EI initially recommended its HyperBGA� organic substrate as an alternative to ceramic semiconductor packages because it enhances performance and reliability while offering a cost benefit. Early engineering expertise and development effort during the successful prototype phase of the program lead to the module assembly business as well and the initial $6.5M contract award.
Subsequent development and collaboration lead to additional technical scope for follow-on contracts. This included PCB fabrication, complex board assembly and higher level integration into card frame subsystems. One of the key enablers was the EI lead development and delivery of the testing required for this complex subsystem.
Contracts totaling $37.5M were awarded for certification of the product, which included build of the formal qualification parts and all related documentation, reporting, quality and reliability requirements. The remaining $120M contract was awarded for the first production order of fully integrated card frame assemblies to be delivered by year end.
"Our technical expertise and collaboration with the customer in the assembly and test of the modules and integrated card frame were key factors in winning this business," said Wade Phelan, Vice President and General Manager of Complex Assembly Operations at EI. "Rich engineering capability, manufacturing know-how and responsive execution lead to our successful bid," he continued.
"It is becoming increasingly difficult for the government to find domestic sources with the technology, engineering and manufacturing prowess required to meet the demands of these government programs," stated the DoD customer.
"The EI team deserves the credit for this key win. Our focused technical team and early involvement has positioned EI as an integral part of this customer�s supply chain strategy. We not only represent an innovative, on-shore supply source, but we have the ability to consistently manufacture technically challenging product. Additionally, we apply our engineering know-how to design-for-manufacturability improvements," commented James J. McNamara, President and CEO at EI. "And of course, our vertically integrated product portfolio and business model positions us to supply laminate and PCB fabrication, module and board assembly, test and integration, along with a host of engineering services all under one roof."
About Endicott Interconnect Technologies
Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc., with headquarters in Endicott, NY, is a world-class supplier of electronic interconnects solutions consisting of fabrication and assembly of complex PCBs, advanced flip chip and wire bond semiconductor packaging as well as precision equipment manufacturing and integration. EI product lines meet the needs of markets including IT, telecommunications, advanced test equipment, medical, power management, aerospace and defense, where highly reliable products built in robust manufacturing operations are critical for success. With more than 40 years experience in providing microelectronics solutions, the company brings to market a unique mix of leading edge technology and technical know how that provide customers with a time-to-market advantage and competitive differentiation. For more information about EI and its products, please visit http://www.endicottinterconnect.com
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