New Wire Bonder from Palomar Technologies Increases Productivity and Efficiency

Palomar Technologies, a provider of total process solutions for advanced photonics and microelectronic device packaging announced the availability of their new Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder. The new 8100 wire bonder is a fully automated, thermosonic high-speed ball-and-stitch wire bonder capable of ball bumping and customized looping profiles. Based on Palomar’s proven wire bonder design, the Palomar 8100 incorporates operator ergonomics and technology to enhance productivity.

Rich Hueners, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Palomar Technologies said that the new Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder builds on the existing Palomar 8000 bonder by using new motion control technology, Vision Stabalization and providing a better user experience. Transferring and maintaining programs across multiple systems is straightforward and requires no extra effort whether the systems are all 8100s or a mix of 8000s and 8100s. 

The Palomar 8000 has had a successful 17-year run and has generated over $100 Million globally. It is the ball bonder of choice for Tier 1 companies who require high reliability, first-level interconnect in their advanced microelectronic packages. With new features such as Vision Standardization, customers will find that moving from 8000 to 8100 will be a seamless transition.

The Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder offers optimum performance for applications with tight spaces, fragile surfaces, flip-chip, deep access cavities and provides excellent material flexibility. Typical applications for the Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder include:

  • Large complex hybrids
  • HB/HP LED arrays
  • Optoelectronic packaging
  • Chip-on-board (COB)
  • System in packages (SiPs)
  • Speciality lead frames
  • Automotive assemblies
  • Flex circuits
  • Multi-chip modules (MCMs)
  • Fine pitch devices
  • LEDs with running stitch

In addition to utilizing Palomar’s VisionPilot Pattern Referencing software for vision processing, programmers can improve yield and utilization by using Bond Data Miner. This Palomar proprietary software provides traceability of bond parameters and a clear overview of processes and performance. Additionally, it includes Vision Standardization, Palomar’s new software that calibrates images between different Palomar bonding systems, dramatically eliminating the time and cost associated with maintaining programs across multiple systems and numerous programs on a system over time. The Palomar 8100 is loaded with a full range of ergonomic features designed to increase operator efficiency and decrease fatigue, including:

  • An optimized wire-feed path for faster loading and full view of the wire during operation
  • All user interaction points comfortably within operator reach
  • Adjustable, articulating monitors and keyboard to cater to all operators, either sitting or standing
  • Microscope available for use while the bonder is in operation
  • Graphical real-time displays of all vital operations and gauges in one location
  • Rapid, informed response by employing simple colour-coded error signals for all situations

The Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder will be the focus of Palomar’s exhibit at iMAPS Virtual Exhibition from October 5 – 8th, 2020.

Click here to register for Palomar’s webinar: Taking Wire Bonding to New Levels of Efficiency and Productivity - Palomar 8100 Wire Bonder scheduled for October 21, 2020.