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Samco announces sales milestone


Company announces 500th shipments of RIE-10NR R&D system

Samco has reached the milestone of 500 shipments of its widely used RIE-10NR capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) type reactive-ion etching (RIE) R&D system.

Michihisa Yamamoto, team Leader of the Quantum Electron Device Research Team at RIKEN Centre for Emergent Matter Science, supervised the installation of the 500th RIE-10NR and received a visit from Samco president and COO, Tsukasa Kawabe.

The Quantum Electron Device Research Team at RIKEN has harnessed the capabilities of the RIE-10NR for the selective etching of two-dimensional material devices. During the commemorative meeting, Yamamoto shared the following remarks:

"We utilise the RIE-10NR to etch hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), an insulating material, which has been sandwiched around graphene, in order to facilitate graphene contact extraction. The RIE-10NR was our preferred choice due to its ability to perform selective etching and deliver superb repeatability. Notably, I previously utilized an older RIE-10NR model, dating back to 1998, during my tenure at the University of Tokyo. Surprisingly, even today, other professors at the University of Tokyo continue to rely on it. Its remarkable reliability has earned my unwavering trust over the years."

Pictured above: Tsukasa Kawabe, Samco president & COO (middle left) awards Yamamoto, team leader at RIKEN (middle right) a commemorative gift celebrating the 500th installation milestone of RIE-10NR on Friday, October 13, 2023.

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