Primoceler and ON Semiconductor Partnering to Deliver CMOS Sensor Solutions to European Space Agency

TAMPERE, Finland, Jan. 14, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  A proven innovator in laser and glass welding technologies, Primoceler ( www.primoceler.com) is pleased to announce a new contract with the European Space Agency to design and manufacture complete CMOS sensor packages for orbital missions. Working with Primoceler on this contract will be ON Semiconductor ( http://www.onsemi.com/), a globally recognized leader in the semiconductor industry.

Space requires high quality packages.

Based on ON Semiconductor's HAS3 hermetic design, CMOS sensors are encased in an impermeable seam of glass using laser welding technology, which helps to avoid any problems due to thermal changes, ensuring long-time stability.

"Hermeticity testing from a US laboratory proves that our glass weld has better than <6,0x10-12 atmcc3/s Kr-85 leakage rate, well exceeding the current military and aerospace standards," explained Ville Hevonkorpi, general manager at Primoceler. "Our new ESA contract marks the continuation of a fruitful and productive relationship. We're pleased to be involved with missions that will advance scientific knowledge and inspire humanity's quest for a better understanding of the universe."

In February 2014, Primoceler celebrated its selection as the developer and fabricator of optical sensor packages for ESA orbital missions. Primoceler partnered with ON Semiconductor to engineer a solution that far exceeded the agency's exacting requirements for hermeticity. Together with Primoceler, ON Semiconductor is developing a new hermetic package design for a coming HAS3 CMOS sensor and for future products. "We are excited to work together with Primoceler on this exciting new opportunity which will further expand our IP and knowledge about advanced packaging technologies," said Chris McNiffe, VP of the image sensor business unit at ON Semiconductor.

The primary challenge with orbital missions is fabricating hardware that can protect sensitive electronics for the long term while also enduring rapid temperature and pressure changes, not to mention the vacuum of space. Primoceler's glass welding more than meets those demands. Glass offers a fully hermetic seal of all components, along with an extremely small heat affected zone during the welding process. Meanwhile, the finished seam requires no adhesives and provides excellent mechanical properties and durability.

Representing ESA, Liam Murphy remarked that Primoceler's precision technologies hold promise for a range of applications. "Laser and glass welding have intriguing possibilities for optical device packaging, as well as other applications in the hi reliability markets. The process has already shown its potential effectiveness in solving problems for which there has never been a practical solution."

Outside of CMOS sensors for ESA orbital missions, Primoceler's cutting-edge welding technology has practical applications for the healthcare, military and consumer electronics sectors, among others. Partnering with ON Semiconductor presents a chance to further explore new industries around the world.

Hevonkorpi added: "We have been fortunate to leverage the knowledge and experience of ON Semiconductors on this latest project. A global organization, ON Semiconductors is enabling us to investigate some compelling new markets."

Primoceler continues to expand its reach at a healthy pace. In addition to exciting new opportunities in Asia and the US, the company has even begun conversations with interested parties in Australia and several European nations.

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help design engineers solve their unique design challenges in  automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com/.

About Primoceler Inc.

Founded in 2010 and located in Tampere, Finland, one of the leading European hubs for laser and photonics industry and research, Primoceler partners with its clients to create success through new business opportunities. The company's tailor-made microfabrication solutions have not only improved manufacturing processes but also revolutionized microscale bonding of transparent materials and enabled completely new product portfolios and business opportunities in semiconductor industry and medical technology.

Contact: 

Antti Peltonen 
Primoceler Inc. 
+358 40 556 5513 
www.primoceler.com 

Optical sensors are widely used in different applications.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150114/169197
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150114/169198

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/primoceler-and-on-semiconductor-partnering-to-deliver-cmos-sensor-solutions-to-european-space-agency-300020650.html

SOURCE Primoceler, Inc.

Contact:
Primoceler, Inc.
ON Semiconductor
Web: http://www.primoceler.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Aldec

Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Simon Davidmann: A re-energized Imperas Tutorial at DAC
More Editorial  
Jobs
LVS for PDK Design Engineer SILICON VALLEY for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Senior Front-End RTL Design AE for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
DDR 3-4-5 Developer with VIP for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
LVS PEX DESIGN ENGINEERS SILICON VALLEY for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Upcoming Events
11th International Conference on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems at 1455 DeMaisonneuve W. EV05.139 Montreal Quebec Canada - Aug 24 - 25, 2017
DVCon India 2017, Sept 14 - 15, 2017 at The Leela Palace Bengalore India - Sep 14 - 15, 2017
SMTA International 2017 at Rosemont IL - Sep 17 - 21, 2017
DownStream: Solutions for Post Processing PCB Designs
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper
DownStream: Solutions for Post Processing PCB Designs



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy