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28 March 2017 Blog post

Beneq ALD coatings bring competitive advantage in many areas. New thin film customer cases about the benefits of ALD and the advantages it brings for our customers’ end products are now available on the Beneq website.

8 March 2017 Blog post

http://beneq.com/en/thin-films/products/atomic-layer-deposition/beneq-t2sBeneq Thin Film Solutions will be at the SEMICON exhibition on March 14-16 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center introducing our latest products for industrial customers who require low cost in high volume manufacturing.

If you are around, come and meet us at our stand (Hall W11, booth #1135).

8 November 2016 Blog post

Ever since we earlier this year announced the licensing of rotary spatial ALD technology and launched Beneq R11, our new rotary tool for plasma enhanced spatial ALD, we have received a steady flow of inquiries and questions about where we see the new equipment being the most useful.

1 November 2016 Blog post

Beneq as a company is all about resource savings, durability and more efficient use of energy. We are experts on smart use of materials that make our customers’ products function better.

ALD improves the efficiency of energy production and reduces energy consumption in the world. ALD allows wiser use of precious raw materials, protects products and makes them last longer. ALD also makes electronics and optics more efficient and resilient. That saves energy too.

14 October 2016 Blog post

High film quality and coating conformality are key drivers for the adoption of ALD processes in the energy, lighting and display industries. Large-area industrial ALD has many interesting new application areas: thin film encapsulation, anti-reflection coatings, surface passivation, buffer layers, flexible moisture barrier films, powder functionalization…

28 September 2016 Blog post

According to recent industry news, smartphone market leaders, such as Apple, Samsung and LG, are planning to adopt ALD-based thin film encapsulation solutions for flexible AMOLED displays. Details of the plans have not been confirmed, but this is nevertheless exiting news for the whole ALD community. It shows the potential of atomic layer deposition in addressing consumer product challenges and means a huge leap forward in the addressable market size of ALD.

8 September 2016 Blog post

A very interesting doctoral dissertation in the field of semiconductor technology will be defended tomorrow in the Department of Micro- and Nanosciences of Aalto university School of Electrical Engineering.

30 June 2016 Blog post

The ALD event of the year is approaching. As you know, Beneq is a platinum sponsor of ALD 2016 (the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition), which will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland, 24-27, July 2016.

3 June 2016 Blog post

During the past months, there has been talk about our new exciting spatial ALD equipment, which will once again make ALD bigger, faster and more flexible. It is now time to go a little bit deeper in the details of the results of our test runs with the equipment. We have now verified the process quality, conformity of coatings and the coating speed. It looks promising!

 

20 April 2016 Blog post

We have a lot of visitors at the Beneq factory again this week. Today started a very interesting conference where members and partners of the EU-funded PLIANT project for Process Line Implementation for Applied Surface Nanotechnologies gather at Beneq to share the latest advances in the project.

8 March 2016 Blog post

Earlier in this blog, we have told many stories about our displays and thin film coating solutions in extreme conditions. Lumineq displays have been flying high in aircrafts, entered the Amazon rainforest in helicopters and running on fuel cells in Alaska.

1 February 2016 Blog post

One of the main events in the world of atomic layer deposition this year is the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, which will be held July 24-27 in Dublin, Ireland.

Beneq will participate in ALD 2016 as a platinum sponsor. We are pleased to invite you to visit us in Dublin.

18 December 2015 Blog post

Saving the world’s resources by miniaturizing and digitalizing everything with new solutions and innovative technologies is at the core of our thinking at Beneq.

Atomic layer deposition is about making the world thinner. It saves material. We also make electronics, optics and for example solar cells more efficient and durable. That saves energy.

Our displays are the most durable in the business. The long life cycles reduce the need for replacement parts. It saves resources too.

14 December 2015 News

DI Jukka Nieminen (46) on nimitetty Beneq Oy:n toimitusjohtajaksi 1.1.2016 alkaen. Beneqin toimitusjohtajana yhtiön perustamisesta 2005 lähtien toiminut DI Sampo Ahonen (46) jatkaa hallituksen puheenjohtajana.

Beneq Oy:n hallitus on myös päättänyt suunnitelmasta fuusioida tytäryhtiö Beneq Products Oy emoyhtiöön vuoden 2016 alusta. Yhdistyneen yhtiön liikevaihto on noin 21 MEUR, ja henkilökuntaa on 125 Suomessa, USA:ssa, Saksassa, Venäjällä ja Kiinassa.

