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China's Leading PCB Maker, Founder PCB, Certified on Shocking Technologies' Unique ESD Protection Solution

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[February 29, 2012]

China's Leading PCB Maker, Founder PCB, Certified on Shocking Technologies' Unique ESD Protection Solution

ZHUHAI, CHINA, Feb 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Shocking Technologies, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough patented polymer nano-composite for protecting electronic products from electrostatic discharge (ESD), announced that Founder PCB, one of the largest suppliers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) in China, has been certified to produce PCBs that utilize Shocking Tech's innovative Voltage Switchable Dielectric(TM) (VSD) material. The certification follows a period of successful evaluation of Shocking Tech's XStatic(TM) VSD material within the Founder PCB testing operations and its unique PCB R&D Institute.

Founder has been developing PCBs for electronic product developers for more than 25 years and is one of the top three PCB suppliers in China. It has a large customer base of manufacturers of mobile telephones, media devices and other portable consumer products, which can benefit greatly from the cost, time and protection benefits Shocking's technology offers.

The XStatic material is embedded in PCBs to protect components and systems from harmful ESD events. Shocking Tech's XStatic solution reduces component count and frees up space for other functionality while simplifying design, improving ESD protection, and slashing development time.

"We pride ourselves on being on the leading edge of PCB manufacturing innovation, and this new approach to ESD protection is consistent with our strategy of delivering solutions that help our customers compete better in the dynamic consumer electronics market industries," said George Dudnikov, Chief Technology Officer & GM at Founder PCB . "We have thoroughly evaluated the XStatic material and found that it delivers substantial benefits to our PCB manufacturing process. We look forward to being able to offer it to our domestic and overseas smart phone and tablet customers." Lex Kosowsky, President and CEO of Shocking Technologies, said, "Having a major Chinese manufacturer such as Founder being certified on our VSD solution opens up a wide range of opportunities for Shocking. Founder is well-entrenched in key consumer segments, especially mobile smart phones and tablets, and our technology has proven itself to be a major time and money saver for companies in those markets. We are pleased to see the growing adoption of our technology worldwide by PCB leaders." About XStatic(TM) Shocking Technologies' XStatic material is a polymer nano-composite that functions substantially as an insulator (dielectric) during normal circuit operation and becomes substantially conductive when the voltage increases beyond a predefined threshold. The XStatic material reverts back to behaving substantially as an insulator after the voltage drops back below the threshold to normal operating levels. The net result is that when the XStatic material is incorporated in a PCB or package substrate, damaging ESD voltages and currents can be routed to ground or to other predetermined locations so that elements, circuits, components, devices and systems can be effectively protected against ESD events.

About Shocking Technologies Founded in 2006, Shocking Technologies offers an innovative solution to protecting electronic products in the handheld, cell phone, LCD display, memory and other markets from the harmful effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Its patented Voltage Switchable Dielectric(TM) (VSD) polymernano-composite material, XStatic(TM), is easily applied to PCB and package substrates,and coupled with Shocking's advanced design and simulation technologies provides the industry's only embedded solution capable of up to 100% protection against ESD. The ease of implementation and comprehensive coverage of the XStatic(TM) solution also lowers development time and costs and reduces product design size by eliminating less effective components traditionally used to protect devices against ESD effects. The company has over 150 patents and applications worldwide and has licensed numerous additional patents and applications. Shocking Technologies is a privately held company with investments from ARCH Venture Partners, ATA Ventures, Balch Hill Capital, Littelfuse, Inc., SkyLake Incuvest, Vista Ventures, and a limited number of private investors. For more information, go to www.shockingtechnologies.com About Founder PCB Founder PCB was established in 1986 in Zhuhai, China. It is one of the leading PCB manufacturers in China with 6 plants and an advanced R&D PCB Institution, focusing on a one-stop service strategy and high-end PCB products, including Quick-turn PCBs, HDI PCBs, Multilayer PCBs (up to 40 layers), backplane PCBs, Line Card PCBs, Gold Finger PCBs, and IC Substrates. The company has production capacity of over 15 million square feet. The products are mainly applied in the fields of telecom, network infrastructure, mobile phones, consumer digital, medical, automotive, IT, and aerospace. Visit the Founder PCB website at http://www.founderpcb.com/EN/index.asp Founder PCB is part of Founder Group a multi-billion dollar Chinese conglomerate. More information can be found at http://www.founder.com/en/index.htm.

Voltage Switchable Dielectric and XStatic are trademarks of Shocking Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks referred to are property of their respective owners. http://www.founderpcb.com/EN/index.asp For more information, contact: Preeti Pande, PhD 408-578-5175 ext. 118 Email Contact Mike Sottak 408-876-4418 Email Contact George Dudnikov CTO Founder PCB Email Contact SOURCE: Shocking Technologies, Inc.

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