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WALTS CO., LTD. Appoints Practical Components to Be Exclusive Representative for American Market

Feb 22, 2015

Practical Components has added the WALTS Co., LTD to its extensive line of Dummy Components and Test Boards. Headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan, WALTS Co., LTD. develops and provides advanced test element group wafers (TEG) die/test kits. Their high-technology wafers are used extensively worldwide in wide ranging applications. WALTS collaborates on research with academic institutes on advanced assembly technologies. WALTS offers film sputtering and deposition, backgrinding, dicing service on test wafer/glass.

WALTS opens up next-generation assembly technology for semiconductors and brings leading-edge technologies and information developed over many years. As the de facto standard in advanced wafer technology, their products are used in the research and development sites worldwide. Their experienced engineers can also custom-make TEG’s to better suit customer’s needs. A wide variety of film sputtering and deposition, backgrinding, dicing, bump forming, assembling are all precision Made in Japan.

The new WALTS Co., LTD/Practical Components relationship was just meant to be,” said Kevin Laphen, President of Practical Components. “WALTS test wafers and kits are an ideal match for our customer base. Their products are already being used by a select group of US customers and our appointment adds domestic support and increased reach into this market. We are excited to welcome WALTS to our selection of world-class producers that make Practical Components the leader in dummy components.”

Practical Components’ products are designed to help engineers qualify their technology, and train and grow their business while significantly reducing costs. Laphen added, “Our dummy products are selected with care to be the finest ‘factory quality’ components and test boards and kits that simulate real-world production. Special attention is given to lead-free availability and formulations including all the various SAC formulations.”

Dummy components are exact mechanical equivalents of live components used only when the physical properties of the components are required. These components can cost as much as 80 percent less than live components, making them ideal for testing of solder processes, machine setup and other process evaluations.


Practical Components is the world’s leading supplier of dummy components and test boards, which are exact mechanical equivalents of live components, used when only the physical properties of the components or boards are required. These components and boards are ideal for testing of solder processes, machine setup, thermal, CPK, drop test and other process evaluations. Practical Components is headquartered in Los Alamitos, CA with distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.practicalcompononents.com.

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