Palomar Technologies' 3880 Die Bonder Wins the NPI Award for Bonders

Posted by Katie Finney on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Circuit Assembly announced on March 15, 2016 that Palomar Technologies’ 3880 Die Bonder won the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for Bonders. Circuit Assembly’s NPI Awards recognize the leading new products for electronics assembly during the past 12 months.  An independent panel of practicing industry engineers selected the recipients and then presented the awards during a ceremony at the IPC Apex Expo in Las Vegas.

The judges evaluated the submitted entries based on the following criteria:3880.jpg

  • Creativitiy and innovation
  • Compatibility with existing technology
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Design
  • Expected reliability
  • Flexiblity
  • Expected maintainability/ease of repair
  • Performance
  • User-friendliness
  • Speed/throughput

The new 3880 Die Bonder, the latest addition to the Palomar Technologies suite of die attach solutions, combines fine placement accuracy, fast tool indexing time, excellent tool planarity, and position precision making it the most advanced die bonder platform available today. It features a new fully integrated Z-Theta bidirectional bond head enabling improved reliability and uniformity across a wide range of applications. 

The new high precision bidirectional turret wheel ensures planarity of all pick tools without the need for individual leveling. This allows rapid tool changes without impacting process set up. Its large work envelope is ideal for a versatile automated die bonder capable of handling many different part types, presentation options, and application processes.3880_Bond_Head.pngAmong the innovations on this cutting-edge machine is the ability to hit Palomar's best accuracy and repeatability specs over a wider range of applications and conditions. This bonder is built upon a rich set of pick and place features, options, and capabilities. A complete redesign of the bond head incorporates a voice coil actuator, allowing for improved gram bond forces, improved linearity, and the bidirectional tool indexing which comes standard.

In addition, the 3880 Die Bonder is already compatible with Palomar’s VisionPilot® vision system. It utilizes advanced geometric pattern matching technology to reliably and accurately locate parts. Even under the most challenging conditions, this exclusive Palomar Technologies software can significantly reduce or eliminate fixturing requirements and costs. For locating parts or features, VisionPilot provides the maximum inspection yield and reliability available in a vision system.

Download the following resources for more information:

3880 Data Sheet Buyer's Guide eBook VisionPilot Data Sheet
3880 die bonder Top Considerations When Purchasing A Bonder VisionPilot Data Sheet

 

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Katie Finney
Marketing Communications Manager
Palomar Technologies, Inc.
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Tags: Awards, NPI Awards, VisionPilot, 3880

Palomar Technologies Selected as 2012 Exporter of the Year at San Diego North Economic Development Council Annual Business Luncheon

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – December 11, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, was selected as the winner of the 2012 Exporter of the Year award, presented at the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) Annual Business Luncheon.

Palomar Technologies was nominated for the 2012 Exporter of the Year by the WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego (WTCSD) executive vice president, Mr. Hugh Constant. “There is a concentration of small and medium-sized enterprises in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway and Rancho Bernardo, with more than 350 companies actively trading internationally” noted Constant, who also presented the award. “Palomar Technologies stood out in this crowded field because of its exceptional success in developing export markets for its products in more than 30 countries over the past five years.”

SDNEC Awards Luncheon ExporteroftheYear2012

Originally founded in the 1970s as a division of Hughes Aircraft in San Diego County, Palomar Technologies is one of the few remaining US-based manufacturers of high-precision, automated microelectronics packaging equipment. Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, Palomar Technologies supports needs of thousands of organizations around the world for micro-/optoelectronics process development and production requirements in the telecommunications, medical, defense, aerospace and commercial high-technology industries.

Palomar Technologies’ value is providing a complete product and service solution coupled with knowledge of microelectronics material and assembly processes. The company competes on the global stage, with more than 70% of final product exported. A worldwide team of Field Services engineering experts supports the large installed base of customers, providing decades of process expertise and a deep understanding of production needs through one-on-one support.

With a balanced focus between both “on-shore” manufacturing and exporting, involvement with the SDNEDC and the WTCSD is a natural decision to further the company’s growing international business efforts. Palomar Technologies has been an active participant in WTCSD events and programs since 2004, supporting several events each year.

SDNEC holds the annual luncheon to recognize San Diego North’s business, elected, public sector and media leaders for their contributions to the region. According to SDNEC, “each December, nearly 500 SDNEDC members and guests are invited to enjoy a seasonal lunch, a keynote address by a distinguished community member and a prestigious award presentation to celebrate the accomplishments of businesses and individuals in San Diego’s North County.”

