GEL-PAK's QuikPak Division Moves to New Facility; Move Allows GEL-PAK Additional Manufacturing Space in San Diego to Compliment Its Sunnyvale Facility.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2001
GEL-PAK(R) announced today that its QuikPak(TM) division in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. has moved into a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The move doubles the facility size of QuikPak and offers additional manufacturing space to GEL-PAK, which currently manufactures in Sunnyvale. GEL-PAK offers innovative handling and packaging solutions to high technology industries. QuikPak offers prototype packaging for integrated circuits Integrated circuits
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The new QuikPak facility incorporates improvements in clean room and environmental control with careful design considerations given to electrostatic discharge (hardware, testing) Electrostatic Discharge - (ESD) One kind of test that hardware usually has to pass to prove it is suitable for sale and use. The hardware must still work after is has been subjected to some level of electrostatic discharge. (ESD (1) (Electronic Software Distribution) Distributing new software and upgrades via the network rather than individual installations on each machine. See ESL. ) control. These improvements, along with expanded Quality Assurance and inspection capabilities, ensure that QuikPak will continue to offer one-day turnaround time (1) In batch processing, the time it takes to receive finished reports after submission of documents or files for processing. In an online environment, turnaround time is the same as response time. for its patented open cavity package technology.
GEL-PAK will utilize some of the additional facility space in San Diego to manufacture its line of handling and packaging products, which are used in a wide range of high tech markets and applications including semiconductor, optical, disk drive, and medical industries.
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3. GEL-PAK company President, Jeanne Beacham, "The additional manufacturing capability in San Diego will allow us to keep pace with increasing demand from our customers, and will insure that service levels and delivery expectations continue to be met or exceeded. We have seen record growth in 2000 along all product lines and expect that to continue into 2001 as well."
About GEL-PAK: Incorporated in 1980, GEL-PAK has developed a family of products offering cost effective solutions for applications where damage during handling must be avoided. GEL-PAK provides materials and carrier systems that are designed to protect sensitive devices during transport, processing, inspection and assembly. The company's proprietary elastomer elastomer (ĭlăs`təmər), substance having to some extent the elastic properties of natural rubber. The term is sometimes used technically to distinguish synthetic rubbers and rubberlike plastics from natural rubber. technology serves as the basis of the films, trays and carriers that are configured to meet the needs of advanced device manufacturers in many high technology industries. For further details, please see www.gelpak.com.
About QuikPak: QuikPak was acquired by GEL-PAK in September of 2000. The QuikPak product allows quick turn design verification of a new integrated circuit integrated circuit (IC), electronic circuit built on a semiconductor substrate, usually one of single-crystal silicon. The circuit, often called a chip, is packaged in a hermetically sealed case or a nonhermetic plastic capsule, with leads extending from it for device in a plastic package that is mechanically and electrically identical to the final production part. Utilizing the patented open cavity package technology, QuikPak is able to provide unlimited plastic package configurations for prototype and low volume applications. This capability is especially attractive to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. ) and custom device manufacturers who are anxious to verify first article performance where time to market is critical. The QuikPak technology is important to RF manufacturers who need to test device orientation within a production equivalent package in order to optimize performance. For further details, please see www.quikicpak.com.