MKS Sees Strong Early Market Adoption in Asia for its Newest HDI PCB Laser Manufacturing Solution
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced that Meiko Electronics Co. Japan has purchased multiple ESI® Geode™ systems to enhance its high-volume HDI PCB manufacturing capability. The recently released CO2-laser-based systems will be deployed at Meiko’s high-end manufacturing facility in Vietnam.
“We are pleased with the market adoption of the Geode system,” said MKS President and CEO John T.C. Lee. “Geode is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing market for HDI PCB processing solutions, as electronics manufacturers continue the path of miniaturization in order to meet the demand for smaller and more capable devices.”
The Geode system delivers many benefits for high-end applications, such as 5G. According to Atsushi Sakate, Executive Officer, General Manager of Production at Meiko, “Beyond the Geode system’s higher drilling throughput and accuracy, the system’s smaller footprint and lighter weight enables us to plan capacity expansion with much more flexibility. Add to this the broad range of applications and materials that Geode can process, and the decision is clear.”
Developed by MKS’ Equipment & Solutions Division, already a market leader in flex PCB laser drilling solutions, the Geode system is optimized to process the rigid HDI PCBs and package substrates widely used in consumer electronics, such as smartphones and other handheld devices. Building on MKS’ technology leadership in laser processing for flexible printed circuits, Geode’s new CO2laser technology and control capabilities deliver breakthrough performance. Its superior throughput, refined power control and small system footprint meet the needs of high-volume PCB manufacturers.
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