Electronic Products & Technology


Enigma Interconnect adds panel gold plating to pcb making

Enigma Interconnect, Burnaby BC-based manufacturer of high quality bare printed circuit boards (pcbs), has installed a new line that provides double sided selective and flash/full body electroplating in hard gold options.

Lance Lan, (Enigma Interconnect’s wet process lead hand) running .

This service is offered in-house and is now part of the firm’s quick turn capabilities. Panel gold plating (or flash gold) is an electroplated finish, available in both hard and soft gold options.

“Enigma is currently offering hard gold, which is ideally used for products such as PCMCIA or mini-cards that have both solderable requirements and some plug-in edge fingers,” says John Parsons, Enigma’s engineering manager.

With a typical thickness of 8 ± 4 micro inches thick, Enigma’s deep gold line improves panel utilization for designs incorporating card edge connectors and those with card edge connectors on multiple sides of the pcb, according to Parsons.

Pictured is David Kuo (Enigma’s production manager) is in the photo with Sui Sum Leung (Enigma’s lab lead hand).

“Continuing to expand our services with the latest technology is part of our commitment to build a better, more cost-effective board,” adds Doris Meadley, sales and business development manager at Enigma. “For more than 45 years, our benchmark for success continues to be the new and repeat orders placed by our loyal customer base.  We are grateful to them for continuing to make us their number one pcb source.”