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

Posted by Palomar Technologies MarCom Team on Tue, May 01, 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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Wire Bonding Company, Palomar Technologies, Forms Alliances With GPD Global, Royce Instruments and Hybond

Posted by Palomar Technologies MarCom Team on Wed, Apr 22, 2009

CARLSBAD, CA - April 22, 2009 - Palomar Technologies, a world leader in providing solutions for microelectronic and optoelectronic packaging and experts in precision wire bonding, gold wire bond and high accuracy component placement systems, announced today it has formed alliances with GPD Global, Hybond, Inc., and Royce Instruments, Inc.

"The systems that these firms provide are very complementary to our precision wire bonding, automatic wire bonders and die bonders," said Bruce W. Hueners, President and CEO of Palomar Technologies. "These alliances will enable us to offer our worldwide customer base the most comprehensive options available, and truly make Palomar the 'one-stop-solution-shop' for microelectronic and optoelectronic packaging solutions."

GPD Global, headquartered in Grand Junction, CO, is a premier manufacturer of automated precision fluid dispensing systems. "We are excited about our new relationship with Palomar. With this alliance, our advanced precision dispense systems are now available as part of a complete microelectronics assembly line," said Sven Wedekin, Vice-President and General Manager of GPD Global.

Hybond, Inc., based in Escondido, CA, is a world-renowned designer and manufacturer of manual wire bonders, die bonders and wedge bonders. Since 1980, Hybond products have been instrumental in microelectronics development and production. Felix Mayorca, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, said, "It's a natural alliance... wherever you see a Palomar system you could also see a Hybond system."

Royce Instruments, Inc., located in Napa, CA, is an industry leader in bond testers and die sorters. The company provides compact bond testers with built-in SPC and networking, and versatile, low cost die sorters. Diane Cox, President, said, "With a 25 year record of innovation and excellent customer support, Royce Instruments looks forward to a fruitful and dynamic collaboration with Palomar."

About Palomar Technologies
Palomar Technologies, formerly part of Hughes Aircraft, is the world's foremost provider of high-precision wire bonders, gold wire bonders, die bonders and automated component placement systems. Palomar combines process development and contract assembly services to increase yield and lower costs for microelectronic device manufacturers in the telecommunications, medical, defense and aerospace and commercial high technology industries. For more information, visit www.palomartechnologies.com.

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Honored for 3500-II Die Bonder Automatic Component Placement Cell

Posted by Palomar Technologies MarCom Team on Sat, Jul 01, 2006

Carlsbad, Calif. –Palomar Technologies, leader in precision automation equipment and process development for microelectronic assembly, announces that it received the Editors’ Choice Best Product Award for its Model 3500-II Automatic Component Placement Cell. Presented annually by Semiconductor International magazine, the award honors products that are making a difference in semiconductor manufacturing.

Palomar Technologies received the award in a ceremony held July 12, 2006 during the SEMICON West trade show in San Francisco, California. This is the second consecutive year, and the third time, that Palomar has won this award.

The Model 3500-II is designed for fully automatic, high accuracy, precision microelectronics assembly. The flexible, computer-controlled work cell performs adhesive dispense, component placement, die attach, and flip chip operations over a spacious 720 square inch (0.46 square meter) work area. Using look-up and look-down cameras for flip chip applications and relative-to referencing for linear micro-strip line placement, the 3500-II sub-micron axis resolution yields typical placement accuracies of better than ±12 micron (0.5 mil), 3 sigma. Applications include flip chip, stacked die, chip-on-board, fine pitch surface mount, multi-chip modules, microwave modules, and hybrid microcircuits.
Palomar's team, including some of its most experienced engineers, consistently improves this multi-functional, multi-dimensional, flexible tool to push the limits on speed and accuracy. The Model 3500-II represents the latest development in Palomar’s long history of manufacturing automatic placement systems. Beginning with the Model 2500, the technology has grown and evolved into what is now the dynamic and highly customizable Model 3500-II that Palomar continues to improve. A new generation system, the Model 3500-III is ready for introduction.

"Advances in semiconductor technology are only possible because of the kinds of products being honored in this year's Editors' Choice Best Product Awards program," said Pete Singer, Editor-in- Chief of Semiconductor International. "Chipmakers rely on these products to create electronics that are smarter, smaller, faster, less expensive, and more reliable. We congratulate the people and the companies that have had the insight and fortitude to bring these products to the market."
Semiconductor International, published by Reed Business Information and a part of Reed Elsevier's global array of information products, is the leading technical publication reaching and covering the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. It has the largest circulation to semiconductor manufacturers of any industry publication.

About Palomar Technologies
Palomar Technologies, established in 1975 as part of Hughes Aircraft Company, has been an independent company since 1995. It is a leading supplier of automated high-precision assembly systems that increase yield and lower costs for manufacturers of optoelectronic, RF, and microelectronic packages in the semiconductor, photonics, wireless, microwave, automotive, aerospace, medical, and life sciences industries.

Processes include high accuracy component assembly with eutectic solder, epoxy, or laser attach, precision ball and wedge bonding, ball bumping, and active optical align and attach. Palomar’s Process Development and Prototyping Services assist companies in developing or validating new products by providing design, engineering, prototyping, assembly, and automation expertise, as well as metrology resources to bridge the gap between product concept and automated production. For more information, visit www.PalomarTechnologies.com or contact 760-931-3600.

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