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Flemington, N.J. MicroStencil named DEK its sole distributor throughout Asia and the Americas for its fine-pitch stenciling product range, under DEK's Platinum brand. DEK will incorporate the products into its existing stencil technology.
MicroStencil has a pre-existing business relationship with DEK, which supported the decision, said Gwyn Pugh, CEO of MicroStencil. Pugh cited DEK's sales and support infrastructure as important to global marketing.
The Platinum stencil line suits BGAs, direct chip attach, flip chip, and wafer-level packaging. Technologies in this portfolio achieve apertures of 20µm on 50µm pitch, using electroform technology. The MicroStencil products will become available in the VectorGuard format and conventional mesh-mounted. Neil McRaild, DEK Americas general manager, explained that the line will serve the high-end market.