MONROVIA AND PASADENA, CALIF., MARCH 10, 2003 Unitek Miyachi Corporation
(UMC) and Phasebridge Inc. have announced plans to introduce a new resistance
welding-based fiberoptic alignment and attachment system at the upcoming
Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) in Atlanta,
Georgia. The new system will be featured in the Unitek Miyachi Booth No.
3959, March 25 - 27, 2003
The new compact benchtop system features Phasebridge's patent-pending
optical mount and process technology and utilizes Unitek Miyachi's UB25
linear DC resistance welding power supply. Deemed a "breakthrough
in photonic device packaging with sub-micron alignment tolerances"
it offers precision component alignment and attachment without requiring
Post Weld Shift adjustment. The benchtop system provides dramatic cost
reduction and significant yield improvement over laser welding or soldering
systems. The compact platform leaves open access for cameras, parts loading,
and other hardware related to automation.
Unitek Miyachi's UB25 Linear DC Resistance Welding Control with Active
Part Conditioning (APC) and Built-in Monitor provides excellent low energy
precision control for the high reliability welding of miniature and micro-miniature
parts such as optical fibers, ferrules and components used in butterfly
and other planar photonic devices. Weld energy may be programmed in current,
voltage, or power feedback modes. The compact unit runs on single phase
line voltage for ease of installation and features a state-of-the-art,
easy-to-use user interface and real time energy display.
The patent-pending Phasebridge optical mount and process technology eliminates
the need for any post weld processes such as laser hammering or bending,
enabling significant manufacturing yield improvements over the current
state of the art. The Phasebridge optical mount technology lends itself
to use with resistance welding, laser welding, laser soldering and other
attachment techniques. Phasebridge will have its own exhibit at OFC 2003
in Booth No. 7672 featuring integrated optical products that incorporate
their optical mount and process technology.
Unitek Miyachi Corporation (UMC) and Phasebridge Inc. entered an agreement
in January 2003 whereby Phasebridge licensed certain elements of its optical
component manufacturing technology to Unitek Miyachi to develop a standardized
platform for true automation of key fiber-optics packaging processes to
commercialize the patent-pending Phasebridge optical mount and process
About Unitek Miyachi Corporation
Unitek Miyachi manufactures equipment and systems for resistance and laser
welding, laser marking, pulsed-heat soldering and wirebond pull testing.
Applications range from fine spot to large scale: photonics, medical devices,
electronics, batteries, automotive, appliances and sheet metal. Through
its systems division, the company offers a complete line of laser welding
systems for fiber optic alignment and attachment. Unitek Miyachi is located
at 1820 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016. For more information contact
(626) 303-5676, or by email at email@example.com.
About Phasebridge Inc.
Phasebridge Inc. designs and develops cost-effective chip-scale integrated
solutions for long-reach metro, transport, and analog/microwave fiber-optic
components and sub-systems for major optical networking equipment makers
and government military customers. Phasebridge is a privately-held company
with investment from Clearstone Venture Partners, Intel, and TriQuint
Semiconductor and is headquartered at 859 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA
91105. For more information, visit http://www.Phasebridge.com or call
(626) 304 -7610.
Contact: Barbara Kuntz
Unitek Miyachi Corporation
626-304-7610 Ext. 219