5 September 2014
XYZTEC introduced an electronic newsletter today. Click here to subscribe and stay up to date about everything related to bond testing and our latest developments. The first newsletter is centered around our new 300mm wafer testing machine, the Condor Sigma W12:
The Condor Sigma W12 is based on XYZTEC’s market leading Condor Sigma platform. It shares many of the same features that set the Condor Sigma apart from the rest of the industry. The W12’s performance has been further enhanced for the precision and handling requirements of wafer testing.
The W12 is designed to test any wafer size up to 300mm. Switching from various wafer sizes is a simple procedure. The goal was to minimize downtime for companies that have multiple wafer diameters. Many test types are possible on the Sigma W12. The most common include solder ball shear and Cold Bump Pull (CBP) testing. XYZTEC’s latest development is Pull Testing solder bumps on copper pillars. XYZTEC also offers solutions for wire bonds on wafer. With the widest range of sensors and tooling there is something to suit almost any bond test application.
All of XYZTEC’s axis movements are controlled with linear encoders. This technology provides unrivalled accuracy and it offers a significant improvement compared with rotary encoder solutions found on other equipment.
Whether you are using the system in the manual or automatic mode, intelligent axis speed control of up to 50mm/s enables the fastest traverse time over long distances. However, the W12 employs an automatic slow down feature as the tool approaches the target. This feature ensures precision and safety. Set up time is minimal. Wafer-map import capability provides accurate and rapid data transfer of the bonds to be tested. Other production functions include; onboard barcode reading and SPC data down load.
The Sigma W12 offers stand-alone manual loading or it can be fully integrated with wafer loaders/un-loaders. With the optional rotary table feature, wafer orientation can be accomplished quickly and accurately using manual or automatic functionality. A range of vacuum chucks and pin transfer options enable the handling of the most challenging of wafers.
A range of onboard camera options enable high magnification images of the failure mode. These can be saved along with the test data either automatically or under operator control.
A debris collection option manages the debris resulting from test. Options include a programmable timed-pulse from an air jet to dislodge loose material from the test area, as well as a material vacuum pickup that captures loose material in a collection filter.
|Aug 2018||Is Fully Automatic Bond Testing Possible?|
|Jul 2017||Advances in Thin, 3D and MEMS Die Bond Strength Testing|
|May 2017||Shear testing copper pillar|
|Mar 2017||Fracture strength of thin wafers and die|
|Feb 2017||Centralized database for enhanced security and SPC options|
|Jan 2017||Full Automation with Improved Pattern Recognition, Fiducial Marks Analysis, Wire Detect and Failure Mode Analysis|
|Dec 2016||Coating and film testing|
|Nov 2016||Latest software release enables automatic grading|
|Oct 2016||Vision enhanced materials testing|
|Sep 2016||XYZTEC makes lid pull easy|
|Aug 2016||Condor Sigma W12 with large heater stage|
|Jul 2016||How to: Wire Pull|
|11 Jul||LEGO® for Nepal sponsored by XYZTEC|
|05 Jun||Visit us at SMT Hybrid Packaging Nuremberg|
|20 Apr||Smart LED and Solar panels for XYZTEC head office|
|18 Apr||XYZTEC workshop at IMAPS UK|
|16 Mar||ODEOM shows Condor Sigma in Istanbul|
|15 Mar||Semicon China under way|
|31 Jan||Condor Sigma W12 at Semicon Korea|
|04 Dec||Condor Sigma stars in Audi Tech Day video|
|10 Nov||Raysun to represent XYZTEC in China|
|23 Oct||Award for First Technology China|
|19 Jul||XYZTEC granted subsidy for further accuracy improvements|
|23 Jun||Presentation at CSPT 2017 by Bob Sykes|
|06 Jun||Condor Sigma in São Paulo, Brazil|
|16 May||Fully automatic lead frame tester introduced at SMT Hybrid Packaging|
|28 Apr||Semicon Penang 2017 successful|
|28 Apr||Pizza and Go cart racing at K1 Speed in Northern CA|
|14 Mar||Visit us at Semicon China|
|16 Feb||Job opening for Junior Mechanical Design Engineer [closed]|
|29 Nov||Successful seminar in Russia with Sovtest|
|31 Oct||Market leading Condor Sigma bond tester at TPCA Taiwan|
|08 Sep||Automation features draw attention at Semicon Taiwan 2016|
|28 Jun||HTMG represents XYZTEC in South America|
|14 Jun||Bob Sykes speaks at China Semiconductor Packaging Test Symposium (CSPT) [UPDATED]|
|14 Jun||Purchase wire hooks, shear tools, tweezer tips by PayPal|
|03 May||SMT 2016 all about automation|