RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Sierra meets the continual demand for ground-breaking technology in order to sputter new materials with greater efficiency.
Sierra’s exclusive computer modeling technology ensures optimum performance with existing systems.
OUR CONTINUING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Sierra Applied Sciences was founded in 1989. Our primary goal was to develop efficient planar magnetron cathodes for the thin film industry. We continue to do extensive research and develop on improved technology for specific applications such as ITO, Magnetic Media, Carbons, and other advanced designs. These new design innovations allow for increased target life and target field strength that exceed any designs currently available in the industry today.
Please contact Sierra and let us provide you with the latest state of the art designs. We focused on improving target utilization and simplifying designs to minimize materials used. From this work we created unique cathode designs based on shaping the magnetic fields to control the erosion track. The new cathodes produced substantial improvements in target utilization and deposition consistency.