Applied Materials' Endura platform would become the most successful metallization system in the history of the semiconductor industry. 20 Years after its introduction, over 4,500 Endura systems that had been shipped across the globe to over 100 customers. The vast majority of ICs made in this time frame had been created using one of these.
Here's what customers had to say about the Endura on its 20th anniversary:
“When the Endura system was first released, it set a new bar for technical performance and reliability in PVD. We rely on Endura systems and its continuous innovations in all our factories to perform a wide range of integrated PVD and CVD applications.” - Dr. Mark Liu, then senior vice president of Operations at TSMC
“Almost 20 years after we purchased our first Endura system, the platform continues to meet our high standards for metallization.” - Yasuo Naruke, then vice president of Memory Division, Toshiba Semiconductor Company