NEPCON West - Fiberoptic Expo Conference Proceedings


OPTICAL MANUFACTURING BY LEADING CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS

Authors: Randall Sherman
Company: New Venture Research Corp.
Date Published: 12/3/2002   Conference: 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.

Key words: CM, optical, SMT, photonics.



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