Original Press Release
CTS Corporation Receives IPC Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability
Press release date: April 3, 2007
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., April 3, 2007 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has awarded certification to CTS Corporation's Moorpark facility, under IPC's Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability Program. CTS is a leading provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) worldwide.
Jim McNeil, CTS' director of engineering and quality, said of the achievement, "IPC certification is an important milestone for CTS as we meet the growing tide of demand for RoHS-compliant products and services worldwide. Our customers rely on us to provide leading-edge products and processes so it is critical that we continue to invest in our global operations to meet their expectations."
"By successfully completing IPC's certification program, CTS Corporation has realized multiple goals, including validating their lead free processes, demonstrating those capabilities to their customers, and improving their existing lead free processes using constructive auditor feedback," said John Kania, IPC director of assembly industry programs.
The IPC Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Process Capability is an audit of an electronics assembly facility - whether it's an OEM or EMS facility - to determine if the facility is capable of producing product to meet the lead free requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The audit is not designed to ensure that a facility will produce RoHS lead free compliant products. The certification program is an excellent way for a facility to validate its lead free electronics assembly process capabilities and to impress upon its customers and suppliers its commitment to excellence.
For more information on the IPC Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Program, visit IPC.org/LFCert or contact John Kania, IPC, director of assembly industry programs, at +1 847-597-2806 or e-mail LFCert@ipc.org.
About IPC IPC (www.ipc.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,400 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.
About CTS EMS CTS EMS is a provider of electronics manufacturing products and services to a range of markets, including communications, medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial equipment. With headquarters in Moorpark, California, CTS operates eight manufacturing facilities worldwide in Europe, North America and Asia.
About CTS CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to OEMs in the automotive, computer, communications, medical and industrial markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS." To find out more, visit the CTS Web site at www.ctscorp.com.