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Bay Photonics Targets Fine Pitch Placement Of Flip-Chip Photonics Devices

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Palomar Technologies has announced that Bay Photonics is working on projects that require the placement and bonding of flip-chip photonics devices that require the use of specialized equipment and are using a Palomar 3880 die bonder in the process.

Bay Photonics, a UK-based company specializing in advanced photonics assembly and packaging is involved in the prototype development stage of projects requiring fine pitch of hundreds of bonding pads, some at 60-micron level. The Palomar 3880 die bonder recently purchased by EPIC Paignton is being utilized to ensure that the final layout of the photonic ICs (PICs) is suitable for the targeted assembly and packaging processes.

Glenn George, Managing Director of Bay Photonics commented: “I am particularly pleased that prospective customers have contacted us to help with these highly accurate PIC assembly and packaging projects. It's exciting to see that the idea of creating a hub for Photonics development at EPIC is working, not only from Bay Photonics perspective of moving to this fantastic building, but also involving the eco-system that EPIC brings, using machinery that Palomar have commissioned and the willingness of EPIC and Palomar Technologies to help accomplish these advanced photonics technology requirements.”

Bay Photonics founded with former employees of Nortel/Bookham, Gooch & Housego, and Eltek Semiconductor have a deep understanding of the capabilities are of the various assembly methods for specific photonics applications and how to use that knowledge for building commercial prototypes that could transition to production volumes if so desired.

Josef Schmidl, Managing Director EMEA for Palomar Technologies said, “We are thrilled to work closely with Bay Photonics, particularly in this area of advanced photonics packaging. Today's photonics applications are becoming extremely complicated and with our vision to create simple solutions for complex processes, we are dedicated to finding solutions for our customers. Our focus in placing our equipment with EPIC is to enable our customers to realize the high growth potential opportunities that are available in these exciting, rapidly evolving industry sectors.”

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