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Hidden in Plain Sight: Bringing Thin Films to Light

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Bringing Thin Films...

Thin films are everywhere, but most people aren’t even aware they exist. This is the technology behind every cell phone, touch screen, laptop…

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Another year has gone by; 2014 is behind us now. A lot has happened in 2014. For Advanced Energy, it has been a big year. In the thin-film world…

Delivering High Power: The Role of the Cable

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Delivering High Power: The Role of the Cable

In the last post I wrote about the importance of the waveform in delivering high average power from pulsed power supplies to industrial…

Delivering High Power: The Role of the Pulse Waveform

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Delivering High Power: The Role of the Pulse...

High power industrial processes present some unique challenges to equipment designers, facility designers, and power electronics engineers…

Live from AIMCAL USA 2014: Association of International Metallizers, Converters, and Laminators

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Live from AIMCAL USA 2014: Association of...

This week I’m at the AIMCAL 2014 conference in South Carolina. The conference program includes presentations from industry leaders,...
Magnetron Arcing: Considerations for Large-Area Coating

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Magnetron Arcing: Considerations for...

Large-area magnetron sputtering processes operate at high powers up to 100 kW to 200 kW, or even higher in some rare cases. Power supplies…