SOURCE: StratEdge

December 14, 2006 08:00 ET

StratEdge Installs Closed-Loop Water Purification System

New System Results in Zero Waste Discharge Into City Water System

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 14, 2006 -- StratEdge, leader in the design and production of semiconductor packages for microwave, millimeter wave, and high speed digital devices, announced they have installed a closed-loop water purification system for their manufacturing operation. With their new system, zero waste is discharged into the city water system, the need to purchase and store deionized (DI) water is practically eliminated, costs are reduced, and the result is an environmentally friendly system for handling manufacturing waste.

The StratEdge system recycles the DI water used in StratEdge's plating processes and regenerates it. The water is run through an ion exchange resin, which captures organic and inorganic impurities and regenerates the water to a high purity condition. Because it is a closed-loop system there is a reduced amount of waste and contaminated water to discard, and no water is discharged to the city water treatment system. The only DI water required by the system is that needed to replenish water lost due to evaporation.

"It took us about six months to optimize this recycling system," said Napoleon Fulinara, StratEdge product engineer, "but it was well worth it. Not only do we feel good about our contribution to keeping the environment and our water clean, but we've also reduced our costs and come up with a system that is easy to maintain."

About StratEdge

StratEdge, founded in 1992, designs, manufactures, and provides test and assembly services for a complete line of high performance semiconductor packages operating from DC to 50+ GHz for the high speed digital (OC-48, OC-192, OC-768), mixed signal, broadband wireless, satellite, point-to-point/multipoint, VSAT, and test and measurement industries, as well as aerospace stripline filters. StratEdge offers ceramic, low cost hermetic SMT, and metal packages. All packages are lead-free and meet RoHS and WEEE standards. For more information contact StratEdge at 858-560-6877, email:, or visit our website at

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