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OPTICS AND ELECTRONICS

AIM Micro Systems GmbH - The partner for optoelectronics.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU.

Precision, quality and innovative spirit in optoelectronics and micro-assembly – that’s what AIM stands for with over 15 years of experience in this field of industry. Our customers are satisfied with our high flexibility, but especially with APPLICATIONS that minimize their risks.

WHAT MOTIVATES US.

Market penetration and success for your product are our daily aspirations . As a COMPANY you will find us as a reliable partner who actively accompanies your product developments until they are ready for the market. Use our knowledge, eliminate the risk.

WHY WE LOVE INNOVATION.

The market is changing faster and faster, and TECHNOLOGY is becoming more demanding and individualized. We respond to this trend with our  optoelectronic applications and work closely with a large network of experts to create future-oriented solutions.

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Reference & Project

HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCE

Collimated LED modules with four different wavelengths mounted precisely above an image sensor - this is what a measuring head for a universal handheld for rapid diagnosis based on blood samples looks like. Our task was to implement a process chain for the production of up to 200.000 modules/year. We could only succeed in this because all technological requirements, such as clean room, COB technology and micro-assembly were available within the company. The process development was carried out in accordance with DIN ISO 13485. The support of the supply chain is a matter of course for us. The technical challenge was the positioning of the optical elements in relation to the LED or image sensor chip. We focused on the positioning derived from the optically active surfaces of the components and thus took the functional requirements into account.

    HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESENSORS
  • TECHNOLOGY SHARE
  • PROJECT DURATION IN MONTHS
    36
    36
  • FIRST PATTERN IN DAYS
    365
    365
  • DEGREE OF INNOVATION
    10
    10

HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCE

Large image sensors depend on the wafer’s size. Even with just one image sensor per wafer, the optically active area was not sufficient for our customer's intended application. In close cooperation with this customer, we ensured that all necessary connections to the peripherals could be placed on the short sensor side.

Using a special mechanical design technology, we created the basic requirements for implementing the optical connections of the cascadable sensor with nearly no image loss.

There were no existing standards for the processing of sensors of such dimensions. The processes had to be specifically developed for this application.

    HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESENSORS
  • TECHNOLOGY SHARE
  • PROJECT DURATION IN MONTHS
    36
    36
  • FIRST PATTERN IN DAYS
    365
    365
  • DEGREE OF INNOVATION
    10
    10
Reference & Project

SENSORS

Wide-angle lenses with a field of view of 150° and larger in combination with extremely high resolution image sensors lead to extremely sensitive systems in the manufacturing process of a camera module.
The expected manufacturing tolerances of the individual components should be taken into account by optically active adjustment.
The manufacturing tolerances of the individual components are so extreme that an adhesive gap of 1.5 mm can occur. Our knowledge accumulated over the years regarding curing methods of adhesives was fundamental in realization of the position tolerances in a range  smaller than 5 μm.
Depending on the position of the sensor board in the room, we implemented an individual preliminary calculation in the process.

    HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESENSORS
  • TECHNOLOGY SHARE
  • Project duration in months
    36
    36
  • FIRST PATTERN IN DAYS
    365
    365
  • Degree of innovation
    10
    10
Reference & Project

Sensors

Image sensors with extended sensitivity in the near UV range are not standard solutions. A very efficient method to achieve this property is local thinning. Walls of just 3μm thickness between the pixels are preserved. The processing of such image sensors is critical. The cleanliness requirements for the processing are extremely high, since particles in the cavities that formed above the pixels can no longer be removed non-destructively. The handling of the sensors in the chip-on-board process is also critical, as the filigree walls between pixels can be quickly destroyed, thus resulting in a failure.
With our clean rooms the best conditions were given to position the sensor exactly with a self-developed special tool.
Our clean rooms provided best conditions to position the sensor accurately using a self-developed tool.

    HEALTH CARE & LIFE SCIENCESENSORS
  • TECHNOLOGY SHARE
  • Project duration in months
    36
    36
  • FIRST PATTERN IN DAYS
    365
    365
  • Degree of innovation
    10
    10