ROGERS — Rogers Corp. is continuing its expansion into Asia, as its Advanced Circuit Materials Division (ACMD) opened a new production facility in the Suzhou Innovation Park in Suzhou, China, on April 13.
The new production facility is expected to increase Rogers’ global capacity for its RO4000 circuit laminates by nearly 50 percent. The laminates are used as the printed circuit boards for power amplifiers in 3G and 4G cellular wireless communication systems.
Rogers invested $20 million in the new facility — the company’s sixth in China — which houses manufacturing, engineering, quality control and customer service functions.
Rogers’ initial foray into China took place in 2002 with the opening of a manufacturing facility for its ENDUR division. Four other factories were added to the industrial park between 2004 and 2010.