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ViTechnology� Unveils Bench-Top AOI at APEX 2006

Feb 07, 2006

Vi-1K Bench-Top AOI

Vi-1K Bench-Top AOI

Brings Full-Featured Inspection to High-Mix Manufacturing

Anaheim, CA February 6, 2006 - ViTechnology�, a leading worldwide provider of advanced solutions to enhance the yield of electronics assembly, will introduce the Vi-1K bench-top inspection system to North America at APEX 2006, Feb 8 to 10, 2006.

The compact Vi-1K brings affordable, high-performance bench-top inspection to the high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment found in North America. The system uses state-of-the-art precision XY motion control based on the company's in-line systems. The Vi-1K is the industry's first bench-top system to provide the same inspection capabilities as the most sophisticated in-line systems. The Vi-1K can identify component presence/absence, position and polarity lifted leads, solder bridges and tombstones, and provide OCV. Repairs can be completed without removing the board from the system. The Vi-1K is powered by Vectoral Imaging and comes fully equipped with the new Vision 2006 Software Suite, including Match Maker, VieWeb and Profilertm.

"The Vi-1K brings in-line-system technology down to an affordable bench-top solution," said Mark Norris, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing. "Manufacturers of all sizes can now benefit from all of the speed, accuracy as well as state-of-the-art optics and imaging systems normally reserved for in-line products with the Vi-1K."

The system joins ViTechnology�'s family of AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) systems, which include the proven Vi-3K series and the high precision, award-wining Vi-5000 AOM (Automated Optical Measurement) system. ViTechnology� will exhibit its full range of AOI and AOM systems at APEX. All systems will operateusing a variety of hardware and software configurations to demonstrate the line's versatility, adaptability and upgradeability.


About ViTechnology�

ViTechnology� is a global supplier of equipment and services dedicated to the electronics industry

from back-end semiconductor packaging through board assembly and final test. With headquarters in France and offices in theUSA, Singapore, China and Bulgaria, ViTechnology� researches, develops, manufactures, markets and supports an extensive range of innovative state-of-the-art equipment and software solutions which increase productivity throughout electronics manufacturing lines while enhancing the quality of finished products.

By bringing true added value to its customers worldwide and by delivering equipment with high technology differentiation, supported by excellent service levels worldwide, ViTechnology� aims at establishing long-term, mutually beneficial customer partnerships and commits itself to achieve total customer satisfaction. ViTechnology� serves a large number of customers including the No1 player in the automotive electronics market, the No1 contract electronics manufacturer and the

No1 player in the mobile phone industry.

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