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Rogers opens new laminate production facility in Suzhou, China
Article Type: Industry news From: Circuit World, Volume 37, Issue 3
Rogers Corporation’s Advanced Circuit Materials Division (ACMD) opened a new production facility in Asia, one of its largest market regions. Rogers’ new ACMD Suzhou, China manufacturing facility represents a major investment in the modern China Suzhou Innovation Park. This ACMD dedicated production facility significantly increases Rogers’ global capacity for its high-performance RO4000® circuit laminates by about 50 per cent, with room for additional growth.
The grand opening of ACMD Suzhou was held on 13 April and was attended by over 100 people, including representatives from customer companies that will use product made in the new facility, Suzhou Innovation Park officials, and Rogers employees from around the world. The new facility, which includes manufacturing, engineering, quality control and customer service functions, boosts Rogers’ worldwide production capability for its popular RO4000 high-frequency circuit laminates. The materials are widely used as the PCBs for power amplifiers in third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) cellular wireless communications systems. The facility houses state-of-the art material and electrical analysis capabilities in support of technical service, market development and sales organizations throughout Asia.
Rogers Corporation first expanded into China in 2002 with a manufacturing facility for its ENDUR division. Between 2004 and 2010, Rogers added another four factories within the industrial park site, opening its sixth facility in April 2011 – ACMD Suzhou – as the industrial park itself is making its transition to a science and technology focused innovation park (www.rogerscorp.com).