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Compugraphics Look to the Stars (Again)

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Compugraphics photomasks used to manufacture CCDs in LORRI and Ralph instruments on board New Horizon. Our client e2v has provided NASA’s New Horizons Mission with two image sensors, manufactured using Compugraphics photomasks, which hope to capture the first ever close-up images of Pluto. 3,000,000,000 miles away New Horizons which launched in January 2006 plans to […]

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A Better Fit

Compugraphics is pleased to announce that we are now part of the Platform Specialty Products family. You may remember that in June 2015 we announced that our parent company OM Group, Apollo Funds and Platform had entered into a merger agreement. Well, on Wednesday 28th October 2015 the deal was finalized and the OM Group’s Electronic […]

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The ABC’s of Ordering a Photomask

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I began my career in the photomask industry back in 1980 working for a small company in Connecticut. In spite of technology being far simpler back then, ordering a photomask was always something that puzzled my customers. What surprises me these 35 years later, with all the considerable advancements in technology and procedures, is that […]

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Our MRC Process

Dave Muir

If you are going to call yourself an expert, then you need to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. The customer solutions group at Compugraphics takes our slogan: “the experts behind the mask”, very seriously. Each day the team lives up to this slogan by putting customers’ needs first to ensure we […]

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New Exposure Tool

New exposure tool

We are pleased to announce Compugraphics will purchase photomask manufacturing equipment from one of our customers to increase our capacity. A CORE2564 system will come to Scotland which will add a third more manufacturing capacity to the site in Glenrothes. What does this mean for Compugraphics? The new equipment creates room for us to grow […]

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Laser World of Photonics 2015

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Last week Compugraphics attended Laser World of Photonics in Munich for the second year running.  The event was a great success with companies coming from all over the world to exhibit and take part in the show. The Messe München International drew more than 30,000 attendees,1227 exhibitors (representing a 9% increase over the 2013 event) […]

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Award Nomination

Fife Business Awards

Our Glenrothes site was recently invited by Fife Council to attend the Fife Business Awards where they were nominated for the Export Achievement of the year award. The Scotland team went all out, with some of the team even wearing traditional Scottish Kilts. The event, hosted by Scottish television personality, Fred MacAulay, was a grand […]

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Photomasks: Made to be Used with Care

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When I sat down at the beginning of January and reviewed the requests for technical support I’d received from customers during 2014, one topic stood out from the rest – mask handling and cleaning. The lithography processes used by our customers, regardless of sector, demand that the mask has a level of pattern integrity that […]

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The Changes in our Industry

Michael McCallion

When I first started with Compugraphics way back in September 1984, I was 17, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers had just released their first album, Apple had just launched their famous Macintosh commercial and CMOS was the technology of the time as its low power usage made it particularly popular for use on boards with […]

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IEEE Conference Bangalore

IEEE Conference

Compugraphics exhibited and presented at the second IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics in Bangalore last month. The conference boasted a number of speakers, all giving their insight into innovation in India and what technology the world can expect in the next few years. The IEEE invites innovators, both young and old, to share information […]

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