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YXLON International and MIRTEC Announce Close Cooperation Empowering Industry 4.0 in the Electronics Production Market

May 07, 2015

MIRTEC, the global leader in 3D AOI Technology, and YXLON International, the leading industrial X-ray and computed tomography (CT) specialist, announce a new strategic cooperation that will empower yield improvement in the electronics manufacturing industry.

YXLON International and MIRTEC are offering the ultimate yield improvement tool, called SmartLoop, which removes the barriers to real process management in the electronics manufacturing industry. By linking the MIRTEC in-line 3D AOI system with the YXLON microfocus X-ray systems starting with the FeinFocus product line and combining them with a powerful management information system, suspect parts that cannot be fully checked in-line, like BGA, QFN etc., are automatically inspected with industry-leading technology including inclined CT for checking the hidden joint interfaces. All results, data and images are displayed on a single screen, including SPI data. This allows accurate decisions to be made based on complete detail. Additionally, by tracking trends the technician can modify acceptance limits on the 3D AOI and SPI to improve the accuracy of the inspections. All data is stored in one place, giving complete traceability and allowing trends to be monitored and reports produced. The result is ultimate yield improvement because the number of false fails and escapes can be reduced dramatically.

By combining the strengths of the market-leading in-line 3D AOI inspection system with the speed and accuracy of the at-line X-ray system, which allows hidden joint interfaces on bottom-terminated components like BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, etc. to be seen, the manufacturing process is continuously and automatically improved. “The details that the YXLON system delivers together with the MIRTEC data in one single system will, for the first time, allow the user to generate an intelligent, fact-based decision that will improve yields and reduce costs significantly,” explained Stefan Moll, President YXLON International. “As we move towards the Internet of Things within Industry 4.0, this is a major step in data integration and process management.”

“MIRTE has been in the forefront of inspection process improvement software with our Intelli-Sys and Intelli-Track software. Many of our customers already are benefiting from the reduction in required manpower and the boost to their yields,” said Chan Wha Pak, CEO, MIRTEC Co., Ltd. “The cooperation with a world-leading X-ray partner and innovative software company was the natural next stage in offering our customers not just a way to catch mistakes, but to provide them with the means to stop making them.”

The SmartLoop solution will be demonstrated for the first time in booth 7A-304 at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging, scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2015 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany.

YXLON International designs and manufactures X-ray inspection systems for the widest variety of applications and industries. If in the aerospace, automotive or electronics industries, our customers include some of the largest producers who place their faith and confidence in us worldwide.

The name YXLON stands for assurance and quality for all types of cast parts, for tires, electrical and electronic components, turbine blades, welding seams and a lot more. Our product portfolio encompasses X-ray systems for installation in X-ray inspection rooms, universal X-ray systems based on full-protection devices as well as customized solutions. If manually, semi or fully automatically operated, our inspection systems can be integrated into any production process.

With our FeinFocus product line we offer microfocus systems for detailed insights into even finer structures. If semiconductor packaging, BGA soldering joints on printed circuit boards, sensors or relays – with 2D or 3D inspection missing or damaged bonding wires, flawed soldering joints or splices as well as other manufacturing defects can be detected and their position and size defined according to requirements.

With our headquarters in Hamburg, Germany along with sales and service locations in Tokyo, Osaka, Hudson (Ohio), San Jose (California), Beijing, Shanghai, Hattingen and Heilbronn, as well as a network of representatives in over 50 countries, YXLON is as good as on-site at our customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.yxlon.com


MIRTEC is a leading global supplier of automated inspection systems to the electronics manufacturing industry. MIRTEC is unique in being the only inspection company that actually designs and manufactures its own cameras, giving them a leading technological edge in image quality. MIRTEC also is unique in its use of the latest Quantum High Definition 3D Moire sensors (QHD) These sensors provide MIRTEC with unequaled accuracy and detail during the 3D process. MIRTEC is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, with the main manufacturing facility also close to the capital city. With 12 MIRTEC global support centres and more than 50 trained distribution partners, MIRTEC offers customers the highest quality support infrastructure. With over 24 industry awards, MIRTEC has long been recognised as the inspection market’s technology leader. For further information, visit www.mirtec.com.

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