SAN JOSE, USA: Shocking Technologies, Inc. has received notification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) that it has been awarded 94V-0 certification for its XStaticTM100 product, a voltage switchable dielectric (VSD) material.
Lex Kosowsky, president and CEO of Shocking Technologies, said: “The UL certification is an important milestone that opens the market for us and gives our customers the added confidence to quickly implement our solution. This is well aligned with our high volume manufacturing roll-out in Q1, 2011.”
Shocking Technologies is a privately held company developing Voltage Switchable Dielectric (VSD) materials for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in consumer electronic devices.
A VSD material is a polymer nano-composite that behaves as an insulator (dielectric) during normal operation, and becomes conductive in the presence of ESD events. This unique capability enables comprehensive ESD protection at a fraction of the cost of competing, less effective methods.
The company is currently delivering embedded ESD protection within PCBs and semiconductor packages.