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), 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.”

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