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SEMICON Taiwan 2013 Echoes Increases in Regional Advanced Packaging

Posted by Katie Finney on Tue, Sep 24, 2013

Carlsbad, CA – September 3, 2013 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced live demonstrations of new products and solutions at SEMICON Taiwan 2013, held in Taipei on September 4-6 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall.

SEMICON Taiwan 2013 will spotlight the latest developments in processes, equipment, materials, and emerging market opportunities in microelectronics manufacturing from more than 650 exhibiting companies and more than 50 hours of technical and business forums.

The technical programs will be supported by specialized exhibit theme pavilions focused on critical manufacturing technologies and markets, including:

 3D IC, stacked die

Taiwan is situated in the strategic location of the world's IC packaging and testing industry, with some of the world's largest packaging and testing companies, reaching a global packaging and testing foundry market share of over 50%. According to an ITIS second quarter forecast this year, the Taiwan IC packaging and testing industry will significantly grow by 15.5%, and the driving force is due to growing demands from the networking, graphics, wireless, computing device, and mobile handsets markets.
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"While the global market is looking towards recovery in 2014, Taiwan is building its strength and growing now," said Terry Tsao, president of SEMI Taiwan. He adds, "New electronic products and technologies, including mobile devices and 3D printing, are creating entirely new opportunities for microelectronics and driving the need to push the limits of Moore's Law to enable the next generation of innovations. The technologies, companies, and people that will get us there are the highlight of SEMICON Taiwan".
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8000i wire bonder, i2Gi, wire bonder, ball bumper

Palomar Technologies will demo the new 8000i Wire Bonder with Intelligent Interactive Graphical InterfaceTM (i2GiTM) technologies with Supremetec Materials, Inc. (SMI), booth #41. In addition, Palomar Technologies’product and solution portfolio will be showcased with Taiwan Kong King (TKK), booth #516.


i2Gi supports modern automated wire bonding for complex hybrid production. Watch the video:

Palomar Technologies recently announced the opening of its new demonstration and applications development office, located in Singapore

The new Palomar Asia facility builds upon the established base of customer support, evolving into a “one-stop shop” to offer full-capacity support. For example, the new facility supports more high-accuracy wire bond and die attach demonstrations on automated bonders, as well as contract manufacturing for complex hybrid applications through Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM.

 Assembly Services data sheet

Contact Palomar Asia for tours, demonstrations and training courses.
Palomar Technologies (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd
8 Boon Lay Way #08-09
Tradehub 21
Singapore 609964
Tel: (+65) 6686-3096
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Palomar Asia Contact
Mr. PH Chan
Managing Director
(+65) 6686-3096

Palomar Technologies Media Contact
Mrs. Jessica Sylvester
Marketing Communications Manager
+1 (760) 931-3681

Topics: LED applications, refurbished bonders, Assembly Services, 8000i Wire Bonder, i2Gi, Bonder Performance Upgrade (BPU), SEMICON Taiwan 2013, MEMS devices, 3D Packaging

Wire Bonding & Stud Bumping Technical Track Plus New Product Demos at IMAPS 2013

Posted by Katie Finney on Tue, Sep 03, 2013

Carlsbad, CA – September 24, 2013 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced new product demos at IMAPS 2013. The 8000i Wire Bonder with Intelligent Interactive Graphical InterfaceTM (i2GiTM) will be showcased through live demonstrations in booth #511 on October 1-2 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

Wire Bonding & Stud Bumping Technical Track
Dan Evans (Palomar Technologies Senior Scientist) and Lee Levine (Process Solutions Consulting) will co-chair the Wire Bonding and Stud Bumping technical track. This session track covers non-destructive testing challenges and methods of wires and bond pads, Pd-coated Cu wire process window optimization, Cu wedge bonding, Al and Ag based wires as alternatives to copper, plus hybrid wire bond capabilities. Evans and David Rasmussen (Palomar Technologies Assembly Services™ General Manager) will present “Multipurpose Wire Bonding - Bumps, Wires, Combination Interconnects, and Operation Efficiency” at 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM on Tuesday, October 1.

Test Drive New Wire Bonding Software at IMAPS 2013 

IMAPS 2013 attendees are able to test drive i2Gi (cleverly pronounced “iggy”) in booth #511 throughout the duration of the exhibit hall. i2Gi is implemented on the new 8000i Wire Bonder and is available as a Bonder Performance Upgrade (BPU) for existing 8000 Wire Bonders. 

i2Gi demo 

i2Gi offers the required management tools for modern wire bonding, from part design and development, to process validation, and finally to intuitive operations control to support automated complex microelectronics packaging and production. i2Gi enables wire bond programmers and operating technicians to work smarter, faster and with more control. Bonder program developers and operators experience real-time bonding and part quality validation.

i2Gi, intelligent interactive graphical interface, modern wire bond control software

8000i wire bonder, ball bumper, i2Gi

The new 8000i Wire Bonder comes equipped with i2Gi technology. The 8000i Wire Bonder is a fully automated thermosonic high-speed, ball-and-stitch wire bonder capable of ball bumping, stud bumping, wafer bumping, chip bumping, and customized looping profiles. As the assembly method of choice for first level interconnection, it is suitable for many aspects of packaging and component assembly, including complex hybrids, MCMs and high-reliability devices.  

The 8000i Wire Bonder is versatile, powerful and can provide specialized functions in addition to its primary functions, such as fully automated hybrid production lines. The 8000i Wire Bonder is designed for scalability in automated factory production of complex/high-mix microelectronic device packaging.

See i2Gi in Action

About Palomar Technologies

Palomar Technologies, a former subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft, is the global leader of automated high-accuracy, large work area die attach and wire bond equipment and precision contract assembly services. Customers utilize the products, services and solutions from Palomar Technologies to meet their needs for optoelectronic packaging, complex hybrid assembly and micron-level component attachment. For more information, visit


Jessica Sylvester
Marketing Communications Manager
Palomar Technologies, Inc. | +1 760-931-3681

Topics: Announcements, wire bonding, 8000i Wire Bonder, i2Gi, Bonder Performance Upgrade (BPU), 8000 wire bonder

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