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Advanced Interconnections Corp. celebrates 35th Anniversary in 2017


AIC 35th Anniversary Logo

2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of Advanced Interconnections Corp. - proudly manufacturing in the USA, from the great state of Rhode Island, since 1982. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Interconnections adds 3.4mm stack height Mezza-pede® SMT Connector

West Warwick, R.I., USA, December 12, 2016 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. has extended its line of Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors with a new lower Mezza-pede SMT Connector Model DHALprofile header (model DHAL) which reduces board stack height by 15%. The innovative design features an ultrathin insulator, at only 0.025 inch (0.63mm) – half the thickness of the original header design. When paired with mating socket model DHS, a z-axis stack height of 0.132 in. (3.4mm) is achievable. This newest Mezza-pede® connector facilitates a reduction in package height and a shorter signal path in applications ranging from tunable laser power connectors in optical transceivers to hand-held medical electronic devices.
 
Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors are ideal for 1.0mm pitch board-to-board and cable-to-board interconnections in high density electronic designs, where space is at a premium. The new model DHAL is currently available with 14 positions and features Advanced’s proprietary SMT lead frame and pin design, combining high reliability screw-machined terminals with a unique over-molded lead frame in a precision-molded LCP insulator.
 
Typical applications include telecommunications, military, medical, and anywhere a high reliability surface mount connector is needed in a high density package. Mezza-pede® SMT Connectors with 30 microinches (µin) gold plating pass the 20-day mixed flowing gas (MFG) test, often required by the world’s most demanding telecommunications applications. The Mezza-pede connector line, including the new model DHAL, is RoHS compliant, usable at operating temperatures from -55 to +125°C, and can handle as much as 1.1 A current at +80°C.
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing and adapter solutions for high reliability applications, with world headquarters located in Rhode Island (USA). For more information, contact Advanced Interconnections’ customer service department at: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: 1 (401) 823-5200, or visit: www.advanced.com.
 
Link to data sheet: http://www.advanced.com/pdf/AIC_MEZZAPEDE-TECH_rev5.pdf

Advanced Interconnections Names Sales Engineering Company As Manufacturer’s Rep for New England

West Warwick, RI, November 28, 2016 – Advanced Interconnections Corp. (AIC) is pleased to name Sales Engineering Company of Salem, New Hampshire, as its new Manufacturer’s Representative for the New England territory. Founded in 1943, the rep company has grown to be a leading field sales organization, focusing on design-in applications in the diverse New England electronics market.
 
“Sales Engineering Company was selected to represent AIC because of their focus on calling on the engineering community to develop long-term relationships with design engineers at each account,” according to Ron Bond, North American Sales Manager for Advanced Interconnections. “We look forward to working with their experienced team to grow business in the territory where AIC has been designing and manufacturing customized interconnect solutions for 35 years.”
 
According to Stephen Rossi, President of Sales Engineering Company, “AIC’s location in Rhode Island and extensive tool box of customized interconnect designs will allow our field sales team to quickly respond to customers’ unique application requirements – a perfect fit with our objective of being the vehicle that drives manufacturers’ products to the marketplace.”
 
For more information about Sales Engineering Company, please visit www.saleseng.com, contact sales@saleseng.com, or call (603) 893-5521. Headquarters: 254 N. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079.
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing systems for high reliability applications. For more information, contact customer service at or visit www.advanced.com. Headquarters: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: (401) 823-5200.

Advanced® Customized Connectors to be featured at electronica 2016

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Advanced Interconnections Corp. will feature a broad array of customized, 
Customized Connectors from Advanced Interconnectionsboard-to-board connector capabilities at electronica 2016 in Munich from November 8-11. Advanced will be co-located with local authorized distributor RTS connect GmbH in Stand B3.536.
 
In addition to the company’s standard SMT and thru-hole board-to-board connectors, application-specific designs will be showcased, ranging from large, shrouded solutions for high-reliability board stacking to micro flex cable-to-board connectors, as well as the company’s standard IC Sockets, Adapters, and Screw-machined Terminals.
 
