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FCT Solder and Nihon Superior Win Global Technology Award for SN100C Solder Alloy

Dec 03, 2007

GREELEY, CO � December 3, 2007 � FCT Solder, a division of FCT Assembly, announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award with Nihon Superior Co. Ltd. in the category of Soldering Materials for the innovative SN100C Paste. The award was presented to Managing Director Mike Scimeca by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine�s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Trevor Galbraith during a Tuesday, November 13, 2007 ceremony that took place at the Forum Area in Hall A6 during the Productronica Exposition.

FCT Solder has positioned itself as a leader in the lead-free solder products field. Its partnership with Nihon Superior allows the company to offer the patented wave solder alloy, SN100C, to North America and Brazil. SN100C is a patented nickel stabilized tin/copper alloy that has had much success in the Far East. It is based on the eutectic 99.3% tin 0.7% copper with a trace amount of nickel that produces a dramatic improvement in the alloy when used in a wave solder application. Developed specifically for the lead-free process of mass soldering, SN100C operates under process conditions similar to those of conventional lead containing alloys. With SN100C it is possible to achieve high productivity while still producing reliable joints cost-effectively.

The Global Technology Awards program is sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine, and is an annual celebration of product excellence in semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology in 23 key areas are chosen by a distinguished panel of global industry experts.

About FCT Assembly

FCT Assembly was created in April 2004 after the purchase of Fine Line Stencil, Inc., and consists of two basic operations: stencil manufacturing and the manufacture of electronic assembly products such as solder paste, solder flux and solder (both conventional 63/37 and lead-free) bar. The assembly products are manufactured in the Greeley, Colo. plant and the stencils are manufactured in the Beaverton, Ore., Memphis, Tenn., and Greeley, Colo. facilities. The stencils can be fabricated by both laser cutting and chemical etch. The company also makes precision parts in its A-Laser division, which is located in Beaverton, Ore. For more information, visit http://www.fctassembly.com

About Nihon Superior Co. Ltd.

Nihon Superior was founded in 1966 when it began marketing unique flux products imported from the US. Since then, the company made its mark on society by gathering the most advanced soldering and brazing technologies and products from around the world, and supplying them to companies in the metal-joining industry. Backed by its knowledge of these technologies, Nihon Superior has developed into a global company by establishing manufacturing and sales centers in Japan as well as in Asia and Europe, and by forming business partnerships with overseas companies.

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