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CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA HOUSTON 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA HOUSTON 2018 Santa Clara, CA, April 5, 2018.  Cirexx International announced today that they will be exhibiting at the SMTA 2018 Houston Expo & Tech Forum at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, TX on April 12, 2018.  Cirexx will be in Booth #7 demonstrating their complete product line of advanced Printed Circuit Boards, including HDI and RF/Microwave and Flex Circuits, including Rigid-Flex.  Applications engineers will be available at the booth to discuss the latest technology in these areas as well as Cirexx in-house design and component assembly services. “We have been working with several customers in the Houston area for some time and this show is an excellent chance for us to see these customers and meet new ones.” Said Cirexx sales & marketing executive Don Kaufman.  He added, “This area is a critical location for some of the country’s premier oil & gas exploration and services companies.  We are excited to be a part of it.” Cirexx products are used in many applications in addition to defense/aerospace, including medical, telecommunication and industrial controls.  The company invites all attendees to come by the booth where there will be product samples of all their technologies along with helpful technical literature. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution... read more

CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA DALLAS 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA DALLAS 2018 Santa Clara, CA, March 30, 2018.  Cirexx International announced today that they will be exhibiting at the SMTA 2018 Dallas Expo & Tech Forum in Plano, TX at the Plano Centre on April 10, 2018.  Cirexx will be demonstrating their complete product lines of advanced Printed Circuit Boards, including HDI and RF/Microwave and Flex Circuits, including Rigid-Flex.  Applications engineers will be available at the booth to discuss the latest technology in these areas as well as Cirexx in-house design and component assembly services. “The DFW area is a critical location for some of the country’s premier defense and aerospace contractors.”  Said Cirexx sales & marketing executive Don Kaufman.  He added, “We have many customers in this area and this show represents a great opportunity to see those customers and meet new ones.” Cirexx products are used in many applications in addition to defense/aerospace, including medical, telecommunication and industrial controls.  The company invites all attendees to come by the booth where there will be product samples of all their technologies along with helpful technical literature. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution known as Seamless Integration. Cirexx has expertise fabricating high layer count Printed Circuit Boards using a variety of substrates including a wide array of high-frequency... read more

CIREXX INSTALLS 2 HIGH-TEMP LAMINATIONS PRESSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX INSTALLS 2 HIGH-TEMP LAMINATIONS PRESSES Santa Clara, CA, March 23, 2018.  Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed two OEM (Orange Engineering Manufacturing) high temperature lamination press systems.  The presses have 24” X 30” platens in a vacuum-assist chamber and are capable of reaching 600°C.  These two machines bring to 3 the number of high temperature lamination presses in operation at Cirexx.  The higher laminating temperatures allow for the processing of advanced materials required for printed wiring boards used in Oil & Gas Exploration, Military Vehicle & Aircraft, Radar & Navigation and Autoclave susceptible applications. Philipp Menges, President and CEO of Cirexx said, “We worked very closely with DuPont on the development of their HT materials and consequently are the go-to vendor for these applications.  We have also seen a significant increase in the requirement for higher lamination temperatures in exotic high-frequency materials application.”  With the vacuum-assist the systems are very efficient and extremely “flex-friendly”, producing excellent lamination integrity throughout the PWB stack up regardless of construction. Menges added, “The investment in these presses represents Cirexx’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of technology while continuing to offer quick turn services.  Our Rigid-Flexes made with the HT materials and laminated in a high-temp press are Bullet Proof” The website can be accessed at: https://www.cirexx.com. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick... read more

