Exxelia Ohmcraft Custom Resistors Help Ensure Speed and Accuracy of Automobile Electronics Testing
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 28, 2020 — Before being sent off to dealerships for sale, automobiles are subject to a series of tests as part of the production process. To keep pace with industry trends and customer demands, today’s cars contain more electronic devices than ever, all of which must be tested ...
For this purpose, manufacturers of automotive testing systems have relied on Exxelia Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design and manufacturing—for more than 15 years.
This type of automotive testing ensures that all of the vehicle’s electronic components meet the most stringent testing standards, screening out any faulty devices or malfunctions. Tests are often run on multiple electronics simultaneously, increasing the complexity of these testing systems, which utilize precision low-noise chip resistors from Exxelia Ohmcraft for their accuracy and reliability.
“The automotive industry is rapidly changing and evolving, presenting manufacturers with not only new testing challenges, but the pressure to get their products into the market faster,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “By leveraging Exxelia Ohmcraft’s custom surface mount resistors, automotive testing manufacturers are able to help their customers—automobile companies—meet the demands of the industry.”
Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.
Exxelia SIC SAFCO celebrates its 100th anniversary !
Founded in 1921, SIC SAFCO, the historical brand of our electrolytic capacitors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! We have come a long way since the creation of the Société Industrielle des Condensateurs (SIC)! In 1930, Louis Ségal, the founder of SIC, set up his company in Colombes, in the Hauts de Seine region of France, and presented a patent for the manufacture of a three-phase capacitor with insulated wound sheets. In 1935, the French company for the manufacture of electrical capacitors (SAFCO) was born. SAFCO merged with SIC in 1954 to form the SIC SAFCO brand. This is the beginning of a great adventure for SIC SAFCO which will launch several ranges of capacitors such as : - The SNAPSIC range of aluminium electrolytic snap-in capacitors - The CUBISIC range of aluminium electrolytic radial capacitors - The FELSIC range of aluminium electrolytic capacitors with screw terminal Some changes for SIC SAFCO which inaugurates its new site in Saint Nazaire in 2011 then change of name in 2015 for Exxelia SIC SAFCO. In 2018, with the merger of Exxelia's French entities, Exxelia SIC SAFCO becomes Exxelia SAS. Let's finish with the last news of the brand: the release in 2021 of the CUBISIC SLP range of radial electrolytic aluminium capacitors.
EXXELIA ACQUIRES MICROPEN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
EXXELIA ACQUIRES MICROPEN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION AND ADDS RESISTORS TO ITS HIGH-RELIABILITY PASSIVE COMPONENTS PORTFOLIO Micropen, Technology Leader in the Deisgn, Development and Manufacture of High Precision Resistors and Special Sensors Joins Exxelia Exxelia Completes its High-Rel Passive Component Portfolio by Adding Resistors to the Existing Capacitors & Magnetic Product Lines and Expands its Offer to Critical Sensors for the Medical & Security markets Exxelia Strengthens its Footprint in the USA with a Fourth Manufacturing Facility Micropen Scales its Business Outside the USEA Through Exxelia's Local Presence, Especially in Europe and Asia PARIS, France and HONEOYE FALLS, NY, USA, January 6th, 2020 – Exxelia, a leading designer and manufacturer of High-Rel passive components and sub-systems dedicated to severe environments, announced that it has completed, on Dec 23rd, 2019, the acquisition of Micropen Technologies Corporation. Micropen is a well-established designer and manufacturer of high technology resistors, known under the Ohmcraft® brand, serving the medical, defense, space and industrial markets. Micropen also manufactures with the same technology unique special sensors dedicated to the medical and security markets. Established in 1982 in Honeoye Falls, NY, Micropen Technologies has developed a unique process to print critical functional materials, such as conductive electrodes, precious metals, on various planar or 3D substrates, such as ceramic, plastic and others. This patented system is the core technology for the design and manufacture of Ohmcraft® complete line of resistors as well as some of the world’s most innovative monitoring & stimulating medical sensors. “We are very excited to welcome Micropen’s talented, engaged and committed team, and very proud to add Micropen’s unique technology under our already extensive portfolio of highly-engineered passive components and sensors. Thanks to this unrivaled process, Exxelia gains a foothold in the high-rel resistors world and enhances its ability to serve as a key product solution provider to customers with mission-critical applications”, said Paul Maisonnier, Chief Executive Officer of Exxelia. According to Ed Petrazzolo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Micropen Technologies, “Micropen is delighted to now be a part of Exxelia's growth and expanded product offerings. The commonalities between our two companies in culture, engineering, technology and manufacturing excellence are outstanding and we are excited by the global reach that Exxelia offers to our Ohmcraft resistors and Micropen printing capabilities”. ### About Micropen Technologies: Micropen Technologies Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and sells a line of custom, high-voltage, high performance thick film resistors and precision electronic components utilizing its proprietary electronic printing system. Micropen’s precision resistor line is marketed under the brand name, Ohmcraft, a recognized leader in custom, high performance resistors for the medical, defense, space, detection and test & measurement markets. The Micropen division is an outsourced product development and manufacturer for the medical device and detection markets. For more Information, visit ohmcraft.com and/or micropen.com About Exxelia: EXXELIA is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance passive components and subsystems. Exxelia’s wide products portfolio includes film, tantalum, ceramic and electrolytic capacitors, inductors, transformers, microwave components, position sensors, slip rings and high-precision mechanical parts. Recognized worldwide for its advanced design and technical expertise, EXXELIA develops both “catalog” and “custom” products exclusively serving high-reliability markets such as aerospace, defense, medical, transportation, telecommunication infrastructure and advanced industrial applications. Additional information can be found at https://exxelia.com