Academic partnership will accelerate the development of technology and innovation for automated inspection systems and the Smart Factory

Tokyo, Japan – 27 February 2020 – Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspection and measurement equipment, announces that Dr. Takashi Sato, professor at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, has been appointed as the Scientific Advisor for Saki. Professor Sato specializes in the design of integrated circuits and systems. The results of his studies on semiconductor integrated circuit design are widely used in industry. With the support of Professor Sato and his expertise in modeling semiconductor devices and systems and in optimizing the manufacturing process to ensure their reliability, Saki will accelerate the development of its total M2M solution for an automated inspection system. To further this collaboration, Saki is establishing and fostering an engineering community to further the implementation of the Smart Factory.

“As Saki is a leading company in the manufacture of automated inspection equipment, which plays a critical role in ensuring the quality of the assembly process, we are committed to the realization of the Smart Factory and the goal of creating a more prosperous society through technology,” said Norihiro Koike, president of Saki Corporation. “Together with Dr. Sato, Kyoto University, and this newly launched academic partnership, we are confident the Smart Factory will become a reality in the not-too-distant future.”


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About Saki Corporation

Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automated recognition through robotic vision technology. Saki’s 3D automated solder paste, optical, and X-ray inspection and measurement systems (SPI, AOI, AXI) have been recognized to provide the stable platform and advanced data capture mechanisms necessary for true M2M communication, improving production, process efficiency, and product quality. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, with offices, sales, and support centers around the world.

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