Fralock

28525 West Industry Drive
Valencia,  CA  91355

United States
http://www.fralock.com
  • Booth: 1055


Advanced Materials Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Fralock assists semiconductor equipment manufacturers by providing engineered solutions in these areas:

  • Ceramics – with and without active circuitry
  • Flex cabling and circuitry, including flex and rigid-flex configurations
  • Thermal management materials for improving uniformity and distributing/blocking heat
  • Heating technology that includes complex assemblies like ceramic showerheads, polyimide e-chucks, and heater modules.

The primary industry segments we serve include semiconductor front-end equipment as well as back-end test and packaging equipment.

Products Include:

Interface Products

  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Thermal Blockers
  • Thermal Blockers

Ceramic Solutions

Polyimide Flex Circuits

Integrated Products and Value Added Processes

  • Custom Designed Modules/ Kits
  • Bonding


 Press Releases

  • May 4, 2021

    The company’s latest strategic acquisition expands its customized ceramic solutions.

    Fralock Holdings, LLC

    Valencia, Calif., May 4, 2021 – Fralock Holdings, LLC, (an Arsenal Capital Portfolio Company) a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered solutions for critical applications, today announced the acquisition of Ceramic Tech Incorporated (CTI), an end-to-end ceramic solutions provider whose capabilities include specialized formulations, pre-fired machining, Sintering, pressing and grinding for the world’s largest Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Included in the deal was Stratamet Advanced Materials (SAM), an independent manufacturer of high purity, semiconductor grade ceramic materials.

    Founded in 1989, CTI has built a reputation for designing and building fine quality products and superior workmanship. Their stellar reputation made the combined companies an ideal acquisition choice for Fralock Holdings.

    “CTI is renowned in the semiconductor industry for its rapid prototyping and large format capabilities,” said Marc Haugen, CEO, Fralock Holdings. “The technical know-how and strong market position of CTI gives us room to explore new formulations in both oxidized and non-oxidized ceramics. Our acquisition of Oasis Materials earlier this year launched us into technically advanced active metalized ceramics; this latest acquisition gives us differentiated technical ceramics capability, from raw powder through precision machining, including very large format structural ceramics.”

    Fralock Holdings’ applications are used in a variety of ways that impact our lives, including equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, medical treatment, imaging and patient monitoring, defense applications, satellite and spacecraft components. This new acquisition will broaden the company’s ceramic product options and enable all of the company’s end markets to benefit from the products created by CTI.

    “We have spent more than 30 years developing relationships and strategic partnerships with OEM’s in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Kanu Gandhi, President, Ceramic Tech Incorporated. “We are thrilled to become a part of the growing Fralock Holdings platform of companies, and look forward to working closely with Marc and his team to continue to nurture these relationships and create new ones.”

    The acquisition adds over 30 new associates, building upon Fralock Holdings’ deep technical expertise and bench strength.

    About Fralock Holdings, LLC

    Established in 1967, Fralock Holdings (an Arsenal Capital Portfolio Company) is a design, engineering and manufacturing company that develops high-performance solutions for Fortune 500 corporations in aerospace, defense, medical, life science, semiconductor technology and other high reliability markets. Its family of companies include Fralock, Career Technologies USA, Mapson Engineering, Oasis Materials and Ceramic Tech Incorporated.

    Headquartered in Valencia, California, Fralock employs over 500 associates in offices throughout California.

    Fralock is AS9100, ISO13485, ISO9001, FDA Registered, and ITAR compliant.

    About Ceramic Tech

    Ceramic Tech, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Kanu Gandhi and facilitates the manufacturing and fabrication of formulation, pressing, pre-fired machining, centering and grinding. Headquartered in Fremont, California, the company employs 31 engineers and production support in its 45,000 square foot facility.

