Isola Qualifies FTG to Use I-Speed Materials


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Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced that Firan Technology Group Corporation (FTG) has successfully completed Isola's Certification Program. Isola's technical services team audited FTG to confirm that its manufacturing operations conformed to the standards established in IPC-A-600, "Acceptability of Printed Boards" and to 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 surface and internal conditions of PCBs. The Certification Program recognizes that FTG is now qualified to build PCBs of up to 20 layers using Isola's I-Speed(R) materials.

As benefits of Isola's Certification, FTG 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 of certified PCB fabricators, such as FTG, to assist with the migration to new materials.

Bradley C. Bourne, President and CEO of FTG, stated, "We are pleased to have Isola recognize FTG for our outstanding manufacturing capabilities using I-Speed materials. We look forward to continuing with the certification program in qualifying additional Isola materials."

For more information about the Isola Certification Program, please click here.

A photo from the certification ceremony can be viewed here.

About Isola

Isola Group S.a 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 Firan Technology Group Corporation

FTG is an aerospace and defense electronics product and subsystem supplier to customers around the globe, operating through two units:

-FTG Circuits is a manufacturer of high technology, high reliability printed circuit boards. Its customers are leaders in the aviation, defense, and high technology industries. FTG Circuits has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California, and a joint venture in Tianjin, China.

-FTG Aerospace manufactures illuminated cockpit panels, keyboards and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of aerospace and defense equipment. FTG Aerospace has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California and Tianjin, China.

The Corporation's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FTG. For more information about FTG, visit http://www.ftgcorp.com/.

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