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Advanced Circuits Reduces HDI Leadtimes

Advanced Circuits, Inc. announces the installation of a COBRA Hybrid Laser Via System at its facility in Tempe, Arizona.

With the installation of the COBRA Hybrid Laser Via System Advanced Circuits is now able to produce quickturn microvia HDI PCBs in-house, reducing production leadtimes by half.

Alex Chandy, Director of Operations at Advanced Circuits, Tempe Division said: “The COBRA laser will allow us to enhance our technology and reduce leadtimes in manufacturing complex PCBs requiring microvias and machining. Having both the UV and IR lasers on one platform will allow for the highest precision of these small vias and machining on every job in production.”

The Excellon COBRA Hybrid Laser System offers a large work area of 31 by 25 inches for those companies running larger panel prototypes and production PCBs. The system uses CCD vision for precise alignment to the inner-layers.

Advanced Circuits continues to invest in the latest technology for their customers and with $9 million of capital investment in the last year they remain the frontrunner in the quickturn PCB industry.

About Advanced Circuits

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been leading the PCB industry in quality and innovation for prototype through large scale production manufacturing and now provides full assembly capabilities. 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 and is well-known for its reliability and customer excellence and has become a leader in not only the commercial PCB arena but also in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace. An innovator in PCB services, Advanced Circuits offers Free Design for Manufacturability checks at www.FreeDFM.com and Free downloads for PCB layout software at www.pcbartist.com. For more information on Advanced Circuits, visit www.4pcb.com. Advanced Circuits is DOD Contracts, MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-55110G, AS9100C, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified, IPC 6012 Class 2, 3 and 3A Qualified, and ITAR Registered.

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