This new product has a low Tg glass molded asphere sealed into a machined body (typically TO cap) using low temperature solder glass technology, which is well proven and established in the industry.
According to Rohit Bhosale, R&D Manager of the Opto-Electronics Division at SCHOTT Electronic Packaging Asia in Singapore, Aspherical Lens Caps round off the company’s range of products that currently includes TO headers, TO caps and microelectronic packages based on glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing technologies. “More and more of our customers in the industry are seeking to leverage the synergies that arise from one-stop shopping. In addition, because SCHOTT already has considerable expertise in areas like hermetic sealing and optical glass, the decision to also offer high quality molded aspheres that are sealed with low temperature solder glass is really quite natural,” he adds.
The new Aspherical Lens Caps are unique due to the fact that they can be customizable with minimal mold tooling adaptation or modifications. In addition, customers have access to a variety of SCHOTT’s proprietary low Tg glasses as well as technical support for their optical designs.
Being vertically integrated from materials development to manufacturing and processing, SCHOTT is in the unique position to be able to present a one-stop shop package offering high quality products and localized technical support with expertise in material science and applications engineering.
As a business unit of SCHOTT, Electronic Packaging is a leading manufacturer of housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection for sensitive electronics. The core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting edge specialty glass competences. With 1,500 employees at four production locations and several competence centers around the world, local customer support and co-developments for individual packaging solutions are at the heart of the business, serving the world’s leading manufacturers in the automotive, data- and telecommunication, sensors and semiconductors, consumer electronics, dental care, home appliances, laser as well as security and tracking industries.
Aspherical Lens Caps are available from September 2008.