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Picosun delivers ALD tech to protect PCBs

21 Apr 2015

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Picosun, provider of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment and solutions, developed a production-scale method for printed circuit board protection for various industrial customers. The development is being carried out under a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Reliability of electrical components is important for aerospace industries. Consumer products suffer as well from the degrading performance of control electronics, especially failures in the printed circuit boards (PCBs) housing the components. Picosun's ALD technology offers efficient protection of the PCBs with dense, tight, uniform, and conformal encapsulating coatings preventing performance degrading, as in tin whiskering. The newly developed protection method may be used in applications in space, aviation and everyday items such as mobile phones, computers, cars, household machinery and entertainment electronics.

"We at Picosun are excited to extend our ALD expertise to this important new application area. There is a huge demand for improved methods for PCB protection and the global market is enormous. Our industrial-scale P-series ALD systems are ideal for fast, reliable, and cost-efficient processing of even large PCB structures in optimised batch configuration, offering unparalleled competitive edge and added value to global PCB manufacturers," said Juhana Kostamo, managing director of Picosun.

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