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Innovation leap at miniaturized Systems

Revolutionary new miniaturized systems for medical technology will be shown at the COMPAMED by alpha-board GmbH from Berlin and American innovation leader Endicott Interconnect. Together these companies offer complex miniaturization of electronic devices than can be used in implantable defibrillators, pacemakers and intravascular ultra sound devices. Both companies successfully designed a new generation of miniaturized systems with unparalleled reliability and safety levels to be used in medical technology appliances.

Berlin, September 28th 2009 – Demand for ever smaller electronic devices in medical technology is increasing. Keyhole surgery is one appliance with high requirements for developing complex electronics with little space and weight. Modern solutions of micro systems technology such as System-in-Package (SiP) will be used more and more to meet this need. But this comes at a price: miniaturizing electronics calls for improved design analysis, characterization and simulation in order to optimize signal integrity, thermal foolproofness, and reliability performance.

To be able to design and manufacture reliable miniaturized systems for their customers, alpha-board works closely together with Endicott Interconnect, a leading American specialist for micro systems design and manufacturing. Both companies show electronics designs at the medical technology tradeshow COMPAMED that are not only smaller and lighter, but free of thermal and signal integrity problems. This is possible with so called board simulation by alpha-board and innovative miniaturizing technology by Endicott Interconnect. Their thorough DFX processes optimize substrate and assembly designs after shrinking the physical footprint significantly.

„Together with our American partner we made a decisive step to more reliability for miniaturized electronics systems for medical technology appliances.“, says Gregor Gross, Director of Marketing and Sales for alpha-board. „Our customers benefit not only from remarkable small and lightweight systems, but also from a guaranteed faultless electronic.“

Together both companies offer complex electronics systems for, e.g. implantable defibrillators, pacemakers or intravascular ultra sound devices. alpha-board offers design and simulation services, Endicott provides miniaturizing and manufacturing know-how. Using innovative SiP technology, they can shrink electronics systems by factor 20-30x. Electronics needed for a pacemaker can be just a couple of centimeters. In this cramped space there are multi layers of electronics.

To provide the reliability of this enormously compact micro electronics, alpha-board uses board simulation to optimize signal integrity – even before the first prototype is built. Simulation enables to find solutions for signal problems that can be incorporated in the design. Possible problems that are hard to track down conventionally will be detected and solved. This decreases overall prototyping costs and shortens time to market, and it also increases reliability of the final miniaturized product.

Gregor Gross will give a speech at the COMPAMED Forum 2009.

Title: How you benefit from simultaneous PCB Design and Simulation of Signal Integrity
Date: 18th November
Time: 2:10 – 2:30 pm
Venue: IVAM-Forum “High Tech for Medical Devices”, Hall 8a

About alpha-board gmbh:
alpha-board GmbH is a provider of electronics design and manufacturing services in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1990 and has employes 14 customer-minded specialists. alpha-board serves customers in automotive, information and communications technology, medical technology and aerospace industry. Its service portfolio includes hardware development, PWB design, simulation of signal integrity, EMC and thermal behaviour, and delivery and assembly of PWBs in all technologies.

About Endicott Interconnect Europe
Endicott Interconnect Europe is a subsidiary of Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc with headquarters in Endicott, New York, USA; a manufacturer of leading-edge electronic interconnect solutions consisting of advanced semiconductor packaging supported by complex PC boards for a wide range of applications requiring high quality and reliability. For more information about Endicott Interconnect and its products, please visit

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Gregor Gross – Director Marketing & Sales
Saarbruecker Strasse 38A
10405 Berlin

Fon: +49. 30. 92 70 32. 23
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Fax: +49. 30. 92 70 32. 20

Theresa Taro
Director of Marketing & Communications
Endicott Interconnect
Phone: 607 755-1847
Cell: 607 727-5847
Fax: 607 755-1187