Palomar Technologies, a global leader in total process solutions for advanced photonics and microelectronic device packaging announced that to meet growing customer demand for its solutions around the world, it has moved to a new global headquarters and expanded its facilities to over 110,000 square feet.
“Since acquiring SST International (renamed to SST Vacuum Reflow Systems) in 2015, our global business has rapidly developed with a new customer base and these new facilities make it possible for Palomar to meet the growing global demand for our entire product line,” said Bruce Hueners, CEO and President for Palomar Technologies and SST Vacuum Reflow Systems. “Additionally, our Innovation Center, which specializes in contract assembly and process development, has grown substantially and these new facilities will provide a top-notch laboratory, precision manufacturing, and training facilities.”
Palomar has its roots in the Aerospace & Defense industry with its origins as a technology division within Hughes Aircraft. Over the 40+ years of supporting the semiconductor and photonics industries, Palomar Technologies has expanded beyond its traditional segments across automotive (LiDAR & power modules), medical semiconductor/biophotonics, microwave, RF/wireless, 5G, Datacom, telecom, industrial and a few niche markets. Palomar is in the unique position to work with customers from start-up/prototype all the way to volume production, as it is a logical transition for the customer to move through Palomar Innovation Centers to purchase their own Palomar equipment line.
The new facilities complement Palomar’s expansion in 2019 of its contract manufacturing facilities in Singapore, as well as collaborating with the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Center (EPIC) in Paignton (Torbay), in the United Kingdom to open a demonstration/prototyping laboratory to serve its growing European customer base.
Palomar Technologies has moved into its new corporate headquarters, expanding manufacturing, engineering laboratories, class ISO Class 6 & 7 (Fed STD Class 1,000 – 10,000) cleanroom/laboratory, state-of-the-art production laboratories, along with contract manufacturing/process development (Innovation Center) and office space. Additionally, the new building includes a dedicated training facility. The new headquarters is located at 6305 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, 92009 USA.
SST Vacuum Reflow Systems has expanded to over 24,000 square feet of precision manufacturing, machine shop, prototype/demonstration laboratory and, office space. The expansion will enable the company to meet the growing needs for its new 8300 Series Automated Vacuum Pressure Soldering System specifically designed to deliver high-quality power modules for automotive and commercial applications. Their address remains the same at 9801 Everest St., Downey, California, 92042 USA.