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25 September 2019 Beneq

Grenoble, France – Beneq, a leading provider of ALD R&D and production technology, today announced the BENEQ TransformTM. A versatile ALD platform it is particularly useful for More-than-Moore device fabrication, OLED and virtual reality applications.

22 July 2019 Beneq

Bellevue, Washington, USA – Beneq today unveiled R2, a compact modular platform that makes it dramatically easier for universities, research institutes and enterprises to start advanced ALD research. Completely redesigned from the ground up with ergonomics in mind, the basic R2 model comes fully equipped for thermal ALD. With flexible add-on options customers can easily expand to other advanced processes such as plasma, batch processing, powder ALD, and reduced flow.

18 June 2019 Beneq

Scintillates are one of the oldest types of radiation detector because initially measurements could be made with photographic film. Images could be collected, or intensity measurements made. Measurements could even be made with the human eye observing the brightness of frequency of flashes in the scintillator. Nowadays, the light output is converted into data that are processed using compact photodiodes. Scintillators come in different types, and in this edition of the blog, we look at Beneq’s ALD encapsulation solutions.

7 May 2019 Beneq

Beneq introduces a new investment plan to support growth in new industrial ALD solutions and the transparent display business. The new owners of Beneq have approved an investment program that allows Beneq to grow faster in its strategic focus areas, such as ALD solutions for the emerging semiconductor applications and transparent vehicle displays. Together with the new owners’ earlier investments in 2018 to improve Beneq’s equity ratio and working capital, the announced development programs result in a total investment of over 20 million euros.

7 May 2019 Beneq

BeneqOy panostaa kasvuun. Beneq esitteli tänään uuden investointiohjelman, joka vauhdittaa yhtiön teollisten ALD-ratkaisujen tuotekehitystä ja näyttötuotannon kehittämistä Beneqin Espoon tehtaalla. Investointiohjelma mahdollistaa nopeamman kasvun Beneqin strategiassa määritellyillä kasvualueilla, kuten puolijohdeteollisuuden uusissa ALD-ratkaisuissa ja autoteollisuuteen soveltuvissa läpinäkyvissä näytöissä. Uudet omistajat investoivat jo viime vuonna Beneqin käyttöpääomaan ja omavaraisuusasteen parantamiseen. Yhdessä aiempien sijoitusten kanssa nyt julkistettu investointiohjelma nostaa investointien summan yli 20 miljoonaan euroon.

18 March 2019 Beneq

In industrial applications, and specifically in semiconductor processing equipment applications, damage and failure of metal components results from exposure to reactive chemicals. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) offers qualities that enable the deposition of high-quality anti-corrosion barrier layers.

21 December 2018 Beneq

Beneq is a smart materials company that is all about durability and long product lifecycles. It is in our blood to always optimize the use of raw materials and not to create unnecessary waste.

Furthermore, Beneq was born global and almost all our turnover still comes from outside Finland. Our customers have always been from the world over and from many different cultures.

28 September 2018 Beneq

Beneq® Corporation, a leading supplier of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and thin film coating services, and the world’s premier manufacturer of thin film electroluminescent displays, today announced a share purchase agreement about the acquisition of all Beneq Oy shares. The agreement will enable faster expansion in Beneq’s key markets and additional investments in industrial ALD thin film solutions and transparent displays.

3 September 2018 Beneq

Beneq is an international workplace on a global market. Last year, 97% of our turnover came from countries outside Finland. We have long believed that to succeed with our growth plans we need to find the best experts from around the world and hire whoever gets the job done regardless of where they come from or how they look like. It is in our character.

Therefore, we were happy to join the Work Does Not Discriminate campaign launched by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

11 July 2018 Beneq

We are playing the ALD game with the largest companies in the world. On the Fortune 100 list of world’s biggest enterprises, there are 27 Beneq customers.

Of the companies on the Fortune 500 list, our Thin Film Solutions business unit has been working with 59. Our Lumineq Displays have 37 Fortune 500 customers.

12 June 2018 Beneq

Beneq was proud to invite Dr Tuomo Suntola, the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize winner for his innovative atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, back to the building where production of his revolutionary ALD electroluminescent displays started.

