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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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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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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Palomar Technologies to Exhibit at IMAPS Device Packaging and Shares Prominent Technical Papers for Download

Posted by Rich Hueners on Fri, Mar 04, 2011

CARLSBAD, CA - March 4, 2011 - Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced its involvement in the IMAPS Device Packaging conference on March 8-9 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Account manager for Western North America, Bradley Benton, will be on site at the IMAPS Device Packaging conference at booth #16. To ensure an in-person meeting with Mr. Benton, register with IMAPS for a free admission pass to the Device Packaging exhibitors' show floor.

Palomar Technologies is sharing prominent technical papers for free download on Semiconductor Packaging News. Highlighted is Improved Wire Bond Reliability, a white paper providing an in-depth look at the significantly improved integrity of a wire bond interconnect through the proper use of auxiliary wires, such as stand-off stitch wire bonding.

"We value knowledge sharing and partnering with our customers," states Daniel Evans, Palomar Technologies senior scientist. "By having a deep understanding of our equipment as applied across a wide variety of applications we can leverage this experience to enable our current and future customers to make educated process development decisions when working with our die and wire bonding engineers."

Palomar Technologies is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with offices in Germany and Singapore as well as a specialized staff of service technicians located around 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.

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