July 3, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI, NASDAQ:ESIO), which makes laser-based tools for microelectronics manufacturing, received multiple-unit orders for its model 3510 test system from leading Japanese and Korean electronic components manufacturers.
The customers are expanding production of small-geometry multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), which are integrated into smartphones by the hundreds. The devices are small form factor (size 0603 and 0402) with metalized terminals.
The ESI 3510 performs electrical testing with a rotary technology that supports multiple tests simultaneously. The system offers high-throughput small device handling with reliable sorting capability. It can test and sort up to 840,000 MLCC chips per hour. Precision-controlled dynamic contact force eliminates marking on the MLCC