CVD Equipment Corp., a Ronkonkoma maker of nanotechnology tools, says it has taken nearly $25 million in orders for the half-year ended June 30.
This year's orders compared to $9.3 million for the first half of 2010, CVD said.
Fueling the increase was demand for production and research equipment based on the chemical vapor deposition method, for use in solar, aerospace, energy and light-emitting diodes.
"The large demand for energy savings, energy generation materials and products needed to address rising energy and environmental costs creates a growing demand for manufacturing solutions using nanotechnology and thin film coatings on glass, wafers and other substrates," CVD said.
"...We continue to perfect and expand the multiple areas where our process solutions can be applied. The solar, energy and nanotechnology markets offers us significant growth opportunities for technologies that deliver favorable cost benefits."
A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the orders as sales.
Above, left, is Leonard A. Rosenbaum, the president and chief executive, who founded the company in 1982.