Nemotek Technologie Introduces Miniaturized Wafer-Level Camera for Portable Applications

Published on October 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Nemotek Technologie today announced the availability of its miniaturized Wafer-Level Camera (WLC) for portable applications. By offering customizable Wafer-Level Optics (WLO), Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP) and now WLCs, Nemotek Technologie simplifies the manufacturing and supply chain process. Customers work with one source for all wafer-level needs – from optics packaging assembly to complete camera module testing.

To achieve a true chip size camera, Nemotek Technologie combines its WLO and WLP solutions based on reflow compatible materials. By building the optical elements of the camera module with reflow compatible materials, the WLO and WLP are mounted directly to a board for simplified camera assembly. This process uses fewer components during manufacturing, saving time and production costs for customers. Due to its smaller form factor and design flexibility, the WLC is targeted to sensor and camera module vendors of portable applications.

“By offering customizable, miniaturized camera modules from a single source, Nemotek simplifies the sourcing for wafer-level products. It has eliminated the need for multiple sources for various components of a camera assembly, thus improving overall time-to-market for camera subsystems,” said Flint Pulskamp, program manager for wireless semiconductor research at IDC. “The availability of Nemotek’s WLC bolsters its range of camera solutions, from lenses to packaging.”

The complete assembly and production of the customizable WLCs occurs in Nemotek Technologie’s certified Class 10 clean room and facility located in Morocco. This facility also produces the fully-tested and qualified WLP and WLO, significantly reducing the threat of airborne particles such as dirt or dust that may cause harm to the image sensor surface. Through this process, Nemotek Technologie is delivering high standard, low defect wafer-level solutions.

“The WLC completes our portfolio of high-quality wafer-level products,” said Jacky Perdrigeat, CEO of Nemotek Technologie. “By now offering WLP, WLO and WLC solutions to our customers we are continuing to enable innovation in the portable application industry and perhaps lower costs for the end-user. Whether it’s creating a lens or aiding our customers through complete camera production, our high level of quality is upheld throughout all processes.”

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