Mar 07, 2017 | Nordson MARCH has won the 2017 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the Surface Treatment Equipment category for its ModVIA™ Plasma Treatment System. The Award, sponsored by Printed Circuit Design and Fab magazine, was presented at a ceremony during IPC APEX 2017, held in San Diego, CA, on February 14, 2017.
Feb 07, 2017 | Nordson MARCH introduces its PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems family, which uses plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to change the surface characteristics of a substrate. Plasma deposition can be used for applications in a wide range of industries, including medical, life sciences, industrial, semiconductor, MEMS, plastics, and electronics.
Oct 11, 2016 | Nordson MARCH received the 2016 Global Technology Award for its FlexTRAK®-CDS high-volume plasma system at a ceremony held in conjunction with the SMTA International conference in Rosemont, IL on September 27, 2016. The system removes contamination, etches surfaces to improve adhesion, and provides surface activation prior to die attach, wire bond, mold encapsulation, and underfill to lead frame strips, laminated substrates, and other strip-type electronic components.
Sep 21, 2016 | Nordson MARCH introduces its Plasma Confinement Ring for wafer processing and wafer fan-out applications. The ring concentrates and focuses the plasma directly over the wafer to speed up the etching process, provide uniform plasma coverage, and to isolate the plasma on the wafer itself rather than the area around or below it. Process temperatures can be kept low because the ring increases etch rate capability without the need to increase the electrode temperature or add bias to the chuck.
Mar 03, 2016 | Nordson MARCH has recently released a white paper showing the results of RF plasma processing on conformal coating adhesion, the conformity of the coating coverage, and the resulting effects on electrical functionality of a fully assembled printed circuit board. The research was done in conjunction with Nordson ASYMTEK, AirBorn Electronics, and SMART Microsystems (formerly known as Desich SMART Center). The paper can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/MARCH-PlasmaWP.
Aug 20, 2015 | Nordson MARCH announces that its StratoSPHERE™ Series plasma treatment equipment for wafer-level packaging and 3D packaging applications can now be configured in two, four, and even six chamber configurations for increased throughput and flexibility. The SPHERE™ plasma systems provide surface preparation and elimination of contamination for ashing, descum, bump, organic contamination removal, and wafer destress during semiconductor manufacturing operations, especially for applications such as 2.5D and 3D wafer-level fan-out.
Jul 01, 2015 | Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN)announces its new SPHERE™ Series plasma systems for wafer-level and 3D packaging applications. Based on Nordson MARCH's TRAK™ Series, the new series consists of the TrophoSPHERE™ and StratoSPHERE™ plasma treatment systems. The systems perform descum, ashing (photoresist/polymer stripping), dielectric etch, wafer bumping, organic contamination removal, and wafer destress. Both systems support automated handling and processing of round or square wafers and can process thin wafers with or without a carrier, depending upon the wafer thickness.
Jun 07, 2011 | Nordson MARCH announces the global availability of the MaxVIA™ plasma treatment system that streamlines the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process by quickly and uniformly treating a variety of panel sizes and types.
Jul 16, 2007 | March Plasma Systems has nominated its advanced wafer processing plasma system, the FlexTRAK-WR system, for the prestigious 2007 Editors' Choice Best Product Award sponsored by Semiconductor International magazine.
Apr 23, 2007 | March Plasma Systems has received a firm purchase order for a FlexTRAK-WR wafer processing system from a major semiconductor manufacturing company.