Type C Headers feature pin-in-paste termination..

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The 2 mm Millipacs® family consists of 5-row and 8-row versions suitable for solder-to-board, pin-in-paste applications. To incorporate into board assembly process, design features reflow temperature resistant resin, is packaged in tape, has pick-up cap for automatic pick-and-place by vacuum nozzle, and meets all requirements of IEC 61076-4-101.



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Millipacs® Headers Now Available with Pin-in-Paste Technology



ETTERS, PA. (February 19, 2008) - FCI, one of the leading suppliers of connectors and interconnect systems, has introduced Pin-in-Paste termination Millipacs® Type C headers. Primarily used as daughter card connectors in rack systems, the technology is also being used for board-to-board and wire-to-board applications in the telecom and industrial
markets.

"This new technology helps to process SMD and THR components on the PCB using the same machines and procedures in a single step," said Bavo Teunissen, global marketing communications director, FCI. "It eliminates wave/selective soldering or press-fitting and helps save time and cost."

The 2mm Millipacs® family consists of 5-row and 8-row versions and has traditionally been offered with FCI's eye-of-needle press fit termination. This is the first in a potential range of solder-to-board, Pin-in-Paste applications. To smoothly incorporate into the board assembly process, the design features reflow temperature resistant resin, is packaged in tape, has a pick-up cap for automatic pick-and-place by vacuum nozzle and meets all requirements of IEC 61076-4-101.

The principle of PIP is that solder through-hole component posts are placed in PCB holes with SMT solder paste and then reflow soldered. The result and quality depends on the hole size verses the pin size, the amount of solder paste, and the PCB thickness. For more information about Pin-in-Paste products and technology, contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-237-2374, email at electronics.us@fci.com or visit FCI on the web at www.fci.com.

About FCI
With operations in 30 countries and sales of 1.3 billion euros in 2006, 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.fci.com

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