Ceramic Industry

sp3 Makes Acquisition

September 18, 2000
sp3 Inc. has acquired the diamond manufacturing facilities of Crystalline Manufacturing Ltd. (CML) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The acquisition allows sp3 to add the thick-film polycrystalline diamond manufacturing capability of CML to its existing DIAbide thin-film diamond capability.

The facilities include multiple DC torch deposition reactors and laser cutting, polishing and metrology equipment. Current products include heatspreaders for high power laser diodes, transistors and monolithic integrated circuits.