Based on a cost-reduced platform, the SE500 will be the "fastest solder-paste inspection system on the market, capable of inspecting the smallest electronic components now in use without compromising measurement accuracy and repeatability." The SE500 product line includes two models that accommodate different SMT circuit board sizes, up to 32 in. by 24 in. This makes the SE500 capable of inspecting the largest boards among CyberOptics' primary competitors. In addition, the SE500 incorporates calibration-free sensor technology. By eliminating the need to recalibrate the system in the customer's factory, this capability reduces the system's cost of ownership. Later in 2009, a dual conveyor enhancement is scheduled for introduction, which will enable the SE500 to simultaneously inspect circuit boards from two production lines.
CyberOptics said it has booked its initial SE500 orders, which are expected to ship in this year's second quarter. SE500 manufacturing is underway at CyberOptics' new facility in Singapore.
Kathleen P. Iverson, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The SE500 generated significant customer interest at the APEX trade show, making us optimistic about the revenue-generating potential of this next-generation system. Given its industry-leading inspection capabilities, we believe the SE500 will command improved pricing in comparison to the SE300 that it is replacing, while enabling CyberOptics to gain a larger share of the global solder paste–inspection market."
Founded in 1984, CyberOptics Corp. is a leading provider of sensors and inspection systems that provide process yield and throughput improvement solutions for the global electronic assembly and semiconductor capital equipment markets. Our products are deployed on production lines that manufacture surface-mount technology circuit boards and semiconductor process equipment. By increasing productivity and product quality, our sensors and inspection systems enable electronics manufacturers to strengthen their competitive positions in highly price-sensitive markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, we conduct worldwide operations through facilities in North America, Asia, and Europe.