Photofabrication Engineering Inc.

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PEI Expands Lids and Covers Product Line for Microelectronic Devices

January 21, 2014


Custom and standard lids now available with getters 
Milford, MA, January 14, 2014…Using the photochemical etching process, Photofabrication
Engineering, Inc.(PEI) specializes in manufacturing step lids, flat lids and covers to hermetically seal high-reliability microelectronic devices using resistance welding. The company can provide lids with getters screened or affixed to the lid for moisture or hydrogen absorption, which greatly increases the product life span. Both standard lid sizes and shapes to meet almost every common specification, or custom-designed lids are available; customers can design their own custom lids using our Lid Generator Form at
PEI’s lids and covers can be manufactured from a wide variety of base materials including
Kovar, nickel alloys, stainless steel, cold rolled steel, titanium, and aluminum. There is a wide
range of finishing/plating options available such as gold (per MIL-G-45204B Type III),
electrolytic nickel (per QQ-N-290 ) and electroless nickel (per MIL-C-26074). Selective plating or etching of logos, part numbers or serialization is also available upon request.
PEI provides lids and covers to the microwave, aerospace, hybrid/OEM, defense/military,
telecommunications/data communications, medical product manufacturing, solar power, and
related industries. Our extensive history in producing microelectronic package components has made us one of the leading suppliers to microelectronic and semiconductor manufacturers.
Established in 1968, Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. is a world-famous American precision
metals fabricator which has developed proprietary metal etching processes to create precision
metal parts in thicknesses from 0.0005 in. to 0.125 in. The firm is ITAR compliant and holds ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications. The Precision Products Division serves myriad manufacturing industries including aerospace, automotive, battery, consumer electronics, defense, fuel cell, medical (devices as well as implantables), microelectronics, semiconductor, and telecommunications. All of PEI’s products are proudly made in the USA, and PEI guarantees short lead times, quick response to customer needs, and products that meet the highest quality standards.
For more information about Photofabrication Engineering and its manufacturing capabilities, visit our web site at, or contact Bob Ashman, Sales Manager, Precision Products Division, Photofabrication Engineering, Inc., 500 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA 01757, USA, phone 508-478-2025, fax 508-478-3582, e-mail


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