OPTICAL MANUFACTURING BY LEADING CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS
Authors: Randall Sherman Company: New Venture Research Corp. Date Published: 12/3/2002
NEPCON West - Fiberoptic Expo
Abstract: Optical electronics manufacturing is still in the embryonic stages with regard to mass production SMT processes. Despite benefits in bandwidth, capacity, efficiency and throughput, placement and insertion of optical components on printed circuit boards is predominately done by hand. This situation is changing as contract manufacturers develop new automated methods and process control for optical subassemblies. This paper profiles the leading CMs who profess to have competence in this market by listing their capabilities, facilities and kinds of end product assemblies manufactured.