Interconnect technology from the Advanced Tool Box will be featured including solutions for blind mating, mixed SMT & Thru-hole board processing environments, non-traditional insulator shapes, and lead-free plating options.


Samples of standard connectors including an extensive line of Peel-A-Way® Removable Carriers, Mezza-pede® Low Profile SMT Connectors, and BGA Socket Adapter Systems will be available, along with experienced technical support to discuss customized applications in both German and English.
 
 
Advanced Interconnections Corporation designs and manufactures electronic interconnect solutions, specializing in customized PCB connector and IC socketing and adapter solutions for high reliability applications, with world headquarters located in Rhode Island (USA). For more information, contact Advanced Interconnections’ customer service department at: 5 Energy Way, West Warwick, RI 02893 USA. Tel: 1 (401) 823-5200, or visit: www.advanced.com.
 
RTS connect GmbH, Waltrop Germany, www.rtscomp.de, Tel. +49-2309-9517-31

Connect with Advanced at the Del Mar Electronics Show this week.

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On May 4th and 5th, visit booth 600-602 at the 2016 Del Mar Electronics & Design Show to learn how to solve your PC board connector and device socketing design challenges. Meet the Southern California manufacturer's representative for Advanced Interconnections Corp., G.L. Smith Associates Inc., see the latest IC socket, adapter, and connector designs, discuss your application, and more.

Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, May 4th and from 10 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, May 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA. For more information, contact G.L. Smith Associates at (714) 701-1800 or sales@glsmith.com.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com


Unique Application of Solder Ball Technology

Advanced Interconnections Corp. recently published an Application Note AIC Application Note 2015-01featuring our Solder Sphere Interface. This patented technology is used on QFP Adapters and Interposers, to convert QFP, BGA, and other devices for use on boards with QFP footprints ("pads" or "lands"). It's just one of the many innovative ideas from our Tool Box...applying our industry-proven solder ball interface to QFP adapters and interposers, to eliminate the processing issues associated with gull wing leads. Download the Application Note to learn more or contact one of our Product Engineers to find out how we can help you preserve your existing PC Board layouts.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

See Advanced at the ELE EXPO at Nepcon Japan 2015

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Advanced Interconnections Corp. will display innovative board-to-board connector capabilities at the ELE EXPO, located within Nepcon Japan 2015 in Tokyo from January 14-16. Surface mount and through-hole connectors feature screw-machined terminals in fine pitch insulators, designed to customers' specifications. Come meet our local distributors, Kaztech Corp. and Synerdyne Inc. in booth E32-16. 

ネプコンジャパン内 電子部品・材料EXPO ブースE32-16 でお待ちしております。

AIC Tool Box in Japanese

Visit us at electronica 2014 in Munich Nov. 11-14

Advanced Interconnections is pleased to once again exhibit at electronica 2014 logoelectronica 2014: the world's leading international trade fair for Electronic Components, Systems, and Applications to be held on November 11-14, 2014 at Messe München in Munich, Germany.

We will be co-located with local distributor, RTS connect GmbH, in Stand B4.536. Samples of standard connectors including an extensive line of Peel-A-Way® Removable Carriers, Mezza-pede® Low Profile SMT Connectors, and B2B® SMT Connectors will be available as well as experienced technical staff to discuss customized applications. Our industry-preferred BGA Socketing Systems for test, development, and production applications will also be featured. BGA Socket Solder Ball View

The electronica show will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Centre from November 11-14, 2014. We look forward to seeing you at our booth B4.536. (Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch auf unserem Stand B4.536.)

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Peel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers...Ultimate Design Flexibility


Peel-A-Way Removable Terminal Carriers from Advanced InterconnectionsPeel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers offer ultimate design flexibility and a simple, economical method for automated pin loading. Standard configurations include single, dual, and triple row strips from 2 to 100 positions per row, as well as DIP and PGA sockets and adapters.

