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Sunstone Circuits adds new in-house ENIG process
Sunstone Circuits has added an in-house Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG) process to its Mulino, Oregon manufacturing facility.
The semi-automated line is custom manufactured by RK Fabrication and will be utilizing chemistry by DOW Electronic Materials. By adding this process in house, Sunstone will be able to decrease the minimum lead time from 1 week to a 2 day minimum on certain orders. “We are excited to be adding this process to our in-house list of offerings, as it will benefit our customers in many ways,” said Sunstone’s Director of Operations, Nancy Viter. “As the demands on PCBs continue to drive smaller and tighter features, lead-free initiatives and reliability at assembly become even more important. We can now offer one of the most versatile surface finishes to our customers and make it quicker & easier to order, at a greater value.”