Image

Acquisition Merges Package And Lid Sources

Jan. 25, 2012
Thanks to a recent acquisition, a greater variety of hermetic lids can be made for the semiconductor, microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS), medical, and optical markets. Customers are increasingly looking for complete ...
Thanks to a recent acquisition, a greater variety of hermetic lids can be made for the semiconductor, microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS), medical, and optical markets.

Customers are increasingly looking for complete solutionsboth to save time and conserve their budgets. This trend is the impetus behind Materion Microelectronics & Services' purchase of the epoxycoated lid product line from Micross Components USA. Going forward, this acquisition will allow Materion Microelectronics & Services to offer both ceramic packages and matching epoxy-coated lids to RF and microwave customers.

Through this acquisition, Materion Microelectronics & Servicesa business of Materion Corp.obtains the equipment to add epoxy to its ceramic (alumina) and metal (Kovar) lids (see photo). Epo-Lids (epoxy lids) can now be purchased along with Materion's matching Cu-Pack and RF packaging products. The new Epo-Lids complement Materion's current microelectronic packagelid offerings, which include Combo-Lids, Micro- Lids, Seam Seal Lids, Solder Reflow Lids, Visi-Lids, and ceramic and non-magnetic lids for specialty applications.

Materion is currently tooled for over 100 epoxy-coated lids. With its on-site tooling capabilities, the firm also can produce new lid designs to meet specific customer requirements. The acquisition of Micross' epoxy-coated lids is expected to provide customers with cost and logistics benefits, as well as advantages in the design and seal process.

Sponsored Recommendations

Wideband MMIC LNA with Bypass

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ TSY-83LN+ wideband, MMIC LNA incorporates a bypass mode feature to extend system dynamic range. This model operates from 0.4 to 8 GHz and achieves an industry leading...

Expanded Thin-Film Filter Selection

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits has expanded our line of thin-film filter topologies to address a wider variety of applications and requirements. Low pass and band pass architectures are available...

Mini-Circuits CEO Jin Bains Presents: The RF Engine of the 21st Century

June 6, 2024
In case you missed Jin Bains' inspiring keynote talk at the inaugural IEEE MTT-S World Microwave Congress last week, be sure to check out the session recording, now available ...

Selecting VCOs for Clock Timing Circuits A System Perspective

May 9, 2024
Clock Timing, Phase Noise and Bit Error Rate (BER) Timing is critical in digital systems, especially in electronic systems that feature high-speed data converters and high-resolution...