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Sonoscan Expands FACTS2™ Production

Elk Grove Village, IL — December 1, 2006

Sonoscan has expanded and upgraded the assembly line that makes the FACTS2automated acoustic microscope systems, which is widely used to identify and remove from production microelectronics components having hidden defects that can cause expensive field failures.

The system images trays of parts 24/7 without operator attention, and is frequently integrated into production lines.

“Our new assembly line increases both our capacity and our efficiency for manufacturing the FACTS2 system,” noted Sonoscan vice president of operations Tom Kleinschmidt.

“We now have a more structured working environment that includes dedicated facilities for each test position. This permits us to do all testing in the same location as assembly.”

Component packaging defects typically found by the automated FACTS2 system include delaminations, voids and cracks, all of which can cause unanticipated electrical failures in service.

 

Expanded production area for Sonoscan’s automated FACTS2 acoustic microscope system accommodates increased demand for the system.

Sonoscan, Inc. 2149 E. Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone 847-437-6400. Contact Bill Zuckerman x237. Email bzuckerman@sonoscan.com; web www.sonoscan.com.

About Sonoscan®: Sonoscan is the leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic microscopes and sophisticated acoustic micro imaging systems, widely used for nondestructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices. For over 30 years, Sonoscan’s attention to customer needs and investment in R&D has created systems that set industry standards for speed and accuracy. Key products include C-SAM® systems for off-line and laboratory analysis and FACTS2™ for automated production inspection.

Through its SonoLab division Sonoscan applications engineers, with experience totaling more than two centuries in acoustic microscopy, assist hundreds of customers annually in solving materials problems and quality control issues. SonoLab operates applications testing laboratories in multiple global locations to serve the inspection needs of customers that do not have their own capability.