25 May 2018 Beneq

In case you have not noticed, the European Union is today introducing new data protection legislation, called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We try to minimize the fuzz around this (in practice, nothing changes with GDPR, really), but we thought we will anyway write a short note to address the new requirements and provide you with information about the data we process.

23 May 2018 Beneq

The President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö presented the eighth Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki yesterday to Dr Tuomo Suntola, the inventor of Atomic Layer Deposition. Beneq congratulates Dr Suntola for the Millennium Technology Prize and the thanks for his pioneering work on behalf of the whole ALD community!

30 November 2017 Beneq

Saturday November 18th was a big day here in Espoo. The new west metro extension from Helsinki was opened. It was a long wait, but you can now take the subway to the Beneq factory from the Helsinki city center.

Like we mentioned when the underground started to operate, our metro is yellow, but we welcome the orange one to our neighborhood.

Maybe the next generation metro cabins will have a yellow transparent display in the windshield?

28 August 2017 Beneq

Beneq is set for the next growth phase. We have ambitious development plans in both our business units – Thin Film Solutions and Lumineq Displays – and we are now starting a large recruitment campaign for building the talent pool we will need to realize our growth plan. Fancy a ride? Apply now and make Finnish high-tech history!

14 June 2017 Beneq

The story of Beneq is so interweaved in Finnish industry history that it is difficult to know where to start telling this tale of our company. We will start from 1984.

6 June 2017 Beneq

Beneq’s financial figures from 2016 show growth, encouraging signs of transformation, positive development in industrial ALD solutions and a strong commitment to future growth and development.

24 April 2017 Beneq

The Beneq factory has a long history of ALD (approximately one billion seconds, in fact). Today, it is the largest ALD-dedicated production facility in the world.

During the years, many visitors have enjoyed our factory tour and found what we do fascinating, and all our customers and friends are always welcome to pay us a visit. We understand, however, that not everyone can come over to Finland to visit our factory, and have decided to build a virtual tour.

15 February 2017 Beneq

At Beneq, we are constantly trying to find new ways to serve our old, new and potential customers better. This means regularly reviewing all our customer engagement points and collecting feedback about the service we offer, from sales and marketing to research and after sales services.

22 December 2016 Beneq

2016 has been an interesting year at Beneq.

1 December 2016 Beneq

Our work at Beneq is all about saving the world’s scarce resources and making long-lasting products. We are experts on smart use of materials. Conformal thin films, which are deposited atom layer by atom layer, are the ultimate precision barriers of protection. They make our customers’ products function better and last longer.

1 November 2016 Beneq

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.

30 June 2016 Beneq

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.

20 April 2016 Beneq

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.

5 April 2016 Beneq
Beneq is a platinum sponsor of ALD2016

One of the main ALD events of the year, the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition, ALD2016 Ireland, is approaching. Beneq is a platinum sponsor at the event and we will have lots of activity at the site and around it.

We now also know that we will have three presentations at the event. Here is a sneak preview of the contents of what we will be presenting:

Development of the world's most transparent display - enabled by ALD

1 February 2016 Beneq

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 Beneq

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 Beneq
Jukka Nieminen, President of Beneq Oy, and Sampo Ahonen, Chairman of Beneq Oy

Earlier today it was announced that Beneq will get a new President starting January 1st. You can check the facts from the official news release.

This is a big change for Beneq and all of us. Sampo has been the CEO since Beneq was founded ten years ago. As one of the founders and the first and only CEO of Beneq so far Sampo has played a crucial role in what Beneq has become. In many ways, he is the face of Beneq to the outside world.

9 November 2015 Beneq

When you visit our factory in Espoo and enter the clean room area where we keep our 40 ALD machines, one thing you will notice is the constant ticking sound from the conventional batch ALD equipment. Those are the pulses of precursor gases in the equipment chambers ticking. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Combined with the humming background noise of the ventilation system and the vacuum pumps, it is a rather relaxing sound. It is one of the very characteristics that define the atmosphere of the factory floor.

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