Simply remove the carrier after soldering for complete solder joint visibility, or leave it in place for added stability in socketing applications.

All designs feature our exclusive screw-machined terminals for superior reliability.

Customized designs can be created easily without expensive tooling. Watch our short video or download a data sheet to learn more.



Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

AIC In the Press: What’s Changed in the Electronics Industry in the Last 10 Years?

In the latest issue of Connector Supplier, industry leaders shared their thoughts Connector Supplier Logoabout what's changed in the electronics industry over the past ten years. Gary Eastman, Applications Manager, from Advanced leads off the discussion with his insights. To read about the latest connector industry trends and hot topics, click here.

Connector Supplier, a division of Bishop & Associates Inc., is a website and e-newsletter serving the electronics industry.  For more information, visit their website at: http://www.connectorsupplier.com/

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

New Lower Pricing on SOIC to DIP Adapters

Whether you're battling device obsolescence or need a pluggable device for easy SOIC to DIP Adaptersin-field replacement, SOIC to DIP Adapters from Advanced Interconnections meet the challenge. New lower pricing, lead-free options, and mating DIP Sockets make your job even easier. The 4414 Series SOIC to DIP Adapters are available from 8 to 32 positions on .300/(7.62mm) or .600/(15.24mm) spacing. Screw-machined terminals with radius ends ensure a robust connection in both direct soldering and socketing applications. Download a data sheet or contact customer service for more information.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

See us at Nepcon Japan from January 15-17, 2014

 
Nepcon Japan LogoAdvanced Interconnections will be exhibiting with our distributors, 
Kaztech Corp. and Synderdyne Inc., at the 15th annual International Electronic Components (ELE EXPO) Trade Show, held within Nepcon Japan in Tokyo. 

In our booth, E32-14, we will be featuring fine pitch BGA Socket Adapter Systems and Flip-Top™ Test Sockets, along with Peel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers, Mezza-pede® Low Profile SMT Connectors, and a variety of customized interconnect solutions.

Advanced has been supporting electronics test, development, and production applications at leading Japanese OEMs for over 30 years. Nepcon Japan 2014 is being held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center from January 15-17, 2014.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Signs New Rep in Canada - Sigma Component Design

Advanced Interconnections Corp. is pleased to name Sigma Component Design Ltd., of Ontario, as its new Manufacturer’s Representative for the Canadian territory. Founded in 2002, Sigma Component Design provides unparalleled technical sales and service, from design to fulfillment, to the electronics marketplace throughout Canada.
 
“The sales team at Sigma Component has in-depth knowledge of connector technology and their existing account base and line card are a great fit for our standard and customized interconnect solutions,” according to Ron Bond, North American Sales Manager for Advanced. “Sigma has long-term relationships with key accounts and is well represented in every strategic area throughout Canada. We look forward to working with the Sigma team to grow business in this important territory.”
 
For more information about Sigma Component Design Ltd., please visit www.sigmacomponent.com, contact or call (905) 696-8800. Headquarters: 151 Superior Blvd. Suite 24, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2L1 Canada. 


Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Tap Into Our Tool Box

Our product design engineers combine standard and modified components Advanced Interconnections Tool Boxfrom our extensive tool box of interconnect technology to create a customized solution that precisely fits your application. 
  • SMT and thru-hole designs
  • Thousands of terminal and insulator combinations
  • Customized board stack heights, pin dimensions, and plating options
Tap into the Advanced Tool Box for your next IC socket, adapter, or board to board connector application featuring screw-machined terminals for superior reliability. 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

In New England? See us at Design-2-Part on October 30-31 in Marlborough, MA

We'll be showing the latest Design2Part Show logoAdvanced products at Design-2-Part, the region's largest design and contract manufacturing show. Stop by Booth 548 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts on October 30-31, 2013 for free samples of our high reliability IC Sockets, Adapters, and Board to Board Connectors. Speak to our technical sales representatives about your next interconnect application to learn how Advanced Interconnections can provide a standard or customized solution from our Tool Box.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

