October 9, 2001
FOR RELEASE: Immediately
CTS LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR
LOW TEMPERATURE COFIRED CERAMIC (LTCC) AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
Elkhart, IN…CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS), a global leader in the design and manufacture of both resistive/non-contacting based automotive sensors and wireless handset components, today announced that the Company has launched a new product development program to supply Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic (LTCC) circuit boards and assemblies to the automotive market.
The new program will be a cooperative effort between two CTS operations. CTS Automotive Products (Elkhart, IN) will lead the development program-utilizing its more than 25 years of automotive electronic component design experience, its knowledge of worldwide global customer requirements, and its high-volume assembly operations located in both North America and Europe-to design and introduce a new generation of highly reliable automotive powertrain and safety products. CTS RF Integrated Modules (West Lafayette, IN) will provide expertise in the design and production of LTCC circuits and assemblies. This world-class LTCC manufacturing facility currently supplies a wide range of component products to the global communications market for use primarily in cellular phone applications.
The CTS product development team is in place. Multiple customers have been contacted and specific programs identified. Prototypes will be available for delivery by the end of 2001.
"CTS was an early adapter of LTCC technology, with development programs dating back to 1988, and has worked very closely with key suppliers to refine materials and processes. LTCC provides an excellent interconnect solution that addresses the environmentally stringent requirements of electronic modules for automotive applications due to its circuit density and passive component integration capability, as well as high reliability," said Donald R. Schroeder, executive vice president and chief technology officer.
For additional information on CTS' new LTCC automotive products, contact Jerry Potter at (219) 295-3575, Ext. 572, or e-mail: email@example.com.
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CTS Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and assemblies for the communications, computer and automotive markets. The Company manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company's stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS."
Released by: R. L. Ramsby