Zentech Manufacturing First to Earn Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum
Recognized as an IPC-Trusted Source and QML Listed

October 13, 2014 IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Zentech Manufacturing Inc., an electronics and engineering service firm in Baltimore, Md. The facility underwent an intensive audit based on one of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001ES, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.

Zentech met or exceeded the requirements for those published in IPC-J-STD-001ES to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space and is now listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing in accordance with industry best practices for space applications. Zentech and other trusted sources of supply can be found on IPC's QML/QPL (Qualified Product Listing) database at www.ipcvalidation.org

"Zentech's management made it their mission to reach this higher level of certification and really stepped up to the challenge," said Waleid Jabai, Zentech's vice president of manufacturing. We achieved this IPC QML because every member of our team is committed to delivering excellence and providing quality products to our customers."

IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program was developed to promote supply chain verification and provides auditing and certification of electronics companies' products and processes which conform to IPC standards.

"IPC's Validation Services program gives EMS providers and industry suppliers the opportunity to become part of a network of trusted sources that the industry worldwide will look to when evaluating business partnerships," said Randy Cherry, IPC director of Validation Services. "We are pleased to recognize Zentech Manufacturing as the first J-STD-001 Space Addendum member of IPC's network of trusted QML suppliers."

For more information about IPC's Validation Services QPL/QML Program, visit www.ipcvalidation.org or contact Randy Cherry at RandyCherry@ipc.org  or +1 847-597-2806.

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