29 September 2010


Bridgelux selects ESI's AccuScribe wafer scriber

Electro Scientific Industries Inc (ESI) of Portland, OR, USA, which provides laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry, says that Bridgelux Inc of Livermore, CA has selected its AccuScribe 2150P fully automated wafer scriber (which is optimized for laser scribing of sapphire-based LEDs) as the LED lighting and chip maker ramps up its new design and manufacturing center.

“Bridgelux is a vertically integrated manufacturer of LED light sources for the lighting industry. Our technology development, LED design innovations and manufacturing process advancements are focused on providing our customers with high-quality, high-performance solid-state lighting products,” says Bridgelux’s VP of manufacturing Mike Peanasky. “The precision, quality and customizable features in ESI’s AccuScribe 2150P wafer scriber will play a central role in driving optimization of our manufacturing processes,” he adds.

The 2150P is a cost-effective, automated laser system that enables consistent and uniform die-scribed LEDs at a controlled depth, resulting in better die singulation yield, claims ESI.

Bridgelux integrates its LED chips into LED Array light sources that provide what is claimed to be the industry’s widest performance ranges, from 240 to 4500 operational lumens, displacing incandescent, halogen, CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) and HID (high-intensity discharge) light sources in a variety of applications. The firm says that its broad product portfolio provides wide-ranging options for the development of replacement lamps and luminaires for a market that is rapidly transitioning to energy-efficient lighting.

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