Southeast Asia innovation centre expanded in Singapore

17th April 2019
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Southeast Asia innovation centre expanded in Singapore

Palomar has announced it has expanded its Innovation Centre in Singapore to further meet the growing demands of photonics companies designing and launching new high performance packages that enable the IoT and 5G wireless networks. The expansion has provided the opportunity for Palomar to add their latest die bonder designed for the demanding assembly needs of advanced photonics packages - the 6532HP Die Bonder which exceeds industry standards for placement accuracy and production speed.

Recently opened last November, in partnership with the Lux Photonics Consortium and DenseLight Semiconductors, Palomar Technologies’ Innovation Centre - Asia addresses a vital market need from global New Product Introduction (NPI) teams: process development, device package prototyping, test and measurement, process maturation and low-volume production. It also creates a path for customers to enable a seamless transfer to high volume production, usually done in Asia.

“The photonics market is exploding and for the many companies with little to no experience in assembling photonics device packaging or the equipment capabilities, they face a high risk of successfully launching their product - most will die in the proverbial 'Valley of Death' because they simply don’t understand how to manufacture their device cost effectively. By partnering with the Palomar Innovation Center, customers have the advantage of easily bridging from NPI to high volume with significantly lower costs,” said Mr. Rich Hueners, VP of Global Sales and Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Palomar Technologies.

“Palomar has over 40 years of deep industry experience in the design and assembly of photonics and microelectronics devices. Companies new to this market gain exponentially from our experience.”

The value of light-enabled products and services is estimated to be between $7 and $10 trillion annually, which means the science of light - called photonics - represents roughly 13% of the world’s economy. 

With the push towards smart cities, autonomous vehicles and 5G, the demand for connected devices and higher capacity networks is steadily growing, thereby increasing the need for light-enabled products and services, ushering photonics into a position of prominence in the world economy.

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