FLEXIBLE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENHANCED SMT ASSEMBLY
Author: Joseph A. DiPalermo Company: Parlex Corporation Date Published: 8/23/1998
Surface Mount International
Abstract: Flexible interconnects have played an important role over the years in the development of advanced electronics. While technology continues to advance, flex circuit manufacturers are challenged to provide high-end technology in increasingly competitive markets. Flex circuit materials as well as manufacturing techniques have evolved to handle the higher density surface mount components being utilized in today’s technological advances.
Circuit design and manufacturing techniques will be discussed along with alternative materials and circuit constructions designed to withstand the toughest environmental conditions including SMT assembly.