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[December 04, 2012]

Semblant Announces K&F Electronics as a SPF Premier Partner

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CHANDLER, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- Semblant today announced industry leading printed circuit board (PCB) fabricator K&F Electronics has joined its Semblant Plasma Finish (SPF) Premier Partner Program. K&F Electronics joined the program to address growing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) demand for PCB surface finish advancements. K&F Electronics is focused on quick-turn Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant PCB prototyping for OEMs in the automotive, medical instrumentation and government segments. K&F Electronics' OEM customers now have access to Semblant's PCB surface finish, and can replace expensive precious metal finishes with Semblant's SPF plasma finish for best-in-class and in-field reliability.

Key Facts K&F has over 4,000 customer accounts and is capable of running one circuit board or tens of thousands from single-sided to complex 24-layer boards. The premier partner program connects SPF's corrosion protection and RF performance benefits with PCB fabs that produce PCBs for OEMs in high-reliability or high-volume product segments. The program facilitates quick-turn evaluation, prototyping and production for military-aerospace, industrial, automotive, medical, mobile, enterprise and consumer networking and computing OEMs. Semblant's patented plasma surface finish (SPF) provides unmatched PCB corrosion protection against creep corrosion and environmental pollutants, extends PCB shelf life, and improves RF performance. Unlike other finishes, SPF can be applied to any metal finish including copper, silver, or gold, enhancing the properties of the underlying metal or eliminating its associated shortcomings altogether. SPF on copper maximizes PCB cost-performance and can replace expensive and hazardous metal plating processes.Supporting Quotes Rick Kincaid, K&F Electronics president "Through the Semblant partnership, we are able to deliver the most advanced PCB surface finish on the market to our clients in high-reliability, high-performance and high-volume segments. Our clients require the highest quality of PCB reliability and RF performance and the partnership allows us to meet the unprecedented demand and replace expensive gold finishes." Steven Lowder, Semblant CEO "We are excited to experience such tremendous success with the recently launched SPF Premier Partner Program and welcome K&F Electronics to the group of global providers. We look forward to working with them and value K&F Electronics' commitment to the environment. By partnering with world-class PCB fabs like K&F Electronics, the program broadens OEM's access to the best performing PCB surface finish."About Semblant Semblant is the leader in innovative nanomaterials for electronics manufacturing. Its mission is to deliver advanced plasma process solutions that radically improve electronics manufacturing. Semblant's plasma processes reduce energy use, require no water or hazardous material recycling, and replace the need for expensive metals while providing improved product quality and lower manufacturing costs. With its disruptive technology, the company is addressing a $1.6 billion market, and a variety of applications including mobile devices, consumer electronics, enterprise computing, networking infrastructure, automotive and military-aerospace. Semblant's processes have achieved acceptance by major PCB manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit www.semblant.com About K&F Electronics An industry leader in prototyping and scheduled production, K & F excels at producing products that meet the exacting specifications of its clients. Electronic circuit boards are found in virtually every electronic device. Founded in 1972, the company was named in 2008 to the prestigious list of "50 Companies to Watch" issued by the Edward Lowe Foundation and was recognized in 1997 as Michigan's "Best Small Business of the Year." For more information go to www.circuitboards.com.

Press Contact: Lynda Starr Vantage Communications for Semblant 973 386 5949 Email Contact Katheryn McCurdy Semblant www.semblant.com Source: Semblant

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