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    Stanford Nanofabrication Facility Partners with Finetech on Die Bonding Technologies


    Finetech, a global supplier of micro-assembly equipment, is pleased to have recently formed a partnership with the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) located in the newly opened Paul. G Allen Building in Stanford, California.

    The FINEPLACER® Lambda, a flexible sub-micron die bonder for precision die attach and chip packaging, is an integral part of the SNF lab’s equipment capabilities, accommodating the evolving research needs of its lab members. This collaboration enhances the support and availability of Finetech’s technical knowhow, thereby enabling innovative solutions and strengthening the position of Finetech tools in leading edge research.
    SNF is a vibrant research community where users work in areas that cover a wide range of disciplines, such as optics, MEMS, biology, chemistry, as well as the more traditional areas of electronics device fabrication and process characterization/development.  Having the bonder in the facility provides Finetech a resource by having access to a highly respected Silicon Valley research nanofabrication lab.
    Dr. Usha Raghuram, SNF senior tech staff says, “The addition of this bonder to our lab has filled in a much needed gap for bonding between small substrates, with superior alignment accuracy.  The simplicity to configure and use makes the bonder a perfect fit for students looking to further their developments and inventions.”

    The FINEPLACER® Lambda is an ideal addition for process development with high accuracy requirements. The machine was designed with particular attention to the needs of laboratory environments.  This includes a high degree of configurability for flexible integration of packaging technologies, as well as fast process setup times and immediate operation. The latest version of the system comes with a number of innovations that address the challenges of working with ultra-small components.

    “Having a partnership with one of the most prestigious universities in the United States is an honor,” said Robert Avila, Sales Manager, Finetech. “We value our partnership with SNF and look forward to many years of collaboration with SNF on these micro- and nano-bonding applications.”

    About Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
    The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility is a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Infrastructure (NNCI), a consortium of 16 academic shared-use facilities providing R&D resources to industrial, government, and academic researchers, across the country. The NNCI provides a platform for sharing expertise as well as resources and thus broadens the scope of tools available to lab members.
    SNF supports researchers in applications ranging from medicine and biology to fundamental physics and astronomy, exploring uses of micro- and nano- fabrication. https://snf.stanford.edu