11.12.2020 - 10:50

MKS continues to expand industry footprint in Asia with its newest HDI PCB laser manufacturing solution

MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced it has received an order for multiple ESI® Geode™ HDI via drilling systems in Taiwan from a major technology leader in the HDI PCB manufacturing market.

"The market is embracing the economic advantages that the latest MKS developments have to offer," said John Williams, Vice President and General Manager of MKS' Equipment and Solutions division. "Our Geode HDI via drilling system meets the needs of high-volume HDI PCB manufacturing, while helping customers secure a technological advantage for current and future product requirements."

This multi-unit order will support the customer's existing manufacturing and future technological development through the use of leading-edge via drilling technology. Since its release to the market, the Geode HDI via drilling system has introduced HDI manufacturers to the performance advantages that ESI technology has provided to Flex PCB manufacturers for decades. The Geode platform has seen strong traction amongst the industry's top players since its recent introduction to the market.

Developed by MKS' Equipment & Solutions Division, already a market leader in flex PCB laser drilling solutions, the Geode system is optimized to process the rigid HDI PCBs and package substrates widely used in consumer electronics, such as smartphones and other handheld devices. Building on MKS' technology leadership in laser processing for flexible printed circuits, Geode's new laser technology and control capabilities deliver breakthrough performance. Its superior throughput, refined power control and small system footprint meet the needs of high-volume PCB manufacturers and technology leaders


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