If you're a colored or latino boy and you get caught robbing a 7-11, you probably go to jail for at least 2 or 3 years. At least!!
But if you're a "big Wall Street" company that steals millions from investors, you just get fined without any criminal charges.
They were really amazing. They could be programmed for length, and location at each end even different elevations. They then put the right amount of wire at each end and bonded it perfectly!!! Then they went about like a sewing machine. I have seen these machines run for a 12 hour shift and not miss a beat!!!
before I transferred, they bought new machines, about 6 of them and were just getting the bugs out. Now, that facility is closed!!!
I can't imagine DLP without the bonders, but maybe they changed things!!!
pepaw, I expect that bonders have improved somewhat in the 5 years since you used one, but not that much. I always remember in the heydays of 1999 they showed this "sewing machine" on the segments of the business shows dealing with semiconductors. It wasn't intil I started following KLIC that I found out what those "sewing machines"were.
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Now for the next question. If K&S sales are dropping, yet some chip companies are saying they are having trouble meeting demand because of "packaging and testing", what's going on?
Could it be that the chip companies don't want to pay for bonders that they are afraid may sit idle?
Are they happy with the higher margins caused by a tight supply of chips and have no intention of a rapid production increase, which would mean revenues are not about to skyrocket, as some posters would like to believe?
"I worked with a girl that started with TI in 1970 and her job was to solder wires one at a time.
The Bonders could do about 75 a minute.
Great piece of equipment."
pepaw, that's no way to talk about a girl! They are human beings, not pieces of equipment.
I worked with a girl that started with TI in 1970 and her job was to solder wires one at a time. The Bonders could do about 75 a minute. Great piece of equipment.
Finally, I'm an expert in something. Let's see, that was almost 5 years ago!!!