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Automation And Microscopy: Faster Test And Measurement
 
By PI (Physik Instrumente)

The world of nanotechnology now uses the concept that constant velocity will get you to the destination faster than constantly stopped traffic. One technique puts this concept into practice through the use of a fast nano-focus device based on a piezo-ceramic actuator embedded in a flexure guided lens positioning mechanism.

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP | SEMICON WEST Booth 7219
Spotlight On Semiconductor Manufacturing And Inspection
Coating High-Quality Custom Optics: Risk Reduction Through Supplier Evaluation

Risk mitigation is vital when procuring optics for use in critical applications such as defense, aerospace, semiconductor, research, and life and health sciences. Risks are events affecting cost, timeline, and technical performance. 

Zygo Corporation | SEMICON WEST Booth 5548
The Finest Photon Brush For Microchip Production

Extreme ultraviolet technology (EUV) represents a groundbreaking technological change in microchip production. Serial production has begun on the ASML EUV wafer scanner family, and this article delves into the transformed technology used by the new system.

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging
Shortwave Infrared Cameras In Semiconductor Inspection Applications

This white paper discusses several applications of SWIR (shortwave infrared) cameras within semiconductor inspection applications, especially those that rely on the capability of SWIR cameras to see through semiconductor materials, such as silicon.

Xenics
Precision Of FLEET Velocimetry Using High-Speed CMOS Camera Systems

Femtosecond laser electronic excitation tagging (FLEET) is an optical measurement technique that permits quantitative velocimetry of unseeded air or nitrogen using a single laser and a single camera. 

Photron, Inc.
NIT, WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family

The New Imaging Technologies' (NIT) wide dynamic range (WDR), InGaAs shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems are designed with the purpose of delivering a dynamic range greater than 140 dB in a single snapshot without any processing or tone mapping. 

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.
Focus On SEMICON WEST
 

SEMICON WEST 2017
July 11 to 13, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

SEMICON West, the flagship event for connecting the electronics manufacturing supply chain and adjacent segments, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The event includes programs on 5G, advanced manufacturing, advanced packaging, test, MEMS and sensors, materials, in addition to the SMART focus (automotive, manufacturing, and medtech).

Resources
Infrared Imaging For Material Characterization In Fracture Mechanics Experiments
By TELOPS

When developing new materials, the characterization of mechanical properties becomes extremely important. This application note covers the process of performing tensile and shear tests on an variety of materials using high-speed and high-definition infrared imaging.

Article: Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions
By PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits.

Mad City Labs Custom Solutions

Mad City Labs offers solutions ranging from simple modifications of existing designs to completely custom projects. Some customized options include special physical configurations, expanded or reduced range of motion, compatibility with environmental conditions, and special materials.

Featured Multimedia
3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction
 

The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

Bulletin Board
Enhancing Endoscopy With Optical Filters

Endoscopic examination is a key technique used to diagnose early-stage neoplastic lesions associated with stomach and other gastrointestinal cancers. While white-light reflectance (WLR) imaging has become the standard for in vivo diagnosis using “conventional endoscopy,” this white paper details three alternatives — or supplements — to WLR that leverage the wavelength selectivity provided by optical filters: narrow-band imaging (NBI), auto-fluorescence imaging (AFI), and endoscopic Raman spectroscopy.

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