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Leader Tech Appoints New National Sales Manager

Leader Tech Appoints New National Sales Manager

Leader Tech, a world-leading innovator and U.S. manufacturer of EMI shielding products, announces the appointment of Tracy Kuhns as the Company’s new National Sales Manager. In his new position, Tracy is responsible for managing all sales efforts for the Americas. “The depth of technical expertise and proven management experience that Tracy brings to this vital position will have a significant and positive impact on the level service that we can offer to our customers,” says Dario Negr ...Read More

Leader Tech Receives MIL-SPEC Certification on All 12 Conductive Elastomer Compounds

Leader Tech Receives MIL-SPEC Certification on All 12 Conductive Elastomer Compounds

Leader Tech announces that the company’s newly expanded line of TechSIL Conductive Elastomer compounds received QPL certification by the Defense Logistics Agency. This unrivaled commitment to excellence distinguishes Leader Tech as the only MIL-SPEC approved & certified manufacturer of all 12 conductive elastomer formulations. This prestigious designation authorizes the company to formulate, extrude and mold conductive elastomers to stringent MIL-DTL-83528D specifications. Leader Tech’s h ...Read More

Collaborative Effort

Collaborative Effort

Market demands for smaller electronic devices with next-generation performance have led to increasingly complex board layouts. Popular engineering solutions include the use of multi-level and densely populated PCBs. Unfortunately, these workarounds have also led to the onset of new RF interference issues. To help solve these daunting EMI/RFI problems, a growing number of manufacturers have turned to collaborative design and engineering relationships with shielding manufacturers. Leader Tech h ...Read More

New Interactive EMI Shielding Catalog Library

New Interactive EMI Shielding Catalog Library

To help improve the way engineers search for EMI shielding products, Leader Tech recently converted its entire library of product catalogs to a new, interactive digital format. Each of the company’s Board, Enclosure, FerriShield Ferrite and Fabric Shielding Gasket brochures are now available online for instant browsing. The innovative e-reader style page turn presentation makes it feel like you are reading a printed publication with the advantage of several technology enhancements. In addit ...Read More

D-Sub Connector Gaskets

D-Sub Connector Gaskets

The D-Subminiature was introduced in 1952 and while its use is on the decline, it remains one of the most common methods for making Com, Video and Network connections in mission critical and high-vibration environments. A crucial element in the performance of any connector is its ability to limit the escape or intrusion of unwanted RF interference. Leader Tech D-Sub Connector gaskets provide engineers with a low electrical resistance, low compression force shielding and grounding solution ...Read More

Engineered Multi-Cavity Shielding Solutions

Engineered Multi-Cavity Shielding Solutions

As engineers push the limits of circuit board design, they struggle to integrate more components within a reduced footprint. Many times this leads to extremely complex board layouts with advanced components such as GPS and cellular chip sets in close proximity. To reduce unwanted RFI/EMI emissions and elevate cross-talk between components, Leader Tech offers their Multi-Cavity Slot-Lok™ Pro Shield. This proprietary board-level shielding product uses standardized manufacturing methods to cr ...Read More

Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights

Recent application demands from military and medical device manufacturers to significantly reduce footprint and enclosure space allocations have prompted Leader Tech to develop a very low profile circuit board shield. The newest single-piece CBS shield from Leader Tech offers excellent shielding effectiveness and has a height of only .039” (.991). The unique physical characteristic of this very low profile board-level shield make it ideal for smaller handheld and portable electronic devices ...Read More

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Advanced military communication platforms now integrate multiple electronic components to provide improved situational awareness, communications and even weapons support. A critical element to the successful operation of these systems is a circuit board shield that can eliminate unwanted electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, as well as stand-up to the punishment of harsh and high-vibration environments. Leader Tech’s standard CBS line is an ideal shielding solution for many of t ...Read More

Expanded Enclosure Shielding Catalog

Expanded Enclosure Shielding Catalog

Leader Tech announces the release of its newly expanded EMI Enclosure Shielding Solutions product catalog and engineer’s design guide. In addition to a large selection of beryllium copper fingerstock gaskets, the brochure features an expanded line of conductive elastomers, new fabric shielding gasket profiles and 145 variations of oriented and knitted wire gaskets. With the support of regional sales engineers and the resources of the company’s Global EMI Shielding Technology Center in Tam ...Read More

Quick Reference EMI Shielding Guide

Quick Reference EMI Shielding Guide

To help engineers who are trouble shooting diverse and many times elussive EMI issues, Leader Tech has published a 6-page, quick reference guide that provides an overview of company products and capabilities. In today’s fast-paced electronics marketplace it is extrememly common for products to integrate specialized components from several differnet manufacturers. Unfortunately, this trend has also led to many unanticipated radiated emissions and compliance problems. Independently these comp ...Read More