SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

Saturn Electronics Corp. Supplies PCBs to UofM Solar Car Team

Jul 22, 2008

As the University of Michigan Solar Car Team fervently primes for the 2008 North American Solar Challenge, Saturn Electronics Corporation is proud to announce their participation as a co-sponsor for the 2008 University of Michigan Solar Car Team. The race is a 2500 mile trek starting in the American Southwest and ending on the other side of the Canadian border.

About the Challenge

The 2008 North American Solar Challenge (NASC2008) is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete in a 2400 mile drive from Dallas, Texas to Calgary, Alberta.

Saturn�s Obligation

In March 2008, Saturn VP (and UofM Grad) Yash Sutariya contacted his alma mater to inquire if Saturn could be of assistance to the solar car team.

Continuum had been involved in a crash on the first day of racing in the 2007 WSC in Australia and would have to be rebuilt from the ground up. The resilient young team buoyantly took the task of redesigning the entire car. Sutariya encouraged them to send over the most advanced boards for quick-turns.

Rebuilt and ready-to-go, Continuum waits in front of the Dallas Embassy Suites

Sutariya told the team, which was founded in 1989 and has won four national championships, to send over as many gerber files as necessary and to make them as nasty as necessary and not to worry about anything but winning.

�I was proud to contribute our services to this motivated fraternity of Wolverines,� said Sutariya. "We had worked with the team in the past, and when I spoke to them about what they needed, I resolved to help them in every capacity Saturn has at its disposal.�

Continuum is the ninth solar car the team has built since its inception.

For more information on the team, click here:

For more information on the race, click here:

Saturn Electronics Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-reliability, and technologically advanced printed circuit boards. Dedicated to quality since our inception, Saturn delivers steadfast manufacturing that ranges from quick-turning elaborate prototypes to scheduled principal volume-production.

Saturn�s adherence to quality resulted in being the first PCB Manufacturer in North America to achieve TS16949 certification. Saturn�s obligation to fiscal prudence makes it a debt-free, financially strong Corporation allocating profit for expansion, improved capabilities, and reduced cost.

Providing solutions while lowering costs is the reason Saturn can meet all your Printed Circuit Board needs.

For more information, click here:

Mar 30, 2016 -

Saturn Electronics Corporation Supporting U of M Autonomy project

Oct 21, 2014 -

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team To Represent the Saturn Electronics at the 2014 SAE Convergence

Mar 18, 2013 -

Domestic PCB Fabricator Certifies Nine Employees as IPC Application Specialists Per IPC-A-600

Mar 16, 2011 -

Consult LED Thermal Management Expert

Nov 09, 2010 -

Via Plugging Guidelines

Sep 30, 2010 -

Yash Sutariya to Present at IPC Technology Interchange on Thermal Management: Getting the Heat Out

Sep 08, 2010 -

Via Hole Filling

Mar 05, 2010 -

New Material & Fabrication Process Improves LED PCB Thermal Conductivity

Dec 01, 2009 -

Thermal Management for LED Applications

Oct 27, 2009 -


31 more news from Saturn Electronics Corporation »

Sep 18, 2018 -

Lower production costs with solder recovery from EVS – Learn more at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

Check out the latest Metcal soldering and rework technology at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

PDR to demo entry level and advanced rework stations for SMD / BGA / microBGA / CSP / LED applications at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

Plug-and-play component counting from optical control at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

SHENMAO to exhibit new pastes at SMTAI SHENMAO pastes reduce peak reflow temperature, energy consumption, and warpage of PCBs and components

Sep 18, 2018 -

Seika to premier new tabletop router with color CCD camera at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

New SN100CV solder paste from Nihon Superior at SMTAI reduces voiding

Sep 18, 2018 -

Data I/O and DigiCert Partner to Enable DigiCert Certificate Signing Services via Data I/O’s SentriX® Secure Provisioning System

Sep 18, 2018 -

SEHO to Debut New Entry-Level Selective Soldering System at SMTAI

Sep 18, 2018 -

IPC Renews Concern Over Third Round of U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Saturn Electronics Corp. Supplies PCBs to UofM Solar Car Team news release has been viewed 66 times

BGA Rework Services

Selective Conformal Coating System - GPD SimpleCoat