Denton Vacuum acquires 4Wave ion beam portfolio

Denton Vacuum of Moorestown said Tuesday that it completed a purchase agreement with 4Wave Inc. The deal covers ion beam deposition and etch technologies, and includes all equipment intellectual property and patents, as well as all process patents.

The purchase enables Denton to provide customers continued advancements in ion beam technology and comprehensive support through its global service and support team, while guaranteeing customers continued access to 4Wave process and equipment knowhow.

“This purchase is part of Denton’s aggressive plan to expand our intellectual property portfolio, through both internal development and acquisition,” Frank Cumbo, CEO and president of Denton Vacuum, said in a prepared statement.

David Douglass, senior product manager at Denton Vacuum, added that Denton “now has complete control over existing system configurations and is in a great position to both support existing 4Wave customers and deliver new systems with 4Wave’s established technology and Denton’s advanced control systems.”