The 5335 is currently available for sale and is priced to deliver the industry’s lowest cost of ownership.About ESI, Inc. ESI is a leading supplier of innovative, laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry. Our systems enable precise structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in electronic devices, semiconductors, LEDs and other high-value components. We partner with our customers to make breakthrough technologies possible in the microelectronics, semiconductor and other emerging industries. Founded in 1944, ESI is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with global operations from the Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Rim. More information is available at www.esi.com. About Korea Via Tech Korea Via Tech (KVT) is a leading subcontractor company specializing in the PCB laser drilling market. First established in May 2003, KVT currently employs over 60 UV and 30 CO2 laser drilling systems. With a customer base including Samsung and LG Innotek, KVT is known as one of Korea’s largest UV laser drilling subcontractors. KVT is headquartered in DaeJeon and manufactures in three more branches in Ansan, Osan and Gumi. KVT’s satisfies its customers through reliable productivity and manufacturing quality that is enabled by its employees’ highly specialized training and experience and its state-of-the-art equipment. More information is available at www.viatech.kr.
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESIO), a leading supplier of innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, today announced the release of its Model 5335 UV Laser Drilling System. As successor to the market-leading 5330 product family, the 5335 benefits from over 15 years of market experience and R&D efforts to deliver the industry’s lowest cost of ownership in flexible circuit and general micromachining applications through improved throughput and quality. The 5335 brings state of the art performance to the flexible circuit and general micromachining industry by use of its proprietary Third Dynamics™ technology. With this technology, the 5335 provides enhanced optical beam manipulation beyond what is achievable with simple galvanometer control. Third Dynamics™ enables industry-leading drill, routing, and skiving performance through a combination of ESI's patented compound beam positioning and solid-state optical technologies. “We are very excited about the 5335’s upgraded productivity and convenient operation,” said Jae-Hong Min, president of long-time ESI customer and partner Korea Via Tech. After experiencing the benefits of the Model 5335 over a trial period, this supplier to PCB manufacturing heavyweights such as Samsung and LG Innotek placed a multi-system order. Min explained, “We expect that the 5335’s high productivity and quality will positively impact confidence amongst customers.” The 5335’s patented solid-state beam steering technologies, advanced motion control algorithms and sophisticated power control processes enable gains in throughput and quality. Martin Orrick, Director of Product Development for ESI’s Micromachining, Test and Inspection division, stated, “The 5335 represents the seventh generation in ESI’s single-head UV laser drilling tools. ESI has engineered the system around building blocks field-tested in hundreds of systems worldwide while further enhancing it with capabilities never before seen in the laser material processing industry. As a market leader in UV laser tools with over 1,000 such systems sold, we are convinced that this is the most flexible and productive UV laser tool available today.”