Speedline Partners with Georgia Tech for Closed-Loop Control Printing Technology

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Franklin, Mass. — Speedline Technologies Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Georgia Institute of Technology for the license of patent-pending closed-loop printing technology.

The intellectual property facilitates the closing of the loop between an automated optical inspection (AOI) system and a printer with the intent to optimize the volume of printed paste deposits.

The closed-loop printing technology was developed by Georgia Tech at the Center for Board Assembly Research (CBAR). Recent proof of concept testing conducted at Speedline validated Georgia Tech's findings. The technology embodies novel algorithms that use hybrid data-driven control techniques for calculating independent variable modifications. This effectively changes machine parameters in real time and significantly improves process yields and product reliability. Data-driven closed loop control is an important process for the electronics manufacturing industry.

Georgia Tech recognized Speedline as a valued CBAR partner at APEX 2004 on February 24 through 26 in Anaheim, Calif.

Speedline Technologies is the global leader for single-source process knowledge, solutions, and service to the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries. For more information, visit www.speedlinetech.com.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities. For more information, visit www.gatech.edu.



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