SOURCE: Shocking Technologies, Inc.

Shocking Technologies, Inc.

Shocking Technologies, Inc.

September 20, 2011 09:00 ET

atg Luther & Maelzer Certified on Shocking Technologies' Unique ESD Protection Solution

Leading Bare Board Test Supplier Certified for Testing PCBs Embedded With Shocking Tech's XStatic™ Voltage Switchable Dielectric Material for Embedded Protection Against Harmful ESD Transients

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Shocking Technologies, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough patented polymer nano-composite for protecting electronic products from electrostatic discharge (ESD), announced that atg Luther & Maelzer (ATG/LM), the leading supplier of electrical testing solutions for the printed circuit board industry, has been certified to test printed circuit boards (PCBs) that utilize Shocking Tech's innovative Voltage Switchable Dielectric™ (VSD) material. The certification follows a period of successful evaluation of Shocking Tech's XStatic™ VSD material within ATG/LM's electrical testing process.

The XStatic material is embedded in PCBs to protect components and systems from harmful ESD events. Shocking Tech's XStatic solution reduces component count and frees up space for other functionality while simplifying design, improving ESD protection, and slashing development time.

"Shocking's technology offers a unique, comprehensive approach to addressing the ESD challenge. Our customers in time and cost-sensitive markets, such as mobile devices and consumer electronics, will benefit from the advantages it delivers. We are pleased to be able to support the use of the XStatic product in our testing solutions, and are confident our customers will see the value of its enhanced ESD coverage that lowers their cost and reduces overall development time," said Martin Faulhaber, Managing Director at ATG/LM.

Lex Kosowsky, President and CEO of Shocking Technologies, said, "Our VSD solution continues to gain acceptance across the electronics supply chain and we are pleased to have one of the leading test equipment suppliers certified on it. We are looking forward to working with ATG/LM to provide our mutual customers effective ESD solutions that are fully testable for electrical continuity and isolation."

About XStatic™

Shocking Technologies' XStatic material is a polymer nano-composite that functions substantially as an insulator (dielectric) during normal circuit operation and becomes substantially conductive when the voltage increases beyond a predefined threshold. The XStatic material reverts back to behaving substantially as an insulator after the voltage drops back below the threshold to normal operating levels. The net result is that when the XStatic material is incorporated in a PCB or package substrate, damaging ESD voltages and currents can be routed to ground or to other predetermined locations so that elements, circuits, components, devices and systems can be effectively protected against ESD events.

About Shocking Technologies

Founded in 2006, Shocking Technologies offers an innovative solution to protecting electronic products in the handheld, cell phone, LCD display, memory and other markets from the harmful effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Its patented Voltage Switchable Dielectric™ (VSD) polymer nano-composite material, XStatic™, is easily applied to PCB and package substrates, and coupled with Shocking's advanced design and simulation technologies provides the industry's only embedded solution capable of up to 100% protection against ESD. The ease of implementation and comprehensive coverage of the XStatic™ solution also lowers development time and costs and reduces product design size by eliminating less effective components traditionally used to protect devices against ESD effects. The company has over 150 patents and applications worldwide and has licensed numerous additional patents and applications. Shocking Technologies is a privately held company with investments from ARCH Venture Partners, ATA Ventures, Balch Hill Capital, Littelfuse, Inc., Skylake Incuvest, Vista Ventures, and a limited number of private investors. For more information, go to

About ATG/LM

atg Luther & Maelzer is the leading supplier of electrical testing solutions for the Printed Circuit Board industry with solutions for every application regardless of product type, batch size or technology deployed. The atg flying probe tester products are renowned for speed, accuracy, versatility and ease of use, while the Luther & Maelzer Universal Grid Tester product range is known the world over for high throughput, repeatability, soft handing and accuracy. By working closely together with all customers and insuring new innovations through constant research and development, atg Luther & Maelzer provides quality products and solutions for printed circuit board manufacturers worldwide. "Over 60 years of combined history is our guarantee for lasting quality."

Voltage Switchable Dielectric and XStatic are trademarks of Shocking Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks referred to are property of their respective owners.

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