August 13, 2008 — Shocking Technologies, Inc. is preparing to ramp up commercial scale production by moving to a new 51,000 square foot facility in San Jose, California. The facility will house Shocking’s nanotechnology research and development labs as well as manufacturing for its XStatic voltage switchable dielectric material.
When designed into a PCB or Semiconductor package, the XStatic material can protect electronic products up to 30KV from electrostatic discharge. The company has successfully demonstrated the technology in cell phones, memory devices, and semiconductor packages.
“We are very excited to be moving into our new home in San Jose, as it is time to bring our larger scale manufacturing online,” said Lex Kosowsky, president & CEO. “While we will continue to house some of our development at our partner Sanmina-SCI, who helped us incubate the technology, it is important we make the next step and put in large scale manufacturing for our materials to insure our customers adequate supply as we grow.”
The new facility will house a state of the art analytical lab, nanotechnology development lab, large scale XStatic polymer manufacturing, as well as space for further application development of its VSDM. The plant will also house the company’s sales and administrative offices.