Press Releases / News


ME—Ceramic Chip Capacitor
Internal defects such as delaminations, cracks and voids within ceramic chip capacitors can lead to product failure.

High-Speed Acoustic Microscope Well Received

Elk Grove Village, IL — July 16, 2010

The introduction at Semicon of Sonoscan’s high-throughput FastLine™ C-SAM acoustic microscope has brought praise from potential users of the system, Sonoscan reports. 

The most frequently discussed feature of the P300 FastLine is the SafeLoad™ carrier system, which permits one tray of parts to be scanned by the transducer while a second tray is being simultaneously loaded. 

When the first tray is done, it is removed and the second tray slides into place so that scanning can begin immediately with the push of a single button.

Simultaneous scanning and loading on this manual system means that operation can be continuous to yield the highest throughput.

“This one feature will make a great deal of difference to our throughput, and is an obvious cost reducer,” said Ronald Sato, Director of Backend Operations and Package Engineering at Linear Technology Corporation in Milpitas, CA.  “It also helps that this new system has solid Sonoscan support behind it.”

The P300 FastLine also has a minimized footprint, a new electronics platform, and Sonolytics™, a highly intuitive user interface.

For more information, please contact technical marketing manager Steve Martell at 847-437-6400, Ext. 240.

Download the PDF announcement

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

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.