RVSI Gets $1.7 Million Follow-on Order for LS-8000 Lead Scanners

„Multi-system order represents the first repeat purchase of RVSI’s newest inspection system
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\r\nNASHUA, N.H., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) today said it has received follow-on orders for its new, LS-8000 next-generation lead scanners from one of the world’s largest contract semiconductor test, assembly, and packaging organizations. The systems have a value of approximately $1.7 million and will be installed at several of the organization’s Asian facilities.“;“Lead scanners are used to inspect assembled integrated circuits prior to shipment to customers. They check for package uniformity and integrity, and to ensure that leads and ball-grid arrays are properly aligned. This check is typically the final one done on a semiconductor package. The LS-8000 is RVSI’s newest system and offers throughput improvement of up to 150% versus current models while providing up to twice the throughput of any competing product. In addition to the speed improvement, the LS-8000 provides enhanced defect detection capability, high-speed mark inspection, and user-friendly package visual inspection.
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\r\n\“This order has considerable significance for RVSI,\“ said Bob Michaels, Vice President – Sales for RVSI’s Semiconductor Equipment Group in Hauppauge, NY. \“The customer was one of the first to order the LS-8000 when it was introduced several months ago. This repeat order is continuing evidence that, when accurate 3-D metrology is a firm customer requirement, there is a strong preference for RVSI inspection equipment among the premier contract assembly organizations. To us, it is validation that the LS-8000, and LS-8000 upgrade packages, are the right products to provide these companies with the capacity they will need across 2004.\“
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\r\nMichael Gray, Vice President – Strategic Development at RVSI’s Semiconductor Equipment Group, noted that RVSI’s technology was ideally suited to the needs of contract assembly organizations. \“These companies do not have the luxury of setting up their equipment for long runs of single products,\“ Mr. Gray said. \“Instead, an inspection system may see a half dozen different products over the course of a shift. Our competitors require complex changeover routines when switching between chips. In practice, that changeover can take an hour or more of lost production time. For the LS-8000, changing products is as simple as the push of a few buttons and takes seconds.
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\r\n\“The technology behind the LS-8000 is an order of magnitude improvement from earlier systems,\“ Mr. Gray said. \“A revolutionary new, multi-axis module provides multiple 2-D and 3-D images to provide the most accurate measurements possible. It incorporates the latest in laser, machine vision, and motion control technology while maintaining RVSI’s familiar MicroMap measurement system.\“
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\r\nAbout RVSI
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\r\nRobotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) has the most comprehensive line of machine vision systems available today. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices worldwide, RVSI is the world leader in vision-based semiconductor inspection and Data Matrix-based unit-level traceability. Using leading-edge technology, RVSI joins vision-enabled process equipment, high- performance optics, lighting, and advanced hardware and software to assure product quality, identify and track parts, control manufacturing processes, and ultimately enhance profits for companies worldwide. Serving the semiconductor, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, RVSI holds more than 100 patents in a broad range of technologies. For more information visit www.rvsi.com or call (800) 669-5234.
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\r\nForward Looking Statement
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\r\nExcept for the historical information herein, certain matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the historical cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, risks in products and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, both here and abroad, timely development and release of new products, strategic suppliers and customers, the effect of the company’s accounting policies and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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