Koh Young Officially Certifies its Inspection Systems in the New IPC CFX Validation and Certification Program


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Koh Young, the industry leader in True3D™ measurement-based inspection solutions, has taken its CFX support to the next level by endorsing the IPC CFX Validation and Certification Program. As an Early Adaptor of this new IPC program, Koh Young has officially validated and certified its KY8030 Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) Series and Zenith Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Series as CFX-compliant.

“Koh Young has been a long-time supporter of the CFX initiative, so choosing to elevate our efforts with the IPC CFX Validation and Certification program as an early adopter was an easy decision,” commented Brent Fischthal, IPC CFX Committee Member and Senior Marketing Manager at Koh Young America.

Successful utilization of IPC-CFX on the shop floor requires confidence and trust that equipment has been qualified to IPC-CFX by an independent third party.

To provide the electronics industry with this assurance, any equipment vendor with a subscription to the IPC-CFX Self-Validation System can submit equipment models for listing on the IPC-CFX-2591 Qualified Products List (QPL). Now, through this new program, manufacturers can view the IPC-CFX2591 QPL-listed equipment to help clarify the equipment purchasing decision as it pertains to IPC-CFX capabilities. The new program ensures equipment meets mandatory message sets for the equipment type.

“Combined with IPC communication standards, we are opening the gates to a smart factory,” commented Ivan Aduna, MES Software Developer at Koh Young America. “These tools collect data from across the factory for defect detection, real-time optimization, enhanced decisions, and traceability to improve metrics, increase quality, and lower costs.” Complementing the

IPC standards, Koh Young KSMART uses the latest AI-powered technology to help manufacturers realize a smart factory.” The Koh Young AI-engine applies real-time data to improve the production process by converting data into process knowledge.

About Koh Young Technology

Established in 2002, Koh Young pioneered a new market by launching the first 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system using a patented dualprojection Moiré technology. Since then, it has become the global leader in 3D measurement-based SPI and Automated Optical Inspection

(AOI) equipment for the electronics industry. Based on its True3D™ measurement-based inspection technology, Koh Young has developed new solutions for challenges with Machining Optical Inspection (MOI), Dispensing Process Inspection (DPI), and Semiconductor Packaging

Inspection (MEISTER Series), as well as branching out to Medical Robotics for brain surgery (KYMERO). Through its technological innovations, Koh Young has secured thousands of global customers, and maintains the largest global market share in the SPI and AOI markets. Additionally, by adopting its user-centric R&D activities, it continues to leverage core competencies and develop innovative solutions for new and existing markets. Its activities stem from the corporate headquarters in Korea to its sales and support offices in Germany, Japan, Singapore, Penang, China, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. These local facilities ensure it keeps in close contact with the market, and more importantly, its growing customer base to provide access to a global network of inspection and measurement experts. Learn why so many electronics manufacturers trust Koh Young at kohyoung.com.

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