    To learn more, visit http://www.ceramictechinc.com/

    About Arsenal Capital Partners

    Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle–market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, completed more than 200 platform and add-on investments and achieved more than 30 realizations. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth, and high value–add. For more information, please visit https://www.arsenalcapital.com

  • Third strategic acquisition in 12 months expands Fralock Holdings’ solutions across critical industries

    Valencia, CA, March 9, 2021 – Fralock Holdings, LLC, (an Arsenal Capital Portfolio Company) a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered advanced materials solutions for critical applications, today announced the acquisition of Oasis Materials, a global leader in rapid temperature transition applications used in semiconductor, medical, aerospace, defense and other applications.

    Oasis Materials’ technical ceramic solutions are considered some of the most highly engineered active and passive solutions available on the market today, built around their leading capabilities in multi-layer metallization and a broad range of ceramic manufacturing capabilities. This acquisition will enable Fralock Holdings to incorporate Oasis Materials’ technology into its existing suite of products to offer a wider variety of solutions for customers seeking cost-competitive ways to augment precision thermal management in critical applications.

    Oasis Materials is one of several recent acquisitions by Fralock Holdings aimed at increasing the company’s capabilities and technical offerings serving high reliability markets, and it fills an important role in the company’s long-term growth strategy.

    “The acquisition of Oasis Materials enables us to offer more alternatives, especially in active thermal applications that can significantly improve our customer’s products and their bottom line,” said Marc Haugen, CEO, Fralock Holdings. “This investment moves us closer to realizing our vision to become one of the world’s leading providers of engineered advanced materials solutions for critical applications.”

    Fralock Holdings’ applications are used in a variety of ways that impact our lives, from the equipment used to manufacture silicon wafers, to medical treatment, imaging and patient monitoring, and defense applications, satellite and spacecraft components. All of these end markets can benefit from the technology developed by Oasis Materials.

    “Marc Haugen and his technical and management team have built an incredible organization that has the vision and the expertise to build upon what we’ve created,” said Frank Polese, President, Oasis Materials. “We are thrilled to become a part of the Fralock Holdings organization, and look forward to supporting their continued growth and expansion.”

    The acquisition adds nearly 100 new team members with notably strong engineering depth, and builds upon Fralock Holdings’ deep technical expertise and bench strength. The organization’s total staff will increase to approximately 500 employees.

    About Fralock Holdings, LLC

    Established in 1967, Fralock Holdings (an Arsenal Capital Portfolio Company) is a design, engineering and manufacturing company that develops high-performance solutions for Fortune 500 corporations in aerospace, defense, medical, life science, semiconductor technology and other high reliability markets. Its family of companies include Fralock, Career Technologies USA, Mapson Engineering and Oasis Materials.

    Headquartered in Valencia, California, Fralock employs 500 associates in offices throughout California.

    Fralock is AS9100, ISO13485, ISO9001, FDA Registered, and ITAR compliant.

    To learn more, visit: https://www.fralock.com/

    About Oasis Materials

    Founded in 2005, Oasis Materials manufactures high-performance ceramic heaters used in semiconductor, medical, defense and aerospace applications. With locations in Poway and Rocklin, California, Oasis Materials occupies a 55,000 square feet modern industrial building.

    Oasis is ISO 9001:2015

    About Arsenal Capital Partners

    Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle–market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, completed more than 200 platform and add-on investments and achieved more than 30 realizations. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth, and high value–add. For more information, please visit https://www.arsenalcapital.com

  • The company’s latest strategic acquisition adds world-class flex circuit boards to its suite of products

    Fralock Holdings, LLC

    Valencia, Calif., May 27, 2021 – Fralock Holdings, LLC, (“Fralock Holdings”) a leading developer and manufacturer of engineered materials solutions for critical applications, today announced the acquisition of Lenthor Engineering, Inc. (“Lenthor”), one of the largest privately owned companies in North America that designs, manufactures and assembles flex and rigid-flex printed circuits. Fralock is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners.

    Lenthor services its impressive customer roster with design flexibility and products that provide space and weight savings, high reliability, durability and cost savings in production. The company’s innovations and investments in advanced technologies are targeted at mission critical applications in high-value industries such as Defense & Aerospace, Medical Device OEM, Industrial & Telecom, and Semiconductor.

