Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Primoceler to Supply Space-Qualified Glass Packages for Image Sensors

PR Newswire: Tampere, Finland-based Primoceler announces a new contract with the European Space Agency to design and manufacture CMOS sensor packages for orbital missions. Working with Primoceler on this contract will be ON Semiconductor. Based on ON Semiconductor's HAS3 hermetic design, CMOS sensors are encased in an impermeable seam of glass using laser welding technology, which helps to avoid any problems due to thermal changes, ensuring long-time stability.

"Hermeticity testing from a US laboratory proves that our glass weld has better than 6,0x10-12 atmcc3/s Kr-85 leakage rate, well exceeding the current military and aerospace standards," explained Ville Hevonkorpi, general manager at Primoceler. "Our new ESA contract marks the continuation of a fruitful and productive relationship. We're pleased to be involved with missions that will advance scientific knowledge and inspire humanity's quest for a better understanding of the universe."

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