Precision prototyping process picks up


CARLSBAD, Calif.-In a move to meet a growing need for upgraded lab facilities for its advanced R&D development, Palomar Technologies ( has moved to a 39,000-square-foot facility here that will serve as its international headquarters. Palomar develops precision microelectronic assemblies for high-yield/low-cost manufacturing of optoelectronic, RF, and microelectronic packages used in the photonic, automotive, medical, life science and other industries. The new facility will contain larger design and manufacturing space, a larger cleanroom, and an extensive applications, process development, and prototyping lab featuring advanced test and measurement capabilities. “These new facilities will better enable us to develop the equipment and process solutions required for advanced applications under development by our customers-notably, those that require a cleanroom,” says Palomar Technologies President, Kevin Conlon. III