Intevac, Inc. (Company) (Nasdaq:IVAC) today announced it has delivered its 100th 200 Lean® magnetic disk sputtering system to its customer Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
“This shipment marks an important milestone in the growth and adoption of Intevac’s latest-generation disk sputtering system,” commented Kevin Fairbairn, chief executive officer of Intevac. “Hitachi has long been an excellent customer for Intevac and, since the 200 Lean’s introduction in 2003, has played an important role in recognizing the 200 Lean system as an enabling production technology for the industry’s most advanced drives.”
Dennis Rourk, General Manager of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., stated: "Hitachi GST's hard disk drives with perpendicular magnetic recording (“PMR”) technology have been well received in the industry as highly reliable and technically-advanced. Intevac’s 200 Lean solution for PMR media production and localized service have greatly supported the success of our PMR drives. Hitachi GST looks forward to working with suppliers like Intevac to continue to strengthen our PMR leadership and provide our customers with best-of-breed HDD products."
About 200 Lean®
The 200 Lean is Intevac’s latest-generation disk sputtering system. Among its significantly enhanced capabilities relative to previous generations, the 200 Lean provides higher throughput from a smaller footprint, which enables more magnetic disks to be manufactured per square foot of factory floor space, and is designed to reduce overall cost of ownership. The 200 Lean’s flexible and modular design accommodates the production of multiple sizes of both aluminum and glass disks, as well as the growing number of thin-film process steps required by the adoption of advanced technologies such as perpendicular recording.
Intevac has two businesses: Equipment and Imaging.
Equipment Business: Intevac is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-productivity “lean” manufacturing systems. We are the leading supplier of magnetic media sputtering equipment for the hard disk drive industry and are developing leading-edge, high-productivity systems for the semiconductor industry.
Imaging Business: Intevac is a world leader in the development of leading-edge, high-sensitivity imaging products. We provide sensors, cameras and systems for military applications such as night vision and long-range target identification and we provide cameras and Raman spectrometers to the industrial, physical science and life science markets.
For more information call 408-986-9888, or visit the Company’s website at www.intevac.com.
200 Lean® is a registered trademark of Intevac, Inc.
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