ESI Announces Strategic Partnership with OptiViz Technology Inc.

„PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 30, 2002–Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESIO – news) today announced development of a new integrated circuit (IC) package inspection system in a strategic partnership with OptiViz Technology, Inc. The system will perform high-speed, 3D inspection of ball grid arrays (BGAs), chip scale packages (CSPs) and other bumped ICs handled in trays.\r\n
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\r\nThe partnership allows ESI to add to its current product portfolio of inspection systems for the back-end semiconductor market. ESI will add its proprietary vision system to the product and has an option to acquire full rights to the product. \“This relationship benefits both companies,\“ said Lonnie Ellingson, General Manager for ESI’s Vision and Inspection group. \“ESI will gain fast entry into a new market as well as acquiring a platform for further expansion.\““;“With ESI’s extensive experience in OEM vision software, hardware and inspection, it will integrate the new vision system onto one of the fastest inspection systems on the market today. \“The system we have designed has a unique handling methodology resulting in a highly efficient compact footprint, an intelligent GUI with powerful data management and reporting functionality,\“ said Warren Lin, Vice President of OptiViz. \“This partnership with an industry leader will enable us to improve on our vision capabilities and extend the distribution of the product beyond Taiwan.\“\r\n
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\r\nAbout OptiViz Technology, Inc.\r\n
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\r\nOptiViz Technology, Inc. provides both turn-key systems and OEM machine vision solutions for manufacturers of semiconductors and other electronic products. The Company’s products are primarily used in the inspection of advanced integrated circuit packages for the semiconductor manufacturing market. The Company’s headquarters are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with offices in Los Angeles, California.\r\n
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\r\nAbout ESI’s Vision Products Group\r\n
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\r\nThe ESI Vision Products Group manufactures integrated, vision-based inspection systems for final inspection of IC marks, leads, and pads for the back-end semiconductor market. Systems are notable for high throughput rates, quick and easy change-over among a wide range of device types, and the flexibility to accommodate a variety of device input and output modalities. Complete vision solutions for wafer identification, wire and die bonding and SMD alignment and placement are also available.\r\n
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\r\nAbout ESI\r\n
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\r\nElectro Scientific Industries, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, designs and manufactures sophisticated products used around the world in electronics manufacturing including: laser manufacturing systems for semiconductor yield improvement; production and test equipment for the manufacture of surface mount ceramic capacitors; laser trim systems for precise electrical tuning of circuits; precision laser and mechanical drilling systems for electronic interconnection; and machine vision systems. Electro Scientific Industries is traded on NASDAQ under ESIO. For more information, visit ESI’s web site at www.esi.com.\r\n
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\r\n Electro Scientific Industries\r\n
\r\n Investors, Joe Reinhart, 503/671-5500\r\n
\r\n Press, Jennifer Higgins, 503/671-5506\r\n
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