Meyer Burger is a leading global technology group specialising in innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. At its location in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the focus is on the design and manufacturing of functional inkjet printing and thin film coating equipment.
Under Meyer Burger's award winning PiXDRO brand name, various inkjet printing systems have been developed which enable the scaling of inkjet printing from laboratory applications up to mass production. PiXDRO platforms are especially suitable for the manufacture of semiconductor devices, for OLED products, as well as for printed electronics and PCB. Inkjet printable functional materials can have dielectric, conductive, adhesive, mechanical, optical or chemical properties, and are printed with pico-liter sized droplets from a digital file. Inkjet printing is an additive manufacturing technology, hence has great advantages in relation to material usage, productivity, environmental impact and costs.
As inkjet printing is compatible with a wealth of functional materials, it is a very versatile technology. It can be used for direct material deposition for patterned or homogeneous coatings, from tens of nanometers up to tens of micrometers (depending on ink material). By printing multiple layers of material on top of each other, it can also be used as a 3D printing method. Inkjet is a non-contact deposition technology, so suitable for fragile and 3D substrates, and can fill trenches and cavities. Furthermore, it is excellent for direct printing of etching and plating masks. Because industrial printheads have hundreds or thousands of parallel nozzles, and operate at very high frequencies, inkjet achieves very high throughput. The PiXDRO mass production inkjet printers can hold arrays of multiple printheads, enabling high productivity and flexibility. The JETx production systems are designed for high productivity and reliability, low cost of ownership, and integration in highly automated mass production environments. The LP50 and IP410 research and engineering printers excel in flexibility and process control, offering fast product development and time-to-market.