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Intevac, Inc.
Type Public (NASDAQIVAC)
Industry Capital Equipment & Photonics
Founded 1991
Headquarters Flag of the United States.svg Santa Clara, California
Key people Wendell Blonigan, CEO, President
Jeff Andreson, CFO
Revenue $202.5 Million USD (2010)

Financial data is FY2010.[1]

Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAC) is headquartered in Santa Clara, California in the Silicon Valley, with an office in Carlsbad, California as well. The company also has several offices in Asia: China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Founded in 1991 as a spin-off from Varian Associates, Intevac went public in 1995. The company is organized into two business sectors: Process Equipment and Intevac Photonics.

Process Equipment[edit]

Process Equipment

We are a leader in the design and development of high-productivity, thin film processing systems. Our production-proven platforms are designed for high-volume manufacturing of substrates with precise thin film properties. Our high-performance, high-throughput technology solutions continue to expand into additional markets - including solar and adjacent thin film deposition applications.


Intevac is the market and technology leader in the hard drive industry, with our systems processing approximately 60% of all magnetic disk media produced worldwide. The 200 LV3, Intevac’s latest product offering for the HDD industry, is a tool at the forefront of magnetic hard disk media manufacturing. Based on our market leading platform, the 200 LV3 offers significant upgrades while maintaining the highly efficient space utilization, low cost of ownership and superior operational efficiency of its predecessor. The flexible 200 LV3 incorporates an enhanced-transport system that enables disk transfer from process station to process station in less than one second. This boosts throughput to 1000 disks per hour. Additional enhancements include improved vacuum performance, more reliable disk handling and reduced defects. The 200 LV3 is capable of delivering 25 dph/ft2 of floor space compared to the 20 dph/ft2 of its predecessor.

Intevac Photonics[edit]

Intevac Photonics

We are a recognized leading developer of advanced high-sensitivity digital sensors, cameras and systems that primarily serve the defense industry. We are the sole-source provider of integrated digital imaging systems for most U.S. military night vision programs.

Intevac Photonics digital low-light and night vision products, based on Intevac’s patented Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor (EBAPS™) CMOS technology include:

LIVAR® (Laser Illuminated Viewing and Ranging), a range-gated, laser-illuminated, two-dimensional imaging system for long range target identification

NightPort™, an 8.35 ounce digital image intensified (DI2) night vision viewer for handheld or helmet-mounted use

NightVista™ small footprint DI2 cameras and sensor modules for daylight, low light or nighttime imaging


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