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Jan 13, 2014

January 14, 2014 - Palomar Technologies, the world-leading provider of precision microelectronics and optoelectronic packaging systems, today announced a strategic alliance with SCI Automation Pte. Ltd. (Singapore). Effective immediately, Palomar will be offering the full line of SCI Automation products worldwide.

SCI Automation specializes in the design and manufacturing of integrated plasma (or vacuum) systems. These best-in-class systems are used around the world in vacuum and plasma applications where automation is required in vacuum, pressurized, or controlled atmosphere environments. This plasma automation includes batch load or full automation (material movement and tracking). SCI’s product suite includes plasma cleaners and activation for the following applications and markets:

Semiconductor applications

Electronic applications

Automotive applications

Optoelectronic applications

Hybrid applications

Medical applications

The SCI Automation alliance will bring together complex ball bonding and plasma cleaning capability in a single inline solution. As both platforms are SMEMA compatible, customers can enjoy a turnkey high yield system. “We are excited to be working with Palomar and look forward to providing a wider group of customers our unique plasma cleaning expertise alongside their world-class wire and die bonding systems – this is win-win-win for our customers, SCI and Palomar”, states Dr. Malatesta, SCI Automation’s founder and CEO.

Palomar Technologies (SE Asia) Pte Ltd recently launched a fully equipped service demo and applications lab in at its Asia headquarters in Singapore. Palomar’s 8000i and SCI’s QML-EX plasma cleaner work side by side to package and assemble high yield, high performing complex packages. “The alliance with SCI Automation is a perfect complimentary addition to Palomar’s alliance companies group. Providing our customers with a world-class full turnkey automated package and assembly solution has long been our mission”, states Bruce Hueners, Palomar Technologies CEO.

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