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

Posted by Katie Finney on Tue, Sep 24, 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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Contact
Jessica Sylvester
Marketing Communications Manager
Palomar Technologies, Inc.
jsylvester@bonders.com | +1 760-931-3681

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Live Wire Bonding & Die Attach Demonstrations in Booth #6157 at SEMICON West 2012

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Jul 03, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – July 3, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced the company will be exhibiting live demonstrations on the 3800 Die Bonder and 8000 Wire Bonder at SEMICON West 2012, July 10-12 in San Francisco, CA, in booth #6157.

die attach demonstrationThe 3800 Die Bonder demonstration will reveal a fully automated component attach program highlighting the flexibility and high precision of the sub-5μm placement accuracy (application dependent) die attach system. The 3800 Die Bonder has a large 35.5" x 20" large work area to accommodate various presentation tools, a steady state and a pulsed heat system for eutectic bonding, multiple dispense technologies, die ejectors and Cognex Vision System on a single platform. The sturdy mechanical structure, process camera, quiet linear motors, 0.1μm linear XY encoders and direct measure 0.00023 degree rotary encoder are some of the sophisticated features available on this ultra-flexible die attach system.

8000 wire bonder head tool turretThe 8000 Wire Bonder will feature a fully automated wire bond, stitch-bond, chain bond and ball bump demonstration program, showcasing the bonder’s diverse application packaging capabilities. A ball bumper and stud bumper configuration of the 8000 Wire Bonder is a unique feature of this system—the wire bonder is the only available system that can produce co-planarized gold bumps in one step. The 8000 Wire Bonder is capable of deep access wire bonding up to 13.5mm. This fully automatic, thermosonic, high-speed ball-and-stitch gold bumper improves production yields and eliminates sources of variation in microelectronics packaging processes.

Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM ("Assembly Services") is the contract assembly, process development, test and prototyping division of Palomar Technologies, ensuring strict IP protection, in-house highly skilled engineering staff and technicians, and a product suite of high-reliability, ultra high-accuracy advanced packaging systems. Assembly Services’ example capabilities—including flip chip, wafer level packaging, pick-and-place, deep access wire bonding and complex packaging processes—will be headlined throughout the Palomar Technologies exhibit space.

Palomar Technologies is accepting meeting requests throughout the duration of SEMICON West 2012. Requests may be submitted online at www.palomartechnologies.com/contact-us.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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New Demonstration Center & Expanded Spare Parts Depot to Further Support Palomar Technologies Die Bonder & Wire Bonder Customers in Asia-Pacific Region

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, May 29, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – May 29, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced the successful expansion of the company’s Singapore-based demonstration center and spare parts depot to better support its growing Asia-Pacific customer base.

With the growing installed base of 3800 Die Bonder customers and the long-standing presence of the 8000 Wire Bonder across the APAC region, Palomar Technologies has successfully expanded the Palomar Asia Spare Parts Depot and regional customer services infrastructure. Mr. PH Chan, director of Palomar Technologies Asia, recently confirmed the Palomar Asia Spare Parts Depot will be able to meet requests for overnight spare parts delivery to regional APAC customers.

In addition to the expanded Palomar Asia Spare Parts Depot, Chan has also led the development of a Singapore-based demonstration laboratory in order to support increasing demand for in-person 8000 Wire Bonder and 3800 Die Bonder demonstrations with APAC customers. Providing customer-focused private bonder demonstrations has always been part of Palomar Technologies’ niche identity. This unique one-on-one service is now available regionally to APAC companies.

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“In 2010, Palomar Technologies launched the 3800 Die Bonder, designed for fully automatic, precision microelectronics assembly and die attach processes,” states Chan. “The 3800 continues to be a success with our customers worldwide; however, the greatest need for the 3800 Die Bonder has proven to be within the emerging markets in Asia. The 3800 Die Bonder utilizes a large work area and various presentation tools for epoxy dispense and steady state and pulsed heat eutectic die attach—proving to be the most versatile, high-accuracy die bonder in the market for advanced microelectronics assemblies and complex hybrids.”

