LightWorks begins contract work on optics for Maskless Lithography

July 9, 2013
Murrieta, CA--LightWorks Optical Systems has begun work on Lot IV of a production contract for specialized optics that will be used by Maskless Lithography.

Murrieta, CA--Optical assemblies and components manufacturer LightWorks Optical Systems ( has begun work on Lot IV of a production contract for specialized optics that will be used by Maskless Lithography (San Jose, CA). Maskless Lithography, manufacturer of direct-write digital imaging technology for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, will integrate the telecentric projection lenses designed by LightWorks Optical Systems into their newest line of maskless lithography imaging equipment.

Maskless Lithography's CEO William Elder said, "We are very pleased to have an optical development partnership with LightWorks Optical Systems. Their unique expertise helped provide significant cost and performance improvements to our manufacturing process, which has already made a positive impact on production yields."

Maskless Lithography says its technology offers the highest throughput in the PCB industry, due to its unique digital UV imaging capability that allows circuit designs to be traced and printed directly to the resist on copper-plated PCB substrates. With no special cleanrooms needed during production, Maskless says its maskless lithography offers best-in-class registration and the fastest return on investment.

"We are delighted to be a collaborative partner with Maskless Lithography," adds LightWorks Optical System's VP of Engineering, Kent Weed. "We are confident that our combined design and production synergies will provide continued advancements to their leading-edge PCB manufacturing over the next several years."

LightWorks Optical Systems (LWOS) has more than 50 years of heritage in IR materials manufacturing and provides vertical integration from materials to optical assemblies. LightWorks Optics was recently acquired by II-VI Incorporated and has merged operations with Exotic Electro-Optics (, also a subsidiary of II-VI. The combined company now operates as LightWorks Optical Systems, with facilities located in Murrieta and Tustin, CA.

SOURCE: LightWorks Optical Systems;

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