Kintex, South Korea, April 24, 2018 | Orbotech Ltd., a leading provider of process innovation technologies, solutions and equipment that are enabling the transformation of the global electronics manufacturing industry, will showcase a selection of its most innovative, direct imaging (DI), automated optical inspection (AOI), automated optical shaping (AOS) and inkjet/additive printing solutions for SLP/mSAP (substrate-like PCB/modified semi-additive process) and Flex PCB production and pre-production, at the 2018 KPCA show in Kintex, South Korea.
At the show, Orbotech will present its SLP/mSAP and Flex PCB production solutions including the innovative Nuvogo™ Fine 9 DI for patterning and Orbotech Diamond™ 8 DI for solder mask, along with the groundbreaking Precise™ 800 AOS solution which both removes excess copper and deposits missing copper to significantly increase yield. At the Orbotech KPCA booth, visitors will also see how all these solutions are supported by Industry 4.0 compliant Orbotech Smart Factory and Frontline’s InCAM® Flex and InPlan® Flex CAM data optimization and planning tools.
Orbotech will also demonstrate the recently launched 4-in-1 Ultra Dimension™ 800 AOI solution with integrated pattern inspection, laser via inspection, remote multi-image verification (RMIV) and 2D metrology. Orbotech’s new vision is to simplify the complex inspection process for advanced PCB manufacturing. The new AOI room concept is designed to enable manufacturers to increase their quality and yields while reducing their overall total cost of ownership (TCO).
“As one of the most advanced PCB manufacturing markets, we are looking forward to KPCA 2018 and to presenting our latest, most advanced DI, AOI, AOS and Industry 4.0 solutions to SLP/mSAP and flex PCB manufacturers,” said Mr. Avihou Barkay, President of Orbotech Asia East, PCB. “We are constantly developing innovative solutions such as Orbotech Diamond™ 8 solder mask DI and Ultra Dimension™ 800 AOI to help our customers gain unique advantages on top of increased yields and reduced costs.”
About Nuvogo™ Fine 9 (DI): Nuvogo Fine 9 is a member of Orbotech's industry-leading Direct Imaging (DI) solutions for the SLP/mSAP, advanced HDI & FPC PCB applications. Providing total synergy between Orbotech's state-of-the-art optics, mechanics and electronics, Nuvogo Fine 9 offers fine resolution (L/S=10/15µm) with superior imaging quality and exceptional throughput. Nuvogo Fine incorporates Orbotech's field-proven Large Scan Optics (LSO) Technology™, delivering unmatched high Depth-of-Focus (DoF), and imaging uniformity.
About Ultra Dimension™ 800 (AOI): Ultra Dimension 800 is the first AOI solution to perform both pattern and laser via inspection in a single scan. Powered by Orbotech’s proprietary Triple Vision Technology™ and Magic Technology™, Ultra Dimension 800 improves detection, reduces false alarms and decreases inspection setup time. Ultra Dimension 800 provides manufacturers of advanced PCB processes with the flexibility to inspect a variety of applications and materials without any compromise.
About Precise™ 800 (AOS): The groundbreaking Precise 800 is a superior AOS solution for the advanced HDI and complex multi-layer PCB manufacturing market, capable of both ablating excess copper (“shorts”) and depositing missing copper (“opens” and “nicks”), all in a single automated process. Enabling accurate, high quality 3D shaping of the most advanced PCB designs, the Precise 800 significantly increases yield by virtually eliminating PCB scrap. The Precise™ 800 addresses multiple defects including those on inner and outer layers, multiple lines, corners and pads.
About Orbotech Diamond™ 8 (DI): Orbotech Diamond 8 is Orbotech’s highly accurate high-throughput mass production DI solution for solder mask. Powered by Orbotech SolderFast Technology™, Orbotech Diamond 8 is the leading mass production Direct Imaging solution. It is especially suited for very complex designs, improving throughput, yield and productivity. The Orbotech Diamond 8 DI solution incorporates Orbotech SolderFast Technology which employs a wide UV spectrum to ensure fast throughput and high quality on a variety of solder resists. Patented optics and high energy illumination enable wide D.o.F (Depth of Focus), ensuring consistent, precise imaging quality to overcome the most challenging surface topography variations as well as any distortions or abnormalities.
About Orbotech Smart Factory: Orbotech Smart Factory for Industry 4.0 compliant solutions for integrated PCB production connects all Orbotech products, enabling real-time production analysis, bi-directional communication and data sharing, traceability and on-demand data analysis.
About InCAM® Flex and InPlan® Flex: InCAM®Flex is a dedicated CAM solution for flex and rigid-flex PCB makers that provides precise CAM tooling and production data optimization via flex design for manufacturing tools making the most out of flex production. InPlan®Flex is a comprehensive automatic engineering system for rigid, flex and rigid-flex PCBs that combines sophisticated engineering know-how with state-of-the-art preproduction planning tools to design the optimal manufacturing process paving your path to business success.
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) is a global innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world’s most sophisticated consumer and industrial products throughout the electronics and adjacent industries. The Company is a leading provider of yield enhancement, and production solutions for electronics reading, writing and connecting, used by manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays, advanced packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), LED, high speed RF on GaAs, power management device and other electronic components. Today, virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using Orbotech systems. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com/ and www.spts.com/
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