Despatch Ind. has announced that it has shipped its first production-level MRAM magnetic annealing tool for processing 200mm automated MRAM semiconductor wafers to an undisclosed customer. The MRAM annealing tool enables the customer to process up to fifty 200mm wafers per batch - double the capacity currently available - with a throughput of 10 WPH. The company designed and built its MRAM annealing tool through a cooperative agreement it made in early 2003 with Japan Superconductor Technology Inc. JASTEC is supplying the superconducting magnet for the tool.

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