The new Palomar Asia demonstration laboratory is outfitted with applications and process development capabilities for both wire bond and die attach. Expert Palomar Technologies Field Service Engineers and Technical Liaisons will continue to lead demonstrations.

Palomar Technologies Asia is accepting appointments for on-site wire bonder or die attach demonstrations. Schedule a demonstration appointment by contacting Palomar Technologies Asia at (+65) 6779-2766 or online at http://www.palomartechnologies.com/contact-palomar-technologies-asia.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Hi-Rel Wire Bonder & Universal Bond Tester Demonstrations at SMT Nuremberg 2012

Posted by Rich Hueners on Wed, May 02, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – May 1, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced it will exhibit at SMT Nuremberg 2012, May 8-10, with live wire bonder demonstrations.

Palomar Technologies will exhibit in Hall 6 Booth #433 and will showcase an 8000 Wire Bonder and a Royce 650 Universal Bond Tester.

The 8000 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.

Palomar Technologies offers several complementing die bonder systems: the 6500 Die Bonder is an ultra-high placement accuracy pick-and-place machine, which also has a wafer level packaging (WLP) configuration; and the ultra flexible 3800 Die Bonder, which supports up to three channels of adhesive dispense, component placement, epoxy and eutectic die attach and flip chip operations over a spacious 35.5" x 20" work area. Augmenting the bonder systems are Palomar Technologies Customer Services (Field Service support, Process Development Consulting and bonder training courses) and Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM, which offer customers the unique ability to prototype and develop critical processes and materials with an OEM.

Mr. Josef Schmidl, director of Palomar Technologies Europe located in Erlangen, Germany, will be attending SMT Nuremberg and is available during the conference for any on-site meetings.

Mr. Dale Perry, Regional Manager of the Eastern North/South Americas, will also attend SMT Nuremberg. Mr. Perry is available during the duration of the conference to discuss Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM capabilities and solutions.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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National Hockey League Uncompressed HD Video Goal Capturing Enabled by Palomar Technologies and VubIQ

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – April 10, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced its collaboration with VubIQ, Inc., to enable the new HD video capturing system for the National Hockey League (NHL) in-goal cameras.

After completing a rigorous series of prototype testing and field trials with Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM (“Assembly Services”), VubIQ was given an order to equip all 30 NHL venues throughout the U.S. and Canada with GoalCam systems. Each system is comprised of two units: a GoalCam unit (HD camera and 60 GHz transmitter) and a 60 GHz receiver unit. Additionally, each unit is designed to incorporate future Wi-Fi upgrades, allowing for remote wireless adjustment of seven different functions: camera pan, camera tilt, RF antenna pan, RF antenna tilt, HD camera focus, HD camera iris, and HD camera zoom.

“Historically, the NHL had difficulties verifying whether or not a “close call” was an actual goal, and lacked a consistent or reliable vetting method. VubIQ received an order to provide systems to the NHL for highly reliable goal adjudication,” stated Adam Button, CEO of VubIQ. “With cameras far overhead positioned in various angles around the rink, the puck could not be video recorded at a close distance or in high resolution as it crossed (or did not cross) the goal line. Until now, goal judges positioned behind each goal during games typically made the call by switching on a red flashing light; but these judges did not have the luxury of instant replay or precise slow motion (forward or reverse) to assist with close calls. Now, however, with our GoalCams positioned inside the goal itself, and transmitting the uncompressed HD video wirelessly to the judging booth, it is as though the goal judges are literally right on top of the action—only with the additional benefit of slow-motion, back-and-forth replay in full HD.”

Since a cabled solution to this problem would not be feasible, an extremely high bandwidth wireless system was required. Marketing the GoalCam technology though its OEM distributor, VidOvation, Vubiq provides the NHL with an elegant wireless solution utilizing the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum that addresses two key issues—achieving the highest possible video quality and eliminating transmission interference.

