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Orbotech Ltd. announced today that it has received orders totaling $31 million for a variety of solutions from a leading Japanese electronics components manufacturer. The manufacturer, a long-time Orbotech partner with facilities located worldwide, selected Orbotech’s Direct Imaging (DI), Inkjet and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) PCB production solutions, as part of its program to expand the capacity of its multilayer flex component manufacturing lines for organic material components of the latest generation of smartphones.
“We have seen consistent growth in our smartphone business in both volume and in increasingly advanced features,” said the VP of the Manufacturing and Engineering Unit of the leading Japanese electronics components manufacturer. “As the processes supporting these features become more complex, Orbotech’s advanced technologies help us to keep our competitive advantage while expanding our capacity.”
“We are proud to enable our customers to maintain their technological edge with our advanced solutions,” said Yair Alcobi, President of Orbotech PCB South East Asia. “Our close collaborations with leading manufacturers worldwide allow us to develop solutions that improve our customers’ capabilities and enable the industry to move forward.”
Solutions ordered include the Paragon Ultra, delivering superior Direct Imaging (DI) accuracy and yields for the industry’s most complex IC substrates, and the Nuvogo 1000 for large-format DI, enabling consistent high-quality DI for both patterning and solder mask at unmatched throughput and quality. The deal also included Sprint 200 Flex for inkjet printing and the Ultra Fusion 200 AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) solution. Delivery of all orders is expected to be completed in 2018.
About Paragon Ultra S R2R
Featuring the leading-edge performance of Orbotech’s Large Scan Optics (LSO) Technology, Paragon Ultra Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) solutions deliver the highest imaging accuracy and throughput for HDI, Flex and Rigid-Flex applications and today’s most complex IC substrate applications, including Flip-Chip BGA, Flip-Chip CSP, BGA/CSP and modules manufacturing. The Paragon Ultra line provides high throughput using enhanced electronics and a powerful laser system and provides exceptional results on both conventional UV and LDI resists.
About Nuvogo 1000
Nuvogo 1000 is a member of the Orbotech’s Nuvogo series of industry-leading Direct Imaging (DI) solutions. Utilizing a high-power laser and unique MultiWave Laser Technology, the Nuvogo 1000 provides maximum flexibility on a wide range of materials and applications. Incorporating Orbotech’s field-proven Large Scan Optics (LSO) Technology with its high depth-of-focus, the Nuvogo 1000 is a perfect match for flex patterning and solder mask applications that demand fine structures on variating topography. This powerful solution is designed for high throughput while maintaining optimal quality.
About Sprint 200 Flex
The Sprint 200 Flex Inkjet Printer is Orbotech’s mass production, digital legend inkjet printing solution, optimized for flex multi-panel PCB production. This latest addition to Orbotech’s series of high performance PCB legend inkjet printers delivers cost-effective, top quality, industrial inkjet printing for a consistently accurate production of even the most complex legend designs. The Sprint 200 Flex offers manufacturers breakthrough performance for high volume, high yield and high quality legend and serialization printing over a range of flex PCB materials.
About Ultra Fusion 200
Ultra Fusion 200 delivers leading-edge AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) performance for SLP/mSAP, advanced HDI, flex & ICS applications down to 15µm L/S. Featuring powerful Multi-Image Technology™, the system improves process efficiency by reducing the rate of false alarms up to 70% compared with conventional AOI.
About Orbotech Ltd.
Orbotech Ltd. is a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. Orbotech provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs), and semiconductor devices (SDs), designed to enable the production of innovative, next-generation electronic products and improve the cost effectiveness of existing and future electronics production processes. Orbotech’s core business lies in enabling electronic device manufacturers to inspect and understand PCBs and FPDs and to verify their quality (‘reading’); pattern the desired electronic circuitry on the relevant substrate and perform three-dimensional shaping of metalized circuits on multiple surfaces (‘writing’); and utilize advanced vacuum deposition and etching processes in SD and semiconductor manufacturing (‘connecting’). Orbotech refers to this ‘reading’, ‘writing’ and ‘connecting’ as enabling the ‘Language of Electronics’. For more information, visit www.orbotech.com and www.spts.com.