U.S. Circuit Installs New Maskless Direct Digital Imaging Machine
Feb. 2011

U.S. Circuit, a manufacturer of bare PCBs based in Escondido, California, has installed a MLI-2024 direct digital imaging machine, purchased from Maskless Lithography, of San Jose, California.

“True to our history and reputation, we continue to build on our capabilities and increase our quality metrics in order to create the very highest value for our customers," explained Mike Fariba, president of U.S. Circuit. "We are very pleased about the MLI-2024 addition to our production floor, which will help us to continue to exceed our customer’s expectations when it comes to technology, quality and delivery.” 

Ed Carignan, COO of Maskless Lithography, said, “The MLI-2024 machine is a great complement to U.S. Circuit’s technology and will provide Mike and his team with a high-resolution, phototool-free lithography solution with a very low total cost of ownership. Maskless direct digital imaging machines are engineered like nothing that has come before. We thank U.S. Circuit for recognizing this in their choice of this machine for their digital imaging needs.”

About Maskless Lithography

Maskless Lithography designs and manufactures low cost-of-ownership direct-write lithography production equipment for high-yield PCB manufacturing. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company was founded in 2005 by Dr. Dan Meisburger who has more than 20 years experience managing and developing lithography and metrology products. He has held senior roles at Ultratech Stepper, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and KLA-Tencor where he was responsible for developing the world's first high-speed electron beam wafer inspection tool. Meisburger is joined on the executive team by CEO and President, Dr. William Elder, and COO, Edward Carignan. Silicon Valley veteran Elder founded Genus, Inc., a semiconductor capital equipment company that he took public in 1988. Genus was acquired by Aixtron AG in 2005. Carignan is a 25-year veteran in the global PCB industry, holding senior roles with Sanmina-SCI where he had profit and loss responsibility for fabrication divisions in Malaysia, Singapore and China, and also led the division's overseas expansion strategy. For more information, visit


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