Firan Technology Group Corporation Completes US Department of Defense Quality Certification


Firan Technology Group Corporation Completes US Department of Defense Quality Certification

Toronto, Ontario – May 3, 2006 – Firan Technology Group Corporation (TSX: FTG) announced today that the FTG Circuits Toronto facility has completed certification, through the Defense Supply Center Columbus, to the United States Department of Defense Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032 for the manufacture of printed circuit boards for military applications. This certification also includes Laboratory Suitability Status for FTG”s in-house laboratory for quality testing of product.

FTG Circuits has been approved for all major laminate types including Epoxy, BT, Polyimide, Thermount and Teflon. The qualifications were completed with 20 layer constructions for all materials except Teflon. Included in the approval are all major types of surface finishes as well as sequential lamination and micro via, laser drilled product. More information can be found at the DSCC web site at using the FTG cage code of L2665.

“The dual certification, including the Lab Suitability, puts FTG Circuits in a very select group of printed circuit board manufacturers in North America”, commented Bryan Clark, Director, Quality and Process Engineering. “It clearly demonstrates FTG Circuits has developed some of the best quality systems and capabilities in the industry”.

“With over 75% of the Company”s revenue derived from the aerospace and defense industries, this certification demonstrates FTG”s world class leadership in the achievement of quality standards. It represents another example of the investments being made to ensure FTG is well positioned to support our customers” current and future needs”, added Brad Bourne, President and CEO.


FTG is an aerospace and defence electronics product and subsystem supplier to the North American marketplace. FTG has two operating units.

FTG Circuits is a manufacturer of high technology/high reliability printed circuit boards. Our customers are leaders in the aviation, defence, and high technology industries. FTG Circuits has operations in Toronto, Ontario and Chatsworth, California.

FTG Aerospace manufactures illuminated cockpit panels, keyboards and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of avionics products as well as airframe manufacturers.
The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FTG.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on the current expectations of management of the Company and inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, including economic factors and the Company”s industry, generally. The preceding list is not exhaustive of all possible factors. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual events and results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made by the Company. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully when making decisions with respect to the Company and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information please contact:

Bradley C. Bourne, President and CEO
Firan Technology Group Corporation
Tel: (416) 299-4000, ext. 314

Joseph R. Ricci, Vice President and CFO
Firan Technology Group Corporation
Tel: (416) 299-4000, ext. 309

Bryan Clark, Director, Quality and Process Engineering
Firan Technology Group Corporation
Tel: (416) 299-4000, ext. 222

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