FCI Develops Quickie® Eye-of-Needle-Compliant Header


ETTERS, PA. (October 4, 2007) - FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect
systems, expands its BASICS+ portfolio with an eye-of-needle version of the Quickie®
header. Available with latches and in low-profile versions, these Quickie headers offer
better application performance on lead-free PCB boards due to the eye-of-needle pin that facilitates insertion into PCB boards. The combination of solder-free processing and reliability will enable customers to optimize their applications.

"Many of our customers who had come to rely on the Quickie headers for applications such as test equipment and peripherals were requesting the eye-of-needle version for faster and more reliable mounting on boards in applications requiring attachment to PCBs that are missing the natural lubrication effect of lead- and solder-free processes," said Alejandro Aguirre, Product Manager, FCI.

The FCI Basics+ program, launched in November 2006, offers outstanding service on
industry-standard connectors, including readily available stock on standard solutions at authorized distributors, a fast technical support hotline (basics.help@fciconnect.com), and a dedicated micro site (www.fciconnect.com/basics) designed to make choosing the right product easy.

The Quickie headers with latches are priced at $0.06 and the Quickie low-profile headers are priced $0.07.

For more information about the Quickie Header eye-of-needle connectors, contact FCI at
825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-237-2374, email at
electronics.us@fciconnect.com or visit FCI on the web at www.fciconnect.com.

About FCI

With operations in 30 countries and sales of 1.28 billion euros in 2005, FCI is a leading manufacturer of connectors. Our 13,500 employees are committed to providing customers with high-quality, innovative products for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

For more information: www.fciconnect.com

Press contacts:
Alejandro Aguirre 915-356-1172 alejandro.aguirre@fciconnect.com

Sean Riley 800-237-2374 sean.riley@fciconnect.com

Patricia Staino 919-872-8172 patricia@btbmarketing.com

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