New Palomar Asia Facility for Demonstrations, Support & Training

Posted by Rich Hueners on Tue, Aug 06, 2013

Carlsbad, CA – August 6, 2013 –Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced the opening of its new demonstration and applications development office, located in Singapore, effective immediately.

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Palomar Technologies (SE Asia) Pte Ltd., (“Palomar Asia”) has been headquartered in Singapore since its establishment in August 2000—five years after Palomar Technologies, Inc., evolved as a former subsidiary of the Hughes Aircraft’s Industrial Product Division. Since the initial opening of Palomar Asia, the office has generated substantial business growth year-after-year and quickly became recognized for its superior support of Asia-Pacific customers requiring automated wire bond and die attach equipment.

The new Palomar Asia facility builds upon the established base of customer support, evolving into a “one-stop shop”  to offer full-capacity support. For example, the new facility supports more high-accuracy wire bond and die attach demonstrations on automated bonders, as well as contract manufacturing for complex hybrid applications through Palomar Technologies Assembly ServicesTM.

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The automated microelectronics manufacturing requirements for the APAC region spans markets from aerospace/defense, optoelectronic, LED, RF/Wireless and medical for high-accuracy die attach and high-reliability wire bonding. Even amidst recent world-wide economic strain, the APAC region has rapidly grown for Palomar Asia—for both personnel and customer installed base. Palomar Technologies’ most popular large work area die attach platform—the ultra-flexible 3800 Die Bonder— and the “workhorse” Au wire/ball bump, deep access platform—the 8000 Wire Bonder—have continually exceeded customer expectations for quality, accuracy and process expertise support.

At SEMICON West 2013 in San Francisco, CA, Palomar Technologies launched the new 8000i Wire Bonder with Intelligent Interactive Graphical InterfaceTM (i2GiTM). Cleverly pronounced “iggy”, i2Gi is an unparalleled feature implemented on the new 8000i Wire Bonder and is available as a Bonder Performance Upgrade (BPU) for existing 8000 Wire Bondersi2Gi 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. 

Click here to read the launch press release for the 8000i Wire Bonder with i2Gi.

To meet the needs of its expanding installed base, Palomar Asia has tripled its workforce, mostly in the ranks of direct field service engineers. “Having direct field service engineers in every region with Palomar Technologies equipment has been key to our success,” affirms PH Chan, Palomar Asia Managing Director. “By offering expert hardware, process and application support directly to our customers, we are able to quickly resolve the most complex microelectronic assembly challenges at our customer’s sites.”

Since his arrival at Palomar Asia in 2010, Mr. Chan has developed and expanded a local APAC Spare Parts Depot, increased the number of APAC sales representatives and accelerated the regional marketing presence in Asia’s largest industry tradeshows.

August 2013 marks the beginning of a new era for Palomar Asia. The new Palomar Asia facility offers a new clean room and demonstration laboratory, outfitted with wire bonding and die attach capabilities, as well as measurement and test equipment.

The 8000i Wire Bonder was showcased at the Palomar Asia office grand opening event, held on Friday, August 2. The event hosted customers, suppliers and friends of Palomar Asia and included opening ceremonies such as traditional Chinese lion dance and pineapple roll for good luck.

Palomar Technologies Singapore microelectronics manufacturing center new Palomar Technologies Asia Singapore office opens with traditional Chinese prosperity ceremonies

Contact Palomar Asia for tours, demonstrations and training courses.
Palomar Technologies (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd
8 Boon Lay Way #08-09
Tradehub 21
Singapore 609964
Tel: (+65) 6686-3096
Contact online: http://www.palomartechnologies.com/contact-palomar-technologies-asia

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Palomar Asia Contact
Mr. PH Chan
Managing Director
phchan@bonders.com
(+65) 6686-3096

Palomar Technologies Media Contact
Mrs. Jessica Sylvester
Marketing Communications Manager
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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