Silicon Mountain Adds Capacity with Fuzion, Receives Partnership Award from Universal

High-speed platform doubles output for memory module production, continues rewarding collaboration between companies.

To meet the demands of a growing customer base, US-based Contract Electronics Manufacturer Silicon Mountain Contract Services(SMCS) has added a Fuzion4-120™ high-speed platform to its Nampa, ID manufacturing facility. The new Fuzion® is the sixth Universal Instruments surface mount platform in the SMCS production portfolio and is being used initially for building memory modules. In honor of the successful ongoing relationship between the two companies, Universal presented SMCS with a Partnership Award at the 2016 IPC APEX EXPO held in Las Vegas earlier this month.

“When we bought our first Universal platform and implemented new process controls in 2009, our first pass yield improved by more than 98%,” said SMCS Principal Partner, Wayne Townsend. “That was the beginning of a formidable partnership that has helped us provide exceptional value to an increasingly diverse customer base. We have several Universal platforms performing exceedingly well across a variety of applications and we feel privileged to work together with a solutions provider that continues to facilitate our growth.”

The Fuzion4-120 Platform delivers throughputs up to 140,000 cph by utilizing four 30-spindle, high-speed FZ30™ placement heads. Fuzion4-120 handles components from 01005 to 30 mm square while accommodating boards up to 700 mm x 500 mm.

Townsend highlighted the performance of the new platform, noting, “The Fuzion4-120 is building more than twice the product of the previous solution in a smaller footprint, which opens up our floor space for other opportunities. In addition, the defects for this challenging product have been reduced by 75% – just fantastic!”

“Working with Wayne and SMCS has been a pleasure and a perfect fit,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Customer Operations, Brad Bennett. “We’ve been able to integrate a number of solutions to help SMCS evolve and stay ahead of its customers’ demands, and the Partnership Award stands as testament to our alliance and the high level of success we’ve achieved together.” He added, “Wayne has a uniquely personal approach to the way he does business and has even purchased more than one Fuzion right from our tradeshow booth!”

To learn more about Universal’s solutions for any electronics manufacturing challenge, contact Universal Instruments at +1-800-432-2607 or +1-607-779-7522 or visit

About Universal Instruments

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Universal Instruments delivers comprehensive solutions to a global customer base by leveraging exclusive process expertise combined with its innovative portfolio of flexible platforms for surface mount, insertion mount, advanced semiconductor packaging, and end-of-line automation. Universal Instruments is headquartered in Conklin, N.Y., USA, with offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

About Silicon Mountain Contract Services

Since 2002, SMCS has been serving regional clients throughout several industries as a Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM) solution for its client-partners.

SMCS is well versed in surface mount technology, through-hole, and complete box builds; offering a value that is hard to match. Drawn from decades of this industry’s experience, much of it working together, SMCS teams bring its client-partners a broad range of valuable knowledge and trade crafts.

SMCS is proud to provide client-partner solutions that endure for years, giving its client-partners much needed added value in tumultuous markets faced today.

Universal Instruments contact Silicon Mountain Contract Services contact

Jeffrey Zopff

Global Marketing Communications Manager

Universal Instruments Corporation

33 Broome Corporate Parkway

Conklin, NY 13748


Kris Townsend

General Manager/Principal

Silicon Mountain Contract Services

1400 Shilo Drive

Nampa, ID 83687

Tel: +1 607-779-5364


Tel: +1 208-461-7495


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