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Press release

October 4, 2007

FCI Develops Quickie® Eye-Of-Needle-Compliant Header

ETTERS, PA. (October 4, 2007) — FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, expands its BASICS+ portfolio with an eye-of-needle version of the Quickie® header. Available with latches and in low-profile versions, these Quickie headers offer better application performance on lead-free PCB boards due to the eye-of-needle pin that facilitates insertion into PCB boards. The combination of solder-free processing and reliability will enable customers to optimize their applications.

“Many of our customers who had come to rely on the Quickie headers for applications such as test equipment and peripherals were requesting the eye-of-needle version for faster and more reliable mounting on boards in applications requiring attachment to PCBs that are missing the natural lubrication effect of lead- and solder-free processes,” said Alejandro Aguirre, Product Manager, FCI.

The FCI Basics+ program, launched in November 2006, offers outstanding service on industry-standard connectors, including readily available stock on standard solutions at authorized distributors, a fast technical support hotline (basics.help@fciconnect.com), and a dedicated micro site (www.fciconnect.com/basics) designed to make choosing the right product easy.

The Quickie headers with latches are priced at $0.06 and the Quickie low-profile headers are priced $0.07.


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