Molex acquisition expands on Flex-Circuit Technologies
Feb 20, 2006
Molex has acquired Century Circuits, a Minneapolis-based flex circuitry manufacturer specializing in electrically controlled, multilayer flex circuit assemblies. The new multilayer flex facility gives Molex the most technologically advanced site in the USA, with the ability to develop assemblies with up to 18 layer conductive flex. This acquisition offers Molex new capabilities in the Americas to stamp flex circuitry, automatically circuit-etch, vacuum laminate, as well as drill multilayer flex at the tightest tolerances.
The newly combined capabilities of the two businesses complement Molex's global network of sales and value-add facilities enabling the company to provide a full range of services.
The merger contributes to Molex's continuous effort to bring more value to customers through integrated solutions. The investment will also help to strengthen the company's role as a supplier of innovative, high-end interconnection products for data communications, medical and military electronics.
"With Century Circuits, Molex acquires a facility with very advanced in-process circuit test strategies," comments Michael Nauman, President of Molex's Integrated Product Division. "The company now has state-of-the-art vision systems with closed loop monitoring solutions to assure quality at each step of the circuit production process".
The acquisition also brings Molex the most advanced technology in automated X-ray test solutions and the know how to provide measurement and defect data for every solder joint tested. Hidden through-hole joints and components under shielding are also easily verified with the automated X-ray test.