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Kulicke & Soffa and Rohinni Launch PIXALUX™ Next Generation of Micro and Mini LED Solution


Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) ("Kulicke & Soffa" or
"K&S") and Rohinni LLC (Rohinni), announced today the launch of
PIXALUX™, K&S's micro and mini LED advanced placement solution that was
developed with Rohinni.

Next-generation LED technologies have the potential to further enhance
performance, improve efficiency and reduce the size of existing lighting
technologies. Significant high-volume end-markets including automotive,
display, consumer electronics and general lighting are anticipated to
drive adoption and benefit from this emerging technology. While micro
and mini LED benefits are compelling, high-volume placement challenges
needed to be addressed prior to widespread market adoption of these
emerging lighting solutions.

In May 2018, Kulicke & Soffa announced a joint development partnership
with Rohinni to directly address this challenge. Today, the combined
efforts of this partnership provide a disruptive solution - PIXALUX™.
With a breakthrough combination of high-throughput and high-accuracy
placement supporting extremely small-die applications, PIXALUXTM
brings a new level of competitiveness to the high-speed die placement

  • High productivity and yield with its ultrafast placement head
  • Placement accuracy and speed on multiple types of substrates
  • Supports placement of LED and IC dies
  • Wafer magazine with 10 wafer carriers
  • Ease of use with one-step automatic wafer loading

Chan Pin Chong, Kulicke & Soffa's Senior Vice President of Wedge Bond &
EA/APMR Business Unit, said, "We are excited to announce PIXALUX™, an
innovative cost-effective high speed mini LED placement solution. An
example of one of the applications we anticipate PIXALUX™ initially
enabling is the development of 2D LCD display backlighting which means
thinner and lighter display products that will provide better
performance, dynamic range (HDR) and efficiency, improving the overall
experience of LCD displays for the consumer."

"Our partnership with K&S is another big step forward for the Rohinni
team and our technology," said Matt Gerber, Rohinni CEO. "The scale,
capabilities and reach of K&S coupled with Rohinni's advanced mini-LED
placement technology means customers around the world now have a viable
path to develop and manufacture next generation mini-LED based products."

Customer evaluations of the PIXALUX™ bonder will commence in October

About Kulicke & Soffa

Kulicke & Soffa (NASDAQ:KLIC) is a leading provider of semiconductor
packaging and electronic assembly solutions supporting the global
automotive, consumer, communications, computing and industrial segments.
As a pioneer in the semiconductor space, K&S has provided customers with
market leading packaging solutions for decades. In recent years, K&S has
expanded its product offerings through strategic acquisitions and
organic development, adding advanced packaging, electronics assembly,
wedge bonding and a broader range of expendable tools to its core
offerings. Combined with its extensive expertise in process technology
and focus on development, K&S is well positioned to help customers meet
the challenges of packaging and assembling the next-generation of
electronic devices. (

About Rohinni

Rohinni LLC makes beautiful light available anywhere. The company's
innovative, proprietary robotic process supersedes complex LED
manufacture by placing mini and micro LEDs directly on virtually any
substrate at unprecedented speeds, in high volumes, and at greatly
reduced cost. Rohinni's disruptive technology lets designers create
lighting that is brighter, thinner, lighter, lower power and more
dynamic than currently available packaged LED products. Moreover, by
removing manufacturing limitations, Rohinni's process is ideally suited
for end products ranging from consumer electronics to automotive
lighting to outdoor signage – the applications are virtually limitless.
Rohinni has broad patent coverage for its micro LED-based products,
robotic placement equipment and manufacturing processes. Investors
include Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod, co-inventor of the
iPhone, founder and former CEO of Nest, and principal at Future Shape.
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