Metro Circuits and Speedy Circuits Share First Installations of Excellon Automation's Concept 129 Intelli-Drill® and XACT PCB's Gemini-X Registration Control and Prediction Software


Rancho Dominguez, CA - February 22, 2007 - Excellon Automation and XACT PCB announce the first North American installation of the Intelli-Drill® system combined with Gemini-X software for the control and prediction of PCB registration at Metro Circuits, Rochester, NY and Speedy Circuits, Huntington Beach, CA both which are divisions of PJC Technologies, Inc.

Tom Stewart, VP of Engineering at Speedy Circuits, added, "The combination of XACT's powerful suite of PCB registration solutions and the advanced capabilities of Excellon's Concept 129 Intelli-Drill® gives Speedy and Metro increased control and prediction of PCB registration to further increase yields, reduce lead-times and drive our high technology capability in new and exciting directions thereby allowing us to provide even higher quality products to our customers."

XACT's Gemini-X provides accurate prediction of inner layer scale distortion at CAM and links to the Intelli-Drill® to continuously improve scale factor prediction and control.

Designed with high precision short run applications in mind the Concept 129 Intelli-Drill® combines the accuracy and ease of use of the Concept 129 family with the ability to inspect and correct for inner layer registration errors.

About Excellon

Excellon is the world's leader in installed PCB Drilling systems with products ranging from single and multiple station mechanical drilling machines to hybrid laser precision via formation and routing systems.

About XACT PCB

XACT PCB is the leading supplier of advanced software solutions for radically improving inner layer scale factor prediction and control.

For more information contact:

Terry Haney

Director of Marketing

Excellon Automation

Phone: 310-668-7718

thaney@excellon.com

Neil Chilton

Sales & Marketing Director

XACTPCB Ltd

Phone: +44 191 257 3548

Neil.Chilton@xactpcb.com

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