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Sanmina-SCI plant achieves military qualification.

Sanmina-SCI Corp. (San Jose San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850.
, CA,, an electronics contract manufacturer and printed circuit board (PCB PCB: see polychlorinated biphenyl.
 in full polychlorinated biphenyl

Any of a class of highly stable organic compounds prepared by the reaction of chlorine with biphenyl, a two-ring compound.
) fabricator, announced that its PCB facility in Phoenix, AZ, has received MIL-PRF-31032 certification by the Defense Supply Center, Columbus The Defense Supply Center, Columbus, also called DSCC, is one of three Inventory Control Points of the Defense Logistics Agency. The base has been affected several times by the United States Base Realignment and Closure program.  (DSCC DSCC Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
DSCC Defense Supply Center Columbus (US DoD)
DSCC Dyersburg State Community College (Dyersburg, TN) 
, Columbus, OH, The certification includes qualification for military specification MIL-PRF-31032/1A for Type 3, GF (Epoxy-FR4) and GI (Polyimide Pronounced "poly-ih-mid." A type of plastic (a synthetic polymeric resin) originally developed by DuPont that is very durable, easy to machine and can handle very high temperatures. Polyimide is also highly insulative and does not contaminate its surroundings (does not outgas). ).

The facility, which specializes in QTA-through-volume manufacturing of bare PCBs with layer counts up to 50 and thickness up to 0.300 in., previously obtained certification to MIL-PRF-5511 OF in July 2002. Sanmina-SCl's Costa Mesa, CA, and Wilmington, MA, facilities are also certified to MIL-PRF-31032.

The DSCC is the largest supplier of weapon systems spare parts and end items for the Department of Defense. To be certified, products must be manufactured in the U.S. and pass a stringent laboratory analysis.
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Title Annotation:Industry News
Publication:Circuits Assembly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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