Assembly Services supported VubIQ through the development and optimization of precision die attach processes and the parameters for all wire interconnecting and encapsulation processes to assemble the components for the GoalCam transmitters (TX) and receivers (RX).  Assembly Services also managed the substrate attach process and final documentation of all final module packaging processes where the completed sub-assembly is mounted onto aligning hardware.


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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

About VubIQ

VubIQ, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, is a millimeter wave technology company specializing in the development of components and final products utilizing 60 GHz silicon transmitters and receivers. While there is a strong worldwide effort to develop the silicon by major fabrication houses, no other company has achieved the capability of effectively packaging that silicon into efficient, low cost, and highly manufacturable products. VubIQ has five issued patents and six others in process. The technology underlying all of VubIQ’s current and future product offerings utilizes millimeter wave radio frequencies to transmit and receive signals and data at extremely high data rates, in a very small form factor, and at low cost.

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Palomar Technologies 3800 Die Bonder Offers Flexible Solutions to Support LED Development in China

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – March 13, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced it will exhibit with Asia Science and Technology (AST) at SEMICON China 2012, held in Shanghai on March 20-22.

Palomar Technologies, Hybond and AST will exhibit together in booth #3153 in Hall E3. A Palomar 3800 Die Bonder and manual Hybond equipment will be on-site for demonstrations.

Mr. PH Chan, Palomar Technologies Asia Director, recently wrote a blog summarizing the LED markets in Asia, specifically recounting how LEDs relate to China’s 12th five-year plan.

“By 2015, China intends its manufacturing standards to be globally viable for the volume production market. By that time, China’s LED industry is estimated to reach $75 billion,” stated Mr. Chan. “The 3800 Die Bonder is capable of ultra-high precision and high-reliability eutectic and epoxy die attach processes. This robust system is in production with several major players in the Asia-based LED market today. The 3800 Die Bonder embodies great versatility to accommodate multiple processes on a single 710in2 work envelope as well as tremendous flexibility to remain vigilant for the future of component packaging.”

Mr. Chan will be attending SEMICON China and is available during the conference for any on-site meetings.

In addition to the ultra-flexible 3800 Die Bonder, Palomar Technologies offers several complementing bonder systems: the 6500 Die Bonder is an ultra-high placement accuracy pick-and-place machine, which also has a wafer level packaging (WLP) configuration; and the 8000 Wire Bonder is a large area, high-reliability wire bonder and ball bumper with deep access capabilities. Augmenting the bonder systems are Palomar Technologies Customer Services (Field Service support, Process Development Consulting and bonder training courses) and Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM, which offer customers the unique ability to prototype and develop critical processes and materials with an OEM.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Palomar Technologies gibt die Teilnahme an der Productronica 2011 bekannt und stellt Large Work Area Wire- u. Die Bonder vor

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Nov 08, 2011

Carlsbad, CA –  8 November 2011 – Palomar Technologies gibt heute ihre Teilnahme an der Productronica in München vom 15.-18.November 2011 bekannt.

Sie finden den weltweit führenden Hersteller für vollautomatische und hochpräzise Fertigungsanlagen (Wire- und Diebonder) in Halle B2, Stand 315.

Die Anlagen von Palomar kommen für die verschiedensten Anwendungen in der Hybrid- und Halbleiterindustrie zum Einsatz.

“Palomar Technologies hat eine jahrzehntelange Erfahrung und anerkannte Fachkompetenz in den Bereichen Entwicklung, Konstruktion, Automatisierung und Meßtechnik auch für schwierigste Applikationen in der Wire- und Bestückungstechnologie“, sagte Josef Schmidl, Geschäftsführer der Palomar Technologies GmbH. “Unsere Modelle 8000 Wire Bonder sowie  3800 Die Bonder repräsentieren heute den neuesten Stand in der Wire-/ Diebond Technik. Zu den einzigartigen Maschinenkonzepten mit seinen hervorragenden Meß- u. Regelsystem, ermöglichen benutzerfreundliche Softwarelösungen eine einfache Bedienung und sind auch in Bezug auf Durchsatz und Flexibilität konkurrenzlos.”

