Sputtering Materials, Inc., a leader in the sputtering materials
and bonding services industry, was the first company devoted strictly
to metallic bonding of sputtering target materials. As founder
and CEO of SMI, Cliff is an entrepreneur with an extensive background
in vacuum technology and thin film applications. Cliff has an
extensive background in research and development, for example
he designed and built high vacuum processing equipment and developed
Argon ion laser systems. More importantly, he developed a revolutionary
new target bonding process that surpasses all known metallic bonding
technology. SMI works with each customer to create solutions that
match or exceed customer needs.
SMI’s 20,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art technology center
was designed and built by Clifford C. Purdy II in 1997 for high
volume target assembly and bonding production.
The facility is equipped with the most advanced target and specialty
bonding equipment in the industry.
SMI utilizes C-scan equipment to thoroughly examine and verify
SMI serves a variety of markers, such as aerospace, automotive,
optical, electronic, glass, flat panel display, semiconductor,