Our FPS Series of mask writers delivers stable, high-speed and cost-efficient manufacturing of advanced photo masks for multi-purpose applications. Depending on your requirements, they can be flexibly configured to handle a wide range of applications, such as advanced electronic packaging, LED touchscreens, MEMs, color filters, fine metal masks, 3D molds and more.
Reliable and field-proven, all of our mask writers offer the flexibility to handle diverse mask applications, while still achieving outstanding stability of operation, high writing speeds, large writing areas and the CD uniformity you need to handle demanding requirements.
The latest addition to our family, the FPS8100, is specifically designed to meet the growing trend from LCD to AMOLED displays, which requires metal masks for the deposition process of organic materials. With a new platform and added technologies, it offers a 78% increase in writing speed and 87% greater writing area, compared with our well-established FPS6100 series.
The beauty of FPS solutions is that you can continue to manufacture existing products, while also going after lucrative new business opportunities that may require larger panel areas, higher writing speeds, tighter critical dimensions or even fine metal mask manufacturing.
1)FPS8100 vs FPS6100
2) FPS6100 vs FPS5500
The FPS8100 is our high-end solution for mask producers who want all the flexibility of the FPS concept but face new challenges relating to the microfabrication of LEDs, advanced electronic packages or fine metal mask applications. Developed in close collaboration with demanding customers, it builds on a new platform and includes several new performance-enhancing technologies to improve stability (productivity yield), extend the writing area and speed for multi-purpose applications, compared to earlier models.
The system is configured with two optical levels and features an 87% increase in the writing area (up to 1,400 mm x 1,6200 mm; fine metal mask for up to generation-6 display size), compared to the earlier FPS6100 series. It is primarily designed to meet the trend from LCD to AMOLED display technology, which enables better image quality and thinner displays with increased energy efficiency. This technology can also be used for manufacturing bendable displays.
However, the new higher requirements of AMOLED also involve more advanced photomasks since each pixel is controlled by 5-6 transistors, compared with 1-2 transistors for LCD. This requires the deposition of smaller, more accurate organic deposits within each pixel – a new challenge that is uniquely met with the FPS8100. In parallel to this very specific need, you can also handle many other writing applications.
Reliable and well proven, the FPS6100 is used by some of the world’s leading photomask manufacturers to achieve superior image quality and productivity for advanced multi-purpose applications. Configurable with two different laser sources, the writers in this series let you expose on either chrome or emulsion photomasks.
The FPS6100 offers both higher writing speed and improved image quality compared to the previous FPS5500. Compared to earlier models, it lets you boost writing speeds by up to 76% thanks to the newly developed XT mode option. You also gain a 40% improvement in CD uniformity to meet today’s challenging requirements.
And, if you have an older generation FPS system, it can be upgraded to the FPS6100, providing a very cost-effective way to add both capacity and quality to your business.
|Writing levels||Lvl 40||Lvl 25|
|Writing speed [mm²/min]||4500||6500|
|Minimum L/S resolved (pitch/2)||2.0||3.5|
|CD Uniformity 3σ [nm]||60||80|
|Registration 3σ [nm]||140||150|
|Overlay 3σ [nm]||100||120|
|Max. mask size [mm]||1400x1620|
|Writing levels||Lvl 80||Lvl 60||Lvl 40||Lvl 25||Lvl 20||Lvl 15|
|Writing speed [mm²/min]||525||1250||2600||6000||8000||12000|
|Minimum L/S resolved (pitch/2)||0.75||1.2||2.0||3.5||5.0||7.0|
|CD Uniformity 3σ [nm]||30||40||60||80||100||200|
|Overlay 3σ [nm]||70||85||100||120||140||160|
|Max. mask size [mm]||813x813*|
|FPS6100E||Lvl 25||Lvl 20||Lvl 15|
|Writing speed [mm²/min]||5000||8000||12000|
|Minimum L/S resolved (pitch/2)||6.0||8.0||12.0|
|CD Uniformity 3σ [nm]||600||700||900|
|Overlay 3σ [nm]||120||140||160|
|Max. mask size [mm]||813x813*|
* Extended mask sizes up to 1100x1100 and 900x1200 available as options
A number of options are available so that you can equip your system to comply precisely with your customer's requirements. These options are also available as value-added products for your already installed FPS6100 systems.
At Mycronic we're confident that an investment in our technology will pay for itself many times over. But we also understand that having a lot of capital tied up in fixed assets can have quite an impact on your cash flow. That's why Mycronic also offers its customers attractive financing solutions guaranteed by the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN).
With more than 40 years in the electronics industry and a unique market leading position you can count on us. We understand the fast changes in the market and have a strong local presence in over 50 countries to help our customers. We deliver technologies that are future proof and are devoted to our mission and our clients.