SOURCE: STABLCOR Incorporated

September 05, 2007 09:45 ET

Stablcor Enters Into Licensing Agreement With Everett Charles Technologies

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - Stablcor Incorporated, a leading provider of technologically advanced carbon composite laminates, today announced that it has licensed the use of its STABLCOR® technology to Everett Charles Technologies' Semiconductor Test division. Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) is a subsidiary of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV). The matchless STABLCOR technology provides printed circuit board (PCB) fabricators with an excellent solution for advanced thermal management, thermal expansion, and board rigidity.

"We have been challenged by our customers in the field of flatness, heat management, and Fr4's ability to match, or come close to, CTE of the ceramics," stated Tim McNulty, President, ECT Semiconductor Test Group. "STABLCOR provides the ability to tailor the CTE in a range from 2.5ppm to 12ppm."

McNulty continued, "High performance components generate much higher heat resulting in elevated board temperature during operation. Boards manufactured using STABLCOR, as one or multiple cores, will act as a heat spreader, which substantially increases thermal conductivity; increased rigidity without increasing the weight of the board; and decreased temperatures in lead-free assembly. In addition to the improved CTE and thermal management, PCBs manufactured with Stablcor's licensed technology exhibit the following characteristics: less than 50 percent Z-axis expansion, when compared to boards that were using Thermount materials; and no moisture absorption issues," added McNulty.

"ECT is the leading supplier to the ATE and Wafer Probe test equipment markets," explained Stablcor President Douglas Tullio. "We are pleased to have a licensing agreement with a company whose strong customer loyalty validates their dedication to providing the highest quality engineering and manufacturing capabilities within the industry. We will continue to provide diversified markets with innovative solutions through the talents and skills of companies such as Harbor Electronics, one of the premier fabricators in the industry."

"After providing onsite manufacturing training to ECT's talented process engineering team and witnessing the strong capabilities within their extremely high aspect ratio drilling and plating department, I believe that we have licensed one of the highest quality and most technically sound PCB fabricators for the ATE and Wafer Probe test board market," said Stablcor CTO Kris Vasoya.

"As ATE and wafer probe cards have a high layer count," continued Vasoya, "they are quite thick, yet lack adequate rigidity for use in the test setup machines. The most critical factor of these multi layer boards is their rigidity and flatness. A prototype design was manufactured on site and, by adding a few carbon fiber layers (STABLCOR) within the circuit boards, the rigidity requirement not only met, but exceeded expectations. Because of their experience with technology driven products like Thermount®, blind buried via, sequential lamination, and CIC, I am confident that Harbor Electronics will do an excellent job manufacturing and representing high quality products with the STABLCOR line of carbon composite laminates," added Vasoya.

About ECT Semiconductor Test Group

ECT Semiconductor Test Group specializes in the manufacture of complex, high-layer count, impedance controlled "interface" Printed Circuit Boards for the Semiconductor Test Industry. Operating within a 40,000 square foot "state of the art" facility, using advanced, proprietary manufacturing techniques, rigid quality systems and strong partnerships with leading customers and suppliers, Harbor Electronics has flourished as the premiere supplier of Probe Cards and Load Boards to global OEMs and support companies. Harbor Technologies is a division of Everett Charles Technologies, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation. For more information go to www.harbor-electronics.com.

About Stablcor Incorporated

Stablcor is the only provider of a thermally and electrically conductive carbon composite material which, when incorporated in printed circuit boards and substrates, controls heat, thermal expansion and increases the rigidity and strength of circuit boards without increasing the weight. The patented laminate and the processes to incorporate STABLCOR® into circuit boards and substrates provide the electronics industry a cost efficient technology to produce smaller electronic products, while eliminating the thermal, mechanical and reliability concerns that currently challenge the semiconductor industry. For more information about STABLCOR, visit www.stablcor.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    Stablcor Incorporated
    Carol Burch
    Vice President Marketing
    714.524.1180
    Carol.burch@stablcor.com

    ECT Semiconductor Test Group
    Hardeep S. Heer
    Chief Technology Officer
    480.363.5782

    Crescencio Gutierrez
    R&D Manager
    408.930.7310