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Swiss Comet Group collaborates with Nagoya Electric Works

Swiss Comet Group collaborates with Nagoya Electric Works

Tokyo (SCCIJ) – Yxlon International, a division of the Swiss Comet Group, has announced a collaboration with the Japanese company Nagoya Electric Works (NEW). The collaboration includes the development and distribution of specialized X-ray systems for the semiconductor industry. Yxlon International is already represented in Japan by its own distribution center in Yokohama.

First products launched

Yxlon and NEW are leaders in advanced Electronics X-ray technology. Yxlon brings its expertise in high-resolution X-ray tubes, image analysis, plus an excellent global sales and support network into the partnership. NEW is expert in automated X-ray inspection systems, offering accurate manipulation, extremely precise measurements and advanced software. The first products coming out of this collaboration were launched at the trade fair Semicon China in Shanghai March 20-22, 2019.

Swiss Comet Group collaborates with Nagoya Electric Works

Swiss Comet Group, Flamatt (Switzerland)

“This collaboration will help us to fulfill the growing demand of our customers from the semiconductor and also Surface Mount Technology industry, especially when it comes to analyzing continuously smaller features with high speed. We are excited to use the knowledge and experience of both companies to offer the best solutions for the market,” said Eike Frühbrodt, Vice President Yxlon Product and Project Management.

Swiss Comet Group collaborates with Nagoya Electric Works

Thomas Wenzel, General Manager Yxlon International and Takaaki Hattori, President Nagoya Electric Works, at Semicon China Exhibition in Shanghai in March

Established players

Yxlon International designs and produces radioscopic and Computed Tomography (CT) inspection systems for a broad variety of industrial applications and fields, whether in the aviation and aerospace, automotive, or electronics industry. Its customers are among the largest manufacturers in the world.

Its roots go back to the discovery of the X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895 and the construction of the first X-ray tube by Carl Heinrich Florenz Müller in Hamburg in 1896. It was founded in 1998 by the merger of Philips Industrial X-Ray and the Danish Andrex A.S., and in 2007 became a member of the Swiss Comet Group. Its branch in Yokohama functions as distribution center for its CT and X-ray systems and serves customers throughout Southeast Asia.

NEW is a well-known manufacturer of inspection systems for the Semiconductor and Surface Mount Technology industry. It has built up a reputation for its advanced Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Automated X-Ray Inspection (AXI) systems. In addition, it offers a wide portfolio of products and services for traffic management. NEW is based in Nagoya.

About Comet Group

The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company focused on the X-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. It employs more than 1,300 people worldwide, including over 500 in Switzerland, with production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

With premium high-tech components and systems, it enables customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Its brands are in demand for applications such as non-destructive testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.

Text: © Swiss Comet Group; Photo Top: © Swiss Comet, Photo Middle: © Yxlon International

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