Palomar Technologies has announced it is partnering with the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Center (EPIC) to establish a Palomar Demonstration Laboratory. As part of the partnership, Palomar is investing $1m in equipment, including a fully loaded 3880 Die Bonder and an 8000i Ball / Bump Wire Bonder for use by customers at the EPIC facility in Paignton (Torbay), the heart of a vibrant electronics and photonics cluster in the United Kingdom.
Josef Schmidl, Managing Director EMEA for Palomar Technologies said: “Being part of EPIC is a great opportunity for Palomar. Our equipment delivers the highest quality, flexible electronic packaging solutions, which will support many key businesses in Torbay’s photonics and microelectronics cluster. Our focus is to enable our customers to realise the high growth potential opportunities that are available in these exciting, rapidly evolving industry sectors.”
EPIC is a centre of excellence, supporting technological innovation and promoting collaborative activity between businesses and research institutions. It focuses on supporting start-up and spin-off companies and encourages foreign direct investment to Torbay and its microelectronics and photonics sector.
Wayne Loschi, EPIC Centre Director said: “Palomar is one of many businesses who are seeing the opportunities that EPIC brings. This type of collaboration will drive innovation and the emergence of new technologies in a thriving sector.”
Targeting European photonics companies, the Palomar Demonstration Laboratory gives them the opportunity to learn more about Palomar’s techniques driving the photonics market, but also to take advantage of prototyping and process development services utilising Palomar’s decades of experience in the photonics market.
Palomar recently opened a full-service Innovation Centre in Singapore in December 2018 to complement their existing Innovation Centre in Carlsbad, California and this latest demonstration laboratory is one more way that Palomar is reaching out to photonics companies to make its solutions more readily available.