Surface-mount technology (SMT) stands for a method in the electronic industry in which components are mounted directly (i.e. without any through-holes) onto the surface of printed circuit boards. Electronic devices manufactured this way are called surface-mount devices (SMD). Electronic devices manufactured using surface-mount technology are usually smaller and lighter as more components can be integrated on the same surface area. Furthermore production is cheaper and faster as no through-holes in circuit boards are needed.

A challenge with SMT is to visualize the processing and positioning of SMD-components precisely and in high resolution. Aescusoft offers products and solutions for quality and production control of SMT technologies and processes. This comprises tasks such the testing of SMD components, optical and electrical quality control or the measurement of the sheet resistance of circuit boards.