Printed circuit board manufactures’ Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (“EI”) and Cartel Electronics, Inc. (“Cartel”) today have agreed to a strategic manufacturing alliance (“Alliance”). The Alliance also names Elite Sales International (“Elite”) as its exclusive manufacturers’ sales representative to provide sales and customer service support to both organizations on behalf of this combined enterprise.
The Alliance creates a portfolio that links the strength and benefits of a board fabricator offering superior service and speed, with a fabricator of best-in-class technology, quality and reliability – attributes critical to the electronics industry.
Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc., a spin-off of IBM’s Microelectronics Division, located in Endicott, New York, offers 45 years experience in providing microelectronics packaging solutions, technical know how and manufacturing capability to the advanced electronics industry. The Company specializes in designing and fabricating PCB’s and organic chip carriers, PCB assembly and test, as well as system-in-package (SiP) assembly and test. In addition, Endicott Interconnect offers world-class services to complement its product offerings such as thermal, electrical and mechanical modeling, reliability and environmental testing and physical analysis, delivering best-in-class quality, performance and reliability.
Cartel Electronics has been in business for over 20 years and is located in Southern California. It was recently purchased by the former founders of DDI, John Peters- Executive Vice President, Bruce McMaster, President and CEO, and Joe Gisch, Chief Financial Officer. Cartel Electronics focuses on quick turn prototypes and small production runs built domestically with an offshore solution for volume that has been operating successfully for over 10 years. John, Bruce and Joe bring experience and wisdom to this partnership specializing in corporate growth through superior customer service and business development.
Elite Sales International is a global manufacturer’s rep firm located in Silicon Valley, with over 25 years experience in the electronic industry. Elite specializes in providing fabrication solutions to its customers, both domestically and off shore. Their experience in the electronics industry has enabled them to build the most effective team of qualified manufacturers available. The company provides world class, cost effective solutions by maximizing its resources, and thereby, serving to minimize the time and effort constraints of their customers. They provide service from concept to prototype, low or high volume, or anywhere in-between.
John Peters, Executive Vice President of Cartel says, “Our sales and marketing strength coupled with EI’s technology will provide our customers a tremendous competitive advantage with which to go to market!” Michael Hills, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Endicott Interconnect Technologies added, “I am really excited about our partnership with Cartel. We will have an unbeatable combination of technology and service that will impact the industry.”
The combined principles, Cartel and EI, represent a total volume of printed circuit board sales of over $600 million dollars, more than 2,000 employees, 250 engineers and over 2 million square feet of manufacturing capacity.