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FCI Enters Into Agreement with Impact Coatings

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FCI Enters Into Agreement with Impact Coatings

SINGAPORE (Nov 13, 2014) —
FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has been evaluating Silver MaxPhase™, Impact Coatings’ gold plating replacement technology. This has now resulted in the parties entering into an agreement to commercialize the contact finishing solution.

As part of the two-year agreement, FCI will market and sell Impact Coatings’ patented contact coating Silver MaxPhase. FCI’s customers include some of the world’s largest electronics companies. Impact Coatings will support FCI with technical knowhow, sales support, and production capacity for prototype samples.

For Impact Coatings, the agreement creates a powerful channel to major end-customers. FCI has better access to end-customers with respect to select Silver MaxPhase over regular gold plating. FCI obtains exclusive rights to promote Silver MaxPhase to certain application areas set out in the agreement. 

The ‘Silver MaxPhase’ finish replaces gold finish for electrical contacts. The finishing solution leads to both reduced cost and better electrical conductivity.  Silver MaxPhase is being coated with PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) instead of electro-plating, and this result in a significant reduction of hazardous substances during production. This is aligned with FCI’s vision to deliver more environmentally friendly products to the market. Impact Coatings’ production equipment for Silver MaxPhase can therefore be set up without the environmental licenses required for plating.

For more information on Silver MaxPhase™, please contact us at communications@fci.com.

About FCI

FCI is an international connector and cable assembly solutions manufacturer of Backplane Connectors, Power Solutions, Board/Wire to Board Connectors, Input/Output Connectors, Optical Interconnect, Cable Assemblies, Terminal Blocks and Flex Connectors. Our interconnect solutions are designed and manufactured for various market applications such as automotive motorized vehicles, telecommunications, data storage, consumer electronics, medical, industrial & instrumentation as well as renewable energy.

FCI employs 6,948 employees worldwide in 2013. With a global footprint comprising of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, we are well renowned and respected for our technological leadership, as well as innovative connector and cable assembly solutions.

For more information, please visit us at www.fci.com.

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