New Video: Peel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers Reduce Board Assembly Costs

Hand loading of terminals slows down automated assembly processes. The solution: Peel-A-Way® Removable Terminal Carriers. Available in many standard and customized configurations. Ideal for socketing heat sensitive devices or board-to-board mating. Simply solder to the board and peel away the polyimide film for improved air flow and solder joint inspection. These carriers are an economical solution - made in the USA. Watch our new video to find out more.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Advanced Showcases Export Success to U.S. Senator Reed and BIS Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn

Advanced Interconnections Corp. was honored to welcome U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to company headquarters in Rhode Island on June 10, 2013 to share our exporting success. Thanks to a Governor's Workforce Board Grant from the state of Rhode Island, and other support from the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, Advanced is training employees on export compliance and focusing on growing our export business.

We were fortunate to have three generations of the Murphy family here to meet our distinguished guests and showcase our 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise as well as our long history of exporting.

Senator Reed visit to Advanced Interconnections June 2013
Pictured left to right are U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn (U.S. Dept. of Commerce BIS), Michael J. Murphy (President and Co-founder), James V. Murphy (Company Founder and CEO), James Murphy (Product Engineer), and Michael Murphy (Intern).

Advanced Interconnections Announces ITAR Registration

Advanced Interconnections Corp. has completed the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration process with the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). ITAR registration is required for any U.S. company to manufacture controlled defense articles and is a precondition to apply for an export license or exemption.

Although Advanced Interconnections’ products are not identified as controlled items on the U.S. Munitions List (USML), ITAR registration was pursued at the request of our military OEM customers to support their current and future applications. Should a customer request a specially designed connector that meets the criteria of a controlled item on the USML, Advanced is properly registered and able to seek an export license or other approval, if required. Additionally, meeting the responsibilities associated with ITAR registration provides added assurance to military OEMs that Advanced can securely handle any controlled technology transferred to us during the development of a customized interconnect solution.
 
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations were established to prevent unauthorized export or transfer of controlled defense articles and services to non-U.S. entities. As a component supplier to the defense industry for over 30 years, Advanced is experienced in protecting customers' sensitive technology and has a Technology Export Control Plan (T/ECP) in place. With the addition of ITAR registration to the Advanced Tool Box, the company can now support specially designed connector applications that may require a higher level of export control under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
 
For more information or a copy of Advanced’s ITAR registration letter, please contact Customer Service at  or visit http://www.advanced.com/about/quality-compliance/itar-statement.
 

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

New Video: Flip-Top BGA Sockets Ease Device Test

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Our new video shows how easy the Flip-Top™ BGA Socket is to use for device test and validation. The video illustrates how the compact design uses less PC board space than typical test sockets because it requires no external screws, backing plates, or mounting holes in the PCB. Highlighted features include the hinged clamp, with integral heat sink, which makes insertion and removal of devices quick and easy while ensuring a reliable connection. A chip support plate, customized to each specific IC package, allows for inconsistencies in package coplanarity, thickness, or tolerance issues to ensure a reliable electrical connection. Watch our new video to find out more. Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com

Bringing BGA Socketing Technology to the UK

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Southern Electronics Show UK

Advanced Interconnections’ fine pitch BGA Socketing Systems will be on display at the Southern Manufacturing 2013 show at FIVE in Farnborough, England on February 13-14. Please visit our Distributors' booths: Selwyn Electronics in Stand G62 and Toby Electronics in Stand A37.

Featured products will include the new 0.50mm pitch Mod5 Series Flip-Top BGA Sockets for test and validation applications, and the full line of Advanced's fine pitch BGA Socket Adapter Systems for development and production applications, available from 0.50mm to 1.27mm pitch. Experienced technical representatives will be on hand to offer application assistance and discuss customized solutions.

Advanced Interconnections Corp. | West Warwick, RI USA | www.advanced.com | Tel: 401-823-5200 | info@advanced.com