covers the Global Atomic Layer Deposition market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.”

Complete report is available here LINK

On other sources (http://goo.gl/phyJD0) on you can read the following:

“Development of new ALD materials is one of the major trends in the Global ALD market. The development of new ALD materials is expected to occur in the near future as several ALD material manufacturers are investing a huge amount to develop new ALD materials across the globe. In the last few years, the market has witnessed the introduction of some new materials such as Porous SiOC, AlO, Hf(Si)O, ZrO, LaO, and SiC by the vendors. The development of several new ALD materials is required for the in-depth understanding of growth of thin deposition layers and nanostructures to both inorganic and organic surfaces.

Analysts forecast the Global Atomic Layer Deposition market to grow at a CAGR of 36.10 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, growing demand for miniaturized components is one of the major drivers of the Global ALD market. With the rapid development of nanotechnology and other advanced technologies, several manufacturing companies are in the process of manufacturing nano-components for increased compatibility and greater efficiency. Therefore, manufacturing companies across industries prefer the ALD technique to manufacture several smaller components.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the need for high levels of investment. ALD equipment and materials are priced at a premium, hindering their adoption among SMEs.

Global Atomic Layer Deposition Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, the EMEA region, and the APAC region; it also covers the Global Atomic Layer Deposition market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Atomic Layer Deposition Market: Adeka Corp., Applied Materials Inc., and ASM International N.V.

Other vendors mentioned in the report are Air Liquide S.A., Air Products and Chemicals Inc., AIXTRON SE, Arradiance Inc., ATMI Inc., Beneq Oy, Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG, Encapsulix SAS, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., Kurt J. Lesker Co., Levitech BV, NCD Co. Ltd., Nova-Kem LLC., Oxford Instruments plc, Picosun Oy, Praxair Technology Inc., SENTECH Instruments GmbH, SoLayTec, Strem Chemicals Inc., SVT Associates Inc., Tokyo Electron Ltd., Tosoh Corp., Ultratech Inc., and Veeco Instruments Inc.”

“Table of Contents

01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
05. Introduction
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Overview
06.2 Market Size and Forecast
06.3 Five Forces Analysis
07. Market Segmentation by Product
07.1 Equipment Segment
07.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
07.2 Materials Segment
07.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
08. Market Segmentation by End-users
09. Market Segmentation by Application
10. Geographical Segmentation
10.1 Americas
10.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
10.2 EMEA Region
10.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
10.3 APAC Region
10.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
11. Buying Criteria
12. Market Growth Drivers
13. Drivers and their Impact
14. Market Challenges
15. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
16. Market Trends
17. Trends and their Impact
18. Vendor Landscape
18.1 Competitive Scenario
18.1.1 Key News
18.1.2 Mergers and Acquisitions.
18.2 Major Vendor Analysis
18.3 Other Prominent Vendors
18.3.1 ALD Equipment Vendors
18.3.2 ALD Precursor Vendors
19. Key Vendor Analysis
19.1 Adeka Corp.
19.1.1 Business Overview
19.1.2 Business Segments
19.1.3 Key Information
19.1.4 SWOT Analysis
19.2 Applied Materials Inc.
19.2.1 Business Overview
19.2.2 Business Segments
19.2.3 Key Information
19.2.4 SWOT Analysis
19.3 ASM International N.V.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
20. Other Reports in this Series

List of Exhibits:
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Global ALD Market 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 3: Global ALD Market by Product Segmentation 2013-2018
Exhibit 4: Global ALD Market by Equipment Market 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 5: Global ALD Market by Materials Market 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 6: Global ALD Market by End-user Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 7: Global ALD market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018
Exhibit 8: ALD market in the Americas 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 9: ALD market in the EMEA Region 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 10: ALD market in the AAPC Region 2013-2018 (US$ million)
Exhibit 11: Business Segments of Adeka Corp.
Exhibit 12: Business Segments of Applied Materials Inc.”