Würth Elektronik ICS awards licence for SKEDD technology to Diehl Metal Applications

The Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) company is expanding its product portfolio to include SKEDD, the new innovative direct-connect technology from Würth Elektronik ICS.

With SKEDD-technology, Würth Elektronik ICS has developed a simple and dependable alternative to solder and press-fit technology. SKEDD realizes an innovative connection concept: components or connectors that use SKEDD to attach directly to a circuit board – without an adapter – can also be connected and disconnected over the course of many cycles.

Diehl Metal Applications develops and manufactures customized solutions across the entire value-added chain: prematerial, tool manufacturing, stamping technology, S+D press-fit zones, plating technology, and metal-plastic compaind systems. By using SKEDD, the company will expand its portfolio of connection technologies between contact systems and circuit boards. "For DMA, SKEDD represents an ideal addition to our S+D press-fit zone product family and a future-oriented further development of our innovative solutions for our customers across the world," explains Frank Uibel, Managing Director of DMA GmbH in Berlin.

"We're glad we could attract Diehl Metal Applications, one of the leading manufacturers of press-fit zones and metal-plastic composite systems, as a SKEDD-licence partner. This is another important milestone in establishing SKEDD-technologies in the market", says Dr. Klaus Wittig, Managing Director of Würth Elektronik ICS.

About Diehl Metal Applications GmbH

Diehl Metall, a subgroup of the Diehl Group that was founded in 1902 (3.039 billion euros in sales, 16,297 employees), has worked hard in recent decades to achieve an outstanding position on the global markets. Diehl Metal Applications (DMA) provides customized development, production and marketing of high tech products across the entire value-added chain: from trip and copper-alloy wires to highly complex stamped products, Schempp+Decker press-fit zones, highly selective surface finishing, 3D parts plating, and even metal-plastic compaind systems.

About Würth Elektronik ICS GmbH & Co. KG

The Würth Elektronik group of companies, with headquarters in Niedernhall, Germany, has more than 7,290 employees worldwide and generated global sales of €590 million in 2015. Würth Elektronik ICS (Intelligent Connecting Systems) is a specialist in PCB-based system solutions utilizing solid press-fit technology. The innovative SKEDD direct plug-in technology represents the latest advancement in this area.