Summit Interconnect Anaheim Opens New State-of-the-Art LaboratoryApril 22, 2021 | Summit Interconnect Anaheim
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Summit Interconnect recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated, state-of-the-art laboratory in Anaheim, California. After three months of renovation, and nearly $250,000 of capital investment, Summit Anaheim was excited to open the doors to its pristine 900 square foot laboratory. Some of the new equipment includes:
- (2) Keyence VHX-7000 4K digital microscopes
- (1) Struers Tegramin-30 automatic micro section grinder/polisher
- (3) Allied high tech twin prep 5x micro section grinder/polishers
- Conductor Analysis Technologies OM Thermal Stress System/D-coupon tester with reflow simulation & thermal shock capabilities
Vice President & General Manager Jack Evans said, “We’re very pleased with the way the new laboratory turned out. The added space and capabilities will allow us to better serve our customers while positioning the Anaheim division for several more years of growth.”
This project was one of the first completed in Summit’s CAPEX plan for 2021. Summit is committed to a strong reinvestment plan to continuously improve the Company’s capabilities, quality, and capacity. Additional improvements will be announced throughout the year.
Summit Interconnect provides a total solution for advanced technology PCBs including rigid, flex, rigid-flex and RF designs. Summit has three manufacturing locations in the U.S. and one in Canada making it one of the largest PCB companies in North America. Summit also provides value added global sourcing through trusted supply partners. Visit our website at www.summit-pcb.com.
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