Jan 15, 2020 | Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company introduces the PROGENY™ plasma treatment system with a chamber that is 2 meters deep with overall dimensions of 660mm W x 2260mm D x 660mm H for plasma treatment of catheters at their full extended length. Plasma cleans and activates the surface prior to applying a lubricious coating and provides adhesive bonding of the balloon to the catheter. It removes contamination, impurities, and organics at the nanometer level and improves surface wettability, hydrophilicity, and bonding capabilities to address issues such as poor wetting, poor coating uniformity, voids, and poor adhesion.
Apr 01, 2019 | Nordson MARCH announces the introduction of its FlexTRAK®-SHS automated plasma treatment system. The plasma system includes the 9.6-liter (585 in³) large-volume F3-S process chamber that can be configured for larger strips or can treat more strips per cycle, yielding higher throughput and increased productivity for semiconductor and electronics packaging.
May 31, 2018 | Nordson MARCH announces that it has received the VISION Award from SMT China magazine and the Innovation Award from Electronics Manufacturing (EM) Asia magazine for its new-generation RollVIA™ plasma system. The awards were presented at NEPCON China, held in the Shanghai EXPO World Center, Shanghai, China, on April 24 and 25, 2018. The RollVIA™ plasma system is used for plasma applications such as surface activation for improved adhesion, carbon removal and descum/desmear for cleaner surfaces, and etchback, which removes a slight amount of dielectric contamination between internal copper planes during printed circuit board (PCB) production. The RollVIA provides uniform plasma treatment of substrates as thin as 25 microns.
Mar 07, 2018 | Nordson MARCH announces that it has received a 2018 New Product Introduction (NPI) award in the Surface Treatment category for its new-generation RollVIA™ plasma system. The system is used for plasma applications such as surface activation for improved adhesion, carbon removal and descum/desmear for cleaner surfaces, and etchback, which removes a slight amount of dielectric contamination between internal copper planes during printed circuit board (PCB) production. The RollVIA provides uniform plasma treatment of substrates as thin as 25 microns.
Feb 01, 2018 | Nordson MARCH introduces the MesoSPHERE™ Plasma System for very-high throughput processing of 3D and wafer-level packaging processes such as fan-in, fan-out, wafer-level, and panel-level -handling wafers up to 450mm and panels up to 480mm. The MesoSPHERE's new, patented W3 three-axis symmetrical plasma chamber ensures that all areas of the wafer are treated equally and uniformly. Tight control over all process parameters gives highly repeatable results.
Nov 29, 2017 | Nordson MARCH announces its new-generation RollVIA™ plasma system, a completely self-contained vacuum plasma system with production-proven, roll-to-roll material handling for flexible printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing. The new RollVIA incorporates unique vacuum and gas flow technology, new process control technology, updated electrode designs, and superior temperature management with precise control of roll speed, tension, and edge guidance for uniform plasma treatment of substrates as thin as 25 microns. The RollVIA system is used for plasma applications such as surface activation for improved adhesion, carbon removal and descum/desmear for cleaner surfaces, and etchback, which removes a slight amount of dielectric contamination between internal copper planes during production of PCBs.
Nov 08, 2017 | Nordson MARCH will be ready to discuss plasma technologies for printed circuit board, microelectronics, and semiconductor packaging in stand A2.345/445 at Productronica, the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production, to be held in Munich, Germany, November 14-17, 2017.
Oct 05, 2017 | Nordson MARCH will present the paper, Enhancing the Performance of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies Using Plasma Treatment, at SMTA Guadalajara 2017. David Foote, Global Applications Manager, Nordson MARCH, will discuss the fundamentals of plasma treatment. Specific applications and examples will be shown to demonstrate the many uses and benefits of plasma processing for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), including managing electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage.
Aug 03, 2017 | Nordson DAGE, Nordson MATRIX, and Nordson YESTECH, divisions of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), will exhibit in Stand 1H20 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 29-31, 2017 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Test and inspection solutions from Nordson DAGE, Nordson MATRIX and Nordson YESTECH will be demonstrated at the event.
Mar 07, 2017 | Nordson MARCH has won the 2017 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the Surface Treatment Equipment category for its ModVIA™ Plasma Treatment System. The Award, sponsored by Printed Circuit Design and Fab magazine, was presented at a ceremony during IPC APEX 2017, held in San Diego, CA, on February 14, 2017.
Feb 07, 2017 | Nordson MARCH introduces its PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems family, which uses plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to change the surface characteristics of a substrate. Plasma deposition can be used for applications in a wide range of industries, including medical, life sciences, industrial, semiconductor, MEMS, plastics, and electronics.
Oct 11, 2016 | Nordson MARCH received the 2016 Global Technology Award for its FlexTRAK®-CDS high-volume plasma system at a ceremony held in conjunction with the SMTA International conference in Rosemont, IL on September 27, 2016. The system removes contamination, etches surfaces to improve adhesion, and provides surface activation prior to die attach, wire bond, mold encapsulation, and underfill to lead frame strips, laminated substrates, and other strip-type electronic components.
Sep 21, 2016 | Nordson MARCH introduces its Plasma Confinement Ring for wafer processing and wafer fan-out applications. The ring concentrates and focuses the plasma directly over the wafer to speed up the etching process, provide uniform plasma coverage, and to isolate the plasma on the wafer itself rather than the area around or below it. Process temperatures can be kept low because the ring increases etch rate capability without the need to increase the electrode temperature or add bias to the chuck.
Mar 03, 2016 | Nordson MARCH has recently released a white paper showing the results of RF plasma processing on conformal coating adhesion, the conformity of the coating coverage, and the resulting effects on electrical functionality of a fully assembled printed circuit board. The research was done in conjunction with Nordson ASYMTEK, AirBorn Electronics, and SMART Microsystems (formerly known as Desich SMART Center). The paper can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/MARCH-PlasmaWP.
Aug 20, 2015 | Nordson MARCH announces that its StratoSPHERE™ Series plasma treatment equipment for wafer-level packaging and 3D packaging applications can now be configured in two, four, and even six chamber configurations for increased throughput and flexibility. The SPHERE™ plasma systems provide surface preparation and elimination of contamination for ashing, descum, bump, organic contamination removal, and wafer destress during semiconductor manufacturing operations, especially for applications such as 2.5D and 3D wafer-level fan-out.
Jul 01, 2015 | Nordson MARCH, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN)announces its new SPHERE™ Series plasma systems for wafer-level and 3D packaging applications. Based on Nordson MARCH's TRAK™ Series, the new series consists of the TrophoSPHERE™ and StratoSPHERE™ plasma treatment systems. The systems perform descum, ashing (photoresist/polymer stripping), dielectric etch, wafer bumping, organic contamination removal, and wafer destress. Both systems support automated handling and processing of round or square wafers and can process thin wafers with or without a carrier, depending upon the wafer thickness.
Jun 07, 2011 | Nordson MARCH announces the global availability of the MaxVIA™ plasma treatment system that streamlines the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process by quickly and uniformly treating a variety of panel sizes and types.
Jul 16, 2007 | March Plasma Systems has nominated its advanced wafer processing plasma system, the FlexTRAK-WR system, for the prestigious 2007 Editors' Choice Best Product Award sponsored by Semiconductor International magazine.
Apr 23, 2007 | March Plasma Systems has received a firm purchase order for a FlexTRAK-WR wafer processing system from a major semiconductor manufacturing company.