Fraunhofer Institute Berlin Selects Asymtek's Dispensing and Coating Technology to Equip Its Research Center


Carlsbad, CA -January 23, 2009 - Asymtek, a Nordson company (Nasdaq:NDSN) and leader in dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies and the Fraunhofer Institut für Zuverlassigkeit und Mikrointegration (IZM) Berlin announce their ongoing collaborative effort to support microelectronics packaging and encapsulation research, using Asymtek's advanced dispensing and coating technology. Fraunhofer IZM recently installed Asymtek's Axiom(TM) X-1020 high volume dispensing system in its Center for Applied Research, which focuses on interconnection technologies and microelectronics. The Axiom system, equipped with the award- winning DispenseJet® DJ-9000 valve, is being used for underfilling inter-chip gaps, wafer level underfilling for Chip-on-Wafer assemblies, and glob top jetting over wire bonds. "The Axiom system offers highly repeatable results that can be easily transferred from our lab to production," stated Karl-Friedrich Becker, group manager, assembly and encapsulation for Fraunhofer Berlin.

Fraunhofer also purchased a Century(TM) C-341 conformal coating system with the SwirlCoat(TM) SC-300 valve for the coating of polymer electronics and application of thin hydrophobic layers for electro-wetting on dielectrics (EWOD.) "We chose Asymtek for their technical competence-especially jetting-on-the fly-and the fact that their technology is field-proven," stated Becker. "When we need assistance, they exceed our expectations and help us transition into new products appropriate for our customers' production requirements."

"We are pleased to support the work that the Fraunhofer Institute performs, which helps to advance industry knowledge and practices," commented Michel van de Vijver, Asymtek's general manager for Europe.

About Fraunhofer IZM

Fraunhofer Society is one of the major public research entities in Europe, focusing on applied research in various fields of technology with its 52 institutes. Fraunhofer IZM Berlin is a center for applied research focusing on interconnection technologies embedded into the microelectronics alliance of the Fraunhofer society. IZM Berlin focuses its activities on microelectronics packaging, and has about 350 employees. For more information, please visit: http://www.izm.fraunhofer.de/EN/index.jsp

About Asymtek

Asymtek®, a world leader in automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Recognized for its innovative equipment and excellent service, Asymtek continues to offer advanced applications for a range of industries. These include semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, LEDs, flat panel display assembly, automotive, medical/biotech product assembly, and other precision assembly processes. Founded in 1983 and acquired in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation, Asymtek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. Asymtek has received numerous awards including Intel's prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement award for five years in a row: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit www.asymtek.com.

About Nordson

Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 32 countries. For more information, visit www.nordson.com.

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Roberta Foster-Smith
Asymtek, A Nordson Company
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