ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Dexter Corp.'s recently acquired Quantum Materials unit is marketing four adhesive systems with a liquid bismaleimide molecule for nonhermetic packaging of inte-grated-circuit packaging.
From a small base in a new market for the unit, ``we expect to increase sales of this product by 1,000 percent this year,'' Frank D. Husson Jr., vice president and general manager of Quantum Materials, said at Nepcon West '98, held March 1-5 in Anaheim.
Quantum sees a heightened receptivity for the product, introduced initially in 1996 and now being used ``in production at half a dozen semiconductor companies.''
Dexter's Electronic Materials Division in City of Industry, Calif., acquired Quantum of San Diego in October and is retaining Quantum's well-known market identity. Now, Dexter's worldwide marketers extend Quantum's reach.
Quantum supplies ``silver-glass adhesives for 80 percent of the hermetic package market'' and has worked to penetrate the market for plastic packages, Husson said. Traditionally, plastic packages absorb moisture, and the epoxies take a long time to cure.
With the hydrophobic BMI system, a manufacturer ``can go from a four-hour process to a 30-second process,'' Husson said.
Quantum employs more than 65 and occupies a 25,000-square-foot facility.