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Together, UL and PWB Interconnect Solutions offer a higher level of safety and reliability testing that customers require for success

(Fremont, February 13, 2019) UL and PWB Interconnect Solutions Inc. (PWB Interconnect) are pleased to announce a new strategic collaboration that makes UL the exclusive third party independent test lab for providing Interconnect Stress Testing (IST) testing services to the electronics industry. UL’s Fremont laboratory has been conducting IST testing since June 2016 and is licensed to provide IST services throughout North America.  By working together, UL and PWB Interconnect expand printed wiring board reliability testing capabilities across the global market. The addition of IST technology to UL’s performance testing services increases its ability to provide a higher level of safety and reliability testing that customers require for success.

IST technology is an accelerated reliability test methodology compliant to IPC TM-650 2.6.26A. IST test equipment and test services are required by leading OEM, ODM, CEM, material suppliers and especially PWB fabricators to quantify bare printed circuit board reliability. UL’s Fremont laboratory has been ITAR registered since 2016. Additionally, UL’s laboratory in Taiwan is licensed to provide IST services throughout the Asia region.

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