Hunter Delivers First PCB Using Stablcor Material as Drop in Replacement for Thermount


SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2007 -- Hunter Technology Corporation (Hunter) (http://www.hunterpcb.com) a privately held Electronics Manufacturing Services provider of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design, Layout, Fabrication, Assembly, Contract Manufacturing, Test and System Integration for the military, medical, RF and general electronics markets, announced today that it has successfully fabricated and assembled, tested and delivered their first PCB utilizing STABLCOR® as a drop in replacement for Thermount.

According to Joseph O'Neil, President of Hunter Technology, "We are at a point where technologies are requiring solid management of Thermal Expansion. CTE management is a hot topic for our Customer's. STABLCOR® enables Hunter to achieve high reliability, matched CTE solutions eliminating the need for CCGA's. We feel that this product is an excellent replacement for Thermount to control the thermal expansion of the PCB to match more closely with ceramic and flip chip packages. I feel that STABLCOR® is definitely a product of the future, one that we will continue to invest in for the sake of our high tech, high reliability Customers."

According to Kris Vasoya, STABLCOR® Chief Technology Officer, STABLCOR® technology provides an excellent replacement of the discontinued Thermount material. A multilayer board manufactured with Thermount materials can be duplicated using multiple layers of standard FR4 and two to three layers of STABLCOR® embedded into the PCB to achieve the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) replicating an existing design," said Vasoya. "An additional benefit of using STABLCOR® is the ability to tailor the CTE in a range from 2.5ppm to 12ppm. Achieving this significant advantage is dependent on the placement and amount of material used in the FR4/Polyimide stack-up." To view comparison test results with boards using Thermount and those manufactured with STABLCOR® visit the company's website at www.stablcor.com

In addition to the improved CTE achievable through the use of STABLCOR® technology, the PCB manufacturer and fabricator will experience the following benefits: less than 50 percent Z-axis expansion, when compared to boards using Thermount materials; no moisture absorption issues; the PCB will act as a heat spreader, which substantially increases thermal conductivity; increased rigidity without increasing the weight of the board; and decreased temperatures in lead-free assembly.

About Hunter Technology Corporation: www.hunterpcb.com, MIL-MRF-55110G and ITAR Registered, Diamond, J-Standard and ISO 9001:2000 Certified electronics contract manufacturer offering printed circuit board design, layout, fabrication, assembly and test services to OEM's requiring high reliability and built in quality, competitive prices and time-sensitivity. The Company offers high layer count, fine line fabrication, and assembly of technologies ranging from high speed press-fit connectors to microBGAs. Hunter's quick turn capabilities from prototype through production, extensive experience in advanced materials, combined with the strength of its design through functional test capabilities, ensure its Customers a unique competitive edge.

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Joseph F. O'Neil, President
joeo@hunterpcb.com (408) 245-5400

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