CIREXX BRINGS HOT AIR SOLDER LEVEL BACK IN HOUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX BRINGS HOT AIR SOLDER LEVEL BACK IN HOUSE Santa Clara, CA, March 12, 2018.  Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed an NTO (New Technology Overman) HASL (hot air solder leveling) system.  An original printed circuit board fabrication finish, solder had fallen out of favor over the past two decades in favor of RoHS compliance.  The DOD, however, continues to require solder as a PCB finish for many legacy, and some new, designs.  Defense contracting is a large and growing sector of Cirexx’s business and the company wanted the ability to control the scheduling and quality of this process in-house. Philipp Menges, President and CEO of Cirexx said, “Our MIL-Spec business continues to grow, and many designs require HASL.  So, we thought it was a no-brainer to bring it back in house so we can control it and incorporate it into our quick turn service.”  The system integrates a Fluxerline module for applying flux to the boards before soldering and the main vertical solder dip chamber with the hot air knives for leveling.   The machine is self-contained and designed to operate efficiently and in a clean manner. Menges added, “Cirexx has seen significant revenue growth from applying our quick turn core principles to defense contracting.  Defense contractors are operating more and more like “dot coms” in order to shore up their bottom line, and big part of that is developing new products quickly.  At the same time the US Mil-Spec vendor base has been steadily shrinking.  That is a perfect scenario for Cirexx success.” The website can be accessed at: https://www.cirexx.com. About... read more

CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT AUVSI PATHFINDER SYMPOSIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT AUVSI PATHFINDER SYMPOSIUM Santa Clara, CA, July 31, 2017. Cirexx International announced today that they will be exhibiting at the AUVSI Pathfinder Symposium Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on August 22 – 24, 2017. Cirexx will be in Booth #21 demonstrating their complete product lines of advanced Printed Circuit Boards, including HDI and RF/Microwave and Flex Circuits, including Rigid-Flex. Applications engineers will be available at the booth to discuss the latest technology in these areas as well as Cirexx in-house design and component assembly services. ]. “We have been working with several customers in the Huntsville area for some time and this show is an excellent chance for us to see these customers and meet new ones.” said Cirexx sales & marketing executive Don Kaufman. He added, “This area is a critical location for some of the country’s premier aerospace/defense companies. We are excited to be a part of it.” The Symposium is sponsored by AUVSI and hosted by the Pathfinder Chapter in Huntsville. The presentations vary from technology white papers to updates on the progress of defense programs. Cirexx products are used in many applications in addition to defense/aerospace, including medical, telecommunication and industrial controls. The company invites all attendees to come by the booth where there will be product samples of all their technologies along with helpful technical literature. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a... read more

CIREXX ACQUIRES ANOTHER ATG FLYING PROBE TESTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Clara, CA, April 10th, 2017. Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed an eighth ATG Flying Probe Tester machine. The new machine is the A7 model which has 8 test heads and a 24” X 20” test area. It has 4 high resolution cameras for very high speed testing. The A7 is capable of testing the complete line of Cirexx products including HDI and RF/Microwave PCBs as well as Flex Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. It can also perform what is commonly known as a “Hi-Pot” test at up to 1,000V. This high potential measurement of dielectric withstanding voltage is sometimes required on advanced and defense/aerospace products. Philipp Menges, President and CEO of Cirexx said, “We have been flying probe testing since 1997. Due to the fixture-less processing it is the most efficient way to test PCBs in a quick turn environment.” The new machine increases Cirexx test capacity significantly and will allow the company to keep up with growing demand for their QTA advanced product and services. Cirexx has been a leader for years in the Quick Turn marketplace for complex PWBs and flying probe testing is a key component of that service. The company has long had a policy of testing 100% of the products they make whether the customer has asked for, and is paying for, the service. Menges added, “We have worked very closely with ATG over the past 20 years and have developed a strong relationship that reflects both of our company’s values and dedication to our customers.” The website can be accessed at: https://www.cirexx.com. About Cirexx... read more

CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA HOUSTON 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA HOUSTON 2017 Santa Clara, CA, March 3, 2017.  Cirexx International announced today that they will be exhibiting at the SMTA 2017 Houston Expo & Tech Forum at the Stafford Centre in Stafford, TX on March 9, 2017.  Cirexx will be in Booth #62 demonstrating their complete product lines of advanced Printed Circuit Boards, including HDI and RF/Microwave and Flex Circuits, including Rigid-Flex.  Applications engineers will be available at the booth to discuss the latest technology in these areas as well as Cirexx in-house design and component assembly services. “We have been working with several customers in the Houston area for some time and this show is an excellent chance for us to see these customers and meet new ones.” Said Cirexx sales & marketing executive Don Kaufman.  He added, “This area is a critical location for some of the country’s premier oil & gas exploration and services companies.  We are excited to be a part of it.” Cirexx products are used in many applications in addition to defense/aerospace, including medical, telecommunication and industrial controls.  The company invites all attendees to come by the booth where there will be product samples of all their technologies along with helpful technical literature.   About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution known... read more

CIREXX ACQUIRES SECOND DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEM FROM TECHNICA USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX ACQUIRES SECOND DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEM FROM TECHNICA USA Santa Clara, CA, February 17, 2017. Cirexx International and Technica USA announced today the sale by Technica of a second Direct Imaging (DI) unit to Cirexx International Inc. The new equipment is the latest in technology offered by Technica’s supply partner, Chime Ball Technology (CBT). CBT purchased the DI technology from Maskless Lithography Inc (MLI) approximately two years ago. CBT has quickly advanced the production proven LED technology to include multiple wavelength UV imaging with the capability of imaging 35 micron features. Phil Menges, President of Cirexx stated, “We have been very pleased with the first unit we purchased from Technica. The performance, reliability and the support they have provided, even after the acquisition of MLI, has been excellent. Based on our positive experience with this technology, we were very comfortable in making the decision to purchase the second unit from Technica. Frank Medina, President of Technica USA commented, “We are very pleased to have received the order from Cirexx and expand, our already, significant install base. This technology continues to provide many features such as friendliest user interface, software capability for employing multiple targets, fastest data download and set up time, best front to back registration (patented technology), best stitch control with multiple heads (patented technology), and many more features not offered by other DI equipment on the market. Mr. Menges concluded, “The first DI unit we purchased from Technica surely helped to improve our company’s capabilities and performance. We are confident that the latest technology offered by CBT will allow us to benefit even further.”... read more

CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA DALLAS 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO EXHIBIT AT SMTA DALLAS 2017 Santa Clara, CA, February 10, 2017.  Cirexx International announced today that they will be exhibiting at the SMTA 2017 Dallas Expo & Tech Forum in Plano, TX at the Plano Centre on March 7, 2017.  Cirexx will be demonstrating their complete product lines of advanced Printed Circuit Boards, including HDI and RF/Microwave and Flex Circuits, including Rigid-Flex.  Applications engineers will be available at the booth to discuss the latest technology in these areas as well as Cirexx in-house design and component assembly services. “We have been serving several customers in the DFW area for many years and this show is an excellent chance for us to see those customers and meet new ones.” Said Cirexx sales & marketing executive Don Kaufman.  He added, “This area is a critical location for some of the country’s premier defense and aerospace technology and contractors.  We are proud to be a part of it.” Cirexx products are used in many applications in addition to defense/aerospace, including medical, telecommunication and industrial controls.  The company invites all attendees to come by the booth where there will be product samples of all their technologies along with helpful technical literature. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution known as Seamless Integration. Cirexx has expertise... read more