    “Lenthor’s advanced capabilities in flexible circuit design and manufacturing, and its leading position in high-value market segments make it a perfect complement to Fralock’s core business,” said Marc Haugen, CEO, Fralock Holdings. “We believe that Lenthor’s expertise and strong executive team, as well as its strong strategic customer relationships especially in our overlapping market segments, makes Lenthor an excellent addition to our expanding engineered materials solutions platform.”

    Fralock’s applications are used in a variety of ways that impact our lives, including equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, medical treatment, imaging and patient monitoring devices, and Defense applications, satellite and spacecraft components. This new acquisition will enable Fralock to expand its market position and to better serve its existing end markets from the products created by Lenthor.

    “My team and I take extreme pride in building complex Flex assemblies and providing full end-to-end capabilities that deliver plug and play solutions, eliminating the need for additional contract manufacturing,” said Mark Lencioni, President, Lenthor. “We know that Fralock shares our commitment to excellence, superior products and customer service. We look forward to working closely with Marc and his team to continue to nurture our valued customer relationships and develop new ones.”

    The acquisition adds over 160 new associates, building upon Fralock Holdings’ deep technical expertise and bench strength.

    About Fralock Holdings, LLC

    Established in 1967, Fralock Holdings (an Arsenal Capital Portfolio Company) is a design, engineering and manufacturing company that develops high-performance solutions for Fortune 500 corporations in aerospace, defense, medical, life science, semiconductor technology and other high reliability markets. Its family of companies include Fralock, Career Technologies USA, Mapson Engineering, Oasis Materials and Ceramic Tech Incorporated.

    Headquartered in Valencia, California, Fralock employs over 500 associates in offices throughout California.

    Fralock is AS9100, ISO13485, ISO9001, FDA Registered, and ITAR compliant.

    About Lenthor

    Established in 1986 in the heart of Silicon Valley, Lenthor Engineering is a leading designer and manufacturer of flexible and rigid-flex printed circuit boards. It is the largest Flex panel processor in Northern California, and the 3rd largest in the U.S. Based in Milpitas, California, the company has 160 employees and a 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility.

    About Arsenal Capital Partners

    Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle–market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, completed more than 200 platform and add-on investments and achieved more than 30 realizations. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth, and high value–add. For more information, please visit https://www.arsenalcapital.com


 Products

  • Specialty Interface Products
    Fralock’s proprietary technologies, materials, and supplier relationships allow us to produce parts form simple heat spreaders such as graphite-based materials toTeflon-encapsulated shims for plasma resistance....

  • Specialty Interface Products include:

    • Sealers
    • Thermal Blockers
    • Gap Fillers
    • Heat Spreaders
  • Engineered Ceramics
    Fralock’s engineered ceramics are ideal for high-temperature applications such as pedestal heaters with precise thermal control. Heaters are also used when rapid thermal cycling is needed such as back-end packaging, chip-stacking, and testing....

  • Fralock’s engineered ceramics include active circuit-based AlN (Aluminum Nitride) technology as well as structural machined ceramics. Structural ceramics capability covers all ceramic based materials, such as AlN, Al2O3, as well as quartz and sapphire glasses.

    Ceramic Products Include:

    • Multi Layered, Co-fired, Small-Format Test and Packing Heaters
    • Front End Showerheads
    • Front End Heaters
    • Wafer Pedestal Heaters
  • Flex Cabling, Flex And Rigid-Flex Circuits
    Fralock’s flex circuitry comprises a wide range of products from unstructured polyimide cables to highly complex flex and rigid-flex circuit assemblies and heaters for complex applications requiring 10 – 20 layer designs....

  • Our pioneered process for adhesiveless polyimide bonding enables us to provide fully-encapsulated, chemically-resistant flat flex cabling that can be used in high-temperature, harsh environments. Our flex and rigid circuits offer resistance control, fine lines and spaces (trace / space - 1.5 mil), and protective coatings such as PTFE and conformal coating.

    Common applications are robotics, metrology, and any moving part.


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