22 October 2015 News

As Beneq continues to expand its business of Lumineq® displays for extreme conditions, there is a growing need for wider distribution of the company’s rugged thin film electroluminescence (TFEL) displays as well as the fully transparent TASEL® displays, which have a substantial installed base and range of interesting future applications in the defense, transportation outdoor instrumentation and medical electronics markets.

22 October 2014 News

Combination of nFOG™ and KhepriCoat® technologies to deliver superior quality of anti-reflective (AR) coating on solar cover glass

Beneq, the global supplier of production and research equipment for thin-film ALD and aerosol coatings, and Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, are working together developing and commercializing a completely new and superior aerosol deposition technology for AR coatings for solar glass applications.

1 October 2014 News

Beneq Thin Film Equipment has entered an agreement with Maxima Sciences of Cincinnati, Ohio, to offer maintenance and service closer to its customers located throughout North America. This collaboration will enable faster response times and local support for Beneq’s atomic layer deposition (ALD) customers.

3 September 2014 News

Beneq is pleased to announce the launch of its new atmospheric wet coating technology called nFOG™ for use in applications such as anti-reflective coatings for large-sized glass. This new technology combines the advantages of the speed of spray coating, the quality of dip coating and the high material yield of roller coating. Beneq’s nFOG is currently in use as a pilot plant.

12 June 2014 News

As of Thursday, June 12, 2014, Beneq’s facilities in Vantaa will join Lumineq Displays on its premises in Espoo, Finland.

Now for the first time, Beneq Thin Film Equipment and Beneq Lumineq Displays will be under the same roof, enabling the two complementary entities to take greater advantage from their synergies.
The Espoo plant, the biggest concentration of ALD equipment in the world, will be the place that combines the past, present and future of ALD.

15 April 2014 News

On April 15, 2014, Beneq announced that it is joining forces with MBRAUN to address the growing OLED market needs by offering turn-key R&D solutions. The goal is to enforce rapid adaptation of Beneq’s breakthrough thin-film encapsulation technology in OLED research and manufacturing.

6 February 2014 News

The Mint of Finland has chosen Beneq’s patented nSILVER® invisible protective coating to prevent tarnishing of its special numbered series of EUR 20 coins to honor Tove Jansson, the Finnish creator of the Moomin books for children. The unique and extremely thin nSILVER protective coating is based on Beneq’s atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. It prevents silver from tarnishing by protecting it from airborne sulfur and other chemicals or liquids, which react with the surface.
 

19 December 2013 News

On Wednesday, December 11, Beneq received a special commercialization breakthrough award from Tekes, the Finnish funding agency for technology and innovation, as part of its six-year-long Functional Materials program. The goal of the program was to promote the development of application-focused materials and processes, as well as to raise foreign investor awareness of Finland’s exceptionally high level of material expertise.
 

18 November 2013 News

On November 15, Beneq and Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) officially opened the ALD Application Laboratory (ALD AppLab) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The laboratory, a concrete step in boosting thin film research in Russia, is the next step for Beneq in building a notable and ever-growing business around ALD* in Russia. Also, by creating a cradle for ALD-based research and development, Beneq and LETI together acknowledge the considerable pool of thin film and especially ALD know-how that exists but still lies untapped in Russia today.

4 September 2013 News

On September 4, Mordovia State University will officially open a laboratory to research and study thin-film technologies (100 nm and less) using atomic layer deposition (ALD) with Beneq’s TFS 200 equipment. The laboratory opening is a natural next step in implementing the strategy to establish national nanotechnology in Russia. This has been made possible thanks to the rapid technology development in synthesizing nanostructured materials using the ALD process.

2 July 2013 News

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), has selected Beneq’s roll-to-roll ALD unit for their thin-film barrier development platform. Beneq is a leading ALD equipment supplier that has been developing roll-to-roll ALD based on spatial atomic layer deposition (ALD) since 2008. The equipment will be delivered to CPI in England in Q2 of 2014.

Beneq has signed an agreement with CPI to deliver roll-to-roll (R2R) ALD equipment to CPI’s NETPark facilities in Sedgefield in North East England. Beneq was chosen as the result of a public tendering procedure.

