For Release
February 23, 1996

Menlo Park, CA

Raychem Corporation has agreed to license a portion of its proprietary board-level soldering technology and sell associated product lines to Winslow Automation, Inc., a Santa Clara - based manufacturer of soldering equipment and a service facility for semiconductor component repair. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

The agreement covers Raychem products known as SolderQuik« BGA (Ball Grid Array) for installing solder spheres on chip packages, SolderQuik« Tape for reseating components on boards, and Chip Carrier Mounting Devices for installing leads to leadless ceramic chip carriers. Winslow Automation, an organization which currently serves the electronics industry with compatible products and services is aquiring assets related to manufacturing and marketing these products.

Winslow Automation, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., was founded in 1986 as a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Winslow Automation expanded in 1990 to include a service division, S•I•X S•I•G•M•A, to provide lead restoration and Group B testing services to the semiconductor industry.

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Raychem Corporation Raychem Corporation of Menlo Park, California, is an international company with approximately 9,000 employees in more than 40 countries and sales of $1.5 billion in fiscal 1995. The company utilizes its expertise in materials science, product design and process engineering to develop, manufacture and market high-performance products for electronics, industrial and telecommunications applications.


Spencer Sias
Manager of Public Relations
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Jennifer Cortez
Sales Manager
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