2 March 2010


JPSA starts expansion, driven by LED market growth

JP Sercel Associates Inc (JPSA) of Manchester, NH, USA, which makes UV laser-based materials processing workstations for wafer processing and micromachining, has begun construction on the first phase of the 20,000 sq ft facility expansion, which will enable JPSA to meet increasing demand for its LED and solar laser processing systems, as well as its excimer laser micromachining systems.

The expansion will double the size of the existing laser production area used for manufacturing JPSA’s high-throughput, high-precision laser micromachining systems. It will also provide cleanrooms, R&D laboratories for developing micromachining applications, and ergonomic office space for accommodating the firm's growing customer service and engineering teams.

Picture: Design of JPSA's new 20,000 sq ft facility expansion.

“JPSA has seen a significant ramp up in demand for our high-throughput LED scribing and LLO [LED lift-off] systems, driven by the high growth of the LED market,” says president Charlie Cuneo. “JPSA has already doubled its capacity for 2010 and increased staff by over 30%,” he adds. “This expansion is necessary to provide more manufacturing space for our growing laser systems business.”

The firm says that the expansion’s design will conform to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Certification System developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), to encourage improved environmental quality design.

JPSA’s products and services include UV excimer, DPSS (diode-pumped solid-state) and ultra-fast laser micromachining systems, UV and VUV laser beam delivery systems, laser materials processing development, optical damage testing, and excimer laser refurbishment services. JPSA operates a laser job shop as well as a systems engineering and manufacturing business.

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