Newport’s MRSI Dispense Systems Now Available with Confocal Height Sensor

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces a Confocal Height Sensor is now available for use with the company’s MRSI Dispense Systems.  The chromatic confocal sensor allows measurements in a single axis, providing access to deep cavities, confined spaces, and areas that are in close proximity to walls and other obstructions.  This measuring tool is ideal for RF and microwave packages, which have been difficult to measure using traditional, reflective-laser height-sensing techniques.

An LED light source with a sensor spot size of 50 microns in diameter is utilized to provide nanoresolution that is nearly target independent. The confocal sensor allows accurate measurement of glass, semiconductor materials, and mirrored surfaces. It can be used to precisely determine dispense heights for three of Newport’s legacy products, the MRSI-175Ag, the MRSI-605, and the MRSI M-5.  The MRSI dispense systems provide advanced assembly solutions for complete epoxy die attach, eutectic, and flip chip bonding, delivering turnkey production for MEMS, multi-chip modules, semiconductor packaging, microwave modules, flip chip, and photonics packaging.

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About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.  Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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