Palomar Technologies partners with Vision Manufacturing, Inc.
Dec 12, 2007
Through VMI, Palomar Microelectronics can offer printed wiring board (PWB) and surface mount technology (SMT) services for its customers to supplement the process development, prototyping, and low volume assembly services Palomar Microelectronics provides.
Palomar Microelectronics customers can now forward their PWB drawing files. Palomar then coordinates with VMI to procure piece parts and perform SMT processes such as solder stencil, surface mount pick and place, solder reflow, cleaning, and inspection. The assembled parts are then returned to Palomar for microelectronic packaging assembly, test, and shipping. Palomar also offers other services through qualified vendors such as plating, sputtering, wafer dicing, and LED repackaging.
"Combining surface mount with chip and wire for prototyping and low volume, as both Palomar and VMI do, plays into a niche that currently has very little competition," said Steve Truong, president and founder of VMI. "To get both services, today's customer usually has to sub work out to two different shops. By partnering with VMI for these services, Palomar Microelectronics reduces risk and simplifies scheduling."