For five decades OhmegaPly® has been used in a variety of electronic devices, spanning a broad spectrum of the Electronics Industry.  Applications range from consumer electronics (smart phone MEMS microphones) to aerospace and defense electronics (satellites, space probes, missiles and fighter aircraft).

OhmegaPly’s strength has been its ability to be used in a variety of new ways in new applications.  OhmegaPly acts like a resistive “blank slate” – providing the PCB designer with a key tool for addressing contemporary electronic issues requiring passive resistors or resistive films.

We know that demanding applications require the most consistent and highest quality product possible.  Quality and technical oversight in the production of OhmegaPly, onsite at Ohmega Technologies, assures the lot to lot consistency and 100% traceability of all OhmegaPly products.

OhmegaPly–five decades of consistent reliability and dependability, five decades of constant product improvements, new product introductions and ongoing product enhancements.

Ohmega News

When you work with the world’s most dynamic technology companies, there’s always something newsworthy.

WESTFIELD, Mass., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Quantic™ Electronics (“Quantic”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced the acquisition of ECI Transcon Technologies (“ECI”), a leader in the design, development and manufacture of custom electromagnetic components.

Founded in 1947, ECI specializes in leading-edge passive magnetic components for a wide range of end markets, including aerospace, automotive, avionics, communications, consumer, industrial controls, marine, medical, military and power supplies.

“The addition of ECI and its broad product portfolio is the first step in establishing a new electromagnetic technology platform within Quantic,” said Kevin Perhamus, President and CEO of Quantic Electronics. “ECI has seen significant growth over the last few years, and by leveraging Quantic’s complementary products and access to potential customers, the company will be uniquely positioned to continue to build upon its success.  We are very excited to welcome ECI to the Quantic family.”

“ECI has a long history of developing leading electromagnetic components that solve our customers’ difficult design challenges,” said Pablo Nyarady, President and General Manager of ECI.  “We’re thrilled to represent the start of an exciting new technology platform within Quantic, and the entire ECI team is looking forward to receiving the support Quantic will provide to help us achieve our product, technology and growth goals.”

About Quantic Electronics 
Quantic is an electronic component company focused on defining and delivering the future of mission-critical electronics. We have over a century of combined experience as reliable problem-solvers and trusted partners in military, aerospace, industrial and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.quanticnow.com.

About Arcline Investment Management 
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & medical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. For more information visit www.arcline.com.

Contact Information:  
contact@arcline.com 
www.arcline.com

Jessen Wehrwein 
j.wehrwein@quanticnow.com 
www.quanticnow.com

SOURCE Arcline Investment Management

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LYNCHBURG, Va., Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Quantic™ Electronics (“Quantic”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced the acquisition of Paktron Capacitors (“Paktron”), a leader in the design and manufacture of multilayer polymer film capacitors.

Founded in 1953, Paktron is one of the oldest capacitor manufacturers in the United States with an innovative portfolio of polymer film capacitor products, including miniature radial leaded capacitors, lead-frame capacitors, surface mount chip capacitors, and RC network snubber capacitors. Paktron’s products are used in high-reliability applications across the defense, space, telecommunications, alternate energy, automotive, and other industrial end-markets.

“The addition of Paktron’s product portfolio to our existing capacitor offerings enables us to deliver a full lineup of capacitor products that address our customers’ difficult design challenges,” said Kevin Perhamus, President and CEO of Quantic Electronics. “Paktron has established a world-class manufacturing facility and an outstanding management team in Lynchburg, and I am excited to work with them to help them achieve our growth objectives.”

Terry Martin, General Manager of Paktron stated, “Paktron has been a technological leader in the manufacturing of multilayer polymer film capacitors for over 60 years, and I would like to thank all the employees who have contributed to our years of success. Partnering with Quantic provides a unique opportunity to enable Paktron to achieve the next stage of growth, and I look forward to working with the entire portfolio of Quantic companies.”

About Quantic Electronics 
Quantic is an electronic component company focused on defining and delivering the future of mission-critical electronics. We have over a century of combined experience as reliable problem-solvers and trusted partners in military, aerospace, industrial and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.quanticnow.com.

About Arcline Investment Management 
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & medical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. For more information visit www.arcline.com.

Contact Information:  
contact@arcline.com 
www.arcline.com

Jessen Wehrwein 
j.wehrwein@quanticnow.com 
www.quanticnow.com

SOURCE Arcline Investment Management

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Quantic Electronics (“Quantic”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced the acquisition of X-Microwave, a global leader in the development of modular RF and Microwave building blocks that allow designers to seamlessly design, evaluate, prototype, and produce high performance RF and Microwave systems.

Founded in 2013, X-Microwave serves a wide range of customers across the RF and Microwave industry with its patented X-MWsystem. The X-MWsystem consists of a large portfolio of modular X-MWblock drop-in components featuring amplifiers, mixers, switches, and attenuators. Individual X-MWblocks can be connected together solderlessly to rapidly build RFMW assemblies from DC to 60 GHz. X-MWblocks are designed for use in production applications either individually as single-function connectorized modules or together in a cascade to rapidly produce custom integrated microwave assemblies (IMAs).

“We remain committed to developing a world-class group of specialty electronics manufacturers that make mission-critical products,” said Kevin Perhamus, President and CEO of Quantic Electronics. “The addition of X-Microwave and its unique business model nicely complements our growing RFMW technology portfolio. I am excited to welcome X-Microwave to the Quantic family, and I look forward to working with its talented team.”

