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AGS Beats Downturn

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

September 30, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- AGS PLASMA BEATS DOWNTURN AND BOOKS ANOTHER TWO SYSTEM ORDER

San Jose, California – In spite of the hard economic times the world is going through, maverick plasma systems company, AGS Plasma, has announced that it has received two orders for advanced MPS-150-RIE plasma etch tools for use at University of Texas, Denton. AGSP president and CEO, Allen Guastavino, said, “UNT has placed their faith in us that we can deliver a suite of plasma etch tools that they can use in the new clean room at Discovery Park.” The MPS-150 platform is particularly well suited to needs of today’s research facility. It was targeted to address the diverse requirements of R&D and can accommodate 2 inch to 150 mm wafers sizes with ease. Originally designed for the compound semiconductor market, the MPS-150 series of plasma etch and deposition tools have excited educational and commercial users alike.

 

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Carbon Nanotechnology Order

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

March 12, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- AGS PLASMA BOOKS NEW CARBON NANOTECHNOLGY SYSTEM ORDER

San Jose, California –

AGS Plasma announced that it has received an order for an advanced MPS-150-ICP plasma deposition tool for use in carbon nanotechnology research. A Biotech firm has been working with AGSP for the last year to develop the new technology required to combine plasma and chemical vapor deposition at very high temperatures necessary for the deposition of nanotubes, nanosheets, and graphene. AGSP president and CEO, Allen Guastavino, said, “This is part of our five year plan to be a leader in delivering solutions to the nanotechnology industry. We are excited to be in on the ground floor of commercializing products in this new and growing market.”

 

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University Research Partnerships

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

Aug 21, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- PLASMA COMPANY PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITIES TO LEVERAGE R&D OPTIONS

San Jose, California – Plasma etch and deposition innovator, AGS Plasma Systems, Inc. in San Jose, California, announced today that it has added one more jewel in their crown of prestigious strategic university R&D partners. “California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo has brought one of our new silicon MEMS etch systems online today to add to their growing laboratory of real world tools for training the next generation of materials scientists” According to AGSP president Allen Guastavino.

Dr. Richard Savage of Cal Poly said, “Our partnership with AGS Plasma Systems has enabled our students to explore plasma etching of silicon and silicon dioxide for electrostatic actuators and micro fluidic chips. We have also utilized the RIE system for enhancing the surface bonding characteristics of PDMS through oxygen plasma treatments. This versatile RIE system also gives students a chance to more fully understand the principles behind plasma etching and the parameters that impact the removal of thin films.”

Director of Sales, Frank Lowry, added, “We continue to foster relationships at research labs and universities. AGS Plasma recently sold a MPS-200-RIE to Cal Poly for use in their MEMS materials research lab as a deep Silicon etch tool.” AGSP also continues to work with a variety of universities and in industrial partnerships to develop new applications for plasma technology.

 

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Another OEM Module Customer

 

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

December 15, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- AGS PLASMA ADDS YET ANOTHER OEM CUSTOMER FOR THEIR PLASMA MODULES

San Jose, California – In a breaking story, AGS Plasma revealed that they have signed with another major semiconductor tool supplier to provide OEM versions of their MPS-300-RIE etch and Degas modules. President & CEO, Allen Guastavino said, “This is our second OEM customer for this part of our new business model of delivering turn-key plasma module solutions at very competitive prices. Buying our mature IP facilitates rapid deployment at minimal investment and risk for any OEM that desires to add plasma processing to their portfolio.” AGSP announced that they have already received a follow-on order for the OEM modules from this new customer.

Production manager, Ed Marrazzo added “one of the key things we add to the value of our OEM products is a mature design that is easy to maintain and results in virtually no maintenance and unparalleled uptime.” This capability is highly desirable to the OEM customer since it minimizes their support costs and thus reduces their end user’s cost of ownership.

 

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Environmental News

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

Jul 1, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- AGS PLASMA FIRST PLASMA COMPANY TO GO COMPLETELY GREEN

San Jose, California - Vincent Lanas, AGSP Facilities Coordinator, announced today that AGS Plasma has adopted a Zero Carbon Emissions plan in addition to the company’s ongoing corporate policy of good environmental stewardship. “AGSP has always reduced, reused, and recycled. In 2007 we began an effort to reduce our power usage and we have gained a savings of between 18-29 percent energy savings per month,” Lanas Said. He added that AGSP has implemented a program that renders the company carbon neutral as of July 1, 2008.

 

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New OEM Customers

AGS Plasma Systems, Inc.

NEWS RELEASE

June 5, 20005

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathi Palmore, 408-432-9799

- AGS PLASMA BRANCHES OUT TO DELIVER OEM PLASMA MODULES TO BIG CAPEX COMPANIES

San Jose, California – In a bold move, California’s AGS Plasma Systems, Inc. has announced today that they have inked a deal with the venerable semiconductor capital equipment company, Veeco Instruments, to provide plasma etch modules for their PVD systems used in the data storage market. New Director of Sales, Frank Lowry, said in the announcement that “this represents a big design win for AGSP. We have been selected as an outsource provider to Veeco and the modules designed by AGS will be built right here in the USA.”

 

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