18 June 2013 News

To make it easier for customers to enter the thin film market, Beneq now offers a unique collection of coating services at its facilities in Espoo, Finland. This lowers the risk of new product development and provides a safe path for scaling up to industrial production. Beneq’s capabilities in thin film coating services cover many upcoming commercial technologies.

29 May 2013 News

Yuri Kochanov has been appointed Country Manager of OOO Beneq as of May 20, 2013. Together with his team in Russia, the recently opened Beneq subsidiary in Saint Petersburg is ready to serve customers with a complete palette of thin film equipment, thin film coating services and Lumineq thin film electroluminescent displays.

7 May 2013 News

China Sunergy, a leading Chinese solar cell manufacturer, has selected Beneq ALD technology for surface passivation to improve the energy efficiency of its products. Beneq is a leading ALD manufacturing equipment supplier that has been developing crystalline silicon (c-Si) surface passivation with the batch atomic layer deposition (ALD) process since 2009. The first production-scale equipment will be delivered to China Sunergy in June 2013.

10 April 2013 News

Beneq, a global supplier of thin film coating equipment, announces the availability of an R&D thin film encapsulation system for 200×200 mm OLED substrates. The first system will be delivered in the summer of 2013 as part of an atomic layer deposition (ALD) project to the German-based Fraunhofer COMEDD.

12 March 2013 News

On March 12, Beneq will open a subsidiary and operations in Saint Petersburg to commercialize its atomic layer deposition technology (ALD) in the Russian market. As part of the overall strategy, the company will sign an agreement to launch a joint laboratory for research and development of industrial applications in ALD with Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (SpbGETU).

12 March 2013 News

On March 12, Beneq will open a subsidiary and operations in Saint Petersburg to commercialize its atomic layer deposition technology (ALD) in the Russian market. As part of the overall strategy, the company will sign an agreement to launch a joint laboratory for research and development of industrial applications in ALD with Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (SpbGETU).

1 February 2013 News

Beneq announces a breakthrough in its roll-to-roll (R2R) atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology with the delivery of its first industrial-scale system to the Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory (ASTRaL), a research unit based in Mikkeli, Finland, that belongs to the Lappeenranta University of Technology. The R2R system allows the development of rapidly growing new applications that were not able to take advantage of ALD coating until now. 

31 October 2012 News

Beneq, world-leading provider of thin film coating equipment for research and industry, has today announced its plans to establish operations in Russia and the CIS.

22 March 2011 News

The first Beneq-Glaston TFC2000™ line for manufacturing TCO coatings on glass for photovoltaics (PV) has been sold to Asia. The total order is approximately EUR 14 million, of which Glaston’s share is over EUR 4 million. The line delivery is scheduled for Q1 of 2012.

Beneq CEO, Mr Sampo Ahonen, comments: “This is a definitive demonstration of the growing need for high-quality TCO-glass and coating equipment to manufacture it. It is also good proof of the seamless cooperation between Beneq and Glaston, which with this transaction has taken a giant leap forward.”

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Application examples

  • Ultimate moisture barriers for OLED micro-displays from Beneq
  • Lumineq EL40S electroluminescent display by Beneq
  • Transparent electrode for displays by Beneq ALD
  • ALD is the ultimate moisture barrier for PCBs
  • Beneq FBR ALD reactor for moisture barriers of phospor powder
  • Beneq ALD coatings offer protection against corrosion in LED packaging.
  • Beneq aerosol thin film equipment is ideal for AR coatings on solar glass.
  • Beneq ALD provides metal-like coatings for watch parts and fine mechanics.
  • Beneq ALD coatings for wafer-level moisture protection
  • Beneq ALD coatings provide high-quality reflectors for LED
  • Beneq ALD coatings boost the performance of diffractive gratings
  • Beneq provides ALD coatings to protect electronics components from corrosion
  • ALD coatings provide interface layers between materials in CIGS panels.
  • Beneq ALD coatings increase the lifetime of Li-Ion batteries
  • ALD is ideal for optical filters on complex surfaces.
  • Beneq ALD optical coatings increase the lifetime of high power lasers
  • ALD-based conformal moisture barrier coatings for microchannel plates from Beneq.
  • OLED lighting encapsulation with Beneq TFS 600. Fully automated and vacuum-line integrated. For industrial OLED encapsulation.
  • X-ray imaging scintillator plate encapsulation with Beneq Coating Services and Beneq P800 batch coating products