“Rapid RF and Microwave product development is increasingly important in today’s world.  X-Microwave’s modular platform is already being adopted industry wide to address this challenge but there is still a long way to go as we move higher in frequency and power. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with component manufacturers to design more devices for our portfolio and increase the number of X-MWblocks available to customers,” said John Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of X-Microwave. “We see endless opportunities for leveraging the innovation of the X-MWsystem, and we look forward to collaborating with the Quantic team to help us meet our ambitious growth objectives.”

Duff & Phelps served as financial advisor to Quantic.

About Quantic Electronics
Quantic is an electronic component company focused on defining and delivering the future of mission-critical electronics. We have over a century of combined experience as reliable problem-solvers and trusted partners in military, aerospace, industrial and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.quanticnow.com.

About Arcline Investment Management
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & medical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. For more information visit www.arcline.com.

Contact Information:
contact@arcline.com
www.arcline.com

Jessen Wehrwein
j.wehrwein@quanticnow.com
www.quanticnow.com

SOURCE Arcline Investment Management

OhmegaPly® Embedded Resistor Technology

Introduction

The demand for high speed/high density printed circuit board (PCB) packaging compels the use of advanced packaging technologies, including embedded passives, in new circuit designs. OhmegaPly® has become the technology of choice in many critical circuit applications. It is used globally as a high volume, cost effective alternative to discrete SMT resistors.

There are numerous benefits in using OhmegaPly® including reduced surface EMI (Electrical Magnetic Interference), reduced inductive reactance, improved signal integrity of high speed, high frequency circuits and greater reliability resulting from the elimination of solder joints required for surface mounted resistors. More routing area is made available with elimination of the discrete SMT resistors and their interconnecting traces and vias.

Description

OhmegaPly resistors are thin film planar resistive elements that are part of the printed and etched circuitry on a standard PCB layer. OhmegaPly RCM® (Resistive Conductive Material) is comprised of a copper-conducting layer (copper foil) and a thin-film resistive alloy layer that has been deposited onto the “tooth” or matte side of the copper foil. The copper foils are single and double treat copper and are available in 1/2 oz (17 micron) and 1 oz (35 micron) weights.

The  OhmegaPly RCM® is available in a number of standard sheet resistivities expressed in ohms per square (OPS): 10 OPS, 25 OPS, 40 OPS, 50 OPS, 100 OPS, 250 OPS and 377 OPS. 

Based on original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and PCB requirements, the OhmegaPly RCM® is laminated by independent laminators or PCB manufacturers to specific dielectric materials. It can be bonded to virtually any dielectric material and thickness currently being used by the Industry.

Design

Design of a specific resistor value follows thin film resistor design criteria – see the Ohmega Toolbox for more information.  Sheet resistivity is the resistance in ohms per square and is a dimensionless number. The value of any specific resistor is determined by the ratio of the length of the resistor to its width multiplied by the sheet resistivity used.   A simple example would be a 68 ohm value resistor that uses 25 ohm per square OhmegaPly. The total number of squares required would be 68 ohms divided by 25 ohms per square, or 2.72 squares. If the resistor width is designed to be 10 mils (0.010″) then the length of the resistor must be 10 mils x 2.72 squares or 27.2 mils (0.027″).

The OhmegaPly® laminate is processed by the PCB manufacturers the same way as other PCB laminates by a subtractive print and etch process.   As with normal processing procedures, the board shop uses artwork or laser direct imaging to define geometric patterns that are imaged and etched to create individual resistors on either existing inner layers of a multilayer board or on the surface of a printed circuit board.

Reliability

OhmegaPly® embedded resistor technology has been used in numerous applications since the early 1970′s. Over the decades it has exhibited excellent long-term stability and reliability and has become the technology of choice in many critical circuit applications. In the millions of printed circuit boards, and trillions of component hours of use, OhmegaPly® has demonstrated absolute reliability. OhmegaPly® resistors in new designs are an application of a mature, well proven, technology.

Processing

Any PCB shop can process OhmegaPly®.  No license or other fee is required.  Since standard equipment, chemistries and process consumables are used there is minimal capital investment required by the board shop to process OhmegaPly®. Most electrical test equipment can be used with a software upgrade to enable resistor testing – see the Ohmega Toolbox for more information.

Cost/Benefit Analysis

The cost of using OhmegaPly® is dependent on the material price as supplied by Ohmega Technologies, Inc., the conversion cost that is applied to a printed circuit board by the board shop and any reduction in the overall board cost due to design enhancements. In addition to eliminating discrete surface mount resistors (SMT) and their assembly costs, PCB cost reduction is achieved by smaller board form factors, reduced layer counts, and the use of conventional PCB technologies rather than more expensive build-up and/or high density interconnect (HDI) technologies. In general, OhmegaPly® becomes economical to use as a replacement for chip resistors when the resistor density is approximately 5 to 6 resistors per square inch of board area.

Applications

OhmegaPly® is used in all areas of the electronics industry: military/aerospace, computer, telecommunications, consumer and medical electronics.   Some of the applications include supercomputers, servers, graphic enhancement cards, workstations, application specific integrated circuit simulators (ASIC), automated test rquipment (ATE), active electronically scanned array radar systems (AESA), resistive cards (r-cards), probe cards, telecommunications switching cards, burn-in boards, heater elements, antennas, base stations, and cellular telephone modules.  OhmegaPly® resistors are used as a direct replacement for discrete resistors. Some examples are as potentiometers, line terminators, pull-up/pull-down resistors, series and parallel terminating resistors, isolation resistors and as heater elements.

Please contact us with any questions you may have and we’ll be delighted to assist you.