In the production of semiconductor and electronic equipment, the quality control process (QC) is essential to ensure defect-free products that meet specifications and meet international standards. Here, manufacturers rely heavily on industrial microscopes to provide in-depth and reliable research.

Although the visual inspection required for QC can be expensive and time consuming, advances in microscope software help optimize product inspection. Olympus’s PRECiV software * is designed to speed up detection – maximizing time and budget – while standardizing microscope performance to improve repeatability.

At the heart of the PRECiV software is its user-friendly, fully customized and easy-to-navigate interface, providing integrated control of compatible microscopes, motorized tips and microscope cameras, including shortwave infrared (SWIR) technology.

For both new and advanced users, image acquisition and data recording are quick and easy with an intuitive navigation section and large, clearly marked buttons. Easy acquisition is complemented by a range of live enhancement features, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) control and halation removal, which allows QC operators to expand their imaging and detection capabilities.

One of the most attractive features of the PRECiV software is the ability to capture automatically focused panoramic images when used in conjunction with a motorized microscope. Using Extended Focus Image (EFI) and / or Panorama modes, PRECiV allows you to combine multiple images (longitudinally or widthwise) to create a single full focus image. These large, high-quality images support the study of large semiconductor wafers and electronic components.

In addition to being able to obtain and analyze high-quality images, PRECiV software offers features that help standardize and improve the efficiency of your verification process. For example, custom manual measurements and workflow steps can be defined to generate automatic options and provide guidelines for improved repeatability. In addition, settings – such as measurement parameters, image status and access rights – can be shared online, which helps improve standardization.

Finally, PRECiV software is designed to improve system compatibility between multiple users. Automated calibration verification ensures that all calibration and measurements of the microscope are performed in accordance with international manufacturing rules, avoiding operator error. In addition, all measurement analyzes can be exported to an Excel report and guidance is provided during the workflow to help users comply with international standards.

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* Business of Olympus Scientific Solutions became a wholly owned subsidiaryon 1st April 2022

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