SolMateS prepares to develop thin-film deposition system

SolMateS, a supplier of PZT thin-film solutions, has received a $3m (£1.8m) investment from private equity funds Twente Technology Fund and Participatiemaatschappij Oost Nederland.

SolMateS will use the investment to accelerate product development and international expansion for its PiezoFlare 1200 production system.

PiezoFlare 1200 is an automated deposition system for PZT thin films on 6in (15cm) or 8in (20cm) wafers, based on pulsed laser deposition, and offers high-yield piezo performance and flexibility for customised PZT compositions.

The technology is said to enable high-volume production capability for PZT thin-film deposition.