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Milestone: Varian Semiconductor ships 500th VIISta ion implanter

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VarianVarian Semiconductor Equipment Associates has reached a new company milestone with the shipment of its 500th VIISta single-wafer high-current implant system. The system was ordered by TSMC, the world’s largest pure-play foundry. 

 “We are proud that TSMC has chosen Varian for their implant requirements. We look forward to continuing to partner with TSMC to enable their most demanding production processes for the future,” said Gary Dickerson, CEO of Varian Semiconductor. “Our high current systems deliver the highest process capability, productivity and yield to the industry’s leading device manufacturers. We thank all of our customers for their support of our initiatives and for making Varian the leading implant supplier world-wide and the fastest growing major equipment company in the industry.”

According to figures from Gartner Dataquest, Varian Semiconductor achieved a 77 percent market share of the high current implant market in 2007.

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