First of all let rae clarify a couple terms for you. When we talk
about the microelectronics industry that will include everything from
crude wiring boards to VLSI. Also, we're going to talk about the
spectral. This fits hand in glove, it's no accident Gary planned it
this way, you'll see a number of applications where we will need a new
generation of laser to move the technology forward. In one case we'll
show you where we're currently using in volume production diode pumped
Another couple of terms I'd like to have you just think about. I
have dubbed it no man's lithography. Basically in the printed wiring
board and the hybrids and in the other packaging arenas, the present
photo tools are out of gas. And I'm calling that no man's lithography.
You get below 5 microns and the IC technology takes over, you
get down to again on a PC board industry thinks of mils you get down
much higher than 8 mils lines and spaces, and all of a sudden you're
out of gas. That arena between the 5 microns and 8 mils is where we
think there's a tremendous opening for lasers.