Press Releases

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.  Also, featured will be the company’s ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) technology.  A system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded low-CTE, thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics. “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... 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.  Also, featured will be the company’s ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) technology.  A system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded low-CTE, thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics. “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,... 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 EXHIBITS AT IMS 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX EXHIBITS AT IMS 2016 Santa Clara, CA, May 23, 2016. Cirexx International has announced that they will be exhibiting at IMS 2016 in San Francisco this week at the Mascone Center. Cirexx will be in Booth #1020 and will demonstrating their product lines: 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. Also featured is the company’s ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) technology. A system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded low-CTE, thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics. This technology is an alternative to co-fired ceramics and hybrid integrated circuits. The item is essentially a common Printed Circuit Board, made from otherwise typical Printed Circuit Board materials and processes. But with the high thermal conductivity and very low CTE the user can direct attach bare die such as GaN and GaAs. The other electronic components on the board can be standard “plastic parts” attached in a standard process such as a vapor phase soldering. This results in an electronic board system that is smaller, lighter weight, and certainly much less costly than the ceramic hybrid, all-die alternative. At the booth Cirexx will have samples of all their technologies and products along with helpful data sheets and other 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... 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

Cirexx To Present ECLIPS Technology at IMAPS New England

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX TO PRESENT ECLIPS TECHNOLOGY AT IMAPS NEW ENGLAND Santa Clara, CA, April 08, 2016. Cirexx International announced today that they will be presenting a White Paper on their ECLIPS technology at the 2016 IMAPS Symposium & Expo in Boxborough, MA on May 3rd. This is the 43rd Symposium & Expo for IMAPS (International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society) and will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Boxborough. ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) is a system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded low-CTE, thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics. This technology is an alternative to co-fired ceramics and hybrid integrated circuits. The item is essentially a common Printed Circuit Board, made from otherwise typical Printed Circuit Board materials and processes. But with the high thermal conductivity and very low CTE the user can direct attach bare die such as GaN and GaAs. The other electronic components on the board can be standard “plastic parts” attached in a standard process such as a vapor phase soldering. This results in an electronic board system that is smaller, lighter weight, and certainly much less costly than the ceramic hybrid, all-die alternative. The Paper will be presented by Al Wasserzug, Cirexx ECLIPS Product Manager, during an Innovations & Emerging Technologies session at the conference. He will have samples of materials and completed Printed Circuit Boards for attendee examination. During the Conference Wasserzug and local Cirexx Regional Sales Manager Morgan Hite will be available to discuss in further detail the ECLIPS technology with interested parties.... read more

Cirexx Develops ECLIPS Demonstration Module

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX DEVELOPS ECLIPS DEMONSTRATION MODULE Santa Clara, CA, February 17, 2016. Cirexx International announced today that they have developed a module to demonstrate their ECLIPS technology. ECLIPS (Embedded Cooling Layer – Integrated Power System) is a system of producing high-power RF/microwave Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) employing an embedded thermally engineered metalized heat-sink layer which has superior thermal conductivity characteristics and a very low-CTE. The Cirexx ECLIPS technology serves as an alternative to co-fired ceramics and hybrid integrated circuits. The item is essentially a common Printed Circuit Board, made from otherwise typical RF/microwave Printed Circuit Board materials and processes. But with a high thermal conductivity and very low CTE the user can mount very fine pitch devices and in fact direct attach/wire-bond bare die such as GaN and GaAs. The other electronic components on the board can be standard “plastic parts” attached in a standard process such as a vapor phase soldering. This combination results in an electronic board system that is smaller, lighter weight, easier to make revisions to and certainly much less costly than the ceramic hybrid, all-die alternative. The demonstration module allows Cirexx Application Engineers to demonstrate the technology at customer facilities and/or during ECLIPS presentations. With the use of common lab equipment the module demonstrates the efficient evacuation of heat generated by 2 bare die amplifiers and its effect on the power output. Cirexx President and CEO Philipp Menges said, “This Demo Module is another tool available to help our customers understand and evaluate the ECLIPS technology.” About Cirexx International Founded in 1980, Cirexx International, Inc. is an electronic solutions company offering PCB... read more

CIREXX INSTALLS MICRO-VU EXCEL MEASURING CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX INSTALLS MICRO-VU EXCEL MEASURING CENTER Santa Clara, CA, December 16, 2015.  Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed a Micro-Vu Excel Measuring Center.  This sophisticated machine will complement Cirexx’s current Printed Circuit Board inspection, test and measurement equipment.  The Excel 501um has a programmable zoom lens and “Mono Rail” bearing design.  This powerful vision system boasts a 42 channel lighting system.  It makes measurements very fast and very accurate, especially in the Z axis. Philipp Menges, Cirexx President & CEO commented, “The Micro-Vu will allow us to continue to make and inspect high-tech Boards in industry-leading turn times.  We will also have much more data readily available for tracking trends in our materials and processes.” The Micro-Vu 501um is networkable to the Cirexx QA server and will feed results into several databases and forms.  All of which will expedite the quality assurance function and provide critical data to Cirexx engineering and development efforts. 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 Boards using a variety of substrates including a wide array of high-frequency RF-based materials in mixed (hybrid) constructions. Cirexx delivers unsurpassed quality and support to a large array of... read more

Cirexx Installs Second Excellon Laser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIREXX INSTALLS SECOND EXCELLON LASER Santa Clara, CA, September 24, 2015.  Cirexx International announced today that they have acquired and installed a second Excellon laser.  The new machine is the Cobra-II Hybrid Laser equipped with Excellon’s latest laser technology.  It will drill holes, rout boards and micro-machine fine features.  The Cobra-II Hybrid comes with the upgraded A3200 controller (with PC+ Cobra 4.0 software), High Speed Intelligent Scanners (RTC5 Scanner Control) and variable power (5W – 15W) high pulse energy laser which is ful ly upgradable to CO2 (IR). Philipp Menges, Cirexx President & CEO commented, “With the new Cobra-II we can reduce typical laser time by 70% to 80%.  That’s huge given the numerous advanced PWB designs that we are taking on that require a great deal of laser work.” The machine will comple ment Cirexx’s current Cobra Laser – a workhorse which has produced many fine features in RF/Microwave PCBs and Flex and Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards.  From micro-via drilling, die cavity ablating and Flex Circuit profiling, Cirexx’s original Cobra laser ran some months 24/7. “As board technologies increase we are finding more and more uses for our laser equipment.” added Menges.  “With the addition of this equipment we will not only have greater technical capability but we significantly increase our capacity for it.  Our customers appreciate that we align our technology road map with theirs and invest in equipment needed to produce the designs they need, when they need them.” 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... read more