Semi-automatic EMI Gaskets
The GORE-SHIELD® STACCATO PLUS II™ installation system rapidly and accurately installs GORE-SHIELD EMI gaskets and is designed for use in medium-volume production of shielding components for use in hand-held portable devices such as cellular telephones, wireless local area networks and wireless PCMCIAs. The installation system offers a module design that can be easily adapted from one design to another through two simple pieces of custom tooling. Designed for low maintenance operation, long life and maximum throughput, the system is well suited for shops that require three to four cycles per minute but do not have the floor space or budget for larger, more expensive solutions.
W.L. Gore & Associates, 
Newark, DE 
(800) 445-4673.

Low k Spin Clusters
The models ACS 200/LK and ACS 8/LK microlithography clusters feature key enabling technology for low k dielectric spin coating and solvent rich, super low turbulence coating chambers that maximize planarization and minimize expensive chemical consumption during coating. Low oxygen curing ovens and specialized vacuum bake chambers as well as Windows NT® software allow programmable automatic bowl and nozzle cleaning and complex process flow. The systems also offer the company's unique auto-sizing capability that allows programmable software control and configuration of the clusters for SEMI specification 100, 125, 150 and 200 mm wafers and 4", 5" and 6" squares.
Karl Suss America Inc., 
Waterbury Center, VT 
(802) 244-5181.