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Palomar Technologies Announces the Latest in Wedge Bonding Technology: The 9000 Wedge Bonder

Posted by Katie Finney on Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Carlsbad, CA – January 7, 2015 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced the launch of the 9000 Wedge Bonder. The 9000 Wedge Bonder is a high-speed fine wire wedge and ribbon bonder, offering control and flexibility. The 9000 features a large 12”x6” work area and the ability to easily change from a 45-60° wire feed range to 90° deep access. The quality control enabled by the 9000 is unparalleled, with real-time bond monitoring and process control software as well as a robust, low maintenance bond head. With the 9000 there is no need for an expensive bond head change, as the wire clamps are easily replaceable and adjustable.

There are seven strategic components to the 9000 Wedge Bonder that help customers achieve modern wedge bond requirements: large work area, inline factory automation, advanced user control, bond data miner, high-speed wire bonding, wire feed clamp versatility, and high-precision. Palomar Technologies pioneered the first automated fine wire wedge bonders in the 1980s and today carries the technological legacy into the industry’s most advanced fine wire wedge bonder on the market.

Operational Features for Control and Precision

The Intelligent Interactive Graphical Interface® (i2Gi®) is an advanced GUI software feature implement9000_Wedge_Bondered on the 9000 Wedge Bonder, and is an exclusive Palomar Technologies technology. i2Gi offers the required management tools for modern wedge bonding, from part design and development, to process validation, and finally to intuitive operations control. i2Gi was designed for 9000 Wedge Bonder operating technicians to work smarter, faster and with more control.

The natural navigation flow and interactive live graphical display of i2Gi lets bonder program developers and operators experience real-time bonding and part quality validation. i2Gi technology supports advanced wedge bond control through command tools which work in concert to provide a dynamic and intuitive user experience. 

Process Advantages

The 9000 Wedge Bonder addresses a wide range of fine wire wedge bond applications including disk drives, large complex hybrids, MCM power connections, ribbon bonding, low profile wire bonds, running stitch interconnects, and fine pitch devices. Some process advantages of the 9000 Wire Bonder include providing various loop form functions, highly regulated constant wire length as well as loop height, individual loop shapes, and a loop length range from 70um to 20mm.

The 9000 Wedge Bonder also incorporates Bond Data MinerTM which is an all-inclusive and centralized data management and analysis system. This is a powerful tool to improve yield and utilization.

Delivering What Programmers Desire

Modern wedge bond requirements demand an automated, large bonding area system with scalability to increase production capacity without limiting performance. In order to achieve best efficiency at lowest cost, programmers and operators need relevant and real-time production feedback from their equipment.

With the 9000 Wedge Bonder, lab managers are able to have peace of mind that their bonder is fully supported by a highly trained team of field service and process development consultants.

Download the 9000 Wedge Bonder Data Sheet:

9000 Wedge Bonder data sheet


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


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Claudia Salerno
Marketing Communications Manager 
Palomar Technologies, Inc. | +1 760-931-3681

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