Ucamco (former Barco ETS) is the market leader in PCB CAM and Pre-CAM Software, Laser Photoplotters and Direct Imaging Systems. We have more than 35 years continuous experience developing and supporting leading-edge front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. We help fabricators world-wide raise yields, increase factory productivity, and cut enterprise risks and costs.
We have more than 1,000 laser photoplotters and 5,000 CAM systems installed around the world with local support in every major market. Our customers include the leading PCB fabricators across the global spectrum.
Many of them have been with us for more than 30 years. Major AOI, direct imaging and electrical test equipment vendors OEM Ucamco software as front-end to their systems.
Key to this success has been our uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all our products. For 35 years our product goals have been best-in-class performance, long-term reliability, and continuous development to keep each user at the cutting-edge of his chosen technology.
Ucamco is the developer of the Gerber Format, a backbone of the electronics manufacturing industry.
Since its beginnings in 1983, our company has always remained true to its original focus as a supplier of high performance laser photo-plotters and CAM systems for PCB manufacture – first as Barco’s ETS (Electronic Tooling Systems) division, and later as Ucamco.
Now, with thirty-five years of experience under our belts and a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, we are as dynamic as ever in our uncompromising pursuit of excellence. With numerous development programs in constant evolution, we lead the global market in terms of installed base, worldwide customer support, and a world-class range of integrated front-end and imaging (laser plotting and direct imaging) solutions that keep Ucamco, and its clients, at the leading edge of our industry.
CIMS is a global leader in machine vision that addresses specific needs of all segments of PCB and Semiconductors manufacturing indus-tries offering dedicated inspection solutions based on advanced imaging and image pro-cessing technologies. CIMS operations span over five continents and the company’s products are used by nearly all major PCB manufacturers around the world.
CIMS is the parent company of Ucamco.
Technology and global customer support milestones
2023 Software Jayda accurate fast-response web engine
2022 Hardware Hawk & Condor large format laser plotters
2021 Hardware Ledia Twin
2021 Software Eléa Web Apps; fast hi-res interaction for complex jobs
2020 Software iamcam new standard for PCB front-end workflow automation
2019 Hardware Calibr8tor 5000 laser plotter
2019 Gerber X3 includes assembly information in Gerber data
2019 Software Assembly Seat data processing
2019 Software GCSRIP for direct imaging
2019 Software DI and inkjets frontends for emerging Chinese direct imaging vendors
2018 Software Integr8tor scripting with full access to the CAM HyperTool APIs
2018 Software Integr8tor with full workflow programmability
2018 Gerber Gerber Job Format description published
2018 Software "Communic8tor, a cloud web service to facilitate communication between design and fabrication"
2017 Hardware Graphic RIP solution
2017 Software "Cloud web service, Reference Gerber Viewer"
2017 Software "uStack, a stackup builder for UcamX and Integr8tor"