ORLANDO, Fla. and GREAT YARMOUTH, UK, September 2, 2013 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, recently held a Suppliers Day Event at Great Yarmouth Racecourse in the United Kingdom to recognise its suppliers and honour the outstanding performance of two of its suppliers, Hi-Rel Lids of Harleston, Norfolk and Kyocera Fineceramics of Frimley, Hampshire. Both companies achieved 24 months consecutive zero-defect supply and on-time delivery.
“As a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic systems, subsystems, modules and components for harsh and critical environments, API has built its reputation on the reliability and dependability of its products. Therefore, our supply chain is critical to our own performance,” said Sharon Bracey, Supply Chain Development Manager, RF/Microwave & Microelectronics (RF2M UK), API Technologies.
"These awards recognise not only outstanding supply performance, but also the fact that our mutual success is dependent on the very close partnerships with our strategic supply chain members,” added Bracey.
Kyocera conducts wide ranging and comprehensive R&D and Product Application development in leading edge technologies and has more than 200 different ceramic types. Using a variety of these materials in conjunction with advanced design and processing technologies, Kyocera offers packages and substrates for the semiconductors and electronic devices that are essential to the information age. The company provides high temperature co-fired ceramic (HTCC) packages in order to support the product requirements of API.
Andrew Rimmer, Sales Manager UK, Ireland & Nordic Region at Kyocera Fineceramics said: “It takes a dedicated team of people throughout the Kyocera organisation to achieve this great performance, but such an award would not happen without a strong working relationship with API Technologies.”
Hi-Rel Lids is an affiliate of the Hi-Rel Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for the microelectronic packaging industry. Hi-Rel Lids, which is based in Norfolk, England, supplies API high-quality milled, stamped or formed metal lids for API Technologies’ hybrid packages. Hybrid packages are special carriers of hybrid microcircuits and other components interconnected as one unit, or as a component of an electronic subsystem.
Stuart Norris, Managing Director at Hi-Rel Lids said: “Hi-Rel has a long association with API. Working together as one team and understanding the needs and capabilities of both our companies has led to a very good mutually beneficial relationship.”
About API Technologies Corp.
The Company, through its subsidiaries, designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitech.com.