Mydata’s 2011 Sales Up 47% PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chelsey Drysdale   
Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:49

STOCKHOLM Mydata says its system sales increased 47% in 2011 – a record year, representing gains in market share for its entire SMT product line.  
The company also reported a surge of interest in its jet printing technology.

“Screen printers are still needed, but they’ve hit a wall for certain applications,” says Brian Duffey, president of Mydata Automation. He cites a growing need to handle QFNs, pin-in-paste, package-on-package, flexible substrates, and other applications such as jetting into board cavities.

The company says three trends are driving the adoption of stencil-free printing, particularly within the consumer electronics industry: the need for quicker response times; the demand for perfect solder joint quality, with zero rework needed, and the growth of increasingly complex board designs, due in part to miniaturization and mobility.



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