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The Denton Difference: 4wave Acquisition Bolsters Denton Vacuum as Global Nanotechnology Leader

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There is a need for innovative nano-engineering solutions in the rapidly growing markets of cloud computing, data storage, telecommunications optics, high-power electronics, and sensors for the IoT. Denton’s breadth of technologies and market focus enable advancements ranging from applications in semiconductor failure analysis to production solutions for IR detectors, semiconductor lasers and precision optics.

To enhance our product portfolio, Denton acquired 4Wave Incorporated which includes all ion beam deposition and etch technologies, all equipment, intellectual property, and patents and process patents. By combining 4Wave’s production-ready ion beam deposition and etch products with Denton’s already broad PVD and CVD products, we now have a complete set of nano-engineering solutions to address any process demand in our target markets. Leveraging our global service and support, we can now offer comprehensive production solutions and support to existing and new ion beam customers.

“Adding 4Wave platforms and technology to our IP portfolio continues our strategy of investing in IP to enhance our offerings to existing customers and address new markets.”

– Frank Cumbo, President and CEO of Denton Vacuum


Denton is a collaborative partner who will analyze your unique challenges and desired specs to develop an application-specific design that scales to production and drives your business goals.

We work with you to understand your business and provide solutions that solve your production challenges. We help optimize your processes with technologies that deliver high uptime and availability, predictable and repeatable performance across a wide process window, and manufacturing-friendly solutions based on all of your production needs. 

We help engineers optimize processes and solve production challenges while improving manufacturing yields and gaining efficiency and throughput.


Denton provides insight and support to drive your strategy, production roadmap, and future product development. Denton can help your team achieve a lower cost of ownership and higher long-term ROI with high-performance solutions.

Manufacturers benefit from easy-to-use, standardized tools that solve production challenges, improve manufacturing yields and reduce training and maintenance time while increasing uptime. You can optimize processes with an application-specific configuration that meets your specifications and improves production processes while providing repeatable performance across a wide process window. Denton is the only supplier big enough to offer standard platforms and proprietary subsystems, yet small enough to offer solutions customized to your needs.


Our thin film nano-engineering solutions support a range of applications, and we understand the forces at play across different industries. We help you solve production challenges, whatever your market may be: semiconductor, opto-electronics and display, or failure analysis. From our experience across many industries and applications, you’ll find in us a trusted resource that you can rely on time and time again.

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