Software Engineer

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced software developer to be part of the team designing and implementing a cutting-edge software solution to control our company’s machinery. In this role, you will have significant freedom to explore and establish the best practices in your field, shaping the future of machine control in our industry. This role will be instrumental in bringing our machine control to the forefront of the industry, ensuring efficiency, reliability, and excellence.

To learn more click HERE


Conference: Photonics West 2024

DCA Instruments will be exhibiting at the Photonics West Expo.  Photonics West held alongside Quantum West will be held from 30th January – 1st February 2024 in San Francisco, California, USA.

Photonics West is the ideal Expo to meet the providers of the best solutions, components, instruments, and system support from around the world and DCA Instruments are proud to be part of this exciting community.

At Photonics West, Dr Myung Lee will be available to present the latest developments in our 12″ Production MBE technology, used within Quantum Foundries.

BOOTH: 4037

Conference Website: Photonics West / Quantum West


To learn more about our 300mm Si Production Systems for Photonic Materials Click HERE

Conference: SAOG 2024

The SAOG 2024 meeting, of the Surface Science and Thin Films Community of Switzerland will take place in, Haute Ecole d’ingenierie et d’architecture de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland. on the 2nd February 2024.

The invited speakers include:

Professor Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada

Professor Thomas Hellweg, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Professor Petra Tegeder, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Professor Claus Ropers, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

DCA Instruments are a keen supporter of SAOG and we can be found in the exhibition zone.

Stay connected with DCA on LinkedIn for more information.

Conference Website: SAOG 2024

Take a tour of DCA Instruments

Are you interested in knowing who, where and how we craft our high performance MBE and UHV PVD platforms?

Find out HERE

The Big Move – March 2022

As the demand for DCA’s high-quality UHV products continues to skyrocket, it was inevitable that the existing DCA headquarters would be outgrown. The time has come therefore, to relocate the factory only 2km away to the new purpose-built and eco-friendly headquarters north of Turku, Finland.

This important transition allows DCA to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities with the site capacity more than doubling from 2000 m2 to 4500 m2.

The construction of the new headquarters was carefully chosen to minimize the environmental impact and optimize the energy efficiency.  This included replacing the traditional high carbon footprint load-bearing steel beams with massive, engineered wood beams.  The exterior of the building is clad with Siberian Larch and uses low-emissivity triple-glazed glass, providing plenty of natural light and excellent thermal insulation during the Finnish winter. The building is heated and cooled using renewable geothermal energy sourced from 4.5km deep wells. Finally, the building is primed for the installation of an impressive solar panel system that will provide enough renewable energy to meet the demand throughout the year!

A key factor when designing the layout, was to prioritize the UHV system production and guarantee the cleanliness of components progressively improves as you flow through the factory. The expansion includes the installation of new equipment to increase manufacturing capability of 1000 mm diameter chambers (P1000 and M1000), a custom-made cooling system for assembled UHV systems, and ultra-clean process gas lines.

Last but certainly not least, DCA is looking forward to welcoming new personnel across all departments. These individuals will be an essential part of DCA’s plans to increase production capacity and to continue delivering high-quality, custom-designed UHV systems with expert support for our customers.

The transition is planned for March 2022. This is not expected to affect our daily operations, but we appreciate your patience if any minor delays occur during this period.

Wishing all our customers Seasonal Greetings and a prosperous New Year!


Penn State 3-D virtual tour: M600 MBE cluster system

Are you interested in exploring about our MBE-PVD cluster systems? Or see what makes the M600 system layout so good for MBE?

Why not take a 3D virtual tour of Roman Engel-Herbert’sPenn State University MBE laboratory?  You can even explore using your VR glasses if you have them!

M600 Penn State MBE Lab

Dual-P700 MBE with Automated Transfer System installed at The University of Sheffield

DCA Instruments has installed and commissioned the dual-P700 MBE system with automated transfer at The University of Sheffield. The custom-made UHV system features two P700 MBE chambers for III-V materials, a degas/preparation chamber, an analysis chamber for SIMS, and storage chamber (for up to 20 additional wafers). The automated transfer system (ATS) comprises a central distribution chamber (CDC) with a robotic arm to perform the wafer pick-up and placement. The robot is controlled by highly-sophisticated logic software that allows the user to transfer wafers to/from available chambers, as well as electronically mark wafers/holders in order to restrict access to designated chambers and avoid cross-contamination. DCA’s extensive testing of the robot transfer process ensures high accuracy and reliability. The ATS achieves significantly faster wafer processing and consequently maximises the efficiency of the system.

Ian Farrer and his team at The University of Sheffield will be using the DCA Instruments Dual-MBE System to conduct cutting-edge research into nanostructured materials (quantum dots & wires) with the aim of developing novel technology for quantum computing applications.


Thinking of a new role?

Our MBE systems business for Semiconductors and Quantum device research is growing and we are seeking new team members.

  • MBE Research Specialists
  • Service & Installation
  • UHV Instrumentation & Systems
  • Software & Electronics
  • Instrument & System Assembly

We have openings for designers, engineers and production technicians across all areas.

Please email your CV to: