Laser Technology and Your Smart Phone

  • Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Chances are you found this website on your smart phone.  In 2017, more than 1.45 billion smart phones were shipped worldwide.

From the inside out, your smart phone is a marvel of technology.  Lasers play a big part here.

Fiber, solid-state, CO2, pulse, excimer and IR diode lasers are all important to the manufacturing of smartphones:

Component

Type of Laser

Process

Touchscreen Pulse Cutting thin cover glass & touchscreen foil
Solid-state Fitting conducting layers
Screen UV excimer laser Forming polycrystalline layers
IR diode laser Compressing laminated glass
Battery Solid-state Welding the case
CO2 Engrave logos, serial numbers, etc.
Circuit Board UV solid-state Forming conductor tracks, drilling contact holes
Solid-state Cutting circuit boards
Housing Fiber Cutting housing
CO2 Logos, serial numbers

Bottom line, your smartphone wouldn’t be so smart if it weren’t for lasers!

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