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Avo Photonics Expands Volume Manufacturing Operations

Photonics.com
Feb 2007
Horsham, Pa.-based Avo Photonics, a manufacturer of photonic solutions for the communications, AvoPhotonics.jpgmilitary and aerospace, and medical markets, announced it has recently expanded its volume production operations. The company said it has significantly upgraded its manufacturing equipment to meet high-volume, critical alignment requirements for optical assemblies. Avo Photonics has also added operators and technicians and more than doubled its Class 1000 cleanroom space. Director of Manufacturing Jeb Wu said the recovery of the optical market is one reason for the expansion. "We have added items such as automated die bonders and wire bonders, along with a vacuum reflow oven, measurement systems, a vibration test station, and multiple burn-in stations to enable rapid and repeatable production of our customer's products," he said.



GLOSSARY
cleanroom
An area in which airborne particulates can be monitored and controlled so that given size particles do not exceed a specified concentration, thereby eliminating potential dysfunctions in gyroscopes, ball bearings and other materials and lubricants.
optical
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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