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Thin-film Technology

Thin-film Technology

Custom-made thin-films at customer's requests

From optical thin film products to metal thin film on substrate, we can formulate thin-films on substrates such as glass, crystal, aluminum nitride and plastic by using various membrane technologies to match each customer's request. There are also various thin-film types including electrode film, conductor film, solder film, optical filter, and high reflecting coating to meet a wide range of needs. For example, in case of solder film, we customize a product with particular characteristics to melt in a way customer wants. Also as for substrate geometry, we can formulate fine patterns to three-dimensional substrates up to its four surfaces, and the technology is highly evaluated. We also have been developing thick film technology in addition to technology developments to improve performance and durability of high reflecting coating.

Voice from engineers

Mitsunori Miyamoto, Functional Devices Department

Dealing with thin-films which mutate like living creatures

We struggle to evaluate and research thin-film thickness of nanometer order which is minute. In addition, depending on air temperature and humidity, the film mutates just like living creatures so we work on each of them while dealing with such unseen changes to meet customer's requests one by one. Since our thin-film technology is highly evaluated by customers, we would like to continuously develop it and know-how, aiming at achieving further high performance.
Mitsunori Miyamoto, Ceramic Devices Department

Fundamental technology

  Film type Film formation method Base material
Metal film Au, Ag, Al, Cr, Ti, Ni, Sn, Pt, Cu, Pd, Ge, Si, Ag alloy and other binary alloy can be produced Sputtering, Deposition AlN, Al2O3, SiC, Si, Crystal, various glasses, various resins, various ceramics
Fluoride oxide nitride film SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, Ta2O5, Nb2O5, Y2O3, ZrO2, TiOx, SiNx, TiNx, AlNx, MgF2 Deposition
electrode film&conductor film Ti/Pt/Au, Ti/Ni/Au, Cr/Au, Cr/Ag Sputtering, Deposition
solder film AuSn, AgSn, Sn Deposition
Optical filter Antireflective coating (AR), Reflector, UV / IR cut filter, Dichroic, Polarization beam splitter, ND filter, Super multilayer dielectric mirror and other various filters Deposition Crystal, various glass, Si
High reflecting coating Al mirror, Au mirror, Ag mirror Deposition AlN、Al2O3、SiC、Si、Crystal, various glasses, various resins, various ceramics
Decorative film Various metal oxide + nitride Deposition
Organic film Water-repellent oil-repellent Court Deposition
Resistance film TaNx Sputtering

We will response to various coating upon requests

Facilities in our factory

   

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