IBM Agrees To Purchase i3 Electronics CITC Testers

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ENDICOTT, NY – i3 Electronics, Inc announced today that it has received a commitment from IBM to purchase the company’s Current Induced Thermal Cycling (CITC) Testers for in-house PCB reliability testing. Delivery of the machines is scheduled for the second half of 2014.

“When we became aware that i3 Electronics was making CITC testers available for sale, we were very interested. We were attracted to the CITC tester’s efficiency and cost effectiveness in measuring PCB reliability”, stated Mark Morizio (Director, ISC Engineering) at IBM.

“We are very excited to be offering our own CITC Tester to the market place. We truly believe that our product holds unique benefits over other industry standard test methods. We look forward to working with a variety of customers to provide them with a unique and reliable method for testing the reliability of their printed circuit boards”, stated Robert Nead, President at i3 Electronics.

About i3 Electronics’ CITC Tester

i3’s CITC Tester offers many benefits over the industry standard testing methods such as smallest possible single net coupon, quick coupon connect/disconnect, controlled heat cycle ramp and dwell for the fastest and most accurate cycle at any temperature, “ultimate CITC” option for starting temperatures as low as -55C, measured temperature coefficient of resistance, and reliability verification in less than 2 hours.

i3’s CITC Test is set to be approved as Method B in the upcoming release of IPC-TM-650-2.6.26A.

i3 will be offering CITC Testers as well as CITC testing services to the market place.

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About i3 Electronics

i3 Electronics, Inc., with headquarters in Endicott, NY, is a vertically integrated provider of high performance electronic packaging solutions consisting of design and fabrication of printed circuit boards and advanced semiconductor packaging, full turnkey services for printed circuit board and integrated circuits assembly and test, systems integration and advanced laboratory services. i3 product lines meet the needs of markets including defense and aerospace, communications and computing, industrial and medical, where highly reliable products built in robust manufacturing operations are critical for success. For more information about i3 and its products, please visit www.i3electronics.com.