Cookson Electronics Assembly Materials (CEAM) and Enthone, Cookson Electronics business units, will exhibit plating chemistries, conductive inks, stencils, solders, and other materials and tool sets for the photovoltaic sector. Alpha introductions include the n:1000-IJ and -SP silver conductors for high conductivity in ink jet and screen printing production, respectively. The Alpha brand also will launch electroformed stencils for fine-pitch metallization lines, flux-coated PV-5000 Ready Ribbon and PV-Ready Exactalloy flux-coated solder preforms for photovoltaic-module assembly. Cookson will offer a range of flux and no-clean solder paste products at the exhibition, including tin/lead and lead-free offerings. Enthone’s PV Heliofab DPC and ELSP plating chemistries will launch, targeting silver paste or silicon applications.
(August 24, 2007) HANOVER, Germany and HILLSBORO, OR — Viscom AG will acquire the MX family of infrared (IR) inspection systems for semiconductor, MEMS, and package inspection from Phoseon Technology. The deal includes intellectual property (IP), product development, licensing, customer base, and employees attached to the inspection line. It will broaden Viscom’s offering beyond automated optical inspection (AOI) and X-ray inspection tools, said Volker Pape, co-founder and board member, Viscom.