ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Micross Components, a leading global provider of distributed and specialty electronic solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in the "Drive for Innovation" tour, sponsored by Avnet Express and UBM Electronics. Included as a "pit stop" during the tour's recent swing through Central Florida, Micross was selected because of its role in powering innovation by companies driving technological advancements across defense, space, medical and other high-reliability industries.
The "Drive for Innovation" showcases electronics innovation in the US with a year-long, cross-county journey in an electric vehicle -- a General Motors Chevrolet Volt -- driven by Brian Fuller, Editorial Director of EE Times EE Life, a UBM publication. On his tour Fuller has been stopping at companies to highlight the innovations of the Volt, as well as the technological achievements being made by electronics companies across the country, blogging and posting video updates about his visits and experiences online.
"Micross Components was a natural stop on our trip through Central Florida," says Fuller, "to highlight the role that specialty electronics firms play in advancing innovation."
Many of Micross' customers are constantly pushing their product designs to make them, among other things, smaller, faster or better suited for demanding or harsh environments. Advances that standard, off-the-shelf components often times can't support. By recommending and providing customer-centric solutions, including bare die or packaging alternatives, such as Chip Scale Packaging and Chip on Board, or custom packaging, Micross enables innovation on many fronts.
As Micross General Manager Tony Hamby explains, "Our greatest achievements come in helping our customers realize theirs. To have the 'Drive for Innovation' recognize our contribution in furthering innovation in the US is a proud moment for our company."
To follow the "Drive for Innovation" tour online and learn more about the visit to Micross Components, go to www.driveforinnovation.com.
About Micross Components: Micross Components is a leading global provider of specialty electronic solutions for defense, space, medical, and demanding industrial applications. Operating as a single source for high-reliability and state-of-the-art electronics, Micross' offerings range from bare die and wafer processing to advanced and custom packaging to component modifications and related interconnect offerings. With a 30+ year heritage, Micross possesses the design, manufacturing, and logistics expertise needed to support an application from start to finish. For more information, visit www.micross.com.