Universal launches linear motor driven AdVantis XS
May 16, 2006
Universal Instruments will be using Semicon West to demonstrate its latest Platform placement system, the AdVantis XS.
Designed specifically for the convergence of semiconductor and standard surface mount assembly, the new system deploys Universal's innovative VRM linear motors for exceptional accuracy and repeatability.
AdVantis XS is the natural evolution of the company's acclaimed GSMxs, delivering similar accuracies of +/-9 microns at +/- 3 sigma, but with a 25% increase in feeder capacity for greater on-machine inventory and a 15% speed improvement. At the same time, the advanced materials engineering and optimized design of the AdVantis platform offers customers a highly competitive price some 25% lower than its predecessor, while Universal's platform philosophy ensures high levels of backward compatibility, shared resources and common interfaces - even extending to Universal Instruments' GSM Genesis platform range.
"Overall, our studies demonstrate that AdVantis XS can cut cost of ownership by 40% which, in turn, reduces cost-per-placement in the competitive flip chip market segment," claims Richard Boulanger, Vice President of the Advanced Semiconductor Assembly division at Universal Instruments. "It provides a lower-cost alternative sought by those in low-margin assembly applications who still require high accuracy placement of flip chip and other advanced packages without sacrificing Universal's time-honored platform strengths - robustness, modularity and scalability - all backed by superior expertise and support."