CIREXX INSTALLS RECORD THIRD COBRA LASER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX INSTALLS RECORD THIRD COBRA LASER Santa Clara, CA, January 16, 2017. Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed a third Excellon Cobra laser machine.  The new machine is a hybrid Laser and is equipped with both CO2 and UV laser technology.  It is designed to “drill” holes, “rout” profiles and micro-machine fine features in printed circuit boards and specifically Flex Circuits.  The machine comes with the upgraded controller, latest software, High Speed Intelligent Scanners and variable power high pulse energy lasers. Mike Sparidaens of Excellon said, “Cirexx currently has the largest installation of Cobra Lasers with three units in one manufacturing facility.  Excellon has partnered with Cirexx since the 1980’s and are extremely pleased with the addition of a 3rd COBRA Hybrid UV and CO2 laser system.  We look forward to being part of Cirexx’s technology roadmap for many years to come. Philipp Menges, Cirexx President/CEO commented, “While we use these Cobra lasers for many features on PCBs, they are primarily a critical component of our commitment to the continued development of Flex Circuit technology.  And we realize that there are several alternatives for this type of equipment we do not consider anyone but Excellon.  The quality of their machines means to me that they will be running like workhorses without downtime.  Add the outstanding service that we receive from Mike and the Excellon crew and we have a true win-win.” The website can be accessed at: https://www.cirexx.com About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed... read more

CIREXX DEVELOPS HIGH HEAT FLEX CIRCUITS WITH HT MATERIAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX DEVELOPS HIGH HEAT FLEX CIRCUITS WITH HT MATERIAL Santa Clara, CA, October 18, 2016.  Cirexx International announced today that they have produced and now commercially offer a line of Flexible Circuit products that employ the recently developed DuPont™ Pyralux® high temperature HT material.  The HT material is designed to operate at temperatures of up to 225°C, making the Flex Circuit ideal for high heat environments such as aerospace “fire controls”, oil & gas exploration “downhole”, automotive “under-hood” and medical “autoclave” applications. Cirexx engineers worked closely with DuPont™ engineers in the development of the HT materials.  Several trial runs of specifically designed experiments were established to observe, learn and apply the limits and capabilities of this new material.  Cirexx engineers correlated the data added and along with a few process techniques resulted in the fabrication of a line of High Heat Flexible Circuits.  The material requires some special processing – lamination presses capable of reaching and holding temperatures of 600°C – and must be engineered for stability uniquely for each application. The Cirexx High Heat Flexible Circuits are available in all of the common constructions – single-sided, double-sided, multi-layered and rigid-flex and represent the highest temperature rating of any flex circuit material system available.  It allows the user to enjoy the traditional benefits of a flex circuit – light weight, smaller, point-to-point customer wiring and miniaturization – while operating in a high heat environment. “DuPont” and Pyralux” are trademarks or registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic... read more

CIREXX REPORTS EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS AND FUTURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX REPORTS EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS AND FUTURE Santa Clara, CA, May 10, 2016. Cirexx International, a privately held California manufacturer of Printed Wiring Board products and services, announced today exceptional results in recent financial periods and a bright future going forward. Cirexx saw record revenue and profit in 2015 and an 11% revenue increase in 2016 Q1 vs. 2015. With significant capital expenditures in 2015, Cirexx has scrolled over $1 million for Capex in 2016. The company is strategically positioned to continue growing and pursuing opportunities in the changing North American PWB marketplace. Philipp Menges, Cirexx President & CEO commented, “I see tremendous growth on the horizon for our core competencies – Flex, Rigid-Flex and HDI and RF/Microwave PCBs. We continue to make inroads into key markets within the defense/aerospace, medical and commercial markets. Rapidly developing areas like autonomous and un-manned vehicles, wearable electronics, home health and diagnostics, more accurate weaponry and secure communications all require a large advanced electronic component. As Cirexx continues to position itself as a leader in the advanced PWB market these developing areas will provide our future revenue and profit growth.” The web site can be accessed at: https://www.cirexx.com. About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB Design, PCB Fabrication and PCB Assembly of high-reliability Printed Circuit Boards, RF/Microwave Circuit Boards, Flexible Printed Circuits and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards. Recognized as a time-technology leader, the company offers a genuine Quick Turn service and provides a one stop shop and all in-house solution known as Seamless Integration. Cirexx has expertise fabricating high layer count Printed Circuit... read more