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Avo Photonics Provides Vacuum Packaging Services for IR Imaging Camera Applications

Avo Photonics, specialists in optical and RF packaging solutions, now provides vacuum packaging services to support its customers producing IR imaging cameras. Offerings include support of low volume prototypes utilizing packages with ports and high volume assemblies employing low cost vacuum reflow sealing.

“Through careful mechanical and material design, we have created packaging solutions that maintain low mTorr levels,“ said David Winick, Avo’s VP of Engineering. “The successful vacuum package design requires analysis of not only the housing and window sealing technologies, but factoring of internal material outgassing, getters, feedthrus, and lifetime environmental exposure.”

As contract manufacturers, Avo Photonics offers a full suite of opto-electronic packaging services. Starting from its exceptional design team through its fully equipped clean room volume production facility, Avo is dedicated to providing outstanding service to its customers.

“Through meticulous handling and controlled procedures, we have enabled our customers to recognize their designs,” said Joel Hoffman, Avo Photonics Senior Process Engineer. “Our ability to support customers from the initial low volume build and characterization is critical to the higher volume, low cost, success of the product. In particular, it is important when developing a new IR imager to have the ability to separate package induced effects from imager chip characteristics. Meeting sub mTorr vacuum levels are often needed to aid the chip designers in optimizing higher resolution images.”

Founded in 2004, Avo Photonics specializes in design and manufacturing solutions for photonic and microelectronic packaging, assembly, and test for the communications, military/aerospace, and medical/ industrial markets. Avo’s mission is to develop cost-effective manufacturing solutions for customers while providing support from design to production for products in all markets.

For a complete overview of Avo Photonics’ service offerings, visit or call 215-441-0107.


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