Sunstone Circuits Announces New In-House ENIG Process


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Sunstone Circuits has announced the addition of an in-house Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG) process to its Mulino, Oregon manufacturing facility. The semi-automated line is custom manufactured by RK Fabrication and will be utilizing chemistry by DOW Electronic Materials. By adding this process in house, Sunstone will be able to decrease the minimum lead time from 1 week to a 2 day minimum on PCBpro Full Feature orders as well as having more control over pricing.

“We are excited to be adding this process to our in-house list of offerings, as it will benefit our customers in many ways,” said Sunstone’s Director of Operations, Nancy Viter. “As the demands on PCBs continue to drive smaller and tighter features, lead-free initiatives and reliability at assembly become even more important. We can now offer one of the most versatile surface finishes to our customers and make it quicker & easier to order, at a greater value.”

The new in-house ENIG Process complements a growing suite of PCB solutions from Sunstone which includes Extended Lead Times for PCBExpress Quickturn, a real On-Time Guarantee, Bundled Assembly, Slots & Cutouts and Expanded Drill Sizes on PCBExpress Quickturn and PCB123®, SMT Stencils with or without nano coating, and ITAR Registration, to name a few. With all of these offerings, Sunstone Circuits is continuing to differentiate themselves as the preferred comprehensive PCB solutions provider within the marketplace.

Sunstone Circuits remains committed to providing the best technical support in the printed circuit board industry. Anyone seeking answers or assistance with the new ENIG Process, or any of our product offerings can reach live technical support representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, via the web, telephone or via online chat, click here.

About Sunstone Circuits

Sunstone Circuits is the established leader in providing innovative and reliable printed circuit board (PCB) solutions for the electronic design industry. With over 40 years of experience in delivering high quality, on-time PCB prototypes, Sunstone Circuits is committed to improving the prototyping through production processes for the design engineer from quote to delivery. With live on-site customer support every day of the year (24/7/365), Sunstone Circuits provides unparalleled customer service and leads the industry with a real On-Time Guarantee that is the first of its kind.

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