ST. LOUIS, MO - Laird Technologies
has reportedly developed the T-lamT SS LLD as a metal core
printed circuit board (MCPCB) laminate for LED applications. The
claimed environmentally friendly laminate is designed to keep LED light
engines burning brighter, longer and more uniformly, according to the
company. The product
features a copper circuit layer and aluminum base plate bonded together
the company's own dielectric.
states that the product is ideal for LED backlight units used in TVs and
monitors, as well as light engines for streetlights, safety and other
general lighting applications. The MCPCB
will reportedly last longer than
competitive materials, and the dielectric's microstructure will allow
to withstand thousands of thermal cycles due to CTE mismatch.
LED BLU for LCD TVs and street light production will more than triple in 2008,
and Laird Technologies has partnered with Iteq to provide high volume laminate
production for these explosive markets,” said Robert Kranz, Global Product
FRANCE - Technic has announced the purchase of Air Liquide’s semiconductor
grade hydrogen peroxide facility and operations located in Chalon sur Saone,
France. This acquisition follows a supply agreement
signed with Lanxess in 2007 for electronic grade sulfuric acid.
company, headquartered in Cranston, RI,
supplies specialty chemicals and materials to the electronics,
semiconductor, PWB and automotive industries.
REDWOOD CITY, CA – PWB fabricator
Coastal Circuits has been fined $3,800 for failure to comply to state safety
regulations governing rinse tanks. The fines comes some five months after a
late-shift operator was found dead at the plant.
"Ed was well known throughout the industry and will be remembered for his dedicated pursuit of innovative and cutting-edge technology for a variety of laser-based applications. Within the last decade alone, he had been awarded numerous United States patents covering thin-film-on-silicon devices, passive electronic components and various semiconductor devices. This is truly a great loss for ESI, his family, as well as for the entire industry," commented Nick Konidaris, ESI president and CEO
Swenson began his tenure with ESI in June of 1961, and worked his way up from Applications Engineer to Technical Services Manager and then Product Manager in the early 1970s, later joining with Bell Telephone Labs to pioneer laser redundancy process, which dramatically increased production yields for manufacturers DRAM devices. Today, virtually all semiconductor memory manufacturers rely on laser repair of redundant memory for production of memory chips.
Swenson was named VP of ESI in 1979 and became head of the Advanced Research and Development Group in 1985. He was later appointed Senior VP of R&D.
Swenson received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics in 1960 from Pacific University and his master's of science degree in electrical engineering in 1966 from Oregon State University. He was a Life Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of IMAPS and the SPIE, and a former chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University.