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Press release News vom 19.10.2018

Comet Group wins three Global Technology Awards

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Flamatt, October 19, 2018

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Comet Group wins three Global Technology Awards


Yxlon, a company of the Comet Group, has this week been awarded two prestigious Global Technology Awards in the categories of Metrology and Inspection/X-ray at the SMTA International conference in Chicago. The prizes were awarded to the FF35 CT Metrology System and the Cheetah EVO PLUS Xray Inspection System by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

In addition, Comet Group was honored with the Publisher’s Choice Award for its Lab One technology and application center in Silicon Valley.


Cheetah EVO: multiple Yxlon innovations – one system
To offer the very best image in the shortest time and in every market sector, Cheetah EVO systems harness the combined power of several Yxlon innovations: FeinFocus Xray tube technology, high-performance target technology, a finely calibrated, long-life flat-panel detector, easy-to-use software and a state-of-the-art manipulation system. Thereby, the systems can generate images in extremely high resolution, easily overcoming the unique challenges of the laboratory. This technology allows for the non-destructive inspection of larger areas and substantial cost savings will be achieved, as samples are no longer destroyed by traditional CT or micro-sectioning. Even better, these images can be analyzed automatically as easily and quickly as a 2D image, using user-friendly controls and intuitive software.


FF 35 CT: unprecedented measurement accuracy even when faced with increased complexity
Yxlons FF35 CT Metrology System takes measurement to another level, providing precise non-destructive measurements of inner structures with increased complexity via an optimized imaging chain. Temperature control and compensation, a stable focal spot due to water cooling and accurate sample positioning give the operator unprecedented levels of measurement accuracy and repeatability. The system is also able to provide continuous images of large assemblies, including tablets, which can then be viewed at a sub-micron level.


Lab One: innovation and collaboration pay off
One year ago, Comet Group created a place where RF Power, X-ray and CT applications, and ebeam technologies come together under one roof in addition to a wide range of expertise. The Lab One technology and application center allows customers to develop and test new applications – and was awarded the Publisher’s Choice Award by the jury of the Global Technology Award program, which was founded in 2005.


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Comet Group

The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company with a focus on X-ray, radio frequency and ebeam applications. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the Comet, Yxlon and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as materials testing and security inspection, semiconductor manufacturing, coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.

Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,400 people worldwide, including almost 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet’s stock (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.