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Palomar® Technologies is a leading supplier of automated microelectronic assembly machines and contract assembly services with specialization in precision die attach, wire bonding and vacuum reflow solutions. We are proudly an independent USA-based company, owned and operated by local management.

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Applications

Palomar® Technologies provides interconnect solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications. With 45+ years supporting the semiconductor and photonics industries, we have expanded across automotive (LiDAR & power modules), medical, microwave, RF/wireless, Datacom, telecom and a few niche markets.

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Innovation Centers

Palomar® Technologies Innovation Centers are full-service advanced packaging laboratories offering solutions for process development, package prototyping, die attach, wire bonding, vacuum reflow, outsourced package assembly, test, and measurement.

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Resources

Get access to our entire knowledge database: read blog articles and download materials.

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Contact Us

Contact Palomar® Technologies for more information about our Total Process Solution including Palomar die bonders, Palomar wire and wedge bonders, SST vacuum reflow systems, along with Innovation Centers for outsourced manufacturing and assembly.

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Bradley Benton

Bradley Benton

Regional Sales Manager
Western North America

Bradley Benton began his career at Hughes Aircraft in Tucson, AZ in 1983 as a member of the Technical Staff in Automation and Process Engineering at Missile Systems Group. In 1986, Mr. Benton moved to Hughes’ Industrial Products Division in Carlsbad, CA as a Design Engineer. He managed the Applications Engineering group before moving to Sales and Marketing.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field, Mr. Benton is a recognized expert in microelectronic assembly processes, specifically ball bonding and wedge bonding. Mr. Benton holds a patent on Bond Signature Analysis. He has published several papers in trade publications and industry professional societies.

Benton studied Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Arizona. He currently resides in Carlsbad, CA.

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Steven Buerki

Business Development Manager

Steven Buerki entered the Silicon Valley microelectronics manufacturing industry in 1983.

He spent 12 years in technical staff positions supporting vertically integrated microelectronic manufacturing for military, aerospace and medical companies.

Transitioning in 1995 from hands-on technical roles to sales, Mr. Buerki managed an independent sales firm in northern California representing high-technology companies including Hughes/Palomar, and became a direct sales manager for Palomar in 2001.

Opportunity in 2013 prompted a move to Orange County, California. to manage north American operations for a German capital equipment company in southern California, focusing on wire bonding and assembly automation for electric vehicle battery systems.

In late 2018 Mr. Buerki returned to Palomar to re-join long-time colleagues and friends, supporting strategic and key accounts in the Americas he is also collaborating with Palomar’s Asia sales operations to help “close the gap” between US and Asia customer sites.

Mr. Buerki studied industrial design, electronics, electro-optics and laser sciences at DeAnza and San Jose City colleges in Silicon Valley. He currently resides in Riverside, Calfornia.

Alex Voronel

Alex Voronel

Technical Sales and Business Development Director,
SST Vacuum Reflow Systems

In 2012, Alex Voronel joined SST International as Sales Manager for the Asian region. Since then, SST has significantly expanded its sales and market presence in Asia. Mr. Voronel has over 30 years of experience in the microelectronics and semiconductor industry through his work at Orthodyne Electronic, Kulicke & Soffa as European Sales Manager.

Mr. Voronel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Dale Perry

Dale Perry

Regional Sales Manager
Eastern North America

Dale Perry has been with Palomar Technologies since 1986, beginning as technical support and later becoming service manager. Since 1998, Mr. Perry has held the position of Account Manager for the eastern half of the Americas.

Prior to Palomar Technologies, Mr. Perry spent 10 years in the Navy, serving in three different Destroyers and working as an Instructor in the Navy’s Advanced Electronics School for Sonar Systems.

Mr. Perry holds an Associate degree in Applied Sciences from National University. He currently resides in Florida.

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Billy Wang

Billy Wang

China Sales Manager

Billy Wang is based in Shanghai and is responsible for developing new business and generating incremental business in China for Palomar’s total solution set. 

One of his critical roles will be managing our existing sales representatives in China and ensuring Palomar has strong and enduring relationships with customers. 

Billy’s professional experience over the last 20 years has been built in selling high-value products to Chinese customers and working with his Western colleagues and counterparts to expand their respective businesses in China. He also has extensive experience in managing sales representatives in China and deploying systems of accountability with these distributor networks.

Matt Vorona

Matt Vorona

Regional Sales Manager,
SST Vacuum Reflow Systems

Joining in 2015, Matt Vorona is the Regional Sales Manager for North America and Europe. He has almost 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries at International Rectifier, Orthodyne Elecronics and Kulicke & Soffa as an Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, and VP for the Wedge Bond Business Unit.

Mr. Vorona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Columbia University.

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Josef Schmidl

Josef Schmidl

Managing Director
Palomar Technologies GmbH

Josef Schmidl is the Managing Director of Palomar Technologies Europe. He joined Hughes Aircraft in 1986 as a Service and Applications Engineer.

In 1995, Schmidl moved to sales. Two years later, he established Palomar GmbH in Erlangen, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Palomar Technologies. Since then, Mr. Schmidl has grown Palomar GmbH into an organization that provides sales and service support to customers in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Mr. Schmidl holds a degree in Electronics. He resides close to Amberg, Germany.

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Mandy Chen

Mandy Chen

Regional Sales Manager
Taiwan, Korea, and Japan

Mandy Chen is a sales manager based in Taiwan and instrumental in growing the business in the Taiwan market.  Apart from Taiwan, Mandy is also tasked to further develop the market in Korea and Japan.

She has an unique attribute in customer relations building and management.  She also has vast experience in management, coaching and motivation of sales representatives to scale greater heights in their sales performances.

With more than 19 years of sales on related industrial experience, and special expertise in several fields such as Semiconductor back-end packaging, Optical, Photonic packages, MEMS assembly packaging, and coupled with her high degree of business acumen, she is capable of providing Palomar’s total solution concept to meet the expectations of customers.

Thorsten Scheidler

Thorsten Scheidler

Sales Director Europe,
SST Vacuum Reflow Systems

Thorsten Scheidler has over 15 years of sales and technical support experience within the power electronics and semiconductor industries in Europe.  His primary responsibilities will be in implementing sales strategies to achieve the company’s global sales objectives, with a focus on the in ever growing power electronics market.