Polar Instruments to represent PWB Interconnect solutions PCB reliability test systems in Europe

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "Polar Instruments to represent PWB Interconnect solutions PCB reliability test systems in Europe", Circuit World, Vol. 30 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/cw.2004.21730bab.008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Polar Instruments to represent PWB Interconnect solutions PCB reliability test systems in Europe

Polar Instruments to represent PWB Interconnect solutions PCB reliability test systems in Europe

Keywords: Polar Instruments, Printed circuit boards, Reliability

PWB Interconnect Solutions Inc. (Ontario, Canada) and Polar Instruments (Waterlooville, UK) have signed an agreement for Polar to distribute and market PWB's Interconnect stress test (IST) systems and test services throughout Europe. PWB has chosen to select Polar as a partner in Europe following on from a long and successful relationship with Polar Instruments (Asia Pacific), who represents PWB in Asia (Plate 1).

Plate 1 PWB Interconnect Solutions Inc. and Polar Instruments have signed an agreement

"This represents an exciting opportunity for both companies", remarked Bill Birch President PWB Corporation, "Polar has served us well in the Asia Pacific region, introducing many leading PCB fabricators to the benefits of IST testing of PCB reliability. Extending this relationship to cover Europe through Polar Instruments (UK) will bring PWB Interconnect Solutions closer to the professional high end PCB fabrication industry in Europe."

IST from PWB is an IPC-TM-650 approved method for PCB reliability test; it is a fast, proven, economic and environmentally friendly compared to traditional reliability test methods. Companies building PCBs intended for durable or high reliability applications, including automotive, communications infrastructure, military and aerospace can benefit from understanding how new processes and materials impact PCB reliability. PWB provides a test service for customers who need occasional analysis or alternatively can provide both systems which includes complete in-house reliability analysis training.

"I am delighted to help introduce IST test capability into the European fabrication market", says Neil Chamberlain, European Sales Manager at Polar (UK). "Especially as Polar can now work jointly with PWB Interconnect Solutions to help fabricators build leading edge PCBs that have both excellent high speed electrical performance, whilst maintaining high and predictable levels of reliability".

PWB and Polar launched their agreement at Productronica 2003, 11-14 November, Munich.

For further information, contact: Neil Chamberlain, Polar Instruments UK Ltd, 20 Hussar Court, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7SQ, UK. Tel: +44 23 9226 9113; Fax: +44 23 9226 9114; Direct: +44 1481 253081; E-mail: neil@polarinstruments.com; Web site: www.polarinstruments.com