CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) today announced that its CWA30 optical alignment systems, developed in conjunction with DEK Solar, will be deployed on DEK’s new Eclipse Metallization Line. DEK and CyberOptics are strategic partners in the SMT solder paste printing market, and this is an expansion of that relationship into a new market space.
The CWA30 Solar Wafer Alignment Camera performs accurate high-speed wafer alignment measurements within the Eclipse print nests. Improved wafer alignment accuracy improves print precision, which boosts cell efficiency by shadowing less of the solar cell surface. The CWA30 Camera supports the Eclipse advanced printing technologies, including selective emitter, metal wrap-through, and print-on-print. The CWA30 also has the ability to perform traditional wafer edge alignment of both monocrystalline and polycrystalline wafer materials.
An Eclipse Metallization line, equipped with six CWA30 cameras, is capable of producing 3600 wafers per hour. A day’s production of wafers are capable of 300 kilowatts power output.
Kathleen P. Iverson, chief executive officer and chair, commented: “We are pleased to be partnering with DEK on the introduction of their new Eclipse solar metallization platform. As technology leaders, this is a natural extension of the strategic partnership between DEK and CyberOptics.” CyberOptics has supported DEK with fiducial alignment/inspection camera technology for SMT solder paste printers since 2005.
Founded in 1984, CyberOptics Corporation is a leading provider of sensors and inspection systems that provide process yield and through-put improvement solutions for the global electronic assembly and semiconductor capital equipment markets. Our products are deployed on production lines that manufacture surface mount technology circuit boards and semiconductor process equipment. By increasing productivity and product quality, our sensors and inspection systems enable electronics manufacturers to strengthen their competitive positions in highly price-sensitive markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we conduct worldwide operations through facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.
Statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance are forward-looking and therefore involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: market conditions in the global SMT and semiconductor capital equipment industries; the impact of current economic conditions on the Company’s performance; the timing and magnitude of any potential recovery in financial performance resulting from the global economic downturn; the need for a valuation allowance with respect to our deferred tax assets; increasing price competition and price pressure on our product sales, particularly our SMT systems; the level of orders from our OEM customers; the availability of parts required for meeting customer orders; the effect of world events on our sales, the majority of which are from foreign customers; product introductions and pricing by our competitors; the timing of and our ultimate ability to return to profitability in 2010; success of anticipated new OEM and end user opportunities and other factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.