Celebrating 5 Years of Innovation in Optical Assembly

Optics Innovation 5 Year Anniversary

We recently hosted an office party to mark the 5th anniversary of the founding of Kasalis.  In our celebratory presentation, we reminisced about both the good times and the struggle to get a start-up off the ground and running.  It has been a rollercoaster for these five years: overall, very exciting, but not without its ups and downs. 

In 2012, we released our first products and were able to shake hands with our first customer. Soon we gained distributors and saw market growth. When 2014 rolled around, our numbers were growing so swiftly that we had to move to an office triple the size of our old one. We worked hard, traveled a great deal, and in 2015, our company was acquired by Jabil Circuit. We are now proudly a part of their Jabil Optics division.

Since then, we have kept busy, launching our Pixid 500 systems in 2016 and moving, yet again, to a bigger, more secure office. Now that we are finally settled in, we have time to celebrate! We are looking at a future with growth in some exciting markets, such as augmented reality, gesture recognition, and self-driving vehicles.  So…cheers to five years of rigorous innovation and collaboration at Kasalis.  Here’s to the next five and beyond, and a big thanks to our customers and partners for a great start.

 

 

 

Kasalis Announces Partnership with 3-EDGE for European Sales and Distribution

We are very pleased to announce a partnership with 3-EDGE GmbH for sales, distribution, and technical support of our Pixid line of camera module alignment and test systems throughout Europe.  Together with 3-EDGE, Kasalis aims to provide an enhanced experience for all Kasalis customers in Europe, giving them local technical advisors who provide timely service and spare parts delivery.

Our philosophy of localization has led us toward multi-language interfaces and locally-focused teams that can support our customers in Asia and Europe.  We want to ensure that every interaction we have with a customer is a positive one, providing technical expertise and a timely response.

At Kasalis, we are confident in the outstanding technical knowledge, support, and after-sales service that 3-EDGE provides and look forward to working together.  For more information, please read the official press release or visit the 3-EDGE website.

Kasalis Partners with Kingyoup for Customers in Taiwan and China

Camera Module Support Kasalis in Taiwan

Support locations for Kasalis products via Kingyoup in Taiwan and China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we’re announcing our partnership with the Taiwanese company, Kingyoup Enterprises Co., Ltd., which will provide sales, distribution, and technical support for Kasalis products in Taiwan and mainland China.

Our ability to respond quickly to customers and support them with a local presence is very important to us.  Kingyoup is an excellent match for Kasalis with its industry expertise in optics and semiconductors as well as its solid reputation for excellent after-sales service.  With support in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Taicang City, China, we are delighted to have Kingyoup on our team.

Our customers in China and Taiwan purchasing camera module assembly systems can rest assured that we have taken steps to ensure their satisfaction and ongoing success with our products.

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding additional regional partnerships in the near future.

Now Available: The Pixid 300 Series, Groundbreaking Automated Active Alignment and Test System

We are thrilled to announce that our signature alignment and test system, the Pixid 300 Series, is now available to high volume manufacturers of camera modules. Our engineers have truly created an outstanding assembly system that leapfrogs existing standards to meet the future demands of fast-moving high technology industries.

Camera module assembly system Pixid 300 Pro

The groundbreaking Pixid 300 Pro is our signature model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is the Pixid system different?  For starters, its innovative design allows for parallel processing of camera modules, so when one is being aligned, another is getting its adhesive. This contributes to our industry-leading cycle time of only 15 seconds, or 240 camera units per hour, all using active alignment for the absolute best image quality possible.  In addition, the yield of usable camera modules is higher using our machines because of our Adaptive IntelligenceTM software, which adjusts the alignment algorithm based on data trends.

Our systems cost significantly less than the industry average, both in terms of equipment and maintenance costs.  Our modular design makes the Pixid series easy to operate and very simple to repair or update.  With customer needs in mind, we have taken a new approach to active alignment and developed this system to meet their challenges head-on, including driving down the cost of active alignment, creating an intuitive, easily operated machine that doesn’t require an engineering degree, and lowering lead times by designing for the rapid configuration of systems.

The Pixid 300 Pro model is a fully automated manufacturing system featuring active alignment, configurable optical testing options, Adaptive IntelligenceTM SPC, and automated adhesive dispense and UV cure.  In addition to the Pixid 300 Pro, the line includes the Pixid 300 Test model, which is intended purely for the high speed, final functional testing of camera modules. The Pixid 300 systems are designed for high volume production of camera modules such as those used in smartphones, cars, webcams, medical imaging, wearable sports cameras, and security cameras.

Pixid 100 Series Camera Module Assembly Systems Now Available

 

Pixid 100 Pro

Pixid 100 Pro

The Kasalis office is buzzing with the release of its Pixid 100 line of camera module assembly systems.  The Pixid 100 R&D and the Pixid 100 Pro models are the first systems available for shipment, and represent our solution for cost-effective, low-volume production of camera modules.

As technology in electronics such as smart phones and webcams advances, the precision of camera module alignment becomes increasingly important.  The Pixid 100 series systems feature active alignment in up to six degrees of freedom so that the process will yield the best possible focus quality across the entire imaging area.

We are thrilled to offer the Pixid 100 series to customers and look forward to releasing the Pixid 300 series for high-volume production, further advancing this groundbreaking technology and including more automated features, later this year.  Please check out our news page or camera module assembly systems page for more details and specifications.

Kasalis Announces Website Launch

We have been working hard on the new and improved Kasalis website for months and are pleased to announce that the new Kasalis.com is live!

Our new website has a clean design that features information about our camera module alignment and testing systems and makes it easy to find the best system for your business. Whether you need just one system for research and development or several for a major production line, we certainly have a system that will meet your needs.

Some of the features of our new website are:

  • Selection Guide: Consult this convenient chart to compare products side-by-side.
  • Product Pages: For detailed specifications, you can read about each product individually.
  • Services and Support: Find out where we can assist you, whether you are introducing a new product or want to lease a PixidTM system.
  • Technologies: Learn more about the technologies that are integrated into our camera module assembly systems.
  • Blog: soon to be full of insightful commentary regarding industry trends, new technologies, and our own company news.

We hope you enjoy our new website!  Please contact us at any time if you are interested in learning more about our Pixid product line, providing optical alignment for digital camera modules.