NATEL Adds Lithium Ion Assembly Capabilities
CHATSWORTH, CA – March 28, 2014 – “NATEL EMS now has the capability and infrastructure to manufacture lithium-ion battery assemblies for all energy applications,” announced President/CEO Sudesh Arora.
NATEL has constructed a facility and invested in specialized infrastructure to handle Li-Ion module manufacturing at its Chatsworth headquarters. These investments help place NATEL in a leading role in this growing technology market. “NATEL has a long record of supplying high-quality, innovative solutions in response to customer needs,” said Arora.
NATEL made a significant state-of-the-art equipment and facility investment for its new building, including a new temperature chamber, walk-in cooler, and a fully automated, hands free double-sided SMT line with modes for single or two-sided production and computer controlled selective solder.
Li-Ion battery assemblies are commonly used in aerospace and energy, and NATEL is poised to deliver Li-Ion solutions to customers in these industries and others. “The Li-Ion capabilities were added in response to market demands for high reliability EMS outsourcing partners to handle these types of systems,” added Arora.
NATEL is currently supplying Li-Ion systems that will last for 15+ years and have 3x the available energy storage on a per mass and per volume basis compared to nickel–hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries.
“Our Li-Ion manufacturing capabilities place NATEL in the forefront of breakthrough technologies,” Arora said. “We are making amazing things happen.”
NATEL is a major independent manufacturer of a wide variety of microelectronic products, providing low to high volume production for its customers. As the largest and oldest privately held EMS company in the U.S., NATEL is known for high-reliability, high-quality manufacturing that delivers solutions to customers. NATEL is favorably positioned among mid-tier EMS manufacturers to “make amazing things happen.” NATEL holds and maintains industry specific certifications that include ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485, and AS9100. Its MIL-PRF-38534 (DSCC) Class H and K certifications certify NATEL’s expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs placing it in an elite group of aerospace industry manufacturers. NATEL, headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has manufacturing locations in California, Nevada, Ohio, Mexico and Colorado. To learn more, visit www.NatelEMS.com or on Twitter, @NATEL.
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