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18 April 2019

Palomar expands Southeast Asia Innovation Center in Singapore

Photonics and microelectronic device assembly & packaging equipment maker Palomar Technologies Inc of Carlsbad, CA, USA has expanded its Innovation Center in Singapore to further meet the growing demands of photonics companies designing and launching new high-performance packages that enable the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and 5G wireless networks.

The expansion has provided the opportunity to add the firm’s latest die bonder – the 6532HP – designed for the demanding assembly needs of advanced photonics packages (being said to exceed industry standards for placement accuracy and production speed).

Opened last November in partnership with the Singapore-based Lux Photonics Consortium and DenseLight Semiconductors, Palomar Technologies’ Innovation Center – Asia is targeted at addressing a vital market need from global new product introduction (NPI) teams: process development, device package prototyping, test & measurement, process maturation and low-volume production. It also creates a path for customers to enable a seamless transfer to high-volume production, usually performed in Asia, says Palomar.

“The photonics market is exploding and, for the many companies with little to no experience in assembling photonics device packaging or the equipment capabilities, they face a high risk of successfully launching their product – most will die in the proverbial ‘Valley of Death’ because they simply don’t understand how to manufacture their device cost-effectively,” says Rich Hueners, VP of global sales & managing director, Asia Pacific. “By partnering with the Palomar Innovation Center, customers have the advantage of easily bridging from NPI to high volume with significantly lower costs,” he adds. “Palomar has over 40 years of deep industry experience in the design and assembly of photonics and microelectronics devices. Companies new to this market gain exponentially from our experience.”

The value of light-enabled products and services is estimated to be $7-10 trillion annually, so photonics represents about 13% of the world’s economy (according to a National Academy of Sciences report ‘Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for our Nation’), notes Palomar. With the push towards smart cities, autonomous vehicles and 5G, the demand for connected devices and higher-capacity networks is steadily growing, increasing the need for light-enabled products and services, the firm concludes.

Tags: Palomar Die Bonder

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