Automated Vision Inspection - Enhances Semiconductor Yields

“Our product requirements
demand higher image
processing speed, disk and
memory bandwidth with a
low cost, small footprint.
Captec provided a solution
that met our packaging
and reliability goals, with a
20% improvement in typical
processing time. We are
very satisfied with the lead
time and terms provided by

Senior Director of Inspection Technology

Our customer supplies
innovative, data-driven
solutions for semiconductor
manufacturing and advanced
packaging processes, which
accelerates development and
enables their customers to be
first to market with premium
products at premium prices.
Customised industrial
computers delivering high
performance are integral to
enhancing the accuracy,
throughput and dependability
of the customer’s vision
inspection solution for
semiconductor components.

  • 3U System
  • Windows
  • Intel Core i
  • Expansion Slots
  • Long Life BOM
  • The Challenges:

    • Design of a highly custom and powerful industrial computer within a compact footprint for integration into the customer’s new 2D and 3D inspection solution
    • The customer’s solution needs to analyse defects down to one micron, so image processing quality is paramount
    • Components under inspection must be analysed in realtime, making processing performance and speed crucial to operations
    • Memory bandwidth and 24/7 uptime are critical concerns for the customer
    • Units must be highly expandable to support camera connectivity for increased throughput and accuracy
    • The lifespan of the computer needs to be maximised while optimising reliability

    The Solution

    • Design of a custom, short depth 3U industrial computer large enough to incorporate all the customer’s required technology while compact enough to fit in the overall solution
    • Skylake X Intel technology delivers optimised processing power and performance for real-time component analysis at a cost efficient price
    • Computer architected to deliver 24/7 uptime and the necessary expansion for the customer to connect peripheral equipment
    • Long-life industrial components including an 80% efficiency PSU enhances the reliability and lifespan of the computer

    The Outcome

    • The customer benefits from 20 per cent more computing power at 20 per cent of the cost when compared to its incumbent platform
    • Loading of software and professional installation of expansion cards saved the customer time and assured peace of mind
    • Free lifetime support further maximises the lifespan of the customer’s application
    • The customer has access to a highly custom computer that can be reordered off-the-shelf with rapid turnaround

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