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:: Corporate Member News ::

:: GORE Expands Line of GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials (full story)

:: New “Off the Shelf Ceramics” from Stellar Industries (full story)

:: New Course Offerings from TJ Green Associates (full story)

:: ASYS Opens New Sales and Support Center in San Jose, CA (full story)

:: Corporate Fast Links ::

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Chip Supply
Stellar Microelectronics

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GORE Expands Line of GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., has expanded its family of GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials to include preformed gaskets for multi-face aircraft applications such as hole liners, flange joints, fastener seals, and galley or restroom hard-mounts. These lightweight, non-hazardous gaskets ensure continuous protection between flat interfaces, around chamfers, and inside a component’s mounting hole. By isolating dissimilar materials completely, these new gaskets significantly reduce the likelihood of galvanic corrosion, thereby increasing the life of the component. 

Unlike other aircraft sealants, GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials do not require any curing time, which reduces downtime and facilitates replacement during component maintenance. Available in diameters from 3 to 150 millimeters, these new gaskets are formed to each customer’s dimensions, and they are easy to install without any special equipment or facilities needed.

The unique properties of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) — the key component in the gasket’s construction — enable them to last longer without hardening or becoming brittle. As a chemically inert, thermally stable material, ePTFE withstands the harsh conditions encountered in the aerospace environment. And like all GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials, these new gaskets provide excellent protection against corrosion, water, and other environmental contaminants, including fuels and oils.

According to Mark McKinnie, aerospace application engineer at Gore, their customers had been isolating metals using GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Material in a flat form for some time. However, the increasing use of composites in more complex stacks meant their customers needed to isolate materials in a multi-dimensional way with no joints. “Manipulating ePTFE has been the core of Gore’s business for over 40 years,” McKinnie explained. “This expertise enables us to meet our customer’s new challenges with minimal modifications to our material, which in turn simplifies any application-specific qualification work in the aircraft.”

For more information about these products for aircraft applications, visit

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New “Off the Shelf Ceramics” from Stellar Industries

Stellar Industries announces the launch of their new “Off the Shelf Ceramics” web store as an instant, convenient way to purchase lapped and polished ALN and AL2O3 substrates, as well as DBCu ceramic substrates from their real time online inventory lists. The website provides immediate access. Visit the web store and order your ceramic substrates today!

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New Course Offerings from TJ Green Associates

Process Certification And Defect Recognition: Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF/MMIC Modules
Pasadena CA | April 26-29, 2011
Bethlehem PA | September 20-23, 2011

This course is a must for process engineers, manufacturing engineers, designers and senior technicians and ideal for inspectors and line operators looking to broaden their knowledge base and understanding of visual inspection criteria and materials and processes used to assemble Hybrids, Microcircuits and RF MMIC Modules for high reliability Military and Medical applications. Trained instructors with years of industry experience deliver the material in a straight forward and easy to understand format.   Course Description


Microwave Packaging Technology
Bethlehem PA | July 26-28, 2011

This course is intended as an introductory to intermediate level course for process engineers, designers, quality engineers, and managers responsible for design and manufacture of microwave hybrids.

This three day course examines all aspects of microwave packaging from a practical perspective. The instructor shares valuable lessons learned from years of experience. Design issues, material trade offs and process selection are all covered in detail.

Microwave Hybrid Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Baltimore, MD | June 10th, 2011
Course runs on Friday of the IMS Conference at the Marriott Inner Harbor!

This course is intended to sensitize designers to the issues important to manufacturing. Hybrid circuit designers must “design with the process in mind.” Any circuit that can’t be assembled within reasonable cost and schedule constraints is a bust. 

This course is a must for inexperienced designers and those not familiar with standard microwave hybrid materials and manufacturing processes.

Course Description

To register for any of the above call 610-625-2158 or contact Terri at 

Don’t forget to check out our line up of available in plant courses! …all of which can be tailored to suit your training and budget requirements.

In Plant Course Outlines
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ASYS Opens New Sales and Support Center in San Jose, CA

ASYS Group Americas, Inc announced today the opening of a new sales and support center in San Jose, CA. The center will include sales and service personnel as well as spare parts stocking.

“With the opening of the California location, ASYS now has four strategically located offices that allow us to more efficiently support our customers with localized sales, service, and spare parts support throughout the US and Canada.” Said Markus Wilkens, President of ASYS Group Americas. “Operating offices in Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, and California along with support centers in Mexico and Brazil, has allowed ASYS to fully implement the strategy of providing highly specialized expertise to our customers across the entire ASYS Group product line throughout North and South America. “With revenues doubling in 2010, we took the opportunity to invest in our support structure that will position us to support our customer base as the market continues to improve in 2001.” Added Wilkens.

For more information on ASYS and EKRA products,  please visit on the web.


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