CVD – PSU Industrial Partnership takes 2D Crystal Development to Next Level

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – March 21, 2016 – CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced the next phase in its industrial partnership with Penn State University to advance 2D crystal device development.

“We are pleased to continue to benefit from the industrial perspective and specialized equipment manufacturing expertise that CVD Equipment Corporation brings as part of our ongoing collaboration,” stated Joan Redwing, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Professor Redwing will lead the consortium with a goal to advance the state-of-the-art in crystal growth of 2D materials over wafer-scale areas.

The National Science Foundation’s Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) recently announced that it has awarded Penn State University (PSU) $17.8M payable over five years. This award will fund a national user facility, based at PSU’s Materials Research Institute, for developing new materials for next generation electronics. CVD will contribute through supply and development of equipment required for synthesizing the 2D materials at wafer scale. The promise of emerging 2D materials, including graphene, boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides, for revolutionizing the semiconductor and electronic device industries is reinforced by this platform award from the National Science Foundation. The user facility at PSU will aim to synthesize 2D crystals for use in faster, more energy efficient, and flexible electronics.

About CVD Equipment Corporation

CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other state-of-the-art equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture materials and coatings for research and industrial applications.  This equipment is used by our customers to research, design, and manufacture these materials or coatings for aerospace engine components, medical implants, semiconductors, solar cells, smart glass, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, and other applications.  Through our application laboratory, we provide process development support and process startup assistance with the focus on enabling tomorrow’s technologies™.

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