Palomar Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision assembly systems for broadband communications, announced the promotion of Bruce W. Hueners to Vice President of Marketing. Hueners joined Palomar Technologies in 1981 when it was part of Hughes Aircraft, where he held several engineering, sales, and marketing management positions.
Hueners has vast experience in the laser and optoelectronics fields, collaborating in the 1980's on the development of the laser interferometer positioning system as well as sub-micron positioning systems. He has an extensive background in processes and integrated equipment for advanced microelectronics packaging with particular emphasis on interconnect methods and metallurgy. Widely recognized as an industry authority on automated optoelectronic and hybrid semiconductor packaging, he has published numerous articles and presented many papers on assembly processes and equipment. Recently, he has specialized in technical marketing to the broadband communications industry.
Said Palomar Technologies President Kevin Conlon, "Bruce has created and executed the business strategy upon which we have built our leadership position in broadband capital equipment. Under his leadership as vice president of marketing, I know that Palomar will emerge as one of the capital equipment winners."
Prior to joining Palomar, Hueners was Advanced Manufacturing Engineer with the Semiconductor Products Department at General Electric, where he developed mechanized processes for high-volume optoelectronic assembly. Hueners received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Indiana University, and a Certificate from the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at UCSD. He is a member of IMAPS, SMTA, IEEE, and the Optical Society of America. Bruce's interests include astronomy, especially astrophotography of deep-sky objects. He is an active sports enthusiast including football, weight training and golf, and enjoys classical music.
Palomar Technologies provides a full line of automation solutions for the assembly of optoelectronic and RF wireless components. The company's equipment eliminates manual processes by precisely placing and attaching microchips to their packaging. Palomar's systems use a patented process to produce the highest yield, and include equipment solutions ranging from islands of automation to complete integrated assembly lines. Palomar was a 2001 winner of the Advanced Packaging Award for its technology.
For more information, visit www.palomartechnologies.com.