Microelectronics manufacturing is the companion of SMT manufacturing and forms PCB hybrid manufacturing. Tools for SMT manufacturing have been around for a long time and have proven their value. Now, with microelectronics, new and different types of high-powered laser microscopes are populating the microelectronics assembly and manufacturing area to provide highly effective inspection and calibration.
Scopes like the Keyence VK-X 1000 are giving microelectronics customers assurances that substrates and dies are intact during incoming inspection as well as post-assembly verification (Figure 1). Plus, they are precisely calculating measurements. They are also taking highly accurate readings for the specific height, length, and width of wire bond loops and curvatures to make sure specifications are met, as defined in the scope of work.
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