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 WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego
WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego (WTCSD) is a non-profit trade association that provides comprehensive international trade services and key global contacts to facilitate and expand trade for regional worldwide clients. Leveraging its global network of World Trade Centers and affiliate partners, WTCSD is the proven forum for international information, communications and connections. WTCSD is licensed by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York City and is affiliated with an international network of over 1 million international members and patrons. For more information, please visit us at www.wtcsd.org.

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Tags: Announcements, automated component placement systems, automated packaging systems, Assembly Services, Awards, Exporting, World Trade Center San Diego

Palomar Technologies President and CEO, Bruce Hueners, Named Finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award for San Diego

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – June 19, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that Bruce Hueners, president and CEO, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in San Diego.

According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Hueners was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges in the “Technology and Software” category. From the original 85 semi-finalists, Mr. Hueners was one of 20 finalists recognized at the June 13, 2012, awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, CA.

“It is an honor to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 San Diego Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award. However, this recognition is truly a reflection of the ingenuity, innovation and achievements of the entire team at Palomar Technologies,” stated Mr. Hueners. “My fellow finalists are a remarkable group of San Diego’s top entrepreneurs, and I am proud to be included among them.”

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 140 cities and over 50 countries throughout the world. 

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 Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

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Tags: Announcements, capturing more value, capital equipment, Awards

Palomar Technologies Achieves Fifth Consecutive Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth and Profitability

Posted by Rich Hueners on Wed, Jan 04, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – January 4, 2012 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that it has sustained revenue growth and profitability for a fifth consecutive year.

“The hard work and dedication of Palomar’s worldwide team and the loyal support of our customers has resulted in our fifth consecutive year of positive growth in revenue and profitability,” stated Bruce W. Hueners, president and CEO of Palomar Technologies. “We have continued to meet our customers’ complex packaging needs by providing high-precision wire bonding and die attach solutions and significantly increasing our bandwidth to address new opportunities. Our performance in 2011 has provided a solid foundation for continued expansion of the company to better serve our customers.”

In addition to fully automated wire bonders and die attach systems, Palomar Technologies offers prototyping, test and contract assembly packaging solutions through Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM. Palomar Technologies Customer Services provides services such as bonder training and on-site support from Field Service Engineers and Process Development Consultants to ensure customers are achieving maximum performance on their systems.

Palomar Technologies was recognized for seven awards in 2011, including the New Product Introduction Award for the 3800 Die Bonder—the ultra flexible, high accuracy die attach machine launched in 2010—and the 2011 IMAPS Corporate Recognition Award.

Palomar Technologies continues its strong alliance channels with Hybond (manual bonder systems), GPD Global (precision fluid dispensing systems) and Royce Instruments (pull/shear testing equipment) to further support the complex microelectronic packaging needs among its large worldwide installed base.

Palomar Technologies is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with offices in Germany and Singapore, employing a highly specialized staff of service technicians located around the world. For more information on current open positions, please email resumes@bonders.com.

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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Tags: 3800 die bonder, capital equipment, contract assembly in microelectronics, Awards, Hybond, Royce Instruments, GPD Global

Palomar Technologies Named TechAmerica High Tech Awards 2011 Finalist

Posted by Rich Hueners on Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Awards Event to Showcase San Diego’s Finest Technology Companies

Carlsbad, CA – October 20, 2011 – Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Semiconductors category for the upcoming 18th Annual TechAmerica High Tech Awards. As the leading voice representing the U.S. technology industry, TechAmerica takes pride in recognizing outstanding regional companies every year at its annual awards ceremony. Finalists will be acknowledged for their achievements during a luncheon reception on October 28th at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.

“Palomar Technologies specializes in automated high-precision die attach and wire bonding systems for microelectronic production. Our team of experts is constantly pushing the envelope to help our customers create that ‘next big thing’,” stated Bruce Hueners, president and CEO of Palomar Technologies. “Our fellow 2011 TechAmerica finalists are a remarkable group of San Diego’s semiconductor organizations, and Palomar is proud to be recognized among them.”

Palomar Technologies was selected as a finalist in the Semiconductor category for its high-accuracy wire and die attach services via fully automated component packaging systems and precision contract assembly, process development, test and prototyping divisions.

This year, several San Diego-based companies were nominated for their technological or business innovation; exceptional products or service; product marketplace validation; perseverance in the face of adversity; and community involvement for consideration in nine categories.

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 TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more at www.aeanet.org or www.itaa.org.

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Tags: Announcements, capital equipment, semiconductor industry, automated packaging systems, TechAmerica, Awards