Endicott Interconnect Technologies awarded DoD contracts
Mar 26, 2007
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. multiple contracts totalling $164M to produce card frame assemblies including organic semiconductor packaging, module assemblies, printed circuit boards, full functionally-tested circuit board assemblies and engineering services in support of a high reliability, high performance computing application.
EI also provided an innovative and cost effective logistics, shipping and storage solution to the DoD customer in support of this important endeavor.
EI initially recommended its HyperBGA® organic substrate as an alternative to ceramic semiconductor packages because it enhances performance and reliability while offering a cost benefit. Early engineering expertise and development effort during the successful prototype phase of the program lead to the module assembly business as well and the initial $6.5M contract award.
Subsequent development and collaboration lead to additional technical scope for follow-on contracts. This included PCB fabrication, complex board assembly and higher level integration into card frame subsystems. One of the key enablers was the EI lead development and delivery of the testing required for this complex subsystem.
Contracts totaling $37.5M were awarded for certification of the product, which included build of the formal qualification parts and all related documentation, reporting, quality and reliability requirements. The remaining $120M contract was awarded for the first production order of fully integrated card frame assemblies to be delivered by year end.
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