JDSU today announced that it has been awarded the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its PicoBlade® Picosecond Micromachining Laser. The solution was chosen for its precision, speed and cold ablation processes that are required for the manufacturing of next-generation mobile devices, microelectronics and displays.
During the selection process, an independent panel of experts assessed more than fifty companies' contributions to the laser industry in China. PicoBlade's micron-scale processing ability set it apart in a market largely driven by global demand for mobile devices with micrometer-sized components. The laser is capable of processing almost any material using ultra-short pulse techniques. As smartphones and tablets continue to proliferate across the world, the need for new laser solutions that provide high-quality, precise and low-heat processes has increased.
"Mobile devices and electronics keep evolving and manufacturers need the right tools that help them pack more features into smaller form factors," said Alan Lowe, president of Communications and Commercial Optical Products at JDSU. "We look forward to continued collaboration and strong partnerships with Chinese manufacturers as they shape the next generation of consumer electronics with high-power and ultrafast lasers."
The awards were presented today at the Renaissance Pudong Hotel in China by Jung Limited, the Chinese division of Switzerland-based Ringier Media. The program is designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward those who have introduced and developed a new idea, methodology, product or technology for manufacturing production efficiency, cost effectiveness, user convenience, energy efficiency and corporate responsibility.
The PicoBlade laser system enables defect-free manufacturing and has the unique flexibility to combine best-in-class beam quality and pulse flexibility through real-time energy control and FlexBurst™. It also provides unique synchronization to ensure high-quality processing of materials as varied as steel and glass with product in IR, green and UV.