Plasma Etch Corporate Milestones
Plasma Etch, Inc., has grown from a small plasma service provider to inventing, manufacturing and distributing Plasma Etch systems throughout the World. Our commitment to quality remains our paramount goal.
Early 1980 - Fabricated & Developed our first plasma system to support our contract plasma service business.
Late 1980 - Plasma Etch, Inc. opened it's doors to provide contract plasma service to the circuit board industry.
1987 - Invented TRUE Plasma Process Temperature Control technique (Process temperature control improved the plasma process)
1988 - Plasma Etch, Inc. moved to a larger facility in Huntington Beach, California, USA.
1989 - Sold our first computer controlled plasma system.
1992 - Invented Electrostatic Shielding for vacuum chamber (Electrostatic shielding enhances process uniformity and repeatability)
1994 - Invented PE-1000 conveyorized inline plasma system.
1996 - Developed automated robotic loading/unloading Plasma Etch system.
1996 - Plasma Etch, Inc. moved to a custom built factory in Carson City, Nevada.
1997 - Invented MK-III plasma Blind-Via Drilling System.
1998 - Invented TT-1 Turn Table plasma system, allowing in-magazine plasma treatment of Ball Grid Array Strips.
2000 - Invented the PE-2000R Reel to Reel / Roll to Roll plasma system.
2003 - Enhanced design and function of BT-1 Tumbler Etcher.
2005 - Developed the benchtop model, PE-100.
2010 - Developed the benchtop model, PE-50.