Koh Young KPO Printer wins Global Technology Award for Best Process Control Software Solution

Atlanta, Georgia – Koh Young Technology, the industry-leader in True 3D measurement-based inspection solutions, is proud to announce its KPO Printer technology earned the Global Technology Award for Best Process Control Software from Global SMT & Packaging. We accepted the award from Trevor Galbraith, Publisher of Global SMT & Packaging magazine, during SMTA International in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 02 November 2022.

Product miniaturization is driving smaller apertures, finer solders, and complex designs, which makes printing a sophisticated process with significant impact on yield. Typically, print process expert must constantly adjust print parameters to ensure a stable process. Yet, Koh Young is creating an autonomous, connected electronics manufacturing environment for defect-free production using its growing suite of AI-powered process optimization tools.

The latest solution is KPO Printer (Koh Young Process Optimizer for Printers), which uses a proprietary Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) engine we developed locally to help machines solve print process challenges. KPO Printer exercises complex algorithms to diagnose issues, recommend parameters, and improve print quality. With our own AI and Machine Learning tools, KPO Printer:

  1. Analyzes relationships between programs and print parameters to determine if the current printer settings can facilitate a printer DOE,
  2. Optimizes the print process with real-time printer and Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) data correlation to recommend ideal process parameters, and
  3. Provides real-time performance diagnostics with anomaly detection algorithms to identify and alert users about process issues and trends.

“KPO Printer defines the optimal parameter settings and eliminates the need for trial-and-error experiments,” commented Ray Welch, Senior Applications Engineer at Koh Young America.

KPO Printer uses active communication between the printer and our SPI to implement necessary process changes in real-time.

“We make print process optimization easy. Our AI-powered solution delivers automated process reliability and consistency, allowing manufacturers to achieve greater productivity and efficiency. KPO Printer is the evolved solution for process reliability without print process expertise.”

About Koh Young Technology, Inc.

Established 20 years ago in 2002, Koh Young revolutionized the inspection market by launching the industry’s first 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system using a patented dual-projection Moiré technology. Since then, it has become the global leader in 3D measurement-based SPI and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment for the electronics industry. Based on its True3D™ measurement-based inspection technology, Koh Young has developed innovative inspection solutions for challenges with machined parts, press-fit and through-hole pins, conformal coatings, dispensed materials, and semiconductor packages. Through its constant innovation, Koh Young has secured over 3,500 global customers, and maintains the dominant global market share in the SPI and AOI markets with well over 20,000 machine installations. By adopting a user-centric R&D focus, it continues to use its core competencies to develop innovative solutions for new and existing markets by listening to our customers and researching emerging trends and applications. With its corporate headquarters in Korea, its activities spread across the world through its global sales and support infrastructure spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas. These regional offices ensure Koh Young is staying close to the market, and more importantly, its growing user base. Learn why so many electronics manufacturers trust Koh Young for reliable inspection for a smart factory at its regional website www.kohyoungamerica.com or at www.kohyoung.com.

For More Information on Koh Young

Brent A Fischthal, Senior Marketing Manager, Koh Young America Brent.Fischthal@kohyoung.com Koh Young America, 1950 Evergreen Blvd., Ste 200, Duluth, GA 30096 www.kohyoungamerica.com america@kohyoung.com