Das Modell 8000 Wire Bonder, bietet enorme Einsatzflexibilität wie z.B. Deep Access bis zu 19.05mm Bondtiefe, Verwendung von In-Line Magazinsystemen, Erzeugung absolut flacher Stud Bumps (kein Tail), Stand-off-Stitch wires (Plazierung eines Bumps vor dem Draht) und vieles mehr. Bei einer Bondgeschwindigkeit von bis zu 0.125s/ Draht (0.077s/ Bump) und einer Gesamtgenauigkeit von ±2.5µ, 3Sigma, erzielt der 8000 Ballbonder höchste Erträge und wird daher für die Verarbeitung hochkomplexer Hybride, MCM’s usw. eingestzt.

Das Model 3800 Die Bonder ist ein vollautomatisches, extrem flexibles Pick and Place System mit einer Plaziergenauigkeit von ±7µ und einer Wiederholgenauigkeit von 3.5µ, bei 3sigma.

Der Diebonder wurde kürzlich mit dem 2011 New Product Introduction Award für seine Leistungsfähigkeit und Einsatzflexibilität ausgezeichnet, da mit ihm auch Prozesse wie eutektisches AuSi/ AuSn Löten durchgeführt werden können.

Zurzeit läuft eine Umtausch-/ Rücknahme Aktion des bewährten Vorgängermodells 3500-III gegen den Kauf eines neuen Modells 3800 (Palomar Technologies’ Bonder Buy-Back Program).

Palomar Technologies

Palomar Technologies, ein früheres Tochterunternehmen von Hughes Aircraft, ist der weltweit führende Hersteller von vollautomatischen, hochpräzisen Large Area Die- u. Wirebonder sowie Anbieter von Dienstleistungen (Produkt-/ Prozessentwicklung, Fertigung) in diesen Bereichen.

Kunden setzen die Systeme und Dienstleistungen von Palomar Technologies ein um den heutigen komplexen Anforderungen in der Mikroelektronikfertigung gerecht zu werden.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie bitte auf der Website www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Kontakt Palomar Technologies GmbH (Europe)
Josef Schmidl
Managing Director, Palomar Technologies GmbH
jschmidl@palomartechnologies.de | 49-9131-48009-30                                      

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Carlsbad, CA – November 8, 2011 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that it will exhibit in Hall B2, Booth 315 at Productronica 2011, held in Munich, Germany on November 15-18.

“Palomar Technologies has a long-standing presence as an industry expert in design, engineering, automation and metrology for even the most complex component placement and wire bonding applications,” said Josef Schmidl, managing director of Palomar Technologies GmbH. “Our 8000 Wire Bonder and 3800 Die Bonder  represent the latest advances in wire- and die bonding technology, incorporating leading-edge mechanical design, control architecture and user-friendly GUI to provide the highest net throughput and flexibility of any comparable tool on the market today.”

The 8000 Wire Bonder offers tremendous versatility with capabilities including deep access wire bonding of 11.10 to 19.05mm, automated in-line and magazine handlers, tailless bump mode and improved reliability with stand-off stitch wires. With cycle times up to 0.125 sec/wire and 0.077 sec/bump, and a placement accuracy of +/- 2.5 micron, 3 sigma, the overall precision of the 8000 Wire Bonder results in high-yield processing of fine-pitch high wire count applications and is suitable for many aspects of packaging and component assembly, including complex hybrids, MCMs and high-reliability devices.

The 3800 Die Bonder—the fully automated and ultra-flexible component placement system capable of a placement accuracy of +/- 7 microns and repeatability of 3.5 micron at 3 sigma—was recently awarded the 2011 New Product Introduction Award for its efficiency and versatility to perform such processes as AuSi/AuSn eutectic attach. Current owners of 3500-III Die Bonders have the opportunity to trade in their system for substantial credit towards the 3800 Die Bonder through Palomar Technologies’ Bonder Buy-Back Program.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Palomar Technologies Discusses Pulsed Heat Eutectic Solder and Chain Wire Bonding for HB LEDs at IMAPS 2011

Posted by Rich Hueners on Wed, Oct 05, 2011

Carlsbad, CA – October 4, 2011 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that it will exhibit at IMAPS 2011 in Long Beach, California on October 11-13, in booth #231.

Palomar Technologies is presenting two HB LED technical papers in the Advanced Technologies Track at IMAPS 2011. Palomar Assembly ServicesTM general manager, Donald Beck, has co-authored “High-Yield Process Improvements for High-Reliability HB-LED Automated Assembly” and “Evaluation of AuSn Eutectic Die Attach Materials Designed for High-Brightness LED Packaging.” Beck will be on-site at IMAPS to discuss recent advancements in the LED industry.

“Today’s HB LED applications require maximum thermal transfer to achieve performance results. Precision eutectic soldering provides high-quality, low-risk performance,” stated Beck. “Reaching performance and cost targets requires continuous improvements in LED devices and packaging designs. Close LED proximity is one of several paths that help to extract every possible lumen per watt. This is best achieved using a pulsed heat eutectic die attach and chain wire bonding.”

Palomar Technologies offers a Pulsed Heat System (PHS), designed especially for the ultra-flexible 3800 Die Bonder. The PHS allows for a tightly controlled reflow, resulting in a stronger eutectic die bond without voiding. Computer-controlled software provides a highly regulated temperature profile and data feedback throughout the process.

Chain bonding has become a reliable and cost-effective alternative to wedge bonding. Using ball bond technology on the high-reliability 8000 Wire Bonder, chain bonding follows a ball-loop-stitch-loop-stitch process, producing “chains” of loop shapes traditionally generated by a wedge bonder. Wedge emulation with a ball bonder using chain bonding can be an excellent alternative to using a wedge bonder to perform interconnects. To learn more, download "The Great Debate: Ball vs. Wedge" technical paper.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Palomar Technologies Performs Live Demonstrations of 3800 Die Bonder and 8000 Wire Bonder at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2011 and Hosts Free On-Demand HB LED Webcast

Posted by Rich Hueners on Mon, Apr 25, 2011

Carlsbad, CA – April 25, 2011 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that it will perform live demonstrations of the 3800 Die Bonder and 8000 Wire Bonder systems at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 3-5.

Palomar Technologies will be showcasing the application capabilities of the high-accuracy 8000 Wire Bonder and the ultra-flexible 3800 Die Bonder— a recent winner of the 2011 New Product Introduction Awards announced on April 12, 2011. Palomar Technologies will be exhibiting in the Optoelectronic Booth, #6-115D (hall #6).

Julie Adams, director of worldwide sales for Assembly Services (a division of Palomar Technologies), will be on-site at the conference to engage in discussions regarding precision microelectronic contract assembly solutions.

"Assembly Services offers a practical and reliable solution for companies in need of contract assembly, process development and application prototyping,” states Julie Adams. “We offer unique solutions such as 2-micron component placement accuracy supported by best-in-class die attach and wire bond equipment along with in-house application engineering experts to tackle your most challenging microelectronic packaging needs—a company that can prepare your organization and products for volume manufacturing, all while abiding by strict customer confidentiality and maintaining IP.”

Assembly Services has developed an efficient process flow in HB LED application production. Assembly Services general manager, Don Beck, discusses the latest advancements in a free on-demand webcast “Automated Precision Assembly for High-Volume HB LED.” Watch now to learn more.

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 www.palomartechnologies.com.

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