Advanced Circuits Inc. Completes Isola's Certification Program

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced that Advanced Circuits Inc. Tempe division (ACI) has successfully completed Isola's Certification Program. ACI was audited by Isola's technical services team to validate ACI-Tempe's manufacturing operations against the standards established in the IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards and the IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards. These IPC standards set forth the criteria for PCB workmanship, providing comprehensive acceptance criteria for all types of printed board surfaces and internal conditions. The Certification Program recognizes that ACI-Tempe has met Isola's demanding criteria for fabricating PCBs and is now qualified to build RF/microwave products utilizing I-Tera® MT and Astra® MT laminate materials in both pure and in mixed constructions with other Isola materials.

As part of the Isola Certification Program, ACI will receive direct factory support, product training and immediate access to Isola's entire product inventory. As Isola introduces new materials to support emerging markets and applications, OEMs may require additional technical support to migrate to these new materials. OEMs can rely on the credibility and expertise from PCB fabricators, such as ACI-Tempe, that have completed the Isola Certification Program, to assist with the migration to new products.

John Yacoub, President and CEO of ACI, stated, "We are pleased to have Isola recognize ACI for our outstanding processing capabilities. We believe this partnership will benefit our customers through reduced lead times and enhanced factory support from Isola."

For more information about the Isola Certification Program, please visit http://bit.ly/1wtGiPP.

A photo from the certification ceremony can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1trhtlp.

About Isola

Isola Group S.à r.l., headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a global material sciences company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards. The company's high-performance materials are used in sophisticated electronic applications in the communications infrastructure, computing/networking, military, medical, aerospace and automotive industries. For more information, visit our website at http://www.isola−group.com/.

About Advanced Circuits Inc.

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been leading the PCB industry in quality and innovation from prototype through large-scale production manufacturing and now provides full assembly capabilities for quick turn, proto and small quantities. With acquisitions over the past four years in New Hampshire, Tempe, AZ, and Maple Grove, MN, Advanced Circuits is now ranked among the top three board fabricators in North America. ACI is well known for its reliability and customer service, becoming a leader in not only the commercial PCB arena but also in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace. For more information about Advanced Circuits, visit www.4pcb.com.

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