An In-depth Look at Automated Optical Inspection Equipment for the SMT and Electronics Manufacturing Market
This benchmark report gives a comprehensive analysis of the automated optical inspection (AOI) systems offerings for the electronics manufacturing market from both an equipment supplier and end-user perspective. With more than 50 pages and over 40 tables and graphs, the report is based on extensive research, in-depth first person interviews and real-world consulting practice. The report provides valuable information including price/performance benchmarks, supplier perception ratings and verbatim response based on equipment supplier and end-user interviews.
The general consensus among end-users suggests that current AOI systems offer the capability of detecting assembly defects such as missing, polarity, rotation, X-Y offset as well as some solder defects, thereby enhancing product quality and reducing operating costs. However, the installed base of AOI systems overall are not performing at the level or standards needed to meet the demands of CEMs and OEMs for consistency in quality and ease of programming.
Furthermore, end-users are often forced to justify the value-added that an AOI system brings to an assembly line. Additionally, the issue of where to strategically place an AOI system or where it is best suited in an assembly process, without extending lines beyond minimal footprints is also a concern. Manufacturing managers are concerned with many variables when determining where to optimally place an AOI system.
Critical Questions Answered:
What automated optical inspection characteristics are most desired by CEM and OEM end-users?
What is the competitive positioning of the major AOI suppliers in terms of key specifications, features and capabilities?
How do the major AOI equipment suppliers perform with respect to fulfilling end-user application requirements?
Who Should Read This Report?
Equipment Selection Teams
- Cross-functional evaluation teams
- Equipment analysts
CEM, ODM and OEM End-Users
- Engineering management
- Procurement personnel
- Equipment Suppliers