Machine Manufacturing

CyberOptics and DEK Extend Partnership

December 9, 2010

DEK will deploy CyberOptics’ CWA30 optical alignment systems on its Eclipse Metallization Line, which will expand the companies’strategic relationship into the solar wafer printing market.

MINNEAPOLIS /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- CyberOptics Corp. 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 is 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.

About CyberOptics
Founded in 1984, CyberOptics Corp. is a leading provider of sensors and inspection systems that provide process yield and throughput 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, MN, we conduct worldwide operations through facilities in North America, Asia, and Europe.

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