Optical systems lie at the heart of semiconductor manufacturing, whether the micro-lithography techniques that pattern the chips or the pick ­and ­place operations used to populate the boards. In addition to lithographic patterning, optical systems are used for inspection tasks ranging from wafer mapping to inspection. These systems may use machine vision, spectral sensing, or both. And now, with the advent of cost­effective multispectral imaging and sensing, powerful new methods of online process measurement and control are becoming available for use at the fab.

Salvo Technologies offers full­service electronics and electro­optics from design and prototyping, courtesy of Salvo Defense, to the fabrication and assembly of components and systems by Salvo Coatings and Salvo Electro­Optics. In addition, Salvo EO also sells ultra thin wafers, lithographic mask blanks as well as laser gain media and nonlinear crystals, making it a one stop shop for OEMs who support the semiconductor industries.

Working with the Salvo Technologies group of companies allows equipment manufacturers to outsource the design or even just the assembly of their optical electrical or electro­optical systems, speeding their own production lines, mitigating risk, and allowing them to focus on their unique value proposition rather than on support technologies. The fact that the production facilities of all divisions are ISO­9001 and AS9100 registered allows customers to be confident of the quality they will receive and deliver to their customers, in turn.