Riber is the world's leading supplier of MBE products and services. It produces the industry’s broadest range of
research and production reactors, and provides support and maintenance for more than 800 MBE systems located all over the world.
Riber's development of MBE systems can be traced back to 1976, twelve years after the company was founded,when its expertise in state-of-the-art, ultra-high vacuum equipment helped academic pioneers to build the first-ever MBE deposition systems. Riber quickly grasped the tremendous potential that these growth tools had for revolutionizing the production of optoelectronic and electronic devices, and within two years it had launched the world's first 'turnkey' MBE system.
Following on from this milestone in 1978, Riber developed and refined many key technologies for improving MBE reactor performance. The product portfolio blossomed from the MBE 2300 to the Compact and Epineat series, and in the 1990s Riber launched the world's first high-throughput production reactor, the MBE 47 followed in the early 2000s by the biggest mass production systems MBE 6000/7000.
In 2008, Riber strengthened its leading position by acquiring MBE systems manufacturer VG Semicon. In addition, it has diversified its product range. In 2009, Riber launched the MPVD300, a thin-film, SEMI-compatible, evaporation system which enables to manufacture next-generation silicon chips for tomorrow’s PCs.
More recently, Riber has started to address one of the biggest problems facing manufacturers of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells: a high-growth rate, precisely controlled selenium source. Riber also developped a comprehensive